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photo, april saturday in tuileries

Everyone can be one of a cast of thousands.

Experimental Images

Paris:– Saturday, 2. April 2005:– The 'Paris City Passport' for 5€ seems to offer a lot. You get a brochure that is a city guide and it includes '300€–worth' of reductions, good for discounts at some museums and monuments, for some excursions, for shopping, services, and some high–life locations.

For an extra 5€ you can have a one–day two–zone transport ticket. This sounds identical to the RATP's 'Mobilis' ticket, but is 30 cents cheaper. This ticket is good for one day only, but the 'Passport' is good for a year, and you can pass it along to friends to use up. You can buy the 'Passport' online or pick one up at any of the city's tourist information locations.

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Reopening – Mona Lisa – on Wednesday the room usually known as the Louvre's Salle des Etats reopens, completely renovated to provide a fitting showcase for the museum's collection of Italian art. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, principalposter, expo matisse, luxembourg entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

Matisse – a Second Life – a showcase of later works by this artist, includes his letters André Rouveyre, from 1941 to 1954. Continues until Sunday, 17. July. Open daily, from 11:00 to 19:00, and until 22:30 on Monday and Friday. At the Musée du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint–Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 45 44 12 90.

Brésil Indien – for Paris' Year of Brazil,' this exhibition displays the remarkable arts of the original inhabitants. Continuing until Monday, 27. June. Open 10:00 to 20:00 and until 22:00 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. At the Square Jean Perrin entry, in the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs–Elysées–Clemenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Experimental Images – all new, films, videos, animations, games – the latest and the newest creations of new–technology. See it here at the Festival Némo. Until Sunday, 10. April. From Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00, and until 22:00 on Tuesdays. At the Forum des Images, in the Forum des Halles, Porte Saint – Eustache, near the Place Carrée. Paris 1. Métro: Châtelet–Les Halles. InfoTel.: 01 55 79 00 00.

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!' Continuing 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.

Photo Collection, Ponthault–Combault – Arnaud Claas has made a selection from the 700 photos in the FRAC's Ile–de–Franceposter, atelier an girard collection, with a singular vision. This continues 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.

From Seurat to Paul Klee – another one of the big–name face–offs, this one with paintings. And another together with Paul Signac in the Galerie des Arts Graphiques. Continues until Sunday, 10. July. 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.

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. Sails on 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.

Au Temps des Merveilleuses – the ten years between 1794 and 1804 are remembered more for style than names like 'Directoire' or 'Consulat,' both related to Napoléon. Lots of 'nouveaux' – 'riches' and 'pauvres,' and all marvellous. Until Sunday, 12. June. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin Vert. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 58 58.

De la Bastille à Bonaparte – 64 seldom–seen gouaches by Lesueur covering the period from 1789 to 1806 illustrate the exhibition above, more or less. On view until Sunday, 12. June. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Paul or Chemin Vert. InfoTel.: 01 44 59 58 58.

Sartre dans Son Siècle – the century as seen and lived by Jean–Paul Sartre, with paintings by Giacometti and Wols and photos by Brassaï, Cartier–Bresson and Gisèle Freund. Deep thinking until 28. August. From 10:00 to 19:00, and 12:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Closed Mondays. At the François Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale, – Grande Galerie, atposter, expo jules verne, cite des sciences the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 82 64.

'Secret' with Johann Le Guillerm – a circus act involving circus machines, so that you can't tell where machines end and humans begin. A hit at Avignon last year. Until Saturday, 30. April. At the Espace Chapiteaux, Parc et Grand Halle de la Villette, 211. Avenue Jean–Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 40 03 75 75.

Bacon and Picasso – one of the big–name face–offs, with sparks., 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.

Paul Guigou – escaped practicing 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. Continuing 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.

Jean–Luc Moulène and Tony Oursler – are two widely different photographers, who don't end up with the same results, but are here in the same place until Sunday, 22. May. 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.

The Walls of No Man's Land – Palestine – is an exhibition of photos byposter, bose blue note jazz festival Larry Towell, winner of the Prix HCB 2003. On view until Sunday, 31. July. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, until 20:30 on Wednesdays, and from 11:00 to 18:45 on Saturdays. Evenings free. At the Fondation Henri Cartier–Bresson, 2. Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaïté. InfoTel.: 01 56 80 27 00.

Adolphe and Georges Giraudon – traces the history of a publishing house located near the Beaux–Arts, with a photo bibliothèque in the Rue Bonaparte. Continues until Tuesday, 19. June. Open from 9:30 to 17:45, but closed on Monday. At the Musée Rodin, 77. Rue de Varenne, Paris 7. Métro: Varennes. InfoTel.: 01 44 18 61 10.

André Girard, draws 'Hitler, Staline et Cie' – features cartoons by this gallery's namesake, until Friday, 22. April. From Tuesday to Friday, from 13:00 to 19:00. On Saturday, per request. At the Atelier An–Girard, 7. Rue Campagne Première, Paris 14. Métro: Vavin or Raspail. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16.

Loris Gréaud's 'Silence Goes More Quickly When Played Backwards' – will be a neat trick with his two videos, shown for the first time in Paris. On view until Sunday, 22. 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.

Adriana Varejão – Chambre d'échos – for the first time in Europe see this avant garde Brazilian artist's powerful works mixing the contemporary with the traditional. Until Sunday, 5. June. From 12:00 to 20:00, except on Mondays. At the Fondation Cartierposter, expo ceramic city bled, mus zadkine Pour l'Art Contemporain, 261. Boulevard Raspail, Paris 14. Métro: Raspail or Denfert–Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 42 18 56 67.

Cosmique City Bled – features Anne Deguelle, Susanna Fritscher, Karim Ghelloussi, Jan Kopp, Valérie Mréjen, Nathalie Roussel, Akio Suzuki and Carmela Uranga. Until Saturday, 3. April, 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 55 42 77 20.

Jurassic Pork II – by Alain Séchas, is an installation that invites you to bring a flashlight to search for Segfried lost in the jungle of 'Jurassic Pork.' You may see the Comtesse Pornault attacked by 'hordes of porcs!' This continues until Sunday, 5. June, then becomes part of the permanent collection of the Abattoirs in Toulouse. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight. Palais de Tokyo, site of contemporary art creation. At 13. Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 54 01.


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