Between 1900 and 1969 fashion photography underwent enormous changes. Unique archive material from Palais Galliera is being shown in Amsterdam for the first time ever in order to illustrate this remarkable story. This exhibition not only shows the move from studio photography to outdoor shoots, but also developments in photography itself, the position of...
Man Ray, surrealist master and exponent of the Dada movement, managed to reinvent not only the photographic language, but also the representation of the body and face, as well as the genres of the nude and the portrait themselves. This book brings together around 200 photographs produced from the 1920s right up to his death in 1976, all featuring female...
Over the past decade there has been a renewed interest in the practice of casting, which once again brings together the artistic and industrial worlds. Casting in plaster has never gone away, but the repertoire has now been enlarged. Casts of all kinds proliferate in our daily lives, and artists avail themselves of newly available digital techniques and...
The book invites into the eminently graphic artistic universe of Julien Colombier, inspired by a lush plant world. The artist composes, by the repetition of geometric and plant patterns, fragments of colored landscapes, populated by jungles or tropical forests, hypnotic organic environments.
In Cannes, Pierre and Gilles, one of the most popular artistic duos in France for over thirty years, propose a themed exhibition of paintings around cinema, a passion the two artists share with the town that hosts the famous film festival every year.
Nomadic artist, Anna Boghiguian nourishes her work with the culture of her travels all around the world. She creates large theatrical installations populated with figures painted in wax, cut out and presented suspended in space. She deals with history, economics, language, politics, art, philosophy and psychoanalysis in her poetic propositions.
Stuck between art brut, folk art, naive art and primitive arts, modest art, with undulating limits, is thus declined by people who encourage us to consider objects differently. These are no longer understood for their utilitarian side but for their plastic qualities; shapes, colors and materials are seen as potential for expression.
This book traces the history of contemporary art in the USSR and Russia from the 1960s through to the 2000s.Through the works of more than fifty artists, a fascinating story unfolds, one that allowed art to embrace strategies of détournement and derision, critical discourse, and an infinite development of forms
This monograph on Kim Tschang-Yeul - born in 1929 in North Korea - has the ambition to become a reference work. It reveals the exceptional place of an irreplaceable actor of the international art scene who was, with Nam June Paik, the initiator of the notion of contemporary art in Korea.
For forty years, life in Afghanistan has been shaped by wars, the destruction of heritage, attacks, migrations. In recent years, international programs for creation have been put in place and young Afghan artists have returned from their exile.
L'écrivain suisse Robert Walser (1878-1956) est célèbre pour avoir laissé à sa mort quantité de feuillets couverts d'une écriture minuscule au crayon, souvent tapie dans les marges de papiers imprimés. Leur écriture est si singulière qu'elle a tout d'abord été considérée comme une graphie inventée, secrète, indéchiffrable.
Michael Wolf achieved fame when he won the 2005 World Press Photo with his China, Factory of the World project, and the 2010 World Press Photo with his Tokyo Compression. The present book offers his personal take on the French capital. Singling out typical architectural features of the Parisian landscape he renders the seemingly banal immortal, as only he...
Examining non-Western arts through the collection of Helena Rubinstein. The exhibition and its catalogue reveal the fascination that African art held for this pioneer of cosmetics, an avant-garde patron and collector in the early 20th century. > See Exhibition details
Dreams, fears, projects, desires. Being 18, with your future in front of you: it's a special time, which the talented photographer, Anne-Catherine Chevalier, has tried to capture. Her sensitive lens is matched by the delicate writing of Geneviève Damas: the result is a selection of 50 exceptional portraits.
With her great passion for music, architecture, the theatre and opera, Helg's photographs create monumental spaces in which sculpture, painting, installations, and most of all light are constantly interwoven. Like a window opening onto the invisible, giving glimpses of the mind, her light-filled world is weirdly beautiful, at once poetic and spiritual.
Während die Gründungszeit der Stadt Freiburg im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert sowie das 15. und 16. Jahrhundert bekannt und dokumentiert sind, wurden die Jahre nach 1300 bisher wenig beachtet.
On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid, Jean-Michel Othoniel was invited by the museum to produce a book demonstrating the importance of flowers in the eight departments of the Louvre.
À l’occasion de la 15e Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Anselm Kiefer est invité à revenir au Couvent de la Tourette cinquante-deux années après son premier séjour, lorsqu’il avait 21 ans.
The painter Jean-Michel Coulon is a passionate traveler who has visited the United States and Italy on several occasions. This is an opportunity for the artist to write many letters to different people in his family in which he comments what he sees.
Often dismissed merely as Fragonard's sister-in-law, Marguerite Gérard (French, 1761-1837) was in fact one of the major artists working in France in the late eighteenth century. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this engaging and comprehensive study - the first devoted to Marguerite Gérard - includes detailed appendices and a complete catalogue raisonné of...
Bilingual Exhibition Album Picasso, Magic Paintings, presented at the musée Picasso, Paris (1st october 2019 - 23 feb. 2020). > See exhibition details
The exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris covers the major themes of the artist’s oeuvre, including the human body, the female figure and the symbiotic relationship with nature, all of which are recurring motifs. > See exhibition details
In some fifty works punctuating the career of Christian Boltanski, this wide crossing of the work of Boltanski makes it possible to measure the magnitude and the ambition marked by his history and a half-century of meditations on the function and the word of the artist in our societies. > See exhibition details
The Weisman-Michel Collection is a unique, private collection which focuses on the work of artists at the end-of-the-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century who lived and/or worked in Montmartre or whose art reflects the avant-garde “spirit of Montmartre.”
Exceptional new photography brings readers behind the scenes of the Trianons and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet at Versailles - including areas usually closed to the public. This handsome volume, with newly commissioned photography, is both a historical testimony and an intimate visit on the grounds of the palace of Versailles.
A panorama of the careers of the two artists Pierre & Gilles and their kitsch and dreamlike universe, influenced by pop art and gay culture.
The Bouquets of Chenonceau is a magnificent coffee table book that will please both lovers of history and fans of floral design.
Around fifty artists of all generations and many nationalities, with gender parity, have been invited to make site-specific works.
Often reduced to the "culture of Montmartre", Toulouse-Lautrec's work nevertheless transcends this cliché. If the artist marvellously represented the electricity of the Parisian night and its pleasures, Toulouse-Lautrec was above all driven by an aesthetic ambition, that of translating the reality of modern society into its multiple facets. > See more...
In 1936, in the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art that he organizes at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Alfred Barr distinguished two branches in the art of his time, geometric abstract art on the one hand, the other non-geometric abstract art, which he also describes as biomorphic.
Geometric Abstract Art : from the origins to the Réalités Nouvelles. Around Kouro Collection
An opera requires singers, an orchestra, a conductor, a choir and a director. But the success of a show also implies the presence of many other participants, whose work is often done in the shadows. A free hand has been given to Heinz Peter Knes, a young Berlin photographer, to take a look at the crafts of the Paris Opera.
Exhibition Catalogue Niki de Saint Phalle. Shadow and light, presented at the Centre d’art La Malmaison, Cannes (6 jul. - 3 nov. 2019) and at the Villa Domergue, Cannes (7 jul. - 22 sep. 2019). > See exibition details
The famous Brazilian artist Vik Muniz returns to Avignon eight years after his major solo exhibition to present a series of works for the first time in Europe. > See exhibition details
The exhibition returns to the sources of the raw energy in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting, questioning the uniqueness of his art, as visceral as it is self-aware, that quickly surpasses its own specificities, and the dazzling talent of a young prodigy to symbolize, in themselves, new ways of approaching the art of the 80s. > See exhibition details
Living with Charlotte Perriand presents a catalog of the great designer’s work, object by object. Her chairs, tables and bookshelves in all their different iterations are seen here both up close and "at home," as installed in the living spaces of collectors.
The Delta (Namur, Belgium) inaugurates its rooms with a large exhibition around the work of Evelyne Axell (Namur, 1935 – Zwijnaerde 1972). Paintings, preparatory drawings, collages and unpublished documents bear witness to the artist’s methods of working using particular processes, including experiments with Plexiglas or Clartex.
Arts and cultures celebrates 20 years 1999-2019.
The book pays tribute to the career of the architect and designer Marc Held, through the presentation of his major works, including eight villas built over a period of thirty years on the island of Skopelos.