We are giving you another few months to take our breath away... Polimoda x ASVOFF are asking you to submit a film with the brief, one of the 6 themes: HUMAN BODY (Body), URBAN SPACE (Space) , IMAGINATION )Imagery), WRITING (Calligraphy), CREATION (Craft), CLOTHING (Dress) - 1-3 minutes.
It is fortunate that Pierre-Henri and Marie Chauveau allowed their beautiful home on Boulevard Saint-Martin, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, to be the setting for the second edition of Private Choice—an ephemeral exhibition of contemporary art and design organized by Nadia Candet.
I'm happy to share with you a visit to the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de Vence, France.
The Maeght Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The rationalist building, by spaniard architect Josep Lluís Sert -also responsible for the Joan Miro Foundation or the american embassy in Bagdag-, didn't age badly but I wouldn't say that it gained with time. It's very charming, though... and at its time it was a very radical and creative proposition.
One of the main goals of the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles is to promote and support the cultures of all French-speaking nations. This last Friday, October 17, I had a very pleasant evening at their “Quatre Stylistes Sénégalais” fashion show in Boulevard Saint-Germain, which was part of the Festival Francophonie Métissée. I find it reassuring to see such platforms exist and find support, for it is important to keep our eyes open for talent and creativity in all directions and for national identities to reaffirm themselves.
I got a kick out of seeing this again. It was a video that I did with Disciple Films celebrating Gwand and its winners over a decade. The following year I was the President and the winner was Haider Ackermann. You will also see the very early collection of Guillaume Henry.
In celebration of the FIAC and its Gallery Night, VSP inaugurates a new space, the VSP ART LOUNGE, dedicated to art within their brand new flagship store. The chosen artist for the first exhibition in the new space is Nil Yalter.
Mark Handforth is a British artist born in Hong Kong and based in Miami for the last 20 years. His monumental sculptures are regularly presented in the USA at Central Park in NYC, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, to name a few. Pictured above is a public art piece of his in Bagnolet. He is know to take normal objects around the house and city furniture like benches, street lights, steet signs and take extracts of them out of context. As seen above he often works with neon tubes and always works with a sense of humour.
I am quite pleased to have just discovered Holiday Magazine—the Travel & Lifestyle review popular during the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s for which legendary authors such as Hemingway, Kerouac and Colette once wrote—is being relaunched in Paris by Franck Durand, the French Art Director of Balmain, Isabel Marant, Zanotti et al.