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October 2022

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The tragic power of Berlinde de Bruyckere

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About the monographic exhibition held at MO.CO in Montpellier (34) until 2 October. Vulnerable, ephemeral, alone, dying... The monumental beings seen by...
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Luxury hotels sow contemporary art in their gardens

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About the MITICO exhibition born from the partnership between the Galleria Continua and the Italian hotels of the Belmond group. Do you...
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Manifesta 14 veut laisser des traces au Kosovo

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About the European nomadic biennial Manifesta 14, which takes place in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, until 30 October 2022. Manifesta 14,...
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Le musée de Cahors a doublé de volume !

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About the reopening last May of the Henri-Martin Museum in Cahors. As part of the Year of Denmark in Cahors (46), sixty...
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Soutine and others at the mythical Museum of Modern Art in Céret

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About the exhibition "The School of Paris (1900-1939). Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine & Cie, collections of the Centre Pompidou" at the Museum of...
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An estuary in the form of an artery gallery

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About the monumental sculptures sown from Nantes to Saint-Nazaire and the Voyage à Nantes, the summer edition of which runs until 11...
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Louis Gauffier: a short life but an eternal work

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About the exhibition "Louis Gauffier's Journey to Italy", on view until 4 September at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier (34) and then...
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"For me, Magritte is not a surrealist".

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About the Belgian painter Luc Tuymans, whose first solo exhibition in Paris took place this summer at the Zwirner Gallery. Obviously, Luc...

September 2022

August 2022

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Wind in the sails of art history

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About the exhibition "Le vent - Cela qui ne peut être peint" (The Wind - That which cannot be painted), until 2...
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The bodies and cries of Marlene Dumas

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About the exhibition "Open-End" which runs until 8 January 2023 at Palazzo Grassi in Venice. Decomposing corpses, tense sexes, bodies and faces...
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Italy for the ages

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About the exhibition "Via Roma. Painters and photographers of the Neue Pinakothek in Munich", on view at the Granet Museum in Aix-en-Provence...
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The mad love of surrealism

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About the exhibition "Nadja, a surrealist itinerary", on view until 6 November at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. "Nadja", the literary...
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Le lait des rêves aurait-il tourné ?

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About the exhibition "The Milk of Dreams" at the Arsenale in Venice until November 27. Richard Leydier, the editor of the contemporary...
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La « Nice period » de Matisse à la lumière de Hockney

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About the exhibition "Hockney-Matisse - A Paradise Regained", until September 18 at the Matisse Museum in Nice, as part of the Biennale...
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Artistic and summer tour de France

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About 18 contemporary artists to be found in exhibitions throughout France. The journalists of this summer's L'Oeil magazine had the good idea...
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Reinoso's living sculptures overflow at Chambord

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About the exhibition "Débordments, Pablo Reinoso" at the Domaine national de Chambord (41) until 4 September. See this strange spaghetti bench, which...
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Enjoying the view with Ugo Rondinone

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About Ugo Rondinone's exhibitions in Venice, Frankfurt am Main and Mexico City. "Can we abandon words and simply look? Ugo Rondinone asks...
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The constructive painting of Verena Loewensberg

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About the retrospective exhibition devoted to Verena Loewensberg at the MAMCO in Geneva until 19 June. She was already 74 years old...
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Can creativity according to Jeppe Hein save us?

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About Jeppe Hein's participative installations "Récits de Champagne", which will be on view at Art Basel in Switzerland from 16 to 19...
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Humour and love of art

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About this month's dossier on the funniest works of art. It's funny. In his editorial for the June issue of Beaux-Arts Magazine,...
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Annette Messager lives to create... and/or creates to live

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About the monographic exhibition devoted to Annette Messager at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art until 3 September. From her first works...
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Let justice be done for Rosa Bonheur too!

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About the four exhibitions paying tribute to Rosa Bonheur on the occasion of the bicentenary of her birth:     at the Musée...
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Simon Hantaï unfolded and folded

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About "Simon Hantaï - L'exposition du centenaire" (Simon Hantaï - The Centenary Exhibition) which runs until 29 August 2022 at the Fondation...
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A royal setting for contemporary art

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About the 15th anniversary of the Art Season at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, to be seen until 30 October. We have already...

July 2022

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Artistic reunion in Céret

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About the reopening of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Céret. The most important art museum in the Eastern Pyrenees...
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The political bestiary of Johan Creten

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About the exhibition "Johan Creten: bestiarium" visible at La Piscine de Roubaix until 29 May. Johan Creten's works of art are not...
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Panorama of German art in the 1920s

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About the exhibition on New Objectivity at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 11 May to 5 September 2022. It is easy...
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The medieval world for everyone!

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About the reopening of the Cluny Museum in Paris on 12 May 2022. The Cluny Museum is making the buzz! And this...
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A painter to be followed to the letter

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About the exhibition "A comme Boa" by Agnès Thurnauer at LaM in Villeneuve-d'Ascq (59) until 26 June 2022. For Agnès Thurnauer, words...
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The art of representing emotions

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About the exhibition "Le théâtre des émotions" at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris until 21 August 2022. It is fascinating to...
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The Little Prince's rose is called Consuelo

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About the exhibition "A la rencontre du Petit Prince" presented at the MAD in Paris until 26 June 2022. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry...
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The new life of Italian art

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About the exhibition "Vita Nuova. New stakes of art in Italy. 1960-1975" at the Mamac in Nice until 2 October. Due to...
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Portuguese artists have been doing it for a long time!

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About the exhibition "All I want, Portuguese artists from 1900 to 2020" held in Tours until 4 September 2022. Did you know...
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The great summer game: here we go!

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This summer, ARTactif is putting its best foot forward. As we love art and artists and we believe in their talents, we...
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