Artist Yayoi Kusamaconstructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration in a brilliant white, serving as a giant white canvas.
Over the course of two weeks, childrens were given thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color.
From cutting edge art and photography gallery to enormous contemporary art, the city of lights offers tourists a startlingly beautiful collection. Citibreak is the one-stop guide for art lovers visiting Paris.
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Paris has ever been synonymous with burgeoning contemporary art. With the era of Renaissance began this obsession for art, and Paris houses some of the most beautiful art collection. Over time, contemporary art gave rise to modern art museums in Paris. With such a wealth of exhibitions, private and public galleries, and museums, it has evolved as the number one destination for art enthusiasts. From Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée du Quai Branly to Musée Marmottan Monet, there’s some art event always trending in Paris.
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as·phyx·i·a is a collaborative effort and experimental film created by Maria Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips and performed by Shiho Tanaka. The project is an effort to explore new ways to use and/or combine technologies and different fields in an experiment.
Motion data was captured using inexpensive sensors. Once all the scanned point cloud data was combined, that was then used as the base for the creative development on the piece.
The result is a performance that is centered on an eloquent choreography that emphasizes physical expression without limits.
Inspired by various stages of his life skateboarding to breakdance through fatherhood, the artist from New Jersey, Joe Iurato creates tiny wooden figurines and puts them in situations in public places.
His small figures sway over bridges, cling to signs. His art is ephemeral and is not subject to any big media. It leaves people find on the street his stage sometimes lasting a few days or a few hours.
This young photographer found his space shooting, perched on the roofs of tall buildings. She adds to the very graphic buildings, human presences, ghostly silhouettes lost in the big cities.
The idea of these photos have come to her during her stay in NYC where she studied at the ICP. She first started to perch on the terrace of her house to photograph the city. Then she began to look at her neighbours; the window of her room faced the “recreation” room of the police of the East Village. She then had the idea to take the stage.
The “Inside Views” series (called early “Night Lives”) was born with this image:
Her favourite views are the views where there is a strong first foreground (left bottom of the image) and a distant view in opposition.
She draws her inspiration from Gregory Crewdson and Lorca di Corcia. She loves Edward Hopper for painting and “Playtime” by Jacques Tati, “Rear Window” Hitchcock, “Blade Runner” for films.
Forty years of controversy, criticism and debate … because this tower has been constantly criticized by Parisians. “The most beautiful view of Paris? This is the top of the Montparnasse Tower since it is the only place where we cannot see it”, can you hear about this skyscraper accused of defacing Paris.
The history of the Tour Montparnasse so it’s a lot of passion and hatred.
To understand the Tower, we need to go back to the 1950s, “those of urban renewal and the reconquest of Paris”, but also the years of the redevelopment of the Montparnasse train station.
No trains, no tower. At that time, the City is working around the 15th district: Paris want to redevelop the station and take the opportunity to clean up a slum. The old station will be demolished and replaced with the future Maine Station, the perfect excuse to build a large-scale project. Twelve hectares are released in the heart of the capital, never-seen since Haussmann.
It was at that time a key figure enter on the scene, Edgar Pisani, Prefect of the Haute-Marne and network man, desperate to expand the tax base and derive additional revenue from the sale building rights. André Malraux then Minister of State for Cultural Affairs supports the project -7 various sketches will be needed to know where will be erected the tower, battles between architects and the incessant attacks of the prefects, lobbies and committees of all kinds. Because even before leaving the ground, the tower is no shortage of detractors.
The anti-Montparnasse struggle continues even after the start of construction. They were even talk to abandon the construction while it was more than 100 meters.
The site of the Tour Montparnasse is 420,000 cubic meters of rubble that are cleared, fifteen cranes installed and chalky soil will require 56 reinforced concrete pillars that dig 70 meters to support the building of 120,000 tons .
After all these adventures during construction, one might think that once completed, the Montparnasse Tower would have peace. But this is far from being the case. For forty years, the building continues to oppose modern and ancient. But what is wrong with it anyway?
– Unlike the Eiffel Tower, the elder of iron, this gigantic color silhouette “nicotine” just annoy the Parisian landscape and outlook. “This Babel ruined forever classical scheduling the most beautiful city in the world”.
– The other mistake was to build this tower with “two contrary wills”: “the willingness to modern, and that of making money by increasing square meters.” For many, the Montparnasse Tower is an urban planning failure, a textbook case. “The major problem of this tower is that it was designed in a large property and financial transaction and located in a neighborhood in the wild”.
There is a before and an after Tour Montparnasse. In 1977 the Land Use Plan of the City of Paris has banned any construction beyond 37 meters. “Paris does not like towers, except at a distance, as of La Défense.” It was not until July 2008, the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, dare reassess the regulation height. Now the limit is 50 meters, a measure likely to increase by 20% the number of dwellings.
To watch a great video about the Tour Montparnasse, click on this link.
On 25 and 26 February 2015, Banksy has unveiled two new creations on Instagram that he had not used since October 2013. Without caption and without a title, two works were carried out in Gaza.
On this Instagram banksy account, one can discover a man who holds his head in his hand, just like the statues of antiquity and a white kitten tagged on a crumbling wall in Gaza.
Both images have already been around the world and their authorship is no longer in doubt.
Banksy’s agent, Jo Brooks, confirmed the authenticity of Instagram account. Contacted by US magazine animal, it does not explain the reason for much of that choice.
In parallel, a video made by Banksy, unveiled by Time and now available on the official website bansky.co.uk sees the stree-artist to design his work and others in the ruins of Gaza. In this film, the artist shows through the tunnel that leads to the other side of the border to the city center of Gaza and his creative work in the ruins.
British street artist went to Gaza, with his own bombs in an attempt to draw the eye to the destruction of Gaza.
“A kitten, but why? What does that mean? “To this question, the artist says,” I wanted to highlight the destruction of Gaza by posting photos on my website. But on the Internet, people are watching the kittens images. Gaza was described as the largest open-air prison in the world, because no one can enter or leave. But is not it a bit unfair to the prisons, which they do not have daily water and electricity cuts, “says on its website Banksy.