THE DECISIVE MOMENT ACCORDING TO MATTHIEU RICARD x LA HUNE
At the emblematic Parisian bookstore-gallery of Saint Germain-des-Prés, La Hune, French Buddhist monk and photographer Matthieu Ricard invites us to his contemplative journey and hymn to beauty.
“DOROTHEA LANGE. POLITICS OF SEEING”: HOMAGE TO HUMANENESS THAT RESISTS
To the beat of her own drum: Dorothea Lange’s photography illustrates the strength of her instinctive empathy as a means capable of restoring human dignity against all odds. The first exhibition in France in twenty years devoted to Dorothea Lange at the Jeu de Paume implicitly raises the issue of activism and art practice today.
WONDERS OF NATURE : THE ART OF BOTANY AND HORTICULTURE AT CHANTILLY
The leading event of the gardening world and the excellence of European nurseries in the spotlight at the 7th edition of the Flower Show “The Journées des Plantes de Chantilly”: from collection plants to the great classics, as well as objects, furniture, gardening tools, arts & crafts and traditional know-how.
CREATING MEANING FROM LITTLE THINGS OF EVERYDAY LIFE AT ALAÏA HOUSE
Renown for marching to the beat of his own drum in every aspect of his work, Azzedine Alaia did hit his mark again with the not-to-be-missed exhibition conveying his art of couture and details with a totally sensible, personal and high-octane touch ─ miles away from usual clichés evoking master craftsmanship and ateliers.
IMAGINATIVE LABORATORY: MONET’S “OUTDOOR WORKSHOP” AT GIVERNY
Every year from March to November, the singular and radical work of the Giverny Gardens of Monet offers us an infinite reservoir of imagination. “He is a painter who says that you have to paint what you don’t see,” Jean-Luc Godard rejoiced.
FASHION TOGETHER: HANDIFASHION PARIS BRINGS TOGETHER SEPARATE WORLDS
Changing our perception of anything takes time and a lot of effort to overcome the habits we shape before they end up shaping us without our attention, as John Dryden wrote. It’s high time for the advent of a different perspective on the world of disability.
WIDAD KAWAR: A HYMN TO THE ORIENTAL WOMAN AND HER NOW DISAPPEARING AGE-OLD CLOTHING ART
“To be human is to be involved with cloth,” says Beverly Gordon, the author of Textiles: The Whole Story. And preserving the dresses unveiling the stories of women is the motto of Widad Kawar, one of the greatest collectors of traditional costumes in Jordan and Palestine. “The Orient of the Women as seen by Christian Lacroix” exhibition at The Musée du quai Branly was about life stories.