Shows, exhibitions, walks: our weekend selection

Posted January 20, 2023, 6:05 am

Looking to have some fun over the next few days? Between music, gastronomy, exhibition or literature… follow our educational guide for excursions!

Bill Viola Weekend

Bastille Opera and Philharmonie, Paris

The world’s most famous videographer made two “pixel” moves in Paris this weekend. Until February 4, the Bastille Opera reproduces Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” seventeen years after its creation, on the stage of Peter Sellars, which surpasses the monumental installation of the American artist. And Viola invented a genre. At the Philharmonic, “Deserts” by Edgard Vares will be performed on Sunday at 4:00 p.m., accompanied by a video of Viola’s 1993 recording of the composer’s notes. and

literary festival

Le Havre, Seine Sea

All this weekend, the twelfth edition of the literary festival Taste of Others brings together a wonderful list of guests, including Brigitte Giraud (Prix Goncourt 2022), Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam (Prix Médicis 2022), Sabyl Ghoussoub (Prix Goncourt des202). and suggests paying attention to Lebanese writers. This event is also an opportunity for wonderful artistic encounters, such as Grand Corps Malade and writer Serge Kribus paying homage to Ben Mazué, Laetitia Casta and pianist Clara Haskell, or even concert literature reviving Andy Warhol’s New York.

Ludovico Carracci, “The Flagellation” at Douai, Chartreuse Museum. © Chartreuse Museum, Douai.

Two lashes, one Caravaggio

Art Museum, Rouen

Since 1955, the Rouen Museum of Art has had the Flagellation of Christ at the Column, painted by Caravaggio during his first visit to Naples. With this masterpiece in mind, the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte exclusively presents another painting by the artist on the same subject in Naples. A confrontation between these two “Flagellations” and dozens of other works on the subject, signed by his students, rivals, and some of his successors from the 17th centurye will be discovered in Normandy until February 27 of the century.

Chartreuse discovers a myth

Voiron, Isere

The most famous mountain liqueur has a history of more than 900 years! You discover this by visiting the Chartreuse cellars, which offer a new tour in small groups of up to 19 people (advance reservations are almost a must). We learn all about the green and yellow drinks that the Carthusian fathers continued to make, keeping the recipe secret, and the 130 plants involved. We also discover the history of the conflict between the French Republic and religious orders, including the thoughtful, Carthusian Saint Bruno in 1084. founded by, regularly fired, but still the master of this world famous drink, and more fashionable than ever with mixologists from New York to Shanghai.

A family session at Katara, King Monso’s private cinema. © Romeo Balancourt

Five star cinema

“King Monceau”, Paris

When the star is the audience! The hotel on Hoche Avenue is opening its cinema doors this Sunday. Two great classics in the program, “The Lion King” and “Pulp Fiction”. And on the menu: no popcorn, but a sweet offering from the kitchen of inn chef Quentin Lechat, as well as a savory offering from Homer Lobster. In a small committee and well seated, a meeting for families at 4:00 p.m., another meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Read (and understand) nature.

Museum of Hunting and Nature, Paris

The Ardennes-based Francois Sommer Foundation, an institution of sorts in the world of natural science, organizes a festival once a year at its Paris headquarters in the Marais, bringing together philosophers, writers, scientists, great thinkers and the like. forester Laurent Tillon, designer Catherine Meurisse or even David Happe, arboreal expert. An opportunity to listen to the authors, but also to ask the right questions about the Anthropocene, the disappearance of animals and the place of plants in the city. This year we also celebrate the bard of wildlife, Maurice Genevoix, with an unprecedented exhibition of manuscripts and archives. Always with workshops for the little ones. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Participatory weaving created by artists Desire Moheb-Zhandi and Julian Farade in the 19th century.

Participatory weaving created by artists Desire Moheb-Zhandi and Julian Farade in the 19th century.© Desire Moheb-Zandi

Participatory seminars

19M, Paris

At the new 19M arts and crafts headquarters, which opened a year ago, weaving and embroidery takes the form of two monumental works in which the public is invited to participate, led by passionate embroiderers. Desiree Moheb-Zandi and Julian Farade, residents of the Poush art center, reveal their experiences, accompanied by the screenwriters of Lesage embroidery house and Atelier Craft. And this during a series of participatory workshops every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Choose your theme between a triptych of poetic beings and a woven work reminiscent of a pop and pixelated universe. This offer is part of the 19M fall-winter cultural program called “Entrelacs” until February 12.

Let the music!

Fab, Paris

We have yet to find a better way to create a good mood than dance and music. Through February 29, Galerie du Jour is sending heavy loads with this exhibition of seven photographers, each depicting in their own way this organic connection of joy and the need to act on notes. But music isn’t just a distraction. What is expressed by Malik Sidibe is the desire of the sapeurs to be free. With David Godlis and Alain Dister, it’s “flower power” and rock revolution. Vincent Rosenblatt captured the expressive power of the Brazilian underground scene. A photographer honoring lifelong friends from patti smith to alan vega, stylist agnes b. we also meet.

Truffle party

Valencia, Drome

The fifth edition of the event “The truffle, a planet to taste” has the godfather of choice in the person of the three-star chef of L’Oustau de Baumanière. Glenn Viel, who recently designed the menus for Clair de la plume and La Ferme Chapouton in Grignan, will join dozens of chefs from the region to revive this great truffle market. So this weekend we’ll be able to taste all the forms of the black diamond, learn all about the art of digging with a truffle knife, and of course buy the prized mushroom that’s perfectly ripe in January…valence.

The Japanese hub of Shibuya, known as one of the busiest places in the world.

The Japanese hub of Shibuya, known as one of the busiest places in the world. © DR

sentimental crowd

City of science and industry, Paris

After a “dry January” with family and away from others after Christmas, it’s time to get outside again. This exhibition, cleverly called “Crowd”, is held on time. The two commissioners, Astrid Aron and Dorothée Vatinel, tell us that crowds tend to become part of our daily lives. But what actually happens when we get crowded? From room to room, the visitor learns to situate himself in this movement, to understand its virtues as well as its dangers, to experiment with the concept of density and to recognize political forms. Ready to brave the world? Until August 6.

Alaia and Elgort, from couture to image

Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, Paris

Arthur Elgort created a crazy duet with Azzedine Alaia. The couturier and New York photographer, who died five years ago, contributed to the renewal of the representation of women in the 1980s. Their personal journeys, as well as their work together, are told in the En liberté exhibition, which combines photography and clothing. Meet Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Veronica Webb, ambassadors of this new expression. Until August 20.

Dance the description

National Center for Stage Costumes, Moulins

Founded in 1972 by Roland Petit and currently directed by the collective (La) Orda, the history of the company Ballet National de Marseille places dance at the center of multidisciplinary practices involving cinema or artistic performances. All with a frivolous creative spirit. That’s what we found in the new exhibition of the Center’s national costume descene, which celebrates 50 years of compartmentalized artistic experiences in ballet and displays more than 130 costumes resulting from collaborations with fashion designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Hervé Léger. , Gianni Versace, Y/Project, Ally Macrae… Through April 30.

It’s time to book

Bill Callahan runs the Triano

Ever-watchable country-folk-accented pop musician Bill Callahan’s next concert in Paris will be at the Trianon on April 23. The singer, with a low voice and melancholy vibes, will present his latest album, Ytilaer, to the Parisian public. Don’t miss it.


Wanderlust reinvents the motel in Chamonix

Motels are back in style in the US. But in France, these roadside hotels are making a comeback, as evidenced by the opening of the first Wanderlust Motel on the doorstep of Chamonix this winter. Simple but comfortable rooms, spacious living area decorated with Selens-found furniture, pool overlooking the mountains, American-style “diner” and coffee shop open 24 hours a day to quench your hunger and thirst. nomads… Wanderlust intends to open other retro-pop motels all over France at attractive prices. An adventure to follow by van or car…

Last chance!

Fussli, Munch and Rosa Bonheur

The main museums of Paris and Ile-de-France are closing their autumn-winter exhibitions this weekend. The countdown is on to see “Füssli” at Jacquemart-André, “Edward Munch” at Orsay or “Rosa Bonheur” at Château de Fontainebleau! And if the last few hours of queuing scare you, run to see Musicanimale: you still have ten days to tune in to the Philharmonic’s magnificent bestiary of sound and learn that the mouse fiddles and the head mouse gets angry.

And elsewhere

Monica Bonvicini, Artistic Dialogue in Berlin

Even in the gray of a German winter, Berlin’s modernist architecture packs a punch. This “solo show” by Monica Bonvicini at the Neue Nationalgalerie is an opportunity to rediscover Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece (and the only one he designed in Europe, recently restored under British David Chipperfield) in the Kulturforum district. The Italian artist is known for creating a confrontation and dialogue between his art and the architecture of the space that hosts it. This retrospective called “I do you” is no exception to the fact that two works are in place. The exhibition also includes other works that allow us to reconsider his career from the 1990s. Until April 30.

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