Brut(e) : an exhibition by Jannis Kounellis at the Monnaie de Paris

The must-see exhibition that is currently hosted at the Monnaie de Paris ambitiously gambles on making the Arte Povera (« poor art ») shine under the gildings. It is called « Brut(e) », which translates as « Raw », and it truly is. As a major figure of contemporary art, Greek artist Jannis Kounellis is among the pioneers of Arte Povera. Born in Italy at the end of the 1960s, this movement was formed in the idea of resisting the fancy cultural industry, and the consumer society in general. By using « poor materials » such as sand, soil, tar and hessian, Arte Povera artists chose to favour the creation process over the finished product. By according meaning to seamingly meaningless objects, they « impoverished » Art, but most of all desecrated it.

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« Pégase et Icare » : a show by the Alexis Gruss circus

For the second consecutive year, the virtuoso esquire troop of famous circus Alexis Gruss is coming back to Paris for a unique show. This time, they are not alone but joined by the Compagnie des Farfadais, a troop of high-skilled aerialist acrobats. Gathering 40 horses and 20 acrobats for 2h30, « Pégase et Icare » is a grandiose show that the whole family will enjoy !

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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Paris

You are visiting Paris during the Holiday season and have not yet decided where to spend these special nights ? Here are a few ideas for you ! Restaurants, clubs, boats – to name a few – many of them offer special formulas for New Year's Eve. You will only have to pick one to spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve in the French capital.

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