L’étoffe des cartes / Maps made up out of Whole Cloth

Dans le film Diamants sur canapé Holly tricote un objet aux formes curieuses. Serait-ce le plan d’un ranch  » ? Et si un fil invisible reliait carte et tricot ? /\ In the movie Breafkfast at Tiffany’s Holly is knitting an indistinct object, a ranch perhaps ? And if an invisible thread were connecting maps and knitting?

Mona Hatoum’s map works / Les oeuvres cartographiques de Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum’s exhibition, held at the Centre Pompidou until the 28th of September, gathers over 100 works of this internationally renowned artist, in media as varied as performance, video, installation and sculpture. A dozen of these works give a particular overview of Mona Hatoum’s fascination for maps, which she represents as figurative images of real…

« Paysages in situ ». Où se trouvait l’artiste ? / Where Was the Artist ?

Here are a game and a smartphone application proposed by the CAUE of Isère.  The goal is to find the exact location where the artist was standing when he painted or photographed a scenery shown in the works of several museums of Dauphiné. Then people are invited to produce  replicas of the work from this…

Promenade littéraire au Havre / Literary Tour of Le Havre

The city of Le Havre (France) has now its literary tour map. Drawing on the work of Bertrand Westphal on Geocriticism, Sonia Anton, professor of literature at the University of Le Havre, has developed a literary tour of the city through 20 places evoked by famous writers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Honoré de Balzac. This…

« Hokusai », temporary exhibition in Paris

From October 1, 2014 to January 18 2015, the exhibition « Hokusai » is held at the Grand Palais in Paris. This exhibition presents nearly 500 works by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), one of the most famous Japanese artists in the world today. Much of the works presented will never leave Japan after the opening…

« Village », Séverine Hubard temporary exhibition in Strasbourg

  The French artist Séverine Hubard (born in 1977) present at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (MAMCS) a temporary exhibition called Village. Work specially made for MAMCS, Village consists of an assembly of 18 « huts », mainly in wood and metal, hung together. This monumental work is eleven meters high. Installed in the…

« Spiral Jetty », Robert Smithson. Land art : quand l’espace réel devient l’espace artistique / When Real Space Becomes Art Space

Land art emerged in the late 60’s. This contemporary art movement uses real spaces, with their various natural or human components, to support sustainable or ephemeral artistic creation, where real space pertains to the work itself. Early forms of land art emerged in the West of the USA. Some works of Land Art are huge…