Archive for April 2019

Growing Freedom With Yoko Ono- The Sacred Art of Playfulness

Group painting. Driving nails into a wall. Mono-coloured chess. Listening to heartbeats.  Dangling motorcycle helmets filled with pieces of sky for the taking. Stamping for peace. These are just a few of the many sweet, simple, and soul searching activities you are welcome to at the newly opened exhibit Growing Freedom, a collection of art […]

Sol LeWitt in the spotlight

In conjunction with the Sol LeWitt exhibition being held from June 16, 2018 to May 2019 at the Collection Lambert in Avignon, Actes sud publications is planning to release a catalogue dedicated to this artist who was a forerunner to conceptual American art. The book, co-edited with gallery owner Yvon Lambert, is the first of […]

Sculpture and photography, film and painting: is travelling between art forms completely permissible?

The arrival of spring is also promising for artists. On Thursday April 4 at Gallery Bigaignon (Passage de Retz, 9 rue Charlot) Henri Foucault opened an exhibition featuring some new pieces that reveal the presence of some particularly exceptional work on the French scene. Foucault examines sculpture as created by using photographic material. During the […]

‘Hilma af Klint’ retrospective break attendance record

The Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future exhibition, which began on October 12th, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York has been a wildly popular show and now, the numbers are proving it. A few days before the exhibition wrapped up on April 23rd, the museum announced that Hilma af Klint had broken the […]

Expressionist or minimalist? Ad Reinhardt’s painting

In 1963, John Crosby drew a three-panelled comic strip for the New York Herald Tribune. The first panel, split horizontally with the top half in grey and bottom half in white, is accompanied by a caption that reads “Marc Rothko has lowered the blinds”. The second panel below, entirely white but also divided in two […]

With Paolo di Paolo in Pasolini’s Italy

When it comes to Pasolini, nothing can ever really be considered strange and Paolo di Paolo is an important figure in the pasolinian movement. In 1959, while working for a weekly magazine, he and the poet were commissioned to report in words and images about Italy over the summer. This work eventually became The Long […]

Homer at the Louvre-Lens

The Iliad and the Odyssey are all that remain of a vast epic body of work which is now lost. These verses, sung in Greek and accompanied by a lyre, recount Achilles’ exploits and Ulysses’ travels. They have been able to survive because they were recorded in writing in the 6th century before the current […]