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Coming & Going

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Sundown in Saint–Germain.

About Over – About To Begin

Paris:– Saturday, 8. January 2005:– Here we go with a new season, with the end of last year's at the bottom of the page and some of what's to come at the top.

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Mario Giacomelli, Photographer – the néo–réalist of the 20th century, in the photographer's unmistakable style. From Monday, 24. January until Sunday, 24. April. Except Monday, from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque Nationale, 58. Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2. Métro: Bourse. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59.

Richard Linder – Adults Only – celebrate the reopening of this museum with an exhibition of the works of this Euro–American artist, having his firstposter, les cingles du cinema, 18th foire show since his retrospective in 1974. To begin on Tuesday, 15. February, to last until 12. June. 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.

Pierre Choumoff – born in Russia, Pierre Choumoff set up his photo atelier in Paris in 1911, and photographed Prokofiev, Foujita, Bourdelle, Kessel, Léger as well as Rodin. From Tuesday, 25. January until Sunday, 3. April. Open in winter from 9:30 to 16:45, but closed on Monday. Open to 17:45 after 1. April. At the Musée Rodin, 77. Rue de Varenne, Paris 7. Métro: Varennes. InfoTel.: 01 44 18 61 10.

Claude Rutault – takes over from Luciano Fabro to show a contemporary exhibit of works, around the theme of 'definition.' Beginning on Thursday, 20 January and on view until Sunday, 15. May. Except Monday, open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Bourdelle, 18. Rue Antoine–Bourdelle, Paris 15. Métro: Montparnasse or Falguière. InfoTel.: 01 49 54 73 73.

Like Dreams, Drawing – an exhibition that confronts modern and contemporary drawings with the 16th and 17th century works of the Italian school, therefore divided between the Louvre's Arts Graphics and the Centre Pompidou's Galerie d'Art Graphique. Set to start on Wednesday, 16. February and continue until Monday, 16. May. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Les Juifs dans la Grande Guerre – a historical look back at the Jewish presence in World War 1. Thisposter, crumb en dvd begins on Wednesday, 16. February and continues until Sunday, 29. May. Except Saturdays, from 11:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed 1. May. 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.

Dionysiac – an exhibition of first–show works by 14 artists, from Paul McCarthy to John Bock passing by Fabrice Hybert. The reference to Dionysus is from Nietzsche, and the answer is 'Yes!' Beginning on Wednesday, 23. February, and until Monday, 9. May. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Paul Guigou – escaped the law to paint the colors of Provence in Paris and is considered by some to be the initiator of 'Impressionism.' Guigou's problem is that he died too soon, at 37, in 1871. To begin on Wednesday, 16. March and to continue until Sunday, 26. 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.

Bacon and Picasso – one of the big–name face–offs, with sparks. Beginning on Tuesday, 15. March and continuing until Monday, 30. May. From 9:30 to 17:30, except on Tuesdays. Until 18:00 starting in April. At the Musée National Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5. Rue de Thorigny, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 25 21.

From Seurat to Paul Klee – another one of the big–name face–offs, this one with finesse. Beginning on Thursday, 3. March and continuing until Sunday, 26. June. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays. At the Musée d'Orsay, 1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

Photo Collection, Ponthault–Combault – Arnaud Claas has made a selection from the 700 photos in the FRAC's Ile–de–Franceposter, wild side, film collection, with a singular vision. Beginning on Wednesday, 2. March, and until Sunday, 29. May. Open from Wednesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 19:00, on weekends from 11:00 to 19:00. Le Plateau, site of contemporary art creation. At the corner of the Rue des Alouettes and the Rue Carducci, Paris 19. Métro: Buttes–Chaumont. InfoTel.: 01 53 19 84 10.

Trésors de Ferveur – beginning in the 17th century nuns began creating elaborate papers for decorating shrines. Largely ignored, these rare treasures are on view in this exhibition. Beginning on Tuesday, 25. January and continuing until Saturday, 16. April. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 13:20 to 20:00. At the Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens,1. Rue Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont – Marie InfoTel.:01 42 78 14 60.

Jules Verne, le Roman de la Mer – on the centennial of Jules Verne's death, '20,000 Leagues Under Sea' is at the heart of this big show. Beginning on Wednesday, 9. march and until 30. August. 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 53.

Prêt à Porter Paris – for professionals, from Friday, 28. January until Monday, 31. January. Web site is for more info, and InfoTel.: 01 44 94 70 00.

Rétromobile – one more time, the 30th, this annual very old used car show features oldie cars, trucks, motorcycles and a couple of boats, all in tip–shape and never raced.. Beginning on Friday, 11. February and rolling along until Sunday, 20. February. On opening day, from 12:00 to 22:00, then from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 10:00 to 22:00 on Tuesday and Friday. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 53 27 00.

Salon de l'Agriculture – known to 'bonne bouffe' fans as the 'Beautiful Cow Show,' this annual hyper–event will be turning Paris into a farm again from Saturday, 26. February until Sunday, 6. March. Open hours are 9:00 to 19:00, and until 22:00 on Friday, 4. March. At Paris–Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 49 09 60 00.

Brocante et Jambons – is an annual national event featuring antiques and good hams out in the fresh air on the Ile des impressionnistes at Chatou. From Friday, 11. March until Sunday, 20. March. Check the Web site for more info, and InfoTel.: 01 47 70 88 78.

25th Salon du Livre – with many publishers from a lot of countries other than France, along with a small army of live authors. This year, from Friday, 18. March until Wednesday, 23. March. Hours are from 9:30 to 19:00, to 22:00 on Tuesday, and until 18:30 on the last day. More info on the Web site. In Hall 1. at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 40.


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