Art and bubbles @ Zeitz MOCAA

I wanted to go for the art but they had me at bottomless bubbles… First Friday at the Zeitz MOCAA yesterday was bubbles and some art viewing…not quite what the Night At The Museum  is meant to be. Half price on the entrance ticket, and bottomless bubbles with every bottle of bubbly purchased at their rooftop…

Beauté Congo at Fondation Cartier, Paris

The last time I went the Fondation Cartier was almost three years ago for the Ron Mueck exhibition. As with many of the Foundations owned by corporate companies in Paris, think Fondation Louis Vuitton and Fondation EDF, Foundation Cartier also showcases contemporary art.  The current Beauté Congo exhibition, which runs until 15 November, includes painting, sculpture and…

Monumenta 2014: The Strange City

This year The Grand Palais has invited Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov to exhibit at the annual Monumenta exhibition. The nave of the Grand Palais is an enormous space to work with and to curate an exhibition that can effectively make use of its grand volumes. Previous artists have done it fairly well. This…

Intellectualizing Hopper

I went to the Edward Hopper exhibition at the Grand Palais yesterday. It was refreshing to walk through an exhibition and not feel the need to find some intellectual meaning behind the paintings. Let me take a step back. The last exhibition I went to see was the Dali at Centre Pompidou. Granted that I…

Dali at the Pompidou

I took in the Salvador Dali exhibition at the Pompidou Centre on Sunday;  the first retrospective of the artist’s work to be held in Paris in thirty years. As I made my way around, taking in this surrealist painter’s bizarre and at times thought-provoking work, I wondered if it was the art, or his showmanship…

Tombs and treasures

Today was the first day of the summer holidays for my kids. This means for the next ten weeks, yes that’s right, ten weeks I have a six and twelve year old to keep busy. Unfortunately I can’t just send them out to play, which was how I remember my school holidays growing up.