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Louvre pools and the Carrousel arch.

The Summer Shows

Paris:– Saturday, 19. June 2004:– Below you will find the 'regular' events that are on for you in Paris this summer. They are far fewer than I calculated in the last version of this column, and they don't include many temporary exhibitions on show at the big museums.

For some of the 'summer' events you'll need to turn to the 'Scène Eté column that is a companion to this one. Again, it doesn't contain everything that is going on.

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  • Summer 2004
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  • Coming Events, Exhibitions, Salons
  • Swimming Pools
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Eblouissement – 'it's all about light.' Historic photo works by Brassaï, Hausmann, Kertesz, Man Ray, Moholy–Nagy, and modern works by Victore Burgin, Bustamante, David Claerbout, Stan Douglas, Patrick Everaert, Michel François, Gonzales–Torres et al. Until 12. September. 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 52.

Guy Bourdin – this world–famous fashion and advertising photographer is on show, with at times mysterious images. Beginning on Thursday, 24. June and continuing until 12. September. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, Tuesday evenings to 21:30, and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1, place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Place de la Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

Pierre Alechinsky – has added 30 new works to the 250 already in this museum's collection. All are on view beginning on Wednesday, 23. June, and continue until 27. September. from 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

George Sand, une Nature d'Artiste – this exhibition presents a reunion of the writer's friends, Liszt, Marie d'Agoult, Chopin, Musset and Flaubert, plus glimpses of the avant–garde she championed. The exhibition begins on Tuesday, 29. June and continues until 29. November. From 10:00 to 18:00 daily except Mondays. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique – Hôtel Scheffer–Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Saint–Georges, Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 55 31 95 67.

Kojiro Akagi – painted and drew Paris for 40 years, represented here by 25 paintings and 40 designs. This expo continues until 28. November. Except Mondays, openposter: akagi from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Crypte Archéologique, 1. Place du Parvis de Notre–Dame, Paris 4. Métro: Cité. InfoTel.: 01 55 42 50 10.

Les Pascins – refers to the paintings by Jules Pascin normally in the collection of Paris Musée d'Art Moderne, but on display here until 12. 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 de Saint–Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.

Salon du Timbre – is the annual big stamp salon, organized by La Poste. From Saturday, 26. June until Sunday, 4. July. To be in the Parc Floral de Paris, in its expo space, in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris 12. Métro: Château de Vincennes. InfoTel.: 01 41 87 13 18.

Pablo Neruda – on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this Nobel prize winner, an exhibition of photos and images of his life. This continues until Thursday, 22. July. Open from Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Maison de l'Amérique Latine, 217. Boulevard Saint–Germain, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino. InfoTel.: 01 49 54 75 00.

Mosaïculture – is a walking exhibition in the entirely renovated Serres d'Auteuil, which is a city nursery and palm plantation. Whatever 'Mosaïculture' might be, eight personalities associated with it are on display until 10. October. Hours are from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Serres d'Auteuil, 1–bis, Avenue de la Porte–d'Auteuil, Paris 16. Métro: Porte–d'Auteuil.

Cabanes – are the theme of a walking exhibition in the Parc de Bagatelle until 10. October. In the same parkposter: chaillot, saison 04 05 find the Festival Chopin playing on until Wednesday, 14. July. Find more music of the chamber type with the Octuor de France at the park's Orangerie. Closed on Tuesdays, open from 11:30 to 18:00. Parc de Bagatelle, Route de Neuilly, in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16. Nearest métro: Pont de Neuilly, or bus 43. Park entry – 1.50€. InfoTel.: 01 45 00 22 19.

Paris Cinéma – the now annual Paris Cinéma festival will be happening from Wednesday, 30. June until Tuesday, 13. July. See 400 films in 30 locations, for 4€ each, at participating salles. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 09 86.

Portraits of Vancouver – not as old as some things in Paris, these 'faces of history' are on view until 18. September. Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00, to 21:00 on Thursday, and from 14:00 to 18:00 on Saturday. At the Centre Culturel Canadien, 5. Rue de Constantine, Paris 7. Métro: Invalides. InfoTel.: 01 44 43 21 90.

Shorties – includes Les Pestacles, for kids, at the Parc Floral until Sunday, 25. July. At the same location, the Paris Jazz Festival, bebops until Sunday, 25. July. The now annual Marche des Fiertés Lesbiennes, Gaies, Bi et Trans! will roll loudly through Paris on Saturday, 26. June. The sailing 'Tour de France' starts with a regatta in Paris on the weekend of Friday, 25. June to Sunday 27. June. The Festival Solidays takes place at the Longchamp racetrack, from Friday, 9. July until Sunday, 11. July.

27th Foire Saint–Germain – features poetry and literature, antiques and old books, and theatre too, until Sunday, 11. July. Everything happens around the Place Saint–Sulpice, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon, Mabillon or Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 43 29 61 04.

Lee Friedlander and François Kollar – one photographer of Americans at work for 16 years, and the other of workers in France in the 1930s. This photoposter: chicage, theatre rive gauche exhibition can be viewed until Saturday, 26. June. 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 47 75.

Les Coloristes Ecossais – covers the period from 1900 to 1935 in this exhibition continuing until Saturday, 26. June. Except Sunday and Monday, from 11:00 to 18:00, with Wednesdays until 21:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Mona Bismarck Foundation, 34. Avenue de New York, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma–Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 38 88.

Terre de Cirques – La Villette's 'Grande Halle' is transformed into a circus tent for June, to host 20 contemporary circuses with their latest acts. Continues until Sunday, 27. June. From Tuesday to Saturday at 19:00 and at 14:00 on Sunday. At the Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Institut de France, Its Photos – an exhibition of 220 rare photos from the 40,000–item collection, spanning the period from 1839 to 1918. These are historical in several senses. Continues until Sunday, 27. June. From 10:00 to 18:00, except on Mondays. At the Musée Marmottan–Monet, 2. Rue Louis–Boilly, Paris 16. Métro: La Muette. InfoTel.: 01 44 96 50 33.

Karim Kal, Auteuil 2004 – this exhibition is composed of works hung on the fence around the 'Hôtel.' On display, together with Orlan, until Monday, 28. June. Closed Tuesdays, hours are from 12:00 to 19:00, and until 21:00 on Mondays. At the Centre National de la Photographie, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11. Rue Berryer, Paris 8. Métro: Etoile or George V. InfoTel.: 01 53 76 12 31.

Joan Mirò – is featured in this popular exhibition focusing on his creations between 1920 and 1930, with about 100 paintings and an equal number of collages – some on public view for the first time. This continues until Monday; 28. June. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Francis Bacon – Le Sacré et le Profane – this will be a good chance to see Bacon's various conceptions of Pope Innocent X by Vélasquez. This exhibition continues until Wednesday, 30. June. Except Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 19:00 daily. At the Musée Maillol – Fondation Dina Vierny, 59–61. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Rue du Bac. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 59 58.

Plus Jamais Ca ! – the archives about the battle for human rights in the first half of the 20th century are in view in this extensive and important exhibition. This continues until Friday, 2. July. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and from 14:00 to 17:30 on Sunday. At the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, Hôtel National des Invalides 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Varenne. InfoTel.: 01 44 42 54 91.

Faussement Vôtre! – presents the fake versions of our daily objects, along with theposter: japan expo museum's permanent collection of other counterfeits. The expo continues until Monday, 5. July. From Tuesday to Sunday, from 14:00 to 17:30. At the Musée de la Contrefaçon, 16. Rue de la Faisanderie, Paris 16. Métro: Porte Dauphine. InfoTel.: 01 56 26 14 00.

Tango – written and directed by Hervé Charton, continues until Saturday, 7. July. From Wednesday to Saturday, at 20:30. To be at the Théâtre Le Guichet Montparnasse, 15. Rue du Maine, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté or Edgar Quinet. InfoTel.: 01 43 27 88 61

Roberto Stephenson – Hatless Haïti – comes from a saying there that claims nobody was ever buried wearing a hat. See this photo exhibition until Friday, 9. July. From 10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. At the location of the Cultural Affairs direction of the Ville de Paris in the Hôtel d'Albret, Salon Jean Musy, 31. Rue des Francs – Bourgeois, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 67 00. No entry charge.

Parures de Tête – not to be missed, African hairstyles transposed as sculptures, with plenty of time to go until Sunday,11. July. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except Monday and Tuesday. 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.

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