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Art & Stuff

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A little too warm for sunbathing in the Luxembourg.

Lit & History

Paris:– Saturday, 31. July 2004:– This is the page for finding some of the 'regular' events that are on for you in Paris this summer, without including many of the temporary exhibitions on show at the big museums.

For some of the 'summer–type' 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.

Expect to see a greater number of the coming fall's events here soon.

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  • Summer 2004
  • Paris Libération
  • Paris Plage, Swimming Pools
  • Some Kid Stuff
  • Other Events, Exhibitions, Salons
  • Unclassifieds + Bikes
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Libération – 60th Anniversary – will be celebrated with ceremonies, popular bals and other festivities, mainly from Thursday, 19. August until Thursday, 26. August. There are more details in this week's Scène Eté column.

Théâtre d'Ombres, Christian Boltanski – beginning in 1984, Boltanskiposter: pablo neruda was inspired by shadows, antiquity, the Middle Ages, photographic impressions, all on show here until Tuesday, 4. January. 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.

le Chemin des Warnod – takes you on a voyage to the heart of the Ecole de Paris through over 100 works by Chagall, Foujita, Pascin, Picasso, Soutine, Utrillo, Valadon, Van Dongen, all known to the art critic and painter, André Warnod. Until Sunday, 3. October. Except Monday, open daily from 12:30 to 19:00. At Le Musée du Montparnasse, 21. Avenue du Maine, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 42 22 91 00.

Parade – is a combined expo–show gathered around several dozen costumes, as sort of 'portable art' on legs. This is staged by the Savannah College of Art and Design, and continues until Saturday, 28. August. Except Sunday and Monday, from 10:30 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.

7th Periph Summer Festival – the best of the electronic music scene in Paris, from underground to pros, featuring house, dub, techno, drum'n bass, ragga, électro and jungle. Jungle? Don't miss Parisjuana! Until Saturday, 11. September. Two main locations, are Glaz'Art, at 7–15. Avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris 19. And 'afters' are at the Batofar, Port de la Gare, Quai François–Mauriac, Paris 13. InfoTel.: 01 40 36 55 65

Photographers – see Susan Paulsen and the India of Edouard Boubat until Sunday, 5. September. Continuing until Sunday, 17. October are photo exhibitions by Anne de Vandière, Ernestine Ruben and Philippe Bordas. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. 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.

Richard Kern – shows his latest photographic works, between glamour and porn, reality and fiction, a sort of a Swiss Army knife of a photo sensibility. Until Wednesday, 22. August. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. At the Palais de Tokyo, 'site of contemporaryposter: juan lurcat, 22 aug, beaux arts art creation.' At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.

The Warsaw Uprising – has its 60th anniversary on 1. August, and this photo exhibition is all about it. Until Sunday, 26. 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 47 75.

Kojiro Akagi – painted and drew Paris for 40 years, represented here by 25 paintings and 40 designs. This expo continues until Sunday, 28. November. Except Mondays, open 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 found in the collection of Paris Musée d'Art Moderne, but on display here until Sunday, 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.

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 Sunday, 10. October. Daily 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 Sunday, 10. October.poster: portraits from vancouver Find live 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.

Portraits of Vancouver – not as old as some things in Paris, these 'faces of history' are on view until Saturday, 18. September. Open 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.

Par Amour de l'Art – is a presentation of the hidden treasures of the collectors Edouard et Nélie Jacquemart–André, also the founders of this museum. Classic art from an exceptional collection. See this until Sunday, 15. August, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Jacquemart–Andre, 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 45 62 11 59.

3rd Festival Silhouette – is a festival of short films from France and around the world, to be held outdoors. There's live music at 20:00 and the films start at 21:00. Beginning Monday, 23. August, until Sunday, 29. August. For this free show, the public is also the jury. The Festival Silhouette, at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, entry at the Place Armand Carrel, Paris 19. Métro: Laumière. InfoTel.: 08 71 73 07 87.

Signes du Corps – signs of 'body art' from Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas, some as signals of a renaissance of identifying with ancestors. Beginning on Thursday, 23. September, until next April. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except 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.

Pablo Neruda – on theposter: musee bourdelle occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this Nobel prize winner, here is an exhibition of photos and images of his life. This resumes on Monday, 23. August and continues until Friday, 17. September. 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.

International Auto Salon – it's a long time off, so book your flight now while you can get a good price. This year's 'Mondial de l'Automobile' begins on Saturday, 25. September and continues showing off its shiny new paint until Sunday, 10. October. To be at Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 56 88 22 40.

Mois de la Photo 2004 – Paris' bi–annual and somewhat elusive 'Mois de la Photo' begins in October, has most of its exhibitions in November, and continues into December.

Pierre Alechinsky – has added 30 new works to the 250 already in this museum's collection. All are on view until Monday, 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: Rabuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

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