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Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume

Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume

Sophie Ristelhueber (French, b. 1949) traveled to Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War to record the physical traces of the conflict. Entitled Fait or Fact, the resulting series of photographs—aerial and ground-level, in color and black-and-white—depicts trenches and tank tracks, bomb craters, dense smoke rising from blazing oil wells, battle detritus scattered in the sand. Ristelhueber hangs the large prints in an expansive grid that at first reads as a beautiful abstract field, then reveals itself to be a reconstitution of the battlefield on the gallery wall.”
The series “Beyrouth”, “Vulaines” and “Eleven Blowups” as well as two videos made for this show, are also exhibited at the Jeu de Paume until March 22, 2009.

January 20-March 22, 2009
Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
tel: 01 47 03 12 50
Metro: Concorde

Tu-F: 12pm-7pm (until 9pm on Tuesday)
Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm
(Ticket window closes 30 min before closing time)
Closed on Monday

Fleet Foxes in Paris at La Cigale

Fleet Foxes in Paris at La Cigale

It all started in Seattle with Robin Pecknold and Skye Skjelset. They are now five and are called Fleet Foxes. “Baroque harmonic pop jams” is how they describe their music. Good lyrics, musical maturity and beautiful vocal harmonies have propelled the band onto the international scene in just a couple years. They played at the SXSW festival in March 2008, released internationally their second EP Sun Giant a month later in April, and their debut full length album Fleet Foxes came out in June that same year.  At the end of 2008 Fleet Foxes was rated album of the year by Billboard’s Critic’s Choice. Fleet Foxes is currently touring and their UK shows, as well as the San Francisco ones are sold out. But at la Cigale in Paris there’s still some room left. Run, rush, race!

February 25, 2009—8pm
Fleet Foxes at La Cigale
120 Boulevard Rochechouart
75018 Paris
tel: 01.49.25.81.75
Metro: Pigalle, Anvers

Principles of Geometry in Paris at La Bellevilloise for Valentine’s

Principles of Geometry in Paris at La Bellevilloise for Valentine’s

A Mountain for President is a space hymn with Martians on Juno synths, Jupitarians at the mixing desk and the cosmic prophet Sebastien Tellier on vocoder. Killer 80’s sounding italo-electro.” A Montain for President is a track from Principles of Geometry’s album Lazare. Principles of Geometry will be playing at la Bellevilloise on Valentine’s night.

February 14, 2009—8pm
Principles of Geometry at La Bellevilloise
19 Rue Boyer
75020 Paris
tel: 01.46.36.07.07
Metro: Ménilmontant, Gambetta

La Roux in Paris at La Maroquinerie

La Roux in Paris at La Maroquinerie

Reminiscent of both Tilda Swinton and Annie Lennox, for respectively the looks and the voice, pretty La Roux and her synthetizer will be performing in Paris at La Maroquinerie, along with We Have Band and Two Door Cinema Club for an 80’s electro-pop night. It will be Elly Jackson’s first Parisian show.

February 20, 2009—8pm
La Roux at La Maroquinerie
23 Rue Boyer
75020 Paris
tel: 01.40.33.35.05
Metro: Gambetta, Menilmontant

Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s art collection at the Grand Palais in Paris

Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s art collection at the Grand Palais in Paris

The legendary collection of Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé will be open to the public for three days at the Grand Palais before it is auctioned off. Impressionist and modern paintings (Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Léger, Cézanne, Duchamp…), old masters’ paintings (Ingres, Géricault…) and drawings, 19th century paintings, silver miniatures and objects of virtue, 20th century furniture and decorative arts, sculptures and works of arts, over seven hundred pieces gathered by the two men over 50 years will be shown at the Grand Palais. This is a first in the history of the Grand Palais’ exhibition program. The proceeds from the auction, estimated between €200 million and €300 million, will go to the Pierre Bergé -Yves Saint Laurent Foundation to help the AIDS medical research.

February 21-25, 2009
The art collection of YSL and Pierre Bergé at the Nef du Grand Palais
Avenue Winston-Churchill
75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Elysées - Clémenceau

February 21, 22: 9am-12am
February 23: 9am-1pm
Auction schedule:
February 23 at 7pm: Impressioniste and Moderne Art
February 24 at 2pm: Old masters’ paintings and drawings, 19th century paintings
February 24 at 3pm: Silver miniatures and objects of virtue
February 24 at 6pm: Decorative arts and tribal art
February 25 at 1pm: Sculptures
February 25 at 7pm: Asian art, Islamic art, ceramics, furniture

Flairs in Paris at Panic Room

Flairs in Paris at Panic Room

A crossover between pop and electro with an 80’s vintage synthetizer sound, Flairs’ new album Sweat Symphony will hit the shelves on February 16. The album release party will be at Panic Room on February 18, 2009. The trio will be playing in several other Parisian venues: La Flèche d’Or on Valentine’s night, Le Point Ephémère on March 31 and at the Grand Palais—an unusual venue to say the least—on April 29.

February 18, 2009—8pm
Flairs at Panic Room
101 Rue Amelot
75011 Paris
tel: 01.58.30.93.43‎
Metro: Saint-Sebastien - Froissart

Dita Von Teese in Paris at the Crazy Horse

Dita Von Teese in Paris at the Crazy Horse

In her Impeccable style and as glamorous as a 1940’s Hollywood star, burlesque performer Dita Von Teese will be stripping at the Crazy Horse the two first weeks of February. She drew Paris’ fashion world on opening night: Chantal Thomass, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Olivier Theyskens… Will you let her titillate you next?

February 1-15, 2009
Dita Von Teese at the Crazy Horse
12 Avenue George V
75008 Paris
tel: 01.47.23.32.32
Metro: Alma Marceau, George V

Shows
Sun-F: 8.15pm / 10.45pm
Sat: 7.00pm / 9:30 pm / 11:45 pm

Bootie Paris at La Mécanique Ondulatoire

Bootie Paris at La Mécanique Ondulatoire

Spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop since 2003.”
After starting Bootie in San Francisco, Adrian and the Mysterious D. took their monthly mashup parties to L.A and then Paris.
Bootie Paris Resident Djs ComaR, PhatBastard and Dj Reno will play along with guest Dj Y alias JY, this saturday night at La Mécanique Ondulatoire.

February 7, 2009—9pm-2am
Bootie Paris at La Mécanique Ondulatoire
8 Passage Thiéré
75011 Paris
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Bastille