Grayson Perry’s works in traditional materials such as ceramics, bronze, cast iron, printmaking and tapestry, offer an ironic and darkly humorous look at universal topics such as identity, gender, class, religion and sexuality.
For more than half a century, Annie Leibovitz has been taking culture-defining photographs. Her portraits of politicians, performers, athletes, businesspeople, and royalty make up a gallery of our time, imprinted on our collective consciousness by both the singularity of their subjects and Leibovitz’s inimitable style.
Sander's portraits have influenced generations of photographers from Walker Evans to Rineke Dijkstra. A founding father of the documentary style, August Sander is the creator of many iconic 20th-century photographs.
Countless masks have left Africa for Europe and the United States. Like exiles that seize only the bare essentials for their unknown, some of these objects have managed to retain a portion of the power that brought them to life.
Bilingual French - English. This refined work brings together the exhibition's emblematic works in the form of a notebook of 32 detachable postcards, accompanied by the presentation texts written by the exhibition's curator, Tomoko Sato. > Exhibition at the musée du Luxembourg from 12 September 2018 to 27 January 2019.
Dave Heath occupies a unique place in the history of American photography. Influenced by W. Eugene Smith and the photographers of the Chicago School, including Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, he cannot, however, be considered as either a documentary or an experimental photographer.
The Musée d'Orsay, associated with the Musée Picasso-Paris, presents the first exhibition on the blue and pink period of Pablo Picasso in France.
The Musée Marmottan Monet presents an exhibition showing sixty-two paintings, drawings, and sculptures held in private collections (in Europe, the United States, and Latin America) in a pictorial itinerary that ranges from Monet to Matisse.
The first monograph dedicated to the visual art of Belgian cult poet and writer Sophie Podolski (1953-1974) features original essays, previously unpublished drawings and texts, and selected translations of her handwritten, illustrated manuscript The Country Where Everything Is Permitted (1972).
Already shown at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in 2016, the exhibition – 30 large-format colour photographs and 6 videos – looks at the living conditions of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in the Holot detention centre in the Negev Desert, which has since been shut down.
« I would only believe in a God who knows how to dance… now I’m nimble, now I fly, now I see myself under myself, now a god dances within me. »F. NIETZSCHE, Thus Spoke Zarathoustra, 1891 > Book preview
International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image 2018 - Perpignan. Bilingual edition.
Contemporary creation in the stained glass windows of cathedrals, churches, chapels or civilian contexts has seen some unprecedented changes since 1945, which have been concerned not only with its artistic and technical complexity but also its institutional framework. This book aims to enlighten the public on the new challenges faced by contemporary...
Dans les années 1980, FRIGO a été un des groupes emblématiques de la culture alternative en Europe, et ça se passait à Lyon !
This publication documents the three editions of Patterns for (Re)cognition, an exhibition comprising various duos conceived by Vincent Meessen at KIOSK (Ghent, 2013), Kunsthalle Basel (2015), and BOZAR, Bruxelles (2017).
At the turn of the twentieth century, Western artists have drawn on the arts of Africa for inspiration. How can this constant impact ever be measured? The same is true for the arts in Africa. Every sculpture carries within it the heritage of a people, culture and artistic tradition in the originality of its forms.
The image of the muse or female source of inspiration is an inescapable component in the adventure of artistic creation. It constitutes the compost from which the artist’s passion – be it fatal, consuming, or joyfully radiant – develops.
Reflecting the cultural ambition of the City of Avignon, the exhibition MIRABILIS presents more than 450 works and bears witness to the firm determination to make culture accessible to all.
Ten years after the exhibition The Air Is on Fire, which unveiled David Lynch’s photographic and painting work, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain brought together in a book featuring more than a hundred black-and-white and color images of feminine nudes realized by the artist.
Departure for the 49th Rencontres d'Arles is imminent. This year, you are invited to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages.
Goethe und Chateaubriand nähern sich, trotz allem, was sie trennt, bei ihrer Auffassung und Darstellung von Landschaft an, sie begegnen sich sogar.
The exhibition Frightening Faun! Images of the Faun, from Antiquity to Picasso proposes a dialogue between works from different eras using a variety of techniques. > See exhibition details
Lightness, transparency, simplicity, and communion with nature are Japanese architect Junya Ishigami’s watchwords. In his architectural masterworks, which he compares to landscapes, he eliminates the boundaries between exterior and interior space.
After the success of the exhibitions Hubert de Givenchy, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Anne Valérie Hash and Iris van Herpen, the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, dedicated to hand-made and mechanical lace, presents the “Haute Dentelle” (Designer Lace) exhibition.
En 2004, naît l'idée d'un projet unique liant art, architecture et vin sur les terres du Château La Coste. Artistes et architectes ont été invités à visiter le domaine et à s'imprégner de la beauté de ses paysages avant de choisir librement l'emplacement qui accueillerait leur création.
"Je ne crois pas du tout qu'une fée spécialement attachée à ma personne ait, tout au long de ma vie, semé des petits miracles sur mon chemin. Je pense plutôt qu'il en éclot tout le temps et partout, mais nous oublions de regarder. Quel bonheur d'avoir eu si souvent les yeux dirigés du bon côté !" Willy Ronis.
With one and a half billion litres sold every day in some 140 countries, Evian mineral water is a well-known name right across the world. This planetary success sometimes makes us forget that, since the discovery of the therapeutic properties of the emblematic Cachat spring in the late eighteenth century, Evian has also been a well-established spa resort.
Bilingual album of the exhibition UAM, A Modern Adventure, presented at the Centre Pompidou from the 30 of May to the 27 of August 2018.
Daniel Boudinet (1945-1990) was one of the first artists to emancipate himself from photojournalism, playing an important role in the photographic renaissance of the 1970s.
Monkman’s artistic practice is based on a resolutely anti-Modernist mastery of the fine arts, an in-depth knowledge of the “dominant” art history and a critical approach to its representations.
Impressionist Treasures: The Ordrupgaard Collection, organized by Paul Lang and celebrating one of the outstanding northern European collections of 19th century French and Danish art, exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa (2018).
Fort du succès des expositions numériques immersives des Carrières de Lumières, aux Baux-de-Provence, l’Atelier des Lumières ouvre ses portes en plein cœur de Paris, au printemps 2018. > Book preview
Obscure clarté est plus que le titre d’une monographie. C’est une boussole pour les lecteurs qui s’aventureront dans l’univers de l’artiste franco-chinoise Li Chevalier. > Book preview
Twenty years after Modern Lovers, a body of work on androgyny and transgender created when AIDS was at its peak, Bettina Rheims now presents Gender Studies. In the light of current controversial debates on gender theory, Rheims’s models display remarkable courage by questioning, modifying and celebrating their identities.
The nineteenth-century saw the Napoleonic Wars bring about an end to the traditional art market in Germany, thereby leaving the artists with an opportunity to establish a new identity. > One of the corner of the book is sligtly damaged
At the Musée d'Orsay, we meet visitors who comment on a work by exclaiming: c'est connu ! (It's famous !). What made this artist or work famous? Why is this well-known? The answers are many, sometimes comical.
The year 1989 was a turning point in Chinese art: it shifted from modernism or avant-gardism to so called «contemporary art.» However, this shift, unlike that in the West after World War Two, wasn't the logical result of post-modernist theories.
Cinema – La FRENCH TOUCH introduces 50 portraits of businesses, events, people, and institutions that together form the crème de la crème of today’s French film industry. > Book preview
“When I am asked why I paint, I reply that art is part of the process of life. It comes from this process and goes back to it.” Maxime Zhang. > Book preview