Reservoir

January 12, 2010 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

YOUNG FRENCH TALENTS Hangar, a young French rock group on the way up. The five finalists for the Festival Génération Réservoir music contest (sponsored by the Paris club Le Réservoir) performed on Mon. night at the Olympia. The winner, chosen … Read More

James Ellroy

January 5, 2010 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

PARIS CONFIDENTIAL American novelist James Ellroy will read from Underworld USA at the Théâtre du Rond-Point (2 bis, ave. Franklin D. Roosevelt 75008 Paris) on Mon., Jan. 11 at 7:30pm. The reading is in English with French surtitles and will … Read More

Prix Lumieres

December 22, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

Best French-Language Film? To vote for the Prix Lumières’ winning French-language film of 2009 (through Jan. 8), go to this URL. The six nominees are 1 Journée, directed by Jacob Berger; Après l’Océan, Eliane de Latour; Élève Libre, Joachim Lafosse; … Read More

Andrea Branzi

December 22, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

GRANDI LEGNI The current show at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa (18, rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris; tel.: 01 42 72 19 19), “Grandi Legni,” features the latest fruits of the experimental work of renowned Italian designer Andrea Branzi, whose … Read More

La vitrine2

November 20, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

WORLD’S SMALLEST ART GALLERY? Nina Jäger’s North Sea videoon show at La Vitrine, an art gallery in a window. Artists Emma Malig and Fred Sapey-Triomphe have found an inspired way to give young artists exposure: they use a tall, narrow … Read More

Paris Photo2

November 20, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

PARIS PHOTO ART FAIR Paris Photo, an annual photo fair, will present the work of some 500 photographers from around the world, shown by 89 galleries, at the Carrousel du Louvre Nov. 19-22. Favorite

Photoquai2

November 20, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

PHOTOS ON THE QUAY “Man in a Sola Hat, Bombay, 1985,” by Sooni Taraporevala. Here’s a great idea for a day when the fall weather is fine: go to the Musée du Quai Branly and cross over to the quay … Read More

Memphis

November 10, 2009 | By Madeleine Czigler | What's New Art & Culture

ALAIA SHOWS MEMPHIS Memphis designer Peter Shire’s “Bel Air” armchair, at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa. Paris’s reclusive fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has a magical glass-ceilinged exhibition space in the Marais, which he sometimes opens for special exhibitions. The Galerie Azzedine … Read More

London Film Festival

November 3, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

French film triumphs in London Director Jacques Audiard’s film Un Prophète, reviewed recently in Paris Update, has won the award for best film at the London Film Festival by a jury made up of Angelica Huston (chair), John Akomfrah, Jarvis … Read More

Goncourt 2009

November 3, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Art & Culture

LITERARY AWARD SEASON Marie NDiaye Two major French literary prizes were awarded this week, bringing to an end the suspense that begins with the publication of hundreds of new French novels during the rentrée littéraire. The biggest of the big, … Read More