Did you get scared ?
... très bien !
[Previous Halloween posts].
October 31, 2010
October 29, 2010
Earlier this year, the Liverpool City Council announced :
"The city of Liverpool - birthplace of The Beatles, is to host an extensive season
of cultural events to celebrate the life of John Lennon, one of the world's most
influential and legendary musicians, who was born in the city.
From October 9, which would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, to
December 9, the day after the 30th anniversary of his assassination, several
organisations in Liverpool will join forces to host a series of live music, film, poetry
and art events which are estimated to bring tens of thousands of additional tourists to the city."
[watchmojo - The Life and Career of John Lennon]
Yoko Ono continues to be opposed to the granting of parole
to Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon 30 years
ago [NY Daily News].
In August 2010, and for the sixth time since his prison sentence
to life imprisonment in 1981, Mark David Chapman asked to be
released under parole.
For the sixth time, his request was denied.
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October 28, 2010
The M.U.R. [for: Modular, Urban and Reagent] of Art
celebrates with a unique show at "Espace des
Blancs Manteaux", in the Marais area, its 3-year
activity on the Oberkampf billboard, which is
nowadays one of the references of street art.
from 2007 to 2010 :
9ÈME CONCEPT, ALEXONE, Joan AYRTON, ABOU, Tarek BENAOUM, Gil BENSMANA,
BLA +, C215, Chanoir 1980, Martha COOPER, CTINK, Michael DE FEO, Jasmin DEROME,
David DOUARD, ELLA ET PITR, EPSYLON POINT, EROSIE, FANCIE, FABRICE ET JULIEN,
Jean FAUCHEUR, FUITE & VERSUS, G, Antonio GALLEGO, Uriel GOLDBERG, HEPHAÏSTOS,
HERMES, HONET, HORPHE, Pierre HUYGHE, INFLUENZA, JEF AEROSOL, L’ATLAS, Laurent
KRIEF, LE TONE, Samuel LANDRE, LIGNES ROUGES, L’OEIL PARTOO, LUDO, Anne Laure
MAISON, Sandra MOENS, MIRE PROJECT, MISTER LOLO, MISS TIC, NICE ART, NP77, OBEY,
OSTA, OX, PACIFIC, PEDRO, POCH, POPAY, PSYCKOZE, RCF1, RÉGIS R, REKO, RERO,
SAFARI, SAN, SIXO, SP38, SUN7, SURFIL, SWOON, TANC, Thierry THEOLIER, TITI FROM
PARIS, Jacques VILLEGLE, VLP, WK, Interact, YAZE, YZ, ZEVS, Gérard ZLOTYKAMIEN.
Le M.U.R.'s 3-year Fair on CanalStreet
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October 27, 2010
Le M.U.R. #83 - Speedy Graphito [aka Olivier Rizzo] - October 26/2010
* [Don't forget the M.U.R. is celebrating its 3-year activity at Espace des Blancs Manteaux,
in the Marais area].
May 21/2010 performance in Marseilles...
[speedygraphito] - 'Acid 8000' by Fatboy Slim.
October 20, 2010
It would be difficult not to say a word about Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition - coming straight
from Basel and celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the artist's birth - which 'irradiates' from
the Paris Modern Art Museum with its unusual huge scale show.
Comprising a hundred major pieces – paintings, drawings, objects, from numerous museums
and private collections, this retrospective offers a chronological overview on Basquiat evolution
during his meteoric career from the street to the canvas and the chance to assess the painter's
contribution to art and art history.
Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Basquiat died due to a heroin overdose in New York in 1988.
He was only 27 years old.
In 1984, the Modern Art Museum had already featured Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside with
Robert Combas, Hervé Di Rosa and Keith Haring in a collective exhibition on France/USA
Free Figurative work.
"Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago,
This definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist."
"Tamra Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent
whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster quality of the downtown scene he seemed to embody."
- "Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Radiant Child" [wiki].
* The movie will be screened at the Museum on Thursday, October 28 at 7 pm.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: his friends and his paintings - Music by Velvet Underground, "Heroin".
October 22 update...
The queue at the entrance of the museum was still reasonable around noon, under a perfect
blue sky. Two hours later, it had probably reached some 150 or 200 meters, but thanks to such
a weather, nobody seemed upset.
One word on the exhibition: Go! it is absolutely dazzling!
October 16, 2010
Once more, Pascaline Mulliez has put together a surprising eve, in her Griset gallery,
before the end of Erin Lawlor's work exhibition, closing next week.
Raphaël Imbert and Leïla Olivesi - playing together for the second time, performed
pieces from Dizzy Gillespie, Ornette Coleman and some of their own composition,
finishing on a touch of klezmer-jazz fusion.
[GattoGiallo] - See all 5 videos...
- Galerie Pascaline Mulliez
- Leïla Olivesi
- Raphaël Imbert
- Other post tagged Mulliez art gallery...
October 15, 2010
Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right over objection
from the United States. Today, nearly one billion people lack basic
access to safe drinking water. Access to clean water is not just a
human rights issue, it’s an environmental issue, an animal welfare
issue. A sustainability issue.
Water is a global issue and it affects all of us.
It is a simple truth that clean water and having a toilet and washing one’s hands help keep
one alive [more].
Bob Dewar, British High Commissoner, Abuja.
October 13, 2010
October 10, 2010
October 06, 2010
On 4 October, former post editor was removed and replaced with a runt whose Blogger
seems to be proud of...
I've tried the new version months ago, but altough they say it has been improved, it is
actually less efficient and it requires a better html knowledge than mine - and without it
I could hardly master the publication. The miserables tools that have escaped the quarry
were not sufficient to ensure photo documents a neat layout.
For over four years I've been faithful to Blogger, at the head of three blogs. Now this was
putting me just at the door - I was so upset that I spent a good deal on WordPress...
but, thanks the Almighty, the previous one is now back online!
I hate the new Blogger post editor. How could they do this to me ?
October 03, 2010
The first night-time trail through the streets of Paris and its contemporary-art scene
here are some spots worth checking out between Ober and Belleville.
rue Moret, a new art gallery...
Great atmosphere - surfing across Le Cannibale crowd
(rue de la Fontaine au Roi), Hakima El Djoudi's video installation
(rue de la Fontaine au Roi), the Galerie Italienne
Zoo Project, on the way to Belleville, and a stunning Lang/Baumann's work
Featuring people faces at the Zèbre, with Rebecca Bournigault's real time portraits
Place de Belleville : cheap shoes and free Nuit Blanche guides
Always nice, rue Désnoyez - aka graffiti street.
Back in Oberkampf, (Rizzotti's) Le Mur takes the stage, on Place Verte !
[photos by G@tto]
Go for a similar white tour with Any Port in a Storm.