King Koons on Pompidou’s Top Floor

Paris. Love it or loathe it, but Jeff Koons has well secured his place in art history. Koons started, or at least spearheaded something new; if histo...

Art - Exhibitions
by ch | Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Paris: A Threesome with Geishas, Sade and Kama Sutra. Or Say: Sex Sells

(Paris.) Long ago I gave up visiting the Musée d'Orsay , and decided to consider it permanently closed. This I did not for the same reasons as other art hist...

Art - Exhibitions
by ch | Wednesday, 03 December 2014

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lies: Stan Douglas at the Fruitmarket Gallery

(Edinburgh.) Uir joorney tae th' UK teuk us faurder north than juist Art - Exhibitions
by ch | Sunday, 23 November 2014

Tuttle’s Texts and Textiles Take Tate’s Turbine Hall, Whitechapel too

(London.) Lately focusing on Paris, ArtLife Magazine leaves France from time to time, for example to see what’s going on in the UK. If you’re a EU citizen, ...

Art - Exhibitions
by ch | Monday, 17 November 2014

Marcel Readily Made Paintings, Even. Marcel Duchamp at Centre Pompidou

(Paris.) L.H.O.O.Q. Not to confuse with L.V.M.H., the name of Bernard Arnault ’s little shop of luxury, that is indirectly honoured on Centre Pompi...

Art - Exhibitions
by ch | Monday, 03 November 2014

The Godzilla of Drawing: Hokusai at Grand Palais

(Paris.) “Evening, and a lowly servant sat beneath the Rashomon, waiting for the rain to end.” These are the first words from Ryunosuke Akutagawa ’s Ras...

Art - Exhibitions
by ch | Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Big Girls: Niki de Saint Phalle at Grand Palais

(Paris.) It was a more than slightly embarrassing moment when, having lived for years in France and deeming myself no longer a stammering novice to its language, I...

Art - Exhibitions
by ch | Wednesday, 08 October 2014

You Really Don’t Look Your Age! Thirty Years of Cartier Foundation

Paris. If Fondation Cartier were a wearer of Cartier jewellery, this would be the time to stop counting years and celebrate her 29th birthday again (...

Art - Exhibitions
by christian hain | Thursday, 24 July 2014

Put Them Up Against the Wall: Le Mur at La Maison Rouge

Paris. La Maison Rouge , we all know, is the pastime of choice for supermarket heir Antoine de Galbert . His foundation either commissions projects fro...

Art - Exhibitions
by christian hain | Monday, 21 July 2014

Under the Skin: Tattoo Art and Tiki (no Taka) at Musée du quai Branly

Paris. Opened in 2006 as the pet project of President Chirac, Musée du Quai Branly tries hard to be the 21th Century version of an ethnological museum. But ...

Art - Exhibitions
by christian hain | Tuesday, 15 July 2014

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