Carry On - September

photo: pont neuf, 10 sept 2000

The Seine, the Pont Neuf and the sun going down.

Juggling Events

Paris:- Saturday, 9. September 2000:- After actually going to a couple of the events that have been mentioned here, I can't say I had a bad time. I got a bit of fresh air too.

What I will say is going to events is strenuous, because I have to write accounts of them afterwards. This in itself it not strenuous, and sifting through all the photos isn't either, but it's a bit tiring making choices.

Well - no more tiring than picking out something to watch on TV. But watching the new fall program on TV is strenuous too, because the bright sparks have decided to broadcast all the good movies all on the same night. This means juggling with empty video cassettes, which is decidedly strenuous.



Here are few selected events that are starting this week. September has so many, that you should also peer closely at 'Coming Events' below for some that start very soon too.

Les Arts Déco 2000 - is a new exhibition by students of the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, part of which was presented at 'Arts Déco' in Ivry in July. Discover these 'new' artists at the Atelier A. Girard, 7. Rue Campagne-Première, Paris 14. From Tuesday, 13. September until Friday, 13. October; fromposter: arts deco 2000, gal an girard Tuesday to Friday; from 12:00 to 18:30. Métro: Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16/

CUBA 2000 - features 15 artists from Havana, plus music by the groups 'Conson' and 'Trinidad,' and with reading from texts by Abilio Estevez and Alejo Carpentier, by Marie-Laure Jeanneteau. From Wednesday, 13. September until Friday, 6. October; daily from 11:00 to 20:00. At the Espace Commines, 17. Rue Commines, Paris 3. Métro: Filles-de-Calvaire or Saint-Sébastien-Froissart. InfoTel.: 0142 77 53 26.

Des Statues pour Bagatelle - or the 'Histoire d'un Retour.' This is a set of 12 statutes, representing mythic characters; somewhat mythic themselves, which may have been removed from Bagatelle before 1905. Were these done for the Comte d'Artois in 1778? From Wednesday, 13. September until Sunday, 12. November. Open daily from 11:00 to 17:00. Parc de Bagatelle, Route de Sèvres, Bois de Boulogne. Métro: Pont de Neuilly. InfoTel.: 01 45 01 20 10.

Fête de l'Huma 2000 - organized by the newspaper L'Humanité every year, this fête is September's last summer event and is always a good show with a full carnie boogie, food and drink, and Communist Party stands from all over France. Lots of entertainment, including Tonton David, Sergent Garcia and blues-schmooz Eddy Mitchell. From Friday, 15. September until Sunday, 17. September - all for the one low price of 60 francs. At the Parc de la Courneuve, Espace Fête. Métro: somewhere around the end of line 7, at La Courneuve.

Salon Naifs et Primitifs - will feature more than 200 works by about 40 international artists. Until Tuesday, 3. October. At the Espace Saint-Martin, 256. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, Paris 10. Métro: Louis Blanc. See the Web site for Naifs et Primitifs.

Apple Expo - the tangerine, raspberry, aqua, purple, lime-colored iMac that used to be known more formally as plain Macintosh, has its own show, for its own fanatic fans, from Wednesday, 13. September to Sunday, 17. September. In the Hall 4 at Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles.

This item closes the 'opening' events for this week. You will find some other new items below. The images are of posters that are around Paris, but some are for coming events - not necessarily listed in the text.

Paris' program for this fall is now firming up. It is long and varied; and it is longer than I thought. Slowly but surely most of it will find a place here.

1st Open de Pétanque de Paris - is the first to be held in Paris, so it is open to all players, for a modest inscription fee of 75 francs which must be in by Wednesday, 13. September. This two-day event even features serious prizes of 15,000 francs and 5000. In the Bois de Vincennes on the Pelouse de Reuilly; on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16. September. Paris 12. Métro: Porte de Charenton or Porte Dorée. InfoTel.: 01 43 46 58 79.

Sous le Ciel de la Peinture - Paris - 150 works; oils, aquarelles, drawings, from the 17th century to today; by David,poster: expo, sous le ciel de la peinture Corot, Delacroix, Picasso, Matisse and others, all showing the 'light' of Paris. From Thursday, 14. September until Sunday, 17. December. In the city's own Salle Saint-Jean, Hôtel de Ville, Rue de Lobau, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville.

5th Fête des Jardins - is a weekend series of tours, cultural activities, ateliers and childrens' entertainments, which will take place in parks and gardens throughout Paris. This includes the 'comics' at Bercy and a special tour of the Champs-Elysées gardens. The weekend concerned is Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24. September. See the Paris Web site for more details.

Le Cadre à Travers les Siècles - is what the invitation says, but other info I have here is more about modern frame-making, by the masters of the profession in France. The dates don't match either - it's the rentrée! - so my guess is that this exhibition starts on Tuesday, 19. September and continues until Saturday, 25. November. From Tuesday to Saturday; from 13:30 to 20:00. At the Bibliothèque Forney, in the Hôtel de Sens, 1. Rue du Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont Marie. InfoTel.: 01 42 78 14 60.

Rouge - blood, fire, revolt - in 100 films; one of the three colors with a word in every one of the world's languages. From Tuesday, 19. September until Sunday, 22. October. At the Forum des Images, Porte Saint-Eustache, Forum des Halles, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet-Les Halles.

Le Jardin Médiéval - is what has been done with the space between the Cluny and the Boulevard Saint-German, at the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Michel. More exactly, it sort of surrounds the museum. According to its poster, opening day is Saturday, 23. September. Métro: Cluny.

Mondial de l'Automobile -translates into Paris' biannual International Motor Show, which features the latest creations on wheels from all the world's manufacturers. It you like shiny, clean cars with low milage, this is the place to see them. This year, from Saturday, 30. September until Sunday, 15. October. At Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles.

Animal Expo - is an annual domestic animal - pets - exhibition. No details, only dates; the weekend of Saturday, 30. September and Sunday, 1. October. At the Parc Floral in the Bois de Vincennes. The park is open from 9:30 to 19:00. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 43 43 92 95.

1940 - 'L'Année de Tous les Destins,' traces the fall of France and the emergence of the fight to win it back. From Wednesday, 4. October to 22. July 2001. At the Mémorial Leclerc, Jardin Atlantique, behind and above the Gare Montparnasse. Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse.

FIAC - is Paris' annual international contemporary art exhibition, which includes artists, their works and their dealers. This year, for 2000, the art fair features an exceptional 200 one-man shows. A colloque organized for 'L'Art Dans le Monde 2000' will be held here on Wednesday and Thursday, 25 and 26. October, in the afternoons. The FIAC is open from Wednesday to Monday, 25 to 30. October; from 12:00 to 20:00; on Thursday, 26. September to 22:00, and on the weekend from 10:00 to 20:00. at the Pavillon du Parc at Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles.

Archéo 2000 - opening of the restored Orangerie, Paris' only 17th century example, in the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau. On show: a collection of the archeological finds from Bercy; featuring 4-6000 year-old canoes. Actual dates to come. In October, Paris in 3D, from 1850. Musée Carnavalet - Historie de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint-Paul.

Piste - is the Cirque Bouglione's new show, beginning on Saturday, 28. October and continuing until 31. December. At the Cirque d'Hiver, Place Pasedeloup, Paris 11. Métro: Filles-de-Calvaire. InfoTel.: 08 92 68 08 92.

Mois de la Photo 2000 - this year's dates are from Sunday, 29. October until Sunday, 26. November.

Versailles: September Events - Versailles' summer events do not vary much, but remain spectacular. 'Les Grandes Eaux Musicales' are every Sunday until 8. October. For more details, check out the Musée du Château de Versailles Web site. To get to Versailles take the RER 'C' line, to Versailles R-G, or take the SNCF train from the Gare Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 30 83 77 88.

L'Art Dans le Monde 2000 - this is the 2nd edition of a panorama of 'new talent' selected by 36 of the world's top art magazines, and they've chosen 100 artists of 50 nationalities. Besides the magazines, there will be paintings, sculpture, photographs, videos, 'installations' and performances. See report in this issue. Until Wednesday, 8. November; open daily except Mondays, from 11:00 to 19:00. The location is given as the 'Culée' of the Pont Alexandre III; with the entry located on the right bank on the right side of the bridge. This is a tunnel, both 'warm' and 'industrial.'

Fra Angelico to Bonnard - features 106 major paintings from the Rau Collection - by El Greco, Tiepolo, Millet, Fragonard, Pissarro, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, to name a few. Until Thursday, 4. January 2001. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00; onbrochure: fete des jardins Thursdays until 22:00. Musée du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Suplice, Odéon or Mabillon. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 25 95.

Picasso's Sculpture - is an exhibition, largely postered in the métro, currently at the Centre Pompidou. You know who Picasso is and you know what sculpture is, so this is just an excuse to put in the culture factory's Web URL - which may be a new one. Otherwise, the place is open from 11:00 to 21:00 or 22:00; but never open on Tuesday. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Pierre Bonnard - One on the summer's events, featuring 90 paintings, from Nabi to nudes. Until Monday, 9. October; from 11:00 to 18:00, until 21:00 on Thursdays. Closed Tuesday. Musée Maillol, Fondation Dina Vierny, 59 - 61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Monet At Marmottan - an exhibition showing a fairly complete collection of paintings by Claude Monet. A special section is set aside for the Giverny paintings. Degas, Caillebotte, Sisley and Gauguin are also present, but this is nearly a mono-Monet show. Until Sunday, 31. December; from 10:00 to 17:00, except Mondays. Musée Marmottan, 2. Rue Louis-Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 42 24 07 02.

L'Arts d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'Océanie et des Amériques - this exhibition is housed in the newly re-opened Pavillon des Sessions in the Louvre. The 'artworks' featured are called 'primitive' by some, but the French have coined a new phrase; 'Arts Premiers.' The entry to the Louvre's new section is located to the south of the Carrousel Arch. Follow the signs to the Porte des Lions. InfoTel.: 01 40 30 51 51.

Eugène Delacroix - the national museum devoted to this painter occupies part of his personal apartment. After quitting his atelier in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Delacroix moved into the Rue de Fürstenberg in 1857, in order to work on Saint-Suplice. Open from 9:30 until 16:30 daily except Tuesday. Musée National Eugène Delacroix, 6. Rue de Fürstenberg, Paris 6. Métro: Mabillon. InfoTel.: 01 44 41 86 50.

Yiddish? Yiddish! - the exhibition continues until Sunday, 8. October, with a little more Yiddish Atmosphère on 17. and 18. October. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville. Museum hours Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 18:00; and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.

Nils-Udo - moves into the Musée Zadkine to take up temporary residence in its garden atelier in order sculpt some vegetation - up to five metres high. This exhibition continues until Monday, 24. September; from Tuesdays to Sundays; and including the holiday Tuesday, 15. August. Musée Zadkine, 100 bis, Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 91 90.

Mesurer l'Atmosphère - is a temporary 'weather' exhibition at the newly renovated and worth a visit nuts-and-bolts museum. After ten years of being mostly closed and about four years of being all closed, a major Paris museum has reopened. It is fullposter: le squat, thr rive gauche of the tools and machines - many original - that helped make our modern world. A report about my visit to it is featured in an issue earlier this year.

Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60. Rue Réaumur, Paris 3. Métro: Arts et Métiers. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00; until 21:00 on Thursdays. Entry: 35 francs. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 82 20.

Bijoux Romantiques - were made in the time of George Sand, which is now considered 'romantic.' This exhibition of decorative jewelry featuring more than 200 pieces - some from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs - will be taking place until Sunday, 1. October, at the Musée de la Vie Romantique. In the Hôtel Scheffer-Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 48 74 95 38.

Le Canotage - while canoes are happening outside, in the interior there will be 'Intérieur' by Vlaminck, which the Musée Fournaise thinks he may have painted there. 'There' is the Ile des Impressionistes at Chatou, which has its boatworks, historic museum and a restaurant. Until Sunday, 29. October. At the Musée Furnaise, Ile des Impressionistes, 78400 Chatou. Take RER line 'A' to Chatou-Croissy or Reuil-Malmaison. Open Thursday and Friday from 11:00 to 17:00 and on Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 to 18:00. InfoTel.: 01 34 80 63 22.


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