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And This Is Only September

Paris:- Saturday, 8. September 2001:- So many new events are listed in this column, starting right now, in September and in early October, that it will not hold one further words from me.

Events for Fall 2001 were outlined in a separate column two weeks ago, and this has even been updated a little - but still remains within the issue 6.35. A link to this page is included here, and below this week's contents list. Some of this other column's September items now appear in this column.



Aux Frontières de l'Art Brut - continues a show begun two years ago with the works of seven others artists, operating between 'art brut' and 'art naive.' Also see 'Noir sur Blanc' which presents eight other artists, working without colors. Until Sunday, 6. January 2002. At the Halle Saint-Pierre, 2. Rue Ronsard, Paris 18. Métro: Anvers. InfoTel.:01 42 58 72 89.

Helen Levitt - for a long time known only to insiders for her 'Street Photography,' this exhibition shows photos of immigrants, from the '60s to the '90s. From Wednesday, 12. September until Monday, 19. November. Except Tuesdays, hours are from 12:00 to 19:00. At the Centre National de la Photographie, 11. Rue Berryer, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile or George V. InfoTel.: 01 53 76 12 32.

Panorama of Hungarian Photographers - without details, this appears to be another fresh-air exhibition, on view from Wednesday, 12. September until sometime in October. To be found in the garden of the Palais-Royal, 1. Place du Palais-Royal, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal-Louvre. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 06 44.

Budapest Tram - also within the framework of the 'Magyart' season, there just may a whole tram from Budapest parked in front of Paris' Hôtel de Ville, from Thursday, 13. September until Sunday, 16. September. Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 06 44.

Savignac - one of the best poster designers in the last half the last century, Raymond Savignac had his first displayed in 1933. This exhibition runs from Tuesday, 11. September to Saturday, 12. January 2002. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 13:30 to 20:00. At the Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens,1. Rue Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont Marie InfoTel.:01 42 78 14 60.

Jean Dubuffet's - centennial means a major retrospective for this painter, from Wednesday, 12. September until the end of the year. From 11:00 to 21:00 except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Les Neuf Enceintes de Paris - each phase of Paris has its own wall, rampart, barrier or today's Perifreak! This exhibition shows them all, all at once, and from Thursday, 13. September until Sunday, 18. November; from 10:00 to 17:00 - all at the Musée de l'Armée, Hôtel des Invalides, 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Varennes or Latour-Maubourg. InfoTel.: 01 43 25 30 30.

C'Est Chic - the Compagnie des Prairies will stage dancing in and around the Square du Vert-Galant, from Friday, 14. September until Tuesday, 18. September, daily at 20:00 sharp - and free. Ile de la Cité, Pont-Neuf, Paris 1. Métro: Pont-Neuf or Saint-Michel. InfoTel.: 01 43 20 85 84.

Sculpture Biannual - is the 8th and it is 'European' in scope. From Friday, 14. September until Sunday, 14. October, daily from 10:00 to 20:00, and probably outside as well as free. In the Jardin des Plantes, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu or Gare d'Austerlitz. InfoTel.: 01 42 78 99 91.

Fête de l'Humanité - it used to be the 'rentrée's big party, but now it competes with everything else. But the 'Fête de l'Huma' has lots of experience and lots of everything, from Manu Chao to Patrick Bruel to Compay Segundo - plus! - techno nights. It starts on Friday, 14. September and winds up on Sunday, 16. September. Entry for three days is 60 francs. At the Parc de La Courneuve, Espace Fêtes. Take the RER 'B' line to Le Bourget and follow the crowds.

Les Journées du Patrimoine - this is the weekend - on Saturday, 15. September and on Sunday, 16. September - when France shows off its treasures, some of which are not usually open to the public, such as some of Paris' churches. Paris' own 'Maison des Parisiens' - the Hôtel de Ville - also opens its doors on Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00 and on Sunday from 9:30 to 18:00. Main entry by the front door. Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. Visits are also possible for groups, by reservation one or two months in advance. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 60 37. For the rest of Paris, no less than 38 major attractions with open doors. For the rest of France, find details at the Ministry of Culture's Web site.

La Course des Femmes - is sponsored by Le Parisien so it's called 'La Parisienne' for its 5th edition and will be run off over a seven kilometre course in the Jardins de Bagatelle. This will be on Sunday, 16. September. Bagatelle, Route de Neuilly, in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. Nearest métro: Pont de Neuilly, or bus 43. For the race, InfoTel.: 01 45 75 67 12. And this for the Web site.

Electrocadéro - the one-time Techno-Parade gets a new name, but the location is now fixed for the Champ de Mars. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, 15. September, fromposter: expo gestations residence a budapest 13:00 to 19:00. Nuit Techno is the 'after' for the day, to take place 'all night long' at the Zenith, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. ResaTel.: 08 92 68 36 22.

Gestations - photographer Muriel Toulemonda was invited to Budapest for two months, to study horses, the Danube's waters and Budapest's contradictions. The results will be on display from Friday, 28. September until Sunday, 18. November. From Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. At the Hôtel d'Albret, 31. Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 84 00.

Sculpture Biannual - is the 8th and it is 'European' in scope. From Friday, 14. September until Sunday, 14. October, daily from 10:00 to 20:00, and probably outside as well as free. In the Jardin des Plantes, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu or Gare d'Austerlitz. InfoTel.: 01 42 78 99 91.

"Moi Zénobie, Reine de Palmyre" - the cultural centre of the Panthéon has arranged this exhibition to tell us about the reign of Zénobie in the third century in Egypt. From Tuesday, 18. September until Sunday, 16. December, from Monday to Saturday, from 10:45 to 17:45. On Sundays and holidays from 14:00 to 18:40. Mairie of the 5th, 21. Place du Panthéon, Paris 5. Métro: RER Luxembourg. InfoTel.: 01 55 43 10 50.

C'Est Chic - the Compagnie des Prairies will stage dancing in and around the Square du Vert-Galant, from Friday, 14. September until Tuesday, 18. September, daily at 20:00 sharp - and free. Ile de la Cité, Pont-Neuf, Paris 1. Métro: Pont-Neuf or Saint-Michel. InfoTel.: 01 43 20 85 84.

@rt Outsiders 2001 - everything is getting tossed into the category of photography these days - things are changing. Rising 'outsiders' Nicoleposter: expo art outsiders Tran Ba Vang and Christophe Luxereau are featured at this image festival to be held from Wednesday, 12. September until Sunday, 30. September. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5-7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Aux Frontières de l'Art Brut - continues a show begun two years ago with the works of seven others artists, operating between 'art brut' and 'art naive.' Also see 'Noir sur Blanc' which presents eight other artists, working without colors. Until Sunday, 6. January 2002. At the Halle Saint-Pierre, 2. Rue Ronsard, Paris 18. Métro: Anvers. InfoTel.:01 42 58 72 89.

Babel TV - Patrick Mimran will be at the Orangerie de Bagatelle until Monday, 15. October, from 11:00 to 18:00 daily except Tuesdays. Whatever it is besides a 'major event,' see Babel TV when you've got time to visit the Orangerie de Bagatelle, in the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Pont de Neuilly. InfoTel.: 01 45 01 20 10.

Festival Ile-de-France - for six weeks, the eight departments surrounding Paris have their autumn festival too, this year with European themes. Beginning in September and continuing until Sunday, 14. October. For more info try the Ile-de-France Web site or InfoTel.: 01 58 71 01 01.

La Guerre et la Paix, Vallauris - features lino-engravings by Picasso, to complement Paris' recent Mois de l'Estampe. Until Sunday, 16. September; from 9:30 to 18:00 except on Mondays. At the Musée Picasso, 5. Rue de Thorigny, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul. Info. Tel.: 01 42 71 25 21.

Michel Kikoïne - one of the 'artist-emblems' of the 'Ecole de Paris.' Until Monday, 17. September. Also see 'Jérusalem' - photographs by Didier Ben Loulou, done between 1993 and 2001. Until Friday 28. September. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and Sundays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel Saint-Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 53.

Art-Wall Sticker - instead of having boring old wallpaper in rolls, 'Art-Wall Sticker' is a set of stickers that will cover about 15 square metres. These sets are designed by 20 different artists and seriographed, mostly on a transparent backing. My favorite is 'Socks' by Santiago Reyes, which has 45 versions of people with mis-matched pairs of socks and feet. It's up to you how to arrange them on your favorite wall. Each series is limited to 100 sets. This year's collection is on view until Friday, 14. September, from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 19:00, at the Espace Paul Ricard, 9. Rue Royale, Paris 8. Métro: Concorde or Madeleine.

Chillida - is one on the 20th century's most important sculptors and this exhibition features his works in all materials from lead to paper. Until Sunday, 16. September. Closed Mondays; open on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 21:30, Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Jeu de Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Métro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

The Château de Budapest - part of the Hungarian season called 'MAGYart' begins with this exhibition about the history of Budapest's Château; repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Most items on display are from the Budapest History Museum. Until Sunday, 16. September. Except Mondays, generally open from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint-Paul or Chemin-Vert. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 58 58.

Jardins en Fête - in Paris' 90 green spaces and gardens, a weekend orgy of flowers, demonstrations and exhibitions, all with the 'patrimoine végétal' as a theme. The place in front of the Hôtel de Ville will be transformed into a 'village de la fête, ' from 10:30 to 18:30. On Saturday, 22. and Sunday, 23. September, throughout Paris. Onposter: arts deco 2001, atelier an girard Friday, 21. September, the International Dahlia competition, at the Parc Floral, in the Bois de Vincennes.

Fireworks - part of the 5th arrondissement's Fêtes d'Automne program, sparkles in the sky starting at 21:00 on Saturday, 22. September, at the Quai Saint-Bernard. Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu or Gare d'Austerlitz.

30th Festival d'Automne à Paris - a long and important program of opera, theatre and dance is included within this festival, which is dedicated to Merce Cunningham. Also to be featured is a new installation by Jenny Holzer, on view at the Salpêtrière from 20. September until 4. November. From Monday, 17. September until Friday, 21. December, when winter starts. InfoTel.: 01 53 45 17 00. Also see the Festival d'Automne's Web site.

François et Nicolas de Poilly - contributed to Paris reputation, beginning in 1630, as the capital of European engraving. In addition to 100 of their prints, views of Paris at the beginning of Louis XIV's reign. From Tuesday, 18. September until Thursday, 11. October. Daily from 10:45 to 17:45, at the Mairie of the 5th - Centre Cultural du Panthéon, 11. Rue de Mirbel, Paris 5. Métro: Luxembourg. InfoTel.: 01 55 43 10 50.

Leclerc et Ses Hommes - Crossed Destinies - the victor of Koufra, liberator of Paris and Strasbourg, did it all with a wide variety men from all stations in life, who contributed to his and their own destinies. Presented with a background of comics from 1948-49, this exhibition begins on Tuesday, 18. September and continues until Sunday, 20. January 2002. Open daily except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40. At the 'Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin,' Jardin Atlantique, above the Gare Montparnasse. Paris 15. InfoTel.: 01 40 64 39 44.

Jenny Holzer - will be arranging projections of texts along the Seine, on the Louvre, on the stairs of the Bibliothèque Nationale, on the trees of the Tuileries and on the Obelisk in the Place Vendôme. From Thursday, 20. September until Sunday, 4. November. Within the Festival d'Automne program. Details at 156. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Louvre-Rivoli. InfoTel.: 01 53 45 17 00.

Patrimoine Disparu - from the time of Clovis until the end of the industrial revolution all sorts of important monuments - châteaux and jardins - have been disappearing. It's a wonder that there is anything left to look at. Madame de Pompadour's Bellevue at Meudon may be long gone, but a wisp of drawings remain. On view from Thursday, 20. September until Sunday, 16. December. Closed on Tuesdays. To be at the Trianonposter: chateaux et jardins disparus, bagatelle de Bagatelle, Parc de Bagatelle, Route de Neuilly, in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. Nearest métro: Pont de Neuilly, or bus 43. Park entry: 10 francs. InfoTel.: 01 45 01 20 10.

(Almost) No Cars - will be circulating in Paris on Saturday, 22. September. Very restricted will be the centre of the city, the Bois de Boulogne and Vincennes, Montmartre and the two sides of the Bassin de la Villette. Other individual streets will be restricted too. Bikes, rollers and city buses will have all the freedom possible, from 07:00 to 19:00, when it will be 'back to normal' for Saturday night.

Rouge et Or - or, the 'Trésors du Portugal Baroque,' is a major exhibition to begin on Tuesday, 25. September and continue until 25. February 2002. Coming to the Musée Andre-Jacquemart, 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 42 89 04 91.

L'Or des Rois Scythes - this exhibition will fill up the Grand Palais until the end of the year, and may be the last expo in it for some time. Beginning on Thursday, 27. September. Reservations required for morning visits until 13:00; come as you are afterwards. Closed Tuesdays. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Le Voyage d'Hiver - Franz Schubert's 'Winterreise,' on three dates from Monday, 24. to Sunday, 30. September, at the Théâtre du Châtelet. Also hear the orchestra and chorus of Saint-Petersburg's Mariinski Theatre on 26. September. At the Théâtre du Châtelet, 1. Place du Châtelet, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet. InfoTel.: 01 40 28 08 40.

Monde du Jeu - for its 5th edition this salon presents the universe of games, from traditional to multimedia. From Friday, 28. September to Sunday, 30. September, from 10:00 to 19:00. Entry, 60 francs. At the Espace d'Auteuil, Place de l Porte d'Auteuil, Paris 16. Métro: Porte d'Auteuil.


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