Paris Update What’s New in Paris
“The Secret Garden,” a group exhibition of works by Korean contemporary artists, among them video artist Yongbaek Lee, photographer Beomsik Won and painter
“Between Red-167” (2012), by Seahyun Lee.
Seahyun Lee, opens this weekend in a private apartment in Paris’s 16th arrondissement. Organized by CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne, the show can be visited by appointment at evening openings on March 30 and April 5, or at other times through April 30. Call 06 23 95 07 32 for details.
PRINCELY CHEESE FROM HAPPY COWS
Beaufort, the “prince of Gruyères” and one of France’s 46 AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) cheeses, is the star product sold at La Coop, a handsome new boutique near the Luxembourg Garden, but the shop also carries a selection of other cheeses and specialties from the
Savoie and Haute-Savoie regions of France, including diot sausages and other meat and charcuterie, wine, bilberry jam, crozets (little squares of pasta made with buckwheat flour) and yogurt. In the vaulted stone basement cheese bar, customers can sample cheese platters with a glass of wine while watching a video of the region’s gorgeous scenery and happy cows grazing on the mountainside. The boutique is owned by the Coopérative Laitière du Beaufortain, the local dairy farmers’ cooperative. 9 rue Corneille, 75006 Paris. Tel.: 01 43 29 91 07.
MONUMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT
Paris’s Panthéon, where France’s “great and good” are interred with full honors, is about to undergo a 10-year, €100-million restoration. The scaffolding will be covered by sponsored works of art to create a huge outdoor contemporary art exhibition. Those who would like to contribute to the restoration can make a donation via a crowd-funding site. Click here for further information on the restoration project.