Argentinian visual artist Marta Minujin, an emblematic figure of South American pop-art, installs, as part of dOCUMENTA 14, the latest edition of the famous quinquennial of contemporary art, a replica of the Parthenon of Athens made up of censored and burnt books by the Nazis during World War II.
Since 10 years, the Apple brand organizes an amateur photography contest. The only constraints: make cliches from an iPhone and do not post his work on social networks beforehand. The American firm thus rewards each year the best shots and their author, through three major awards and mentions.
For the fifth consecutive year, the MAMO - Marseille Modulor, the Art Center of the Cité Radieuse in Marseille (13), created by Ora-ïto, invites an artist to take a look at a particular rooftop Designed by Le Corbusier. This time, it is the turn of Jean-Pierre Raynaud to reinterpret this mythical place with a view at 360 degrees on the Phocaean City.
"The form is also color. Without color, there is no form. Shape and color are one ", Johannes Itten, painter, teacher at the Bauhaus School (1919-1923). Inspired by this quotation, the exhibition "Oh colors! The design with the prism of color ", organized by the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design of Bordeaux - MADD - presents a series of objects responding to the chromatic theme.
Installed for many years in Shanghai, the French photographer Tim Franco is interested in the metamorphosis of Chongqing, one of the most important metropolises of the Middle Empire. These photographs inspired the exhibition "Metamorpolis", visible at the House of China of Paris until the 1er October 2017 and in an eponymous book.
Laureate of the Program of Young Architects of the Museum of Modern Art 2017, Jenny Sabin installs his work Lumen to MoMA PS1 (USA) as part of the 20e season of the musical event Warm Up. Made of digitally woven synthetic mesh, this tubular unit adapts to the luminous and colorful shades of the day.
To the south of Marseilles, there was a beautiful sleeping woman: the Escalette Friche, a former 19th century lead factory concealed beneath thick vegetation. Thanks to its purchase by the antique dealer Éric Touchaleaume of Galerie 54, the ruin is now destined for the exhibition of works of art, furniture and architecture. This year, "Utopie plastic" highlights light and modular homes of the 1960-1970 years.
Three years after the exhibition "Tiki Pop", the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac again called on the German-American exhibition curator Sven Kirsten. The Aztec Hotel, an exhibition revisiting the culture and iconography of the New World through archaeological works and creations from American popular culture at the beginning of the 20th century.
On the occasion of the summer program Summer Grand-Hornu, the Museum of Contemporary Arts of the Grand-Hornu (MAC's) presents two simultaneous exhibitions dealing with the theme of fictitious space and architecture: "From scratch" Philippe de Gobert and "Models d'exposition" by the Flemish artist Wesley Meuris.
British artist Anish Kapoor, owner of Vantablack's patent, the world's blackest pigment, continues to explore the world of color in a monumental exhibition at the PAyS Museum in the Parque de la Memoría in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Entitled Destierro - translate "déterre" -, it marks the first solo show of the plastic artist in this country.