When one hears Banksy's name, no one knows what will follow. Urban installations, hotel or theme park design, no medium can resist it. Added to this list today is the opening of a strange boutique in London (United Kingdom) called "Gross Domestic Product" and bringing together the artist's flagship works in the manner of derivative products. So, publicity stunt or exhibition?
Who said dance and architecture don't mix? Certainly not the choreographers Gerard & Kelly who, on the occasion of the Festival d'Automne, invest the Villa Savoye and the Apartment-workshop of Le Corbusier. On the program: modern architecture and no two!
After his series "Selected People" celebrating the city of Boston (USA), the American photographer Pelle Cass is interested in everyday sports facilities. Thanks to the magic of Photoshop, he creates composite images that fascinate by their realistic appearance. A series that magnifies these spaces dedicated to the cult of the body.
Although the summer is coming to an end, the Scottish photographer Soo Burnell extends the summer period with its "Poolside" series, an ode to the historic European pools. A collection of photographs that pays tribute to the marked geometry and spectacular proportions of these sports buildings.
Following his residency at the Manufacture de Sèvres, the young French designer Arthur Hoffner is celebrated at his Parisian gallery (1er arrondissement) from June 19 to 28 September 2019. On the occasion of this exhibition, he continues to reinvent the interior fountain and presents his last three variations.
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has been honored at Marseille (13) in a major retrospective organized by the city's contemporary art museum and presented in three locations: at the Cantini Museum, in the Chapel of Center of the Old Charity and the Museum of Fine Arts. On the occasion of this exhibition event, return on his personal approach to architecture.
What perfume would the Venus de Milo wear? And the Grande Odalisque? A question asked by the Officine Universelle Buly teams who are partnering with the Louvre until January 6, 2020 for an exceptional collaboration. Eight noses in charge of selecting eight masterpieces from the museum in order to create the fragrances that would correspond to these models. Unique scents enclosed in delicate bottles with a design borrowed from Art Deco.
For the third edition of its handicrafts prize, the Japanese visual artist Genta Ishizuka receives the honors of the LOEWE Foundation for his sculpture fashioned from Japanese ancestral lacquering techniques, Surface Tactility #11.
"Did you know," the wide shots of Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) actually present 3-sized thumbnails? A feat in the universe of the model that the American architect and artist James Casebere did not wait to see happen for him too, create universes (almost) livable fantasy and colorful combining reduced models and photographic work.
On the occasion of the Venice Biennale, which began 11 last May, the Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn presents "Building Bridges", a monumental sculpture symbolizing living together, helping one another love. A message of hope that is good to hear these days.