Category Archives: Culture

Infinite flashes.

CHopped Liver: Guetto.

Saying that Paris is a photo opportunity in itself wouldn’t be a lie, especially if it’s November: the Month of Photograpy and Paris’ Photo Art Fair–proof that the capital of France is also the capital of photography. Exhibitions all over … Continue reading

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It’s fair time !

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  Fall is here and the art fairs are popping up in almost every corner of the city. Well, yes, we are exaggerating but it really feels like art is invading Paris. This weekend there are four major art fairs … Continue reading

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Limitless beauty.

Exhibition view.

It’s not a secret that here at Le Citizen we love Art Brut. Actually, the artworks that decorate the common spaces of the hotel come from Creative Growth, a project that helps develop creativity in people with physical and mental … Continue reading

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Viewing through the viewer.

Betty, 1988.

If we say “Gerhard Richter” we may be naming one of the most important living artists. Certainly the most expensive. His wide variety of explorative works (from blurred realism to abstract-almost-expressionist paintings, from minimalism to hyper realism) de-crypts but in … Continue reading

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The beautiful beast.

CHarlotte Rampling at the Louvre. Photo by Juerguen Teller.

For those photography lovers who didn’t make it to the Festival de Arles, we suggest a nice visit to the Maison Europeen de la Photography (a.k.a. MEP) in the beautiful quartier of St. Paul. With an excellent yearly programmation that … Continue reading

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Fashion dramas.

Les Docks en Seine.

As long as the Musée Galliera (Paris’ fashion museum) is in the process of renovation, some of its activities are being held at the Cité de la Mode et du Design. While this beautiful space has been a bit misused, … Continue reading

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The bigger the better!

View of Daniel Buren's Monumenta.

Paris’ definition of MONUMENTA: One very well-known artist that creates a massive piece in the immense space of the Grand Palais. This annual event that showcases a specific intervention is carried out this year by Daniel Buren, an expert on … Continue reading

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Come closer…

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“Intense proximity” is the title and conceptual umbrella under which the Triennale of Paris has spread hundreds of art works in the different sites that host this massive cultural event. Okwi Enwezor, the curator, has a strong interest for post-colonialist … Continue reading

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Red thermometer.

Le "cri du cœur", de Fabienne Audéoud

It’s young, it’s fresh, it’s exciting and new, although it’s 57 years old… It’s the Salon de Montrouge, an annual encounter where french artist under 35 years old show their credentials. Reinvigorated four years ago after Stephan Corréard–curator, critic and … Continue reading

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THE photographer of Paris.

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If you really want to ‘know’ Paris, there is nothing like seeing this show. In Eugènes Atget’s photographs we find the collision of the modern and the eternal Paris like in no other photographer. Through his very sensitive lense, we … Continue reading

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