Summer Is Not Over

photo: sundown, seine, saturday 17 august

At sundown, just before Paris' lights come on.

Even With a 'Closed' Beach

Paris:- Saturday, 17. August 2002:- 'Summer' here is semi-officially over on Monday, mainly because 'Paris Plage' is scheduled to close - but, hey! - look below to see what's still playing and gliding along into September.

Then there's a few September's start-ups, sort of kicking off summer-bis, which continues as a brand new sub-season until 'Sleepless Night,' to be held on Saturday-Sunday, 5-6. October. Many of these items have their own, separate 'Scene' page in this issue.

URLs for summer-only 'Scene' pages can be found at the end of this column. Ignore all listed events that are over and gone forever.



Mid-August is not usually a time when new events begin and this year is no exception. Here are what little there is:-

Volle Rolle - the brothers Hans and Franz Joseph van der Grinten bicycled 647 kilometres to Paris in 1952, to pick up some items for their little art collection at the Museum Schloss Moyland on the Rhein, which now contains works byposter: sarah, threatre edouard vii Goya, Maillol, Chagall, Picasso, Dufy and Henry Moore. On Monday the surviving brother, Franz, arrives again by bicycle with 35 friends, to open an exhibition from the museum's collection that runs from Wednesday, 21 August until Monday, 9. September, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Goethe Institut Inter Nationes, 17. Avenue d'Iéna, Paris 16. Métro: Place d'Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 44 43 92 30.

Le Belém - is an exhibition devoted to the fabled destiny of a cargo-carrying multi-masted sailing ship. Until Monday, 30. September, from 10:00 to 18:00, except Tuesdays. At the Musée de la Marine, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 53 65 69 69.

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. Also see 'Bohemia Magica' below.

i ka nyè tan - is a photographic exhibition featuring works by Seydou Keïta, Philippe Houdjina, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Malick Sidibé. This exhibition continues until Sunday, 25. August. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30. To be at the Centre Photographique d'Ile-de-France, 107. Avenue de la République, in Pontault Combault. By SNCF train for 30 minutes from Gare de l'Est, in the direction of Tournan or Coulommiers and get off at Emerainville or Pontault-Combault. InfoTel.: 01 70 05 49 80.

Zelle la Grenouille - will be in the 'Jardin des Parapluies,' in a spectacle featuring marionettes by Gérard Weiss. This will be enjoyed by kids from 3 to 8. Except on Saturdays, until Wednesday, 28. August, at 15:00 and on Sundays at 16:30. At the Théâtre Astral in the Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 43 71 31 10.

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.

Les Voyages de Colette - is an exhibition of previously private letters, written by Colette. See them until Saturday, 31. August, from Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée de la Poste, 34. Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse. InfoTel.: 01 42 79 24 24.

William Klein's Paris - after living in Paris for the past 50 years, the 'MEP' asked William Klein to photograph his hometown in 1997. Or more exactly, put together an exhibit of photos he had already taken here. Continues until Sunday, 1. 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.

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.

Le Train Se Découvre - contains everything you ever wanted to know about trains in this exhibition lasting until Sunday, 1. September. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00; on Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Cité des Sciences, 30. Avenue Corentin-Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 40 05 80 00.

Coming Events, Exhibitions, Salons
Usually found here, coming events and exhibitions are on an extra Scene page in this issue.

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.

Georges Mathieu - this abstract artist's works from the '50s and '60s are on splendid view in this retrospective. Until Sunday, 6. October. Except for Mondays and holidays, from 12:00 to 19:00, fromposter: threatre victor hugo au jardin 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 Rauschenberg - is featured in a major exhibition lasting 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.

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 Philippe 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.

Daniel Buren - is featured in a major and extraordinary exhibition 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.

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

Les Chemins de l'Encre - is about 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.

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.

Paris Chante Montand - is, I guess, a musical expo or an expo featuring the musical Yves Montand that continues until October. Yves Montand lived in the Place Dauphine for years, and many of the photos were taken nearby. Free entry. Except on Sundays, from 9:30 to 18:30. In the Salon d'Acceuil of the Hôtel de Ville, 29. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 43 43.

Art ou Nature? - the outdoor part of this exhibition in the Luxembourg garden near the Orangerie continues until Saturday, 21 September. At the garden entry at 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon or Saint-Suplice. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 33 99.

Elles de Montparnasse - models and artists added up to inspiration, which is the theme of this exhibition which continues until mid- September. Open from Wednesday to Sunday; from 13:00 to 19:00. Le Musée du Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 96.

Affiches de Théâtre - this expo-sale presents theatre performance posters for collectors, until September. See them in the afternoons at the Galerie Grand Monde, in the Cour Damoye, entry via 12. Place de la Bastille, Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 48 05 51 30.

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.

Photos by Nathalie Darbellay - features photos taken during the renovations of the Opéra, the Opéra-Comique and the Châtelet theatre, all once part of Paris' 'Le Grand Opéra,' of the 19th century. Except for these, the otherposter: visite opera garnier extravagant 'grand' locations have disappeared. Being presented in the Crypte Archéologique under the parvis of Notre Dame, until Sunday, 29. September. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Crypte Archéologique, 1. Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame, on the Ile de la Cité. Métro: Cité or Saint-Michel. InfoTel.: 01 43 29 83 51.

Martine Franck - this Magnum photographer presents landscapes, portraits of artists and scenes from the 'Théâtre du Soleil,' in this exhibition of 90 photos. Until Sunday, 29. September, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays and public holidays. See the expo, then give yourself a tea in this museum's secluded garden. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique - Hôtel Scheffer Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Saint-Georges, Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 48 74 95 38.

Underground Jobs - in addition to the métro, other areas of underground jobs in Paris concern the Catacombs and the quarries. 'Les Métiers du Monde Souterrain' features these jobs in photos by Jean-Yves Le Roy, to continue until next March. Closed on Mondays and some holidays, but open on Tuesday from 11:00 to 16:00 and from Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00. At the Catacombs, 1. Place Denfert-Rochereau, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert-Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

Forum des Images - has the film cycle with the title, 'Intolérance' until Sunday, 13. October. Many other concurrent 'cycles' as well, from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00. At the Forum des Images-Vidéothèque at the Forum des Halles, Porte Saint-Eustache. Paris 1. InfoTel.: 01 44 76 63 00.

Cinemathèque Française - the film museum Cinémathèque operates in two locations - at the Palais de Chaillot at Trocadéro, garden entry - and at its location on the Grands Boulevards at 42. Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, Paris 10. Métros: Trocadéro for Chaillot and Bonne Nouvelle for Grands Boulevards. Program, InfoTel.: 01 56 26 01 01.

Hugo au Jardin - the 'Man of the Year' in Paris is on a green stage with performances until the end of September. See 'Lucrèce Borgia' in August and 'Le Roi s'Amuse' during September. In or at the Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, in the Jardin Pré-Catalan, in the Bois de Boulogne. Paris 16. Métro: Port Maillot and then bus 244, direction Reuil-Malmaison InfoTel.: 01 40 19 95 33.

Festival Classique au Vert - this year marks the 9th edition, which continues until Sunday, 29. September, on Saturdays and Sundays at 16:00. In the 'Valley of Flowers' by the 'Espace Delta' in the Parc Floral in the Bois de Vincennes. Park entry is 1.50euro 3 sign. Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 55 94 20 20.

Musique En l'Ile - is having its 16th season, to musically wend its way around the islands until Sunday, 1. September. Métro: Cité. InfoTel.: 01 44 62 00 55.

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