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Le Purgatoire Paris – a taste of Paradise?

Le Purgatoire Paris – a taste of Paradise?

This month, there is the opening of a special place in Paris. It is called Le Purgatoire which means Purgatory in french. Well it could look like the doors of hell but finally it is more a taste of paradise that you can get from there. It is a new space, arranged as a Loft at 54, Rue Paradis in Paris – France. I do not need to explain the exquisite play in words between the name and the address. Basically it is a 100m2 for Receptions, shows and artistic exhibitions. When modern gastronomy meets Contemporary Art. The place was opened thanks to the aim of Alain Cirelli, a genius famous french chef. He started his profession at Lasserre in 1983 and since then he never stopped creating and being entrepreneurial. After many years of successes, he opens Le Purgatoire. A wide space in the city center of Paris, dedicated to…

Stephanie Fonteyn, passion and color!

Stephanie Fonteyn, passion and color!

Stephanie Fonteyn is an English painter, living in Switzerland where she works. She grew in an artistic environment and start painting in 2002. She is a self-made Artist and Painter and we can see she has her own style. She is this week at the Comptoir Suisse, a popular fair in Lausanne – Switzerland. When I visited the Comptoir, I had the chance to discover Ms Fonteyn’s work. I like the spontaneous way she paints. I am not sure that Marylin and Ms Hepburn would be my choices, as they are very mainstream themes but “it is the Comptoir Suisse”. It needs to be a little more democratic.  Anyway, I discovered online other paintings from Stephanie fonteyn which I definitely really find more interesting. Color is an important point to the Artist as she uses it like an expression of emotions. Since 2002, she explored different themes that her translation…

“Customary Beauty” at mor.charpentier gallery – Paris

“Customary Beauty” at mor.charpentier gallery – Paris

This month at mor.charpentier gallery there is a new exhibition called CUSTOMARY BEAUTY. Several artists are participating to it: Alexander Apóstol, Milena Bonilla, José Dávila, Laura Gannon, Terence Gower, Pablo León de la Barra and Mateo López. The curatorial ambition of this exhibition is to interpret this transformations not like a failure but as a peculiar form of beauty generated by the routine. It also has an aim to initiate a dialogue between Western artists and Latin America, between First World and its distorting mirror that is Latin America. Through differentiated languages​​, the artists participating in this exhibition reinterpret the unpredictable dimension of modernism and reinvest the geographical and mental spaces that once inhabited this doctrine. Photos and videos witness all these changes and bring a different look on the evolution of society. Mor.Charpentier gallery continues its aim to reveal different talents from Latin America, which refreshes the parisian art landscapes. Curator: Natalia Valencia. « Customary Beauty » 10th September – 29 October 2011 galerie mor ! charpentier 8, rue Saint-Claude Paris 3ème T +(33) 0 1 44 54 01 58 contact@mor-charpentier.com – www.mor-charpentier.com  

Catherine Bolle, Swiss artist.

Catherine Bolle, Swiss artist.

Last friday Luxury Activist was invited to Catherine Bolle Vernissage. She is a Swiss artist, born in Lausanne where she still live and work. The Vernissage took place at Espace Arlaud, one of the oldest Museums of Lausanne. During the years it became a flexible place for different exhibitions. From February until April 2012, Catherine Bolle work will be exhibit in the rooms of Espace Arlaud. From her beginning up to today. She is a multi-talented artist, working with different techniques like engraving, painting, drawing, books… but also different materials like acrylic, glass, metal or paper. The artist, who regularly does her engravings at Raymond Meyer Workshop in Pully / Lausanne, implement often some projects and exhibitions both in Switzerland and abroad: Office Cantonal Stamp Museum in Vevey, Graphische Sammlung ETH-Zurich, Galerie Alice Pauli Lausanne, Abbey Bellelay, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo San Jose, Costa Rica. In particular, the visual conducted for several months, extensive research on plants and pollens of Serres of Paris and the Jardin des Plantes. At Espace Arlaud, 2 rooms will present her large canvases paintings, installations of glass and…

UNIL Summer 2011 – Hans Steiner Conference

UNIL Summer 2011 – Hans Steiner Conference

Last friday I attended to an interesting presentation about Hans Steiner, the great swiss photographer. It took place in Lausanne at Unil (the university). This presentation was a conclusion on the exhibition hosted by Musée de l’Elysée.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at The Met

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at The Met

Tribute to one of the most fascinating fashion creators of the 20th century, The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art dedicates an exhibition to Alexander McQueen. It is called Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty.

La Mala Educación – mor.charpentier galerie

La Mala Educación – mor.charpentier galerie

mor.charpentier art gallery, in Paris, is specialized in Latin American artists. From the 9th of june until the 31st of July, you will be able to discover a new interesting exhibition called “La Mala Educación”, the bad education in spanish.

Joan Miro at The Tate Modern – UK

Joan Miro at The Tate Modern – UK

Last weekend, I visited the Miro exhibition at Tate Modern in London. Joan Miro’s work witness his vision of the society he lived. The exhibition collects 150 paintings and some sculptures. While visiting the exhibition, we have the feeling to have a History class from beginning of the century up to the post-world war II period.

” The Fourth Cordillera” – Art exhibition

” The Fourth Cordillera” – Art exhibition

galerie mor . charpentier was founded by Alex Mor and Philippe Charpentier, and it opened its doors the 14th of October 2010. We could ask ourselves, why another Art gallery? Well, why not? But moreover, because the mor. charpentier gallery supports the contemporary Latin American Art.

Hans Steiner – Swiss Master of Photo Modernism

Hans Steiner – Swiss Master of Photo Modernism

At the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne – Switzerland, there is a very interesting exhibition about Hans Steiner. He is one of the most important swiss photographers of the golden era of Photo journalism.
Hans Steiner was born in 1907 in Bern, Switzerland. He was one of the most influent photographers in the 30’s and the 40’s.

Warren MacKenzie – Master of Craft Potter

Warren MacKenzie – Master of Craft Potter

Warren MacKenzie was born in February 1924 in Illinois. He studied with Bernhard Howell Leach (the father of british studio pottery) from 1949 to 1952. The artist got inspired by the asian fluid design and especially the Mingei style. Mingei means Popular art made by the people and this reflects marvelously all MacKenzie work.

Karsten Födinger at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Karsten Födinger at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

The German artists sculpts, screws, glues, fixes, straps, wraps all different materials on his master pieces. Shards ofplaster, pieces of concrete left behind on the floor – the discretion of the partsreflects a subtle analysis of space while giving it an unusual character, as unfinished.

Abstraction at MoMa NY

Abstraction at MoMa NY

More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in the New Yorker in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith

And finally Art went online… buy it here!

And finally Art went online… buy it here!

What if your favorite Sally Mann or Andy Warhol would be available for you directly via your computer? That is the goal and the aim of THE NEVICA PROJECT.

Beat Takeshi Kitano @Fondation Cartier in Paris

Beat Takeshi Kitano @Fondation Cartier in Paris

Until September 12th, at Fondation Cartier in Paris, you can attend do a great exhibition developed by Beat Takeshi Kitano and called “Gosse de Peintre.”

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