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Shimabuku

Shimabuku, The 165 meter mermaid and other stories

NMNM – Villa Paloma February 19 – October 3, 2021 The exhibition “The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories” stems from a mediaeval Japanese legend and unfurls in the manner of an epic poem. It tells of the artist’s adventures and encounters as he goes with the flow, roving between his native Japan and Monaco via…
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Design Week Paris

Hotel La Louisiane

Design Week in Paris Part II Jacinthe Gigou As in ” The Shining” Amsterdam, Sept 30 2021–The contemporary art gallery owner Olivier Robert created the Bienvenue Art fair in 2018, the first edition of which took place at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The third edition, which was scheduled for 2020 having been…
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Hotel La Lousiane Paris

Eternal Centre of the World

Paris: Hotel La Louisiane Part I By Jacinthe Gigou Amsterdam, 30 September 2021 — The list of famous and perhaps not so famous moviestars, theatre personalities, national and international artists, painters, writers and the like, who have spent the nights there, is almost endlessly long.  But next week, beginning October 2021, the Hotel La Louisiane, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, will…
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Albert Camus Smiling

The Plague and the Pandemic: Albert Camus’ Rise as a Literary Icon

This week, we’re putting the focus on Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus. As 2020 saw France mark 60 years since his death in a car crash, Camus’s seminal work “The Plague” was unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight by the Covid-19 pandemic. From the UK to Japan, the 1947 novel established itself as a global sensation, topping sales charts…
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Ama

AMA – a short film by Julie Gautier

JULIE: Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it…
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Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot in Antibes

Inspiration and Love in Antibes

Françoise Gilot and Picasso A.F. Amsterdam/Antibes, August 18th 2021– Overlooking the Riviera coast, the Château Grimaldi in Antibes provides a dramatic setting for the world’s first museum dedicated to the works of Pablo Picasso The imposing medieval fortress in Antibes known as the Château Grimaldi was used by Pablo Picasso as a studio in 1946,…
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Rilke Learning from Art

Living the whole life: Old Fashioned, Yet Modern

Learning from Art Part V Amsterdam, June 30 2021–  “Spiritually speaking, I stay miles away from my bookcase when I write,” says Stefan Hertmans. “Yet reminiscences of other literature haunt my books, quite unconsciously and unintentionally. You can find traces of Rilke’s The Diary of Malte Laurids Brigge in all my prose work.” The poet,…
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Albert Camus

Tribute to Albert Camus

1913 – 1960 Part II Anton Foek Amsterdam, June 2021– By 1943, he was back in France, to join the staff of the clandestine Resistance newspaper Combat, and publish those books: first the novel “The Stranger” and then a book of philosophical essays, “The Myth of Sisyphus.” The novel and the essays announced the same theme,…
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Beauty

About Beauty and Consolation

Part III Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam, May 4 2021– But to whom or what the hell?  Fate?  That word is meaningless.  I bet on savage grief for myself.  Dylan Thomas: “Don’t go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ”Maybe I’ll go to our house in France one more…
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