Urban Mishmash | ART AND CULTURE GUIDE TO PARIS

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'Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon' Review: The Architectural Prince of Portland

Portland, Ore.<p>Unless you hail from Oregon, chances are you have never heard of John Yeon (1910-1994). And that’s for the best possible reason. He focused on improving the local.<p>As a self-taught architect, conservationist and art collector, Yeon had wide-ranging aesthetic interests—dynastic Chinese …

Free art and photography exhibitions in Paris this July

Exhibition view, Chiharu Shiota, “Destination”, 2017 at Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Bruxelles. © Chiharu Shiota. Photo: B.Huet-Tutti.<i>“Chiharu</i> …

Art

Things to do this week in Paris: June 26 to July 2, 2017

<i>Our selection of some interesting things to do, see and experience in Paris this week and over the weekend.</i> David Hockney, A Bigger Splash, 1967. …

Festivals

In pictures: Paris Pride (Marche des fiertés) 2017

Thousands of persons came out in the streets to be a part of the Paris Pride March 2017 last Saturday, June 24, 2017. Here are some photographs of …

France

Make some music Paris: Fête de la Musique in pictures

Fête de la Musique 2017, Paris. © Agnieszka KralOn June 21 last week, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris to celebrate the Fête de la …

France

Chiharu Shiota’s labyrinthine installation at Galerie Templon, Paris

Exhibition view, Chiharu Shiota, “Destination”, 2017 at Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Bruxelles. © Chiharu Shiota. Photo: …

Boats

Junzo Sakakura: Architecture for humans

Junzô Sakakura. ©Sakakura Associates architects and engineersJunzo Sakakura (1901-1969) was a Japanese architect, a disciple of Le Corbusier and the …

Architecture

Pride parade 2017 in Paris: Route, things to know and pictures

Paris Pride Parade / Marche des Fiertés 2016 in pictures. © Prashansa Poddar/Urban MishmashThe annual <i>Paris Pride Parade</i> (or the “<i>Marche des Fiertés</i>”) …

Photographing cars: ‘Autophoto’ exhibition at Cartier Foundation

Langdon Clay, Zizka Cleaners car, Buick Electra from the series ‘Cars’, New York City, 1976. Courtesy of the artist. © Langdon Clay<i>Autophoto,</i> a major …

Avant-garde

In the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh: A day trip from Paris to Auvers-sur-Oise

Vincent Van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1889. © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt.<br>This may have been the final self-portrait painted …

France

The best music festivals in Paris in 2017

<i>Whether you are looking for classic rock ‘n’ roll, folk, soul or techno, here is our round-up of some of the best music festivals in Paris this year.</i> …

Walker Evans retrospective exhibition at Centre Pompidou

Walker Evans, Allie Mae Burroughs, Wife of a Cotton Sharecropper, Hale Country, Alabama, 1936. Private collection. © Walker Evans Archive, The …

Walker Evans

10 of the loveliest German old towns

Who is the fairest in the land? Whether timber-framed, Brick Gothic or Renaissance style, many old towns in Germany are a feast for the eyes, so it's …

Human, Animal: Roger Ballen and Hans Lemmen’s ‘Unleashed’ Exhibition opens in Paris

Humans and animals collide, merge and replace each other in an enigmatic artistic collaboration between photographer Roger Ballen and sculptor and …

Art

The French Spirit: Countercultures 1969-1989: Exhibition at La Maison Rouge

<b>La Maison Rouge</b>, a private non-profit foundation based in Paris to promote contemporary art, recently opened an exhibition titled <b>The French Spirit:</b> …

France

Montmartre Cemetery: An oasis of serenity in Paris

Montmartre Cemetery (<i>Le cimetière du Montmartre</i>) is a little haven of peace from the bustling streets of Pigalle and Montmartre that overshadow it. …

France

Five Must-See Art Exhibitions in Paris: March 2017

<i>Just in case you get tired of the sun playing hide-and-seek in the sky, here is our selection of exhibitions we loved the most this month in Paris.</i>1. …

Art

Art Paris Art Fair 2017: Contemporary African art in spotlight

The 19th edition of <i>Art Paris Art Fair</i> will be held from <i>March 30 to April 2, 2017</i> at the <i>Grand Palais, Paris</i>. This eclectic art fair which focuses on …

France

Taverne Gutenberg’s ‘The New Figurations’ exhibition at 59 Rivoli

Lyon-based artist collective and residence, Taverne Gutenberg is presenting its first outdoor exhibition <b>‘The New Figurations’ (‘Les Figurations</b> …

Sous

Robert Mapplethorpe: Objects at Thaddaeus Ropac, Le Marais

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is best known for his photographic work, particularly his controversial images of the BDSM scene in New York from the …

10 Absurdly Underrated Cities in Europe

Looking for some cities less commonly seen by the typical tourists eye? While places like Barcelona and Rome are a must, we’ve got some equally …

Welcome to Paris’s hippest hostel

Situated in a 1930’s renovated ‘Art Deco’ building in the upcoming district of Belleville, Les Piaules is a fab new design hostel with a very cool …

European Travel

The Seine river banks in Paris now car free

Where once more than 40,000 cars sped through Paris every day, people are now able to stroll and families can pick-nick here where traffic has been …

Rodin Sculpture Lost for 150 Years Could Fetch $1 Million at Paris Auction

Auctions<p>As museums celebrate the centenary of the sculptor's death, auction houses dig up lost works.<p>,<p>A long-lost marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin …

The 12 Most Instagrammable Spots in Paris

April 5, 2017<p>Copy by: Conni Jespersen<br>• Feature Image By: Ohh Couture<br>• Header Image By: Margo and Me<p>Paris is well known as the City of Lights and more …

France Travel – Paris: The Ultimate Guide To A Perfect Trip

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New HorizonsParis is a city that everyone needs to have on their bucket …

Conor Harrington's New Mural in Paris

Conor Harrington recently spent a week in Paris working on a massive new mural for the ongoing Street Art 13 project curated by Galerie Itinerrance. …

Paris’s specialist pâtisseries | Financial Times

Parisians approach sweets as joys that don’t need to be confined to special occasions. You can hardly scan a street without clamping your eyes on …

&#039;Monumental Sculpture&#039; by Inception Gallery, Paris | Artinfo

Inception Gallery, Paris presents “Monumental Sculpture” through May 27, 2017.<p>Being faithful and obedient, monumental sculpture has always been …