Dominique Païni

Dominique Païni est un commissaire d’exposition et critique d’art spécialiste du cinéma de réputation mondiale. Il a notamment dirigé la Cinémathèque française et le développement du centre Georges Pompidou. Il a réalisé des expositions pour ces deux institutions, mais aussi pour le Grand Palais, le BAL, Le Fresnoy, La Fondation Maeght, etc.

Kelly and Vasarely, from tenderness to visual fatigue

In early March, two exhibitions with significantly different objectives premiered within the same institution, the Centre Pompidou: “Ellsworth Kelly, Windows” and “Vasarely, Sharing Forms”. The first exhibition, designed by Jean-Pierre Criqui, […]

Diamonds on end-of-century awnings

Today’s column breaks from the usual format of commenting on French cultural news in order to discuss an Italian institution that has been the target of violent attacks stemming from […]

Audience or attendance?

Lately there has been a concurrence of exhibitions where developing an audience has been more important than merely ensuring public attendance. What has been impressive about these exhibitions is their […]

Filming the state of the world… and of oneself

My latest cinematic article shines a spotlight on two filmmakers, Olivier Assayas and Mia Hansen Løve, who were lovers in the past. Non-fiction, the latest film by Assayas, poses the […]

Cubism and dance

Since October 17 the Centre Pompidou has been hosting a historical retrospective devoted to cubism. The historic nature of this event lies in the number of works that have been […]

Schoenberg, de Keersmaeker, Freud, and the restless nights of autumn in Paris

Autumn in Paris is brimming with exciting events of all kinds and while some of the films previewed at the Cannes Film Festival may be slow to reach movie theatres, […]

Long live the end of summer ! (III)

Valéria If I had to mark this fall by one other event, it would be the bonus and the privilege of having attended a private screening of Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi’s latest […]