Iconomania

New-Age Icons

March 22, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Only one week left to see “Iconomania” (through March 31) at the Maif Social Club, a new cultural space opened by the Maif insurance company in the Marais. This fascinating exhibition showcases young artists using new technologies to explore the … Read More

Pixel Avenue

December 14, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update Art Notes CURE FOR TUNNEL BLUES Pixel Avenue, a monumental installation by Paris artist Fred Sapey-Triomphe, produced by Digitalarti, is a surefire cure for tunnel blues as it lights up the ceiling in a tunnel in Seine Saint-Denis, … Read More

Cheap Films on Tuesday

April 26, 2016 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

Gaumont-Pathé has had the great idea of offering reduced prices on Tuesdays for some recent films that are about to go out of circulation. Tickets cost only €4.50 and must be booked online. Click here for details. Above: Isabelle Huppert … Read More

Lost in Frenchlation

March 15, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Even fluent French speakers sometimes have trouble understanding the dialogue in French films, so the new service offered by an association called Lost in Frenchlation, which subtitles French films in English, is a welcome one. The goal is “to make French … Read More

Christopher Forbes Collection

March 2, 2016 | By Brian Childs | What's New Art & Culture

Tragicomic Coda orMisunderstood Monarch? “Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies-in-Waiting,” after Franz-Xavier Winterhalter. © Osenat Louis Napoleon, a.k.a. Napoleon III, gets a bad rap from history: he is often seen as a sort of tragicomic coda to the glories of … Read More

La Cité de Refuge

February 17, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Rebirth of Le Corbusier’s Salvation Army Building The Cité de Refuge. © FLC/ADAGP/Cyrille Weiner The residents of the Cité de Refuge in Paris count themselves lucky indeed. Not only do they live in a historic monument designed by one of … Read More

Violin Lessons

December 6, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update What’s New in Paris PERFORMING AT THE PARISPHILHARMONIC IN FIVE EASY LESSONS If I can do it, anyone can. Paris’s new Philharmonic, in an effort to bring the joy of making music to those who have missed the … Read More