Thursday, April 21, 2011

A trip to Mexico? do not miss this exhibit @ the MUNAL

Exposición temporal El vuelo de las imágenes

Muestra de carácter inédito que reúne el mayor número de mosaicos de arte plumario, reconstruyendo su contexto de producción para descubrir los intercambios técnicos entre la creación mesoamericana y colonial con la creación europea en el periodo comprendido entre 1300 y 1700.

Las obras que integran la exposición provienen de distintas colecciones nacionales y extranjeras, algunas de ellas se exhiben por primera vez en nuestro país y fuera de sus repositorios originales. La exposición es resultado de un dialogo interdisciplinario entre la historia, historia del arte, antropología y la ornitología.

Del 24 de marzo al 19 de junio

El Museo Nacional de Arte, MUNAL, colecciona, conserva, exhibe, interpreta y comunica el arte mexicano producido entre el siglo XVI y la primera mitad del siglo XX.

Se ubica en la calle Tacuba 8, en el Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, frente al Palacio de Minería, entre las estaciones del metro Allende y Bellas Artes.

Horarios: Martes a domingo de 10:30 a 17:30 horas
Admisión general: $30.00. Domingos: Entrada libre para todo público.
Estudiantes, maestros, miembros del INAPAM, ICOM, SEPALO con credencial vigente pagan $15.00. Mayor información: 5130 3400

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

merci autre bloggeur

Petit belge vivant à Shanghai depuis deux ans maintenant (février 2009) voici mon blog à propos de mes aventures en Asie.

Perjalanan signifie "voyage" en Indonésien. Voici ce blog à la base pour ma famille, et mes amis mais aussi pour tout ceux intéressés par l'Asie.


Vous y trouverez des comptes rendus de voyages, explications sur les endroits visités, des photos, des informations utiles ou même totalement inutiles. Que ce soit sur ma vie en Asie que ce soit à Shanghai où j'habite que pour le reste de l'Asie où j'ai la chance de visiter.


- A préciser, les informations et prix sont d’application lors de mon passage, c’est pour ca que je mets la date.

- N’hésitez pas à laisser un commentaire si vous repérez une grosse erreur de ma part,
- Certaines parties historiques de mes articles proviennent de Wikipédia ou du Lonely Planet, ok pas très original mais bon, au moins mes sources sont citées

- Pour informations les taux de change sont d’environ:

Chine : 1EUR=9RMB, Philippines : 1EUR=60PHP, Hong-Kong :1EUR=11HKD, Malaisie: 1EUR= 4,3MYR

Je crois que je vais revenir avec des lunettes!!!!

Mars 2011

Bonjour, je vais vous parler d'un des marchés dont Shanghai dispose parmi une multitude tel que celui du faux, des animaux, des fleurs, des antiquités.... Nous allons nous attarder aujourd'hui sur le 3Yeh Optical Market, c'est à dire le Marché Aux Lunettes.

Nous nous y rendons un samedi après-midi, je n'ai personnellement pas de problèmes aux yeux donc j'accompagne juste pour voir à quoi cela ressemble. Même si je ne m'y connais pas tout dans le domaine de l'optique, je serai peut être de bon conseils pour le choix des montures...

Les lunettes sont importantes en Chine, beaucoup de personnes en portent. Par exemple, dans mes collègues chinois, rares sont ceux qui n'en portent pas. "Beaucoup de monde" en Chine implique donc une offre importante pour tous les budgets.

Ce marché aux Lunettes se trouve dans un centre commercial juste à coté de la gare du nord de Shanghai. Pour s'y rendre, le plus facile est de prendre le métro Ligne 1, arrêt Shanghai Railway Station. Prendre l'Exit 2 et le mall se trouve juste à votre droite (à 20m) quand vous sortez.


5/F, 360 Meiyuan Road,


Time for a bit of Geography: ..near SHANGHAI..PUTUOSHAN

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

save the date

La PROMENADE DES ARTISTES organisée par l'Accueil du Westchester en partenariat avec Accueil New York pour les artistes des 2 accueils!

Vendredi 13 & samedi 14 mai 2011.

Monday, April 18, 2011

ART WALK NEW YORK is going out this Thursday April21

DISCOVER Lower East Side's Galleries in the evening//
let's go together
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Want to read about Warhol and New York?

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‘Downtown, No Finer Place for Sure…’

Friday, April 15, 2011

Anyone interested by ..A trip to see KURT SCHWITTERS'sShow

Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage

On View March 26 through June 26, 2011

Princeton University Art Museum to present
Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage
First Major U.S. Exhibition Since 1985 MoMA Retrospective

Princeton, N.J. - Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) was an integral part of Germany’s revolutionary art and intellectual movements in the tumultuous wake of the First World War. He is one of the most enduring figures of the 20th century international avant-garde, and has been cited as a profound influence by artists ranging from Robert Rauschenberg to Damian Hirst. Widely acknowledged as a great master of collage, Schwitters’ diverse body of work cut across boundaries, hierarchies and media to include painting, sculpture, typography, poems and performance pieces, and it anticipated most of the leading art movements of the late 20th century. Now, Schwitters is the subject of a major retrospective, the first in the U.S. in a generation, to be held at the Princeton University Art Museum from March 26 to June 26, 2011.

“Kurt Schwitters is a pioneering artist whose work deserves to be better known in this country. His experiments with media, space, and sound, with the relationship between art and audience, as well as his nuanced meditations on modernity, print culture, and everyday life will come as a revelation to many,” said Kelly Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum.
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VISIT Princeton University Art Museum Princeton, NJ 08544 609-258-3788
OPEN Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

art reviewed in NYTIMES by Holland COtter

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture



The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much more. Join the discussion.

515 Lenox Avenue, at 135th Street, Hamilton Heights

Through June 30

A few years ago, while researching African influences in India, the art historian Henry John Drewal was struck by the vivid beauty of a type of quilted bed covering that he found in a village home he stayed at in Karnataka. Walking through the village, he saw similar quilts draped over fences and airing on rooftops. All shared a distinctively African-derivedpatchwork style.

Called kawandi, the quilts are made by women of the Siddi ethnic group, descendants of early African migrants to South Asia, including slaves brought by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Strips and patches of recycled cloth, solid-colored, patterned or shot through with glittery threads, are the basic components. Each woman develops her own variation on the general style by arranging the geometric pieces in a certain way, inserting religious symbols (usually Christian or Muslim), and using fabrics with familial associations. Each quilt became an archive of cultural and personal history.

Mr. Drewal, a professor of African and African Diaspora arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has transferred his own infatuation with kawandi into entrepreneurship by organizing the nonprofit Siddi Women’s Quilting Cooperative. Through the cooperative, quilts — small enough for cradles, big enough to cover several sleepers — can be sold internationally, with proceeds going back to the Siddi makers.

You can view the images of the available stock at, but the real joy is in seeing the examples on display at the Schomburg, where together they look like a spring garden in bloom. Each quilt is accompanied by a portrait photograph of its maker, and two short videos documenting Siddi music and dance contribute to a mood of exhilarated discovery.

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Spotlight: Write About Now at the NY French Institute

Don’t miss the next Write About Now on April 21st!

Write About Now is a lively series of talks hosted by the French Institute of New York. American and French writers of all genres – from journalism to fiction to history – gather to share their work and talk about its relationship and relevance to the contemporary world.

The next discussion will focus on the question of originality in literature. Texts build upon other texts, at times borrowing, quoting, or even merely echoing each other…Where is the original copy? Is there one? Should there even be one?

These questions will be discussed by a panel of four writers :

Professor of Media Studies Siva Vaidhyanathan and novelist Victoria Patterson for the American perspective. Essayists and novelists Yannick Haenel and Laurent Nunez for the French perspective. Moderated by Chris Lehmann, an editor at Bookforum.

This talk is part of the Villa Gillet’s Walls and Bridges series and Moustache Books will have a table there: come meet us!

Thursday, April 21, 2011
– $15
Le Skyroom, French Institute Alliance Française

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

PRESS REVIEW AM NEW YORK : "You live where? Inside the neighborhood name game"




MAY....Auction's House's month.....

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the auction of a previously undocumented masterpiece by the great Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko (1903-1970), to be offered as the highlight of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2011. The boldly colored 1961 painting Untitled #17 (oil on canvas, 93 x 76 in.) comes to auction with an estimate of $18,000,000-22,000,000. The present owner of Untitled #17 acquired the work directly from Rothko, and the work has remained in private hands since 1965. It is one of only ten paintings that have come to light since the Rothko catalogue raisonné was published in 1998. The discovered work will be included in the supplement to the catalogue raisonné.

David Anfam, author of the catalogue raisonné, Mark Rothko The Works on Canvas, has written a text on the painting and has noted:“Recently come to light after an extended period in private hands, Untitled No. 17 fits squarely among the 18 hitherto documented oils on canvas from 1961. Large, classic canvases that managed to elude my catalogue raisonné are uncommon, and most welcome. At its publication in 1998, I compared the catalogue raisonné project to a sort of homecoming, for a family of works that had been scattered around the world by time and circumstance into public, private and even forgotten places. Absent from my pages then, the rediscovery of Untitled No.17 adds another indelible presence to the great Rothko canon.”

One of the pre-eminent artists identified with Abstract Expressionism, Rothko evolved his classic style at the end of the 1940s, creating large-scale canvases in which form and color are one. Although others have described these works in purely formal terms, Rothko spoke of them as “intimate and intense,” and said they were meant to be experienced at close quarters, so that the viewer gets the feeling of being “within the picture,” participating in its human “poignancy.” Untitled #17 was painted at the end of the decade of Rothko’s classic work, when he received the major commissions for the Four Seasons Restaurant, the Holyoke Center at Harvard and the de Menil Chapel in Houston that altered the direction of his art.

Jonathan Laib, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Specialist, Vice President, Head of Morning Sale Comments: “It is rare in one’s career for my team to handle such an extraordinary discovery, especially when the market for Rothko and classic Abstract Expressionist master works is at such an all-time high. The demand for Rothko is truly international, with strong interest from Asia, the Middle East and Russia. This picture will be the talk of the season.”

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
Christie’s New York
May 11, 2011 at 7 pm

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

on view...Montclair Museum NJ "Warhol and Cars: American Icons"

Warhol and Cars: American Icons

March 6 – June 19, 2011

The Montclair Art Museum presents the first exhibition to examine Andy Warhol's enduring fascination with automotive vehicles as products of American consumer society. The show features more than 40 drawings, prints, photographs, and related archival documents spanning Warhol's career from 1946 to 1986, from his early work as a commercial illustrator to the seminal but little-known silkscreen painting Twelve Cadillacs (1962) to paintings and prints from his important and poignant Car Crash series to his work based on Volkswagen advertisements from the 1970s and 1980s and his BMW Art Race Car Projects.


6:00pm | Round-table
The Institute for Public Knowledge

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What Does the Brain Do? Questioning Perception, Consciousness and Free Will

Monday, April 11, 2011

About John Storr..on view Grey Art gallery

“John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist” runs through July 9 at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, Greenwich Village; (212) 998-6780;

Sunday, April 10, 2011

On view in paris until July 24

Le mythe Dogon

PARIS – Les Dogons et Marcel Griaule : le mariage semble indissoluble entre l’ethnie qui habite la falaise de Bandiagara au Mali et le célèbre ethnologue, chef de file de la mission Dakar-Djibouti des années trente. L’exposition présente les objets emblématiques – montrés depuis longtemps chez les antiquaires européens - dont les fameux masques que Griaule classifia dans son ouvrage de 1938. Parmi les quelque 300 objets disposés pour mener jusqu’au chef-d’œuvre du musée du quai Branly (la grande statue djennenké), se trouvent des sculptures, des piliers de cases, des portes de greniers, des serrures, des appuie-tête. La commissaire Hélène Leloup, qui fréquente les Dogons depuis plus de 50 ans (elle a ouvert sa première galerie en 1956) prend comme clé de décryptage la fascination des Occidentaux pour la culture dogon, qui a d’abord marqué les ethnologues pour se diffuser largement : aujourd’hui, parmi les artistes qui y puisent leur inspiration, figure notamment Miquel Barceló.
Dogon au musée du quai Branly, du 5 avril au 24 juillet 2011.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Villa Gillet RDV April11 2011

New York, New York

What is Engagement Today?
Panel Discussion

Monday, April 11, 2011
6:30 pm


Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
4th Floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

In partnership with the
Villa Gillet and its Transatlantic Insights series of debates, readings, and performances, Aperture presents What is Engagement Today? 2011 has already proven to be a watershed year for political engagement, with struggles across the globe for peace, civil and human rights, and protection of the environment moving people to action. Photographer Nina Berman; psychoanalyst and activist Miguel Benasayag; anthropologist and physician Didier Fassin; and reporterGeorge Packer will discuss the new tools for activism. Moderated by Mark Greif, editor at n+1.

Across the globe, from North Africa to the halls of the Wisconsin Capitol, we see social, political, and environmental issues pushing people to action. But who are the faces of these movements? Who are the Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Martin Luther King, Jr., of today? What are the new tools of activism online and in the streets?

A former Che-Guevarist in Argentina, Miguel Benasayag dedicates himself today to issues of health and immigration in France. Didier Fassin analyzes the expansion of an international humanitarian government and studies the treatment of disadvantaged groups through the ethnography of police, justice, and prison. George Packer, a staff writer for
The New Yorker, has covered the Iraq War for the magazine, and has also written about the atrocities committed in Sierra Leone, civil unrest in the Ivory Coast, the megacity of Lagos, and global counterinsurgency. Nina Berman is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape. She is the author of Purple Hearts—Back from Iraq, 2004, portraits and interviews with wounded American war veterans, which was featured in Aperture magazine issue 191, and Homeland, 2008, an examination of militarism in post 9-11 America.