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February 2016
It’s Now

Béatrice Delamotte

To continue this month of February, we get into the mood for the next Olympic Games in Rio, we head to St. Barts to discover the work of Daniel Arsham. A trip to London to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the British Vogue and come back to Paris for the Anselm Kieffer retrospective. Lace is staged in Calais, Montrouge is displaying the international textile design creation, the Louvre Lens invites you to gallant parties while the Museum of Decorative Arts takes you to the discovery of its amazing wallpapers funds. Every week, the PLUME VOYAGE magazine offers you a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions. Come on, it is all happening now!

  • "Focus on Rio" at the Olympic Museum, Lausanne.

    A few months before the upcoming Summer Games, the Olympic museum sets itself on the time of Rio.

    Focus on Rio offers a new program that will culminate in July with two weeks of competitions. The moving body, central element in Brazilian culture is at the heart of this event. Similar to a ride on Copacabana, the route is lined with kiosks offering information on Brazil. The artists selected for this exhibition are part of the contemporary Brazilian art scene. Most of them present their works in Switzerland or in Europe for the first time. They express both the power of transformation inherent to Rio and the harmonious diversity shaped by miscegenation.
    Until the 25th of September. B.D. www.olympic.org

  • "Daniel Arsham, Moons and Music" at the Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barts.

    The artist settled in New York Daniel Arsham seeks to demonstrate the obsolescence of technology in molding keyboards, guitars and Walkman, thus creating anachronistic points of view .

    Using various geological materials, his works create a fictional narrative, an archeology of the future from these relics of a not so distant past, yet already forgotten by many of us. The exhibition features several sculptures and a few paintings, early use of color by the artist in his work.
    Until the 24th of April. B.D. www.artsaintbarth.com

  • "Vogue 100, A Century of Style" at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

    While the magazine celebrates its hundredth anniversary, the National Portrait Gallery

    looks back on a century of fashion photographs commissioned by the British magazine to the greatest photographers. Through more than 280 prints from the Condé Nast archives and museum collections, it is the whole history of one of the most influential magazines in the world that is being told.
    Until the 22th of May. B.D. www.npg.org.uk

  • "Anselm Kieffer" at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

    First retrospective in France since the 80's devoted to the German artist, the exhibition invites visitors to browse the entire career of Anselm Kieffer through nearly one hundred and fifty works including sixty paintings, installations and works on paper.

    For this project, the artist produced in 2015 a set of forty showcases on the themes of alchemy and Kabbalah, for which he went to tap into a “potential reserve” an arsenal of objects waiting for redemption. These environments involve the dislocated and saturnine universe of a bygone industrial age: old machines, pieces of rusted scrap metal, plants, photographs … away from cabinets of curiosities, that’s the mystery of their presence that Anselm Kieffer aims to point out, issuing a mystery light specific to alchemy.
    Until the 18th of April. B.D. www.centrepompidou.fr

  • "Infinitely Lace" at the Cité of Lace and Fashion in Calais.

    In 2016, the museum is inviting the National School of Decorative Arts (ENSAD-Paris) to reveal subtle plastic researches around the woven lace on Leavers looms. Exploring the fields of possibilities

    that allows the lace to go beyond fashion, who could do without it? The students discovered this exceptional cloth they associated with various materials using various techniques. The objects created from these experiments are reproduced as samples or, more rarely, as prototypes. Paying tribute to the creative and bold answers, the exhibition presents the infinite diversity of creation.
    Until the 31st of December.

  • "Miniartextil" at the Beffroi in Montrouge.

    The new edition of the international exhibition, placed this year under the sign of sharing and conviviality, is themed "Invitation to table".

    Through more than sixty works, mini-textiles and monumental installations, Miniartextil paints a sensitive and sensual panorama of contemporary textile art. Echoing with the theme of the Milan Expo, the event evokes, between terrestrial and spiritual nourishment, what is played around the table, a space more than ever necessary to welcome and share.
    Until the 3rd of March.

  • "Dance, kiss anyone you like" at the Louvre Museum, Lens.

    The song "Dance, kiss anyone you like" was created in 1753

    by Madame de Pompadour or adapted by her from a medieval text evoking the ban on prostitutes to exercise their art of seduction in the woods. The song invited these ladies to work in shacks indicated by a laurel branch. The song urges the visitors to sweep out of hand the austerity of the reign of Louis XIV, to follow the joys of Regency. One way to get in the eighteenth century with a gallant feast under the auspices of Antoine Watteau.
    Until the 29th of February.

  • "Setting up a wall, four centuries of wallpapers" at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris

    The exhibition reveals the outstanding archives of the wallpapers department by giving public three hundred emblematic pieces of the collection which now has over 400,000 in reserve.

    It juxtaposes and compares productions from different origins and periods to illustrate a wide range of styles and skills in use from the eighteenth century to nowadays. The whole presentation thus highlights the major role of the wallpaper in the history of decorative arts, while emphasizing the strengths of this collection that is the largest preserved in the world.
    Until the 12th of June.

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