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Classic headroom, worth a trip for the feeling.

Like Flowers, Plic and Ploc

Paris:– Saturday, 10. Sept. 2005:– Can I say it's nice to be back? I'd rather say that everything is in this column, but actually, a lot of the coming events are in the companion column. Most shows starting this month are in 'openers' below and you should turn the page for October items.

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Salon du Collectionneur – for the 2nd year, a hundred antique dealers will be showing their best with an important selection of musical instruments. From Friday, 16. September until Sunday, 25. September. At Le Salon du Collectionneur, in the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 44 51 74 74.

Journées du Patrimoine – in addition to being a 'free' day at France's museums and monuments, this year's emphasis is on local patrimony, next door to where you are walking. Just remember, the lines can be long for the 'big stars.' This is A pan–European event, scheduled for the weekend of 17–18. September.

Nuit Blanche 2005 – the fourth annual longest night of the year, Saturday, 1. to Sunday, 2. October, and you are supposed to stay up and out for it. Aside from some polyphones, expect 'The Rainbow, a Marvelous Meteor' in the Tuileries. From the Hôtel de Ville we are told to expect 'a film in three dimensions,' but no details until 15. September. We await the surprise.

Polish Posters, 1944–2004 – a collection of slogans and signals, done by Polish graphic artists. On view until Friday, 9. December. Open from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30, and on Sunday from 14:00 to 17:30. Closed on Mondays and 11. November. At poster, celadon, musee cernuschi the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine in the Hôtel National des Invalides, 129. Rue de Grenelle, Paris 7. Métro: Latour–Maubourg or Varenne. InfoTel.: 01 44 42 54 91.

Céladons du Zhejiang – China's ceramic treasures, from 1100 BC to 1400 AD, retraced through 2000 years. See this until Friday, 30. December. Open from 10:00 to 17:40 daily except Mondays. At the Musée Cernuschi, 7. Avenue Vélasquez, Paris 8. Métro: Villiers. InfoTel.: 01 55 74 61 30.

Marepe – Vermelho, Amarelo, Azul, Verde – one of Brazil's new and famous artists, Marcos Ruis Peixoto, aka Marepe. Here with an installation. Opens on Wednesday, 14. September and keeps on until Monday, 16. January. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily, but closed on Tuesday. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Treasures of the Assemblée Nationale – for the first time France's parliament shows off its treasures to the public. Read the original Jeanne d'Arc trial transcript. From now until Saturday, 29. October. From 9:30 to 18:00, Wednesday to 13:00, and Saturday from 9:30 to 17:00. In the Salle des Fêtes, at the Assemblée Nationale, 126. Rue de l'Université, Paris 7. Métro: Assemblée Nationale. InfoTel.: 01 40 63 69 69.

Gérard Garouste, les Saintes Ellipses – this show was to be put on in 2003 but the artwork is so big that it requires a huge space. On view until Thursday, 3. November. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. In Le Panthéon, Place du Panthéon, Paris 5. Métro: RER 'B' Luxembourg. InfoTel.: 01 44 61 21 50.

Jeppe Hein, Labyrinthe Invisible – from this artist, art so minimal that there's nothing to see. All the same while 'seeing' this exhibition, there are barriers that force changes of direction, making viewers almost dance. Starting Thursday, 15. September andposter, bresil, heritage africaine, musee dapper continuing until Saturday, 14. January. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily, but closed on Tuesday, always. At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

L'Art Russe – features art from the second half of the 19th century, to the Czar's end in 1917. To begin on Tuesday, 20. September and continue until Sunday, 15. January. 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.

Girodet 1767–1824 – 'Anne–Louis Girodet always deranged folks.' This is somebody who was out of step, with whispers of symbolism or surrealism, ahead of his time. Sounds wonderful. To start on Thursday, 22. September and continue until Monday, 2. January. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:45 on Wednesday and Friday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 50 50.

Loving You Is Like Planting Cut Flowers – is a small exhibition by our own starving artist Matthew Rose within some larger 'open–doors' weekend in Ivry. To be on Saturday, 24. and Sunday, 25. September, from 14:00 to 22:00, with theposter, cut flowers, matt rose free drinks on Saturday. Check it out Chez Ashley, Atelier A–18, 1. Rue Paul Mazy, in Ivry– sur–Seine. Métro: Mairie d'Ivry or Pierre Curie, or take RER 'C' to Ivry–sur–Seine.

By Mathew Rose, some flowers, cut. ©2005

Picasso – who had a passion for drawing, has an exhibition of them here. To begin on Wednesday, 28. September and continue until Monday, 9. January. From 9:30 to 17:30, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée National Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5. Rue de Thorigny, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 71 25 21.

Kupka – with a representation of the Song of Solomon or Song of Songs. Slated to begin on Wednesday, 28. September and continue until Sunday, 8. 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.

Brésil, Héritage Africain – an exhibition showing the artistic marriage between the peoples of Portugal, Africa and South America. Wide–ranging collections from many sources show the relations between humans and the supernatural. To begin on Thursday, 22. September, until 23. March. Daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except Tuesday. Free 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 91 75.

Plic–Ploc, by le Cirque Plume – 13 artistes act like drops of water, Plic, and notes of music, Ploc. And the parts are joined by circus. To begin on Wednesday, 21. September and continue until Sunday, 27. November. In the Espace Chapiteau 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.

A.M. Cassandre – a show of posters and lithos done in the '20s and '30s by this 'director of street scenes.' To begin on Tuesday, 20. September and continue until Sunday, 4. December. 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.

Goût Classique – concerns the graphic taste of Louis XVI, which was mainly 'classic,' and a fore–taste of the modern which was just around re corner. Starting Thursday, 29. September, until Monday, 2. January. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:45 on Wednesday and Friday. Closed Tuesdays. In the Sully wing at the Musée du Louvre, principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 40 20 51 51.

Renoir–Renoir – paintings by Pierre&ndash,Auguste Renoir and films by Jean Renoir are on show here. Beginning on Wednesday, 28. September, until Monday, 9. January. The new Cinémathèque is open Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, on Thursday until 22:00, and onposter, un amour de paris, musee carnavalet weekends from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed Tuesdays. Cinémathèque Française de Bercy, 51. Rue de Bercy, Paris 12. Métro: Bercy. InfoTel.: 01 71 19 33 33.

Passion Cinéma – see the permanent exhibition of the Cinémathèque Française, originally created in 1936. This includes costumes, decors, cameras, posters, and other rare items assembled from three major collections. Beginning on Wednesday, 28. September and continuing until Monday, 9. January. The new Cinémathèque is open Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, on Thursday until 22:00, and on weekends from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed Tuesdays. Cinémathèque Française de Bercy, 51. Rue de Bercy, Paris 12. Métro: Bercy. InfoTel.: 01 71 19 33 33.

Bicentennial of the Institut de France – join the 200th anniversary of the Immortals' move into the Collège des Quatre–Nations, which is now the Institut de France. Until Wednesday, 26. October. Opposite the Pont des Arts, at theInstitut de France, 23. Quai Conti, Paris 6. Métro: Odéon or Pont Neuf. InfoTel.: 01 44 41 44 41.

Festival @rt Outsiders – this year the emphasis is on 'Brazil Digital,' with maybe more info on the Art Outsiders Web site. Begins on Wednesday, 28. September, continues until Sunday, 16. October. 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 23.

Festival Emergences – a French and international reunion of new artistic forms and the new media, with workshops, spectacles, installations and performances. Check the Web site for details. From Saturday, 24. September until Sunday, 2. October. At the Maison de la Villette, 30. Avenue Corentin–Cariou, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de la Villette. InfoTel.: 01 43 66 82 52.


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