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

Discover the new Museum of Mankind in Paris

Right opposite the Eiffel Tower, on the tremendous Place du Trocadéro, a brand new museum awaits you ! After more than six years of renovation, the Musée de l'Homme (Museum of Mankind) was finally reopened on October 17th, 2015. And it is showing a whole new face ! Built as a journey through the history of mankind, with its specificities, problematics and stakes, the museum offers a visit shaped as a questioning on what it means to be human, and our place in space and time. Quite an ambitious bet, which has been neatly organised around three fundamental questions : Who are we ? Where do we come from ? Where are we going ?
Discover the new Museum of Mankind in Paris

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot floods the Palais de Tokyo

This summer (until September 13th, 2015), the Palais de Tokyo is hosting an exhibition that ressembles no other. Completely subverting the usual codes of artistic performance, Acquaalta offers a unique and highly unusual experience. We may be used to figuratively navigating among art pieces at regular exhibitions, but artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is truly making the experience as literal as it gets. The Acqua Alta is the name of the annual flooding of the laguna of Venice by the Adriatic sea. For this ambitious installation, Boursier-Mougenot decided to flood the space of the Palais de Tokyo, and take us for a boat ride in a totally hypnotic visual, auditory and tactile journey.
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot floods the Palais de Tokyo

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