MC CARTHY, MONNAIE DE PARIS 

16 Sep 2014 | 33 views
Situated on the Quai de Conti, La Monnaie de Paris is an historic factory, created in the Middle Ages. The French Euro is minted in its workshops as well as other foreign coins, The Manufacture houses Paris’ last still active art foundry. The artist Paul MacCarthy will be presenting Chocolate Factory there. It’s a sort of living Christmas tale. A forest of inflatable Christmas trees leads to a chocolate factory that makes Father Christrmas fig…

GAO BROTHERS, BEIJING 

16 Sep 2014 | 161 views
A visit to Beijing to the artists’ district : the 798 Art District. This old run-down industrial neighbourhood north west of the Chinese capital was taken over by the cultural Avant Garde in the 1980s.Today, it’s a trendy tourist attraction where international galleries brush shoulders with the studios of archytypical avant garde artists. Here’s an interview with the GAO brothers : Chinese society today hs changed enormously since the d…

DANIEL DEZEUZE, GALERIE DANIEL TEMPLON 

15 Sep 2014 | 31 views
Membre fondateur du groupe Supports/Surfaces dans les années 70, Daniel Dezeuze poursuit depuis quarante ans une remise en cause de la peinture, de la cimaise et de l’espace. S’appropriant une grande variété de techniques, l’artiste s’est inscrit dans une relecture de l’art américain, abstrait ou minimaliste, tout en expérimentant sans cesse des matériaux considérés comme pauvres : filets, grillages, bois, tissus, métaux. A founding member of t…

LE SILO, MARINES - FRANCE 

20 Aug 2014 | 254 views
Near Paris, in the Oise, a couple who share a common passion for contemporary creation, has created a private art museum. A collection of works is housed in a grain silo that has been transformed into an impressive concrete structure. The space is open by appointment only and then the owners, Mr. and Mrs. BILLARANT accompany the visit and talk about the works. The most representative artists of conceptual and minimal art have create…

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE, LE CYCLOP 

20 Aug 2014 | 477 views
Honors to Niki de Saint Phalle at the Grand Palais in Paris, from the 17th of September to the 2nd of February. In the south of Paris, the forest of Milly shelters a gentle giant weighing 300 tons, child of the imaginations of artists Niki de Saint-Phalle and Jean Tinguely. For more than 25 years, they devoted themselves to this giant construction, which reflects their art and the art of their times.Their friends left works there, helped in…