Paris' Long Summer

photo: art marche, edgar quinet, sunday

Every Sunday - the art market at Edgar Quinet in Montparnasse.

Has More than the Short One

Paris:- Saturday, 13. July 2002:- It may be my imagination, but there seems to be more in the way of exhibitions this summer. This week sees the addition of several items that have already begun, and continue for the rest of Paris' long summer, until October.

In addition, there are a lot of extra summer-only events listed in their own suntanned ghetto on the 'Scene d'Eté' page in this issue. These include the Paris form of drive-ins, which are walk-in outside movies. Just as well, because even in July there's no free parking.

Some items may be listed on both pages - on the grounds that some readers may look at one page and not the other. For the people who will read neither, they won't read this helpful hint either.

This year's Summer Sales in Paris - 'Les Soldes d'Eté' - continue with their bargains until Tuesday 6. August in Paris. Some truly great deals may run out of stock too.



Un Maïtre du Portrait - means Arnold Newman's photographs, to be admired until Sunday, 22. September. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 74 30 60.

Georges Mathieu - this abstract artist's works from the '50s and '60s are on splendidposter: expo, mathieu, jeu de paume view in this retrospective. Until Sunday, 6. October. Except for Mondays and holidays, from 12:00 to 19:00, from 12:00 to 21:30 on Tuesdays and 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends. At the Galeries Nationales du Jeu du Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, inside the Tuileries, Paris 8. Métro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Robert Raushenberg - is featured in a major exhibition last until Monday, 14. October. Except Tuesday, daily from 11:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, 59-61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Hernani - Victor Hugo's piece blew an air of youth into the theatre of his day, and this is being recreated this summer in the open air, beneath the Maison de Victor Hugo. Until Sunday, 28. July. In the Place des Vosges, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Bastille. Try the Paris Web site for more details - which may say this event takes place at the Bibliothèque Historique in the Rue Mahler instead.

Ingres - 'Les Cartons de Vitraux,' 25 of them from the Louvre's collection, are on view continuing until Monday, 23. September. Open from 9:00 to 17:30 and until 21:30 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. The Musée du Louvre, Pyramide entry, Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

Rare Rocks - are always on show at the little-known museum attached to the Ecole des Mines. From Tuesday to Friday, from 13:30 to 18:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00. At the Musée de Minéralogie, 60. Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 5. Line 'B' RER: Luxembourg. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 91 39.

Le Diaphane et l'Obscur - is an historical look back at the beginnings of the artistic uses of diapositives and projections. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday, until Sunday; 8. 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 26.

For the Carless - the Seine-side speedways will be liberated from car-crazies for the use of strollers, bikers and rollers on Sundays and holidays from 9:00 to 17:00, until next fall. On the right bank - from the Tuileries to Bercy and on the left bank - from the Quai Anatole France to the Quai Branly.

Going on step further, during the summer the right bank's expressway will be completely closed to traffic from Sunday, 21 July until Sunday, 18. August. This even has a name - it's called 'Paris Plage.' One exception - see below.

Tour de France - after riding around, up and down, in France for three weeks this year's one and only All-France bike race wheels off its final laps in Paris. The finishing line is on the Champs-Elysées and the day to see it will be Sunday, 28. July.

Afrique Secrète - is an exhibition drawn from this museum's own collection, meant to shed light on death rites of equatorial Africa and the initiation ceremonies practiced in west Africa. Also see the sculptures of Ndary Lo from Senegal. Both expos run until Sunday, 21. July, daily from 11:00 to 19:00. Entry charge but free on the last Wednesday of the month. At the Musée Dapper, 35. Rue Paul-Valéry, Paris 16. Métro: Etoile, Victor Hugo or Kléber. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 01 50.

The Louvre - 'The Pharaoh's Artists' are featured in a special exhibition based on the artisans of Deir- el-Medina lasting until Monday, 22. July. Open from 9:00 to 18:00 andposter: victor hugo, i'integral, thtr nord ouest until 21:45 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. The Musée du Louvre, Pyramide entry, Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 57 60.

OEil Pour OEil - is one exhibition in this location known for 'primitive' artworks that have picked up the name 'art brut.' The other exhibition features Jehan de Villiers, with both running side-by-side until Sunday, 28. July. At the Halle Saint-Pierre, 2. Rue Ronsard, Paris 18. Métro: Anvers. InfoTel.: 01 42 58 72 89.

'Voir des Etoiles' With Victor Hugo - for his bicentennial the focus is on Hugo's theatre efforts, in cooperation with the Comédie Française and the Bibliothèque Nationale. With 200 years to look back on, Hugo's works stand the test of modernism. The exhibition and performances continue until Sunday, 28. July. From Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Maison de Victor Hugo, 6. Place des Vosges, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 10 16.

Bohêmes - also takes place within the Festival Ile-de-France this year, which means it is not only in Paris. Something like 37 events are planned, beginning in late August and continuing until mid-October. Some transfer buses from Paris will be available. In Paris and the Ile-de-France region. InfoTel.: 01 58 71 01 01.

Coming In the Fall - beginning in September and October, you will find Manet and Vélasquez at the Musée d'Orsay, Matisse and Picasso, followed byposter: expo, queen mary 2, mus marine Constable, at the Grand Palais, as well as Kramer and Picasso at the Musée Picasso, and 'Rituels Tibétains' at the Guimet Museum.

Mondial de l'Automobile 2002 - it is Paris' turn to hold the biannual 'World' Motor Show, which features the world's latest wheeled creations. If you like shiny, clean cars with no milage that you may have not seen before, this is the place to see them if you don't mind huge crowds, all kicking the tires. This year, beginning on Saturday, 28. September, until Sunday, 13. October. At Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles.

La Geste Kongo - is a new exhibition of 'Nikisi' and 'Minkisi' - which are statuettes, singular or plural, done by the Kongo and their immediate neighbors in Africa. On view from Wednesday, 18. September, until January. At the Musée Dapper, 35. Rue Paul-Valéry, Paris 16. Métro: Etoile, Victor Hugo or Kléber. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 01 50.

Daniel Buren - is featured in a major and extraordinary exhibition starting as a limited engagement stretching out to Monday, 23. September. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33. On view for free, see Buren's columns in the courtyard of the Palais-Royal.

Bohemia Magica - the Czech Republic has had its own special relations with Paris and these are celebrated this year, at the Musée d'Orsay and the Montparnasse Museum. Besides featuring 20th century Czech artists in Paris, the 'Bohemia Magica' program also offers a showcase for contemporary Czech artists, film makers and writers. Until the end of the year.

Marc Chagall - important works are featured in an exhibition, 'Hadassah, de l'Esquisse au Vitrail,' until Sunday, 15. September. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and on 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 60.

Bertrand Lavier - covers some area between painting and sculpture, while Philippeposter: le premier, thtr lucernaire Parreno is more multiplex, using everything he gets his hands on. Both until Sunday, 22. September. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 17:40; until 18:45 on weekends. At Paris' Musée d'Art Moderne, 11. Avenue Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 53 67 40 80.

Victor Hugo in Caricatures - 70 cartoons inspired by the person of Victor Hugo, mostly by Honoré Daumier, Gustave Doré and André Gill, await you - out of 500 caricatures that were made during Hugo's lifetime. On view until Sunday, 4. August. Except on Monday, from 10:00 to 17:40. At the Maison de Balzac, 47. Rue Raynouard, Paris 16. Métro: Passy or La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 55 74 41 80. Also see the Ministry of Culture's portal for more Victor Hugo events, such as 'Exilium Vite Est' and 'Notre Dame de Paris'' on show until August, presented at Hugo's exile home at Hauteville House on the Ile of Guernsey. InfoTel.: 01 42 27 17 89.

L'Azulejo au Portugal - is about fancy tiles, their Arabian influences, and their applications in Portugal. Much more interesting than wallpaper, as well as honoring Paris' Portuguese community. Until Saturday, 31. August. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00. No entry charge. In the Salle Saint-Jean, in the Hôtel de Ville, 5. Rue Lobau, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 51 53.

Finin - Etoffes du Mail - features designed textiles from this African country, from the 11th century to the present. Except Mondays, open from 11:30 to 18:30. Pavillonposter: theatre 13 des Arts, Porte Rambuteau, Terrace Lautréamont, 101. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet-Les Halles. InfoTel.: 01 42 33 82 50.

Poupées Folkloriques - are 500 dolls from the 30s to the 70s, in their 'traditional' dress, both French and international. On view until Sunday, 1. September, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Poupée, in the Impasse Berthaud, just off 22. Rue Rambuteau, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 73 11.

Exile-Exile - with the 2nd 'Exile' being backwards, featuring Raoul Marek and his 'La Salle du Monde,' in three dimensions. Until Sunday, 13. October, from Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Zadkine, 100-bis. Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 43 26 91 90.

Objets de Réflexion - is the name of the current exhibition in this new art space, continuing until Sunday, 18. August. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 14:00 to 19:00, on weekends from 11:00 to 19:00. At Le Plateau, at the corner of the Rue des Alouettes and the Rue Carducci, Paris 19. Métro: Buttes-Chaumont. InfoTel.: 01 53 19 88 10.

Les Chemins de l'Encre - isabout 20th century Chinese paintings by T'Ang Haywen. Until Monday, 9. September. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays. Musée National des Arts Asiatique - Guimet, 19. Avenue d'Iéna, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 53 00.


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