Yuksek live at Solidays. Solidays is a music festival whose goal is to help raise awareness in preventing and fighting AIDS. It takes place at the Hippodrome de Longchamp (Longchamp’s racetrack) over 3 days and 2 nights. It showcases 200 artists over 80 concerts and 5 stages. Among many others, Girl Talk, Metronomy and The Ting Tings will be performing there too.
June 26, 2009—8pm
YUKSEK live at Solidays
Hippodrome de Longchamp
Metro: Boulogne-Jean Jaurès (line 10) + walk to the festival
RER C: Porte Maillot + free shuttle to the festival
This is France’s first William Blake retrospective since 1947. Major museums such as the British Museum, the Tate Britain, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Louvre Museum, as well as private collectors, have lent their works for this retrospective. The show gathers over 150 pieces by William Blake, including drawings, paintings, etchings and books. There’s also a little treat a the end of the show signed by Francis Bacon.
April 2 - June 28, 2009
William Blake at Musée du Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill
Metro: Champs-Elysées - Clémenceau
Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm (until 8pm on Thursday)
(Ticket window closes 15 min before closing time)
Closed on Monday
During his first five years in Paris, Calder created and showed one of his most important works, the miniature Calder’s Circus. It is back in Paris for the first time since 1970. The figures and objects made for the Circus led Calder to make his first sculptures that used only wire, as seen in his series of animal figures and portraits of well-known personalities (Kiki de Montparnasse, Josephine Baker…) Calder’s encounter with Mondrian lead to a shift in his work: his paintings and wire sculptures turn to abstraction. It is the beginning of his mobiles: linear metal construction, simple geometrical shapes and colored spheres or motifs in sheet metal. Displayed over two levels, this show gathers over 300 sculptures, paintings, drawings, toys, photographs and films. It is the first show to be wholly devoted to Alexander Calder’s years in Paris.
March 18 - July 20, 2009
Alexander Calder at Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
(Ticket window closes at 10.30pm)
Closed on Tuesday
Lovers of sexy record covers, this show is for you. The Musée de l’érotisme in Paris tells the story of eroticism through 120 record covers that span 60 years.
April - October 9, 2009
“Eros Vinyles” at the Musée de l’érotisme
72 Boulevard de Clichy