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Zapata Distrupter: 3rd exhibition of Rubico

Zapata Distrupter: 3rd exhibition of Rubico

On the occasion of the centenary of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, hero of the Mexican Revolution, the Collective “Rubico” and the Foundation “Viva Zapata” present “Zapata el disruptor”, a traveling exhibition in tribute to “Caudillo” which brings together more than 70 pieces with an approximate weight of 68,000 kilograms.

The inauguration took place on September 15 at Galerie Mark Hachem, Place des Vosges (75003), in the presence of the direct descendants of General Zapata, Marta, July and Manuel Manríque Zapata, little girls and sons and Ulises Manrique, great grandson .

This first part of the exhibition ended on September 21st.

This evening was the occasion to meet the artistic director of “Rubico”, Gonzalo Ortiz Blanco, as well as the artists whose visual artist Arnaldo Coen who captures Zapata on canvases of Goyard or Vuitton to show the game of recycling; Domingo Zapata or Daniel Lezama.

At the press conference on September 16th at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, St Honoré Street (75001), Guillermo Ortíz Mayagoitia, former Minister, Salvador Rueda, Director of the National History Museum Chapultepec Castle, Hugo Salgado of the Viva Foundation Zapata were present alongside Gonzalo Ortiz Blanco, Arnaldo Coen, Domingo Zapata and Daniel Lezama to present the exhibition of contemporary art and pop art.

“Zapata” at “Zapata el Disruptor” refused to be an illustrious corpse who is now one hundred years old.

Today’s idea is not to pay tribute to the moment when his life was truncated, but to ask how he is remembered and to conjecture the weight of his evolution in his new plastic forms, “he said. the historian Salvador Rueda.

Thanks to the initiative of the Mexican cultural artistic group “Rubico” (which takes its name from the Rubicon River), a cultural twinning has been established between France and Mexico.

A range of activities including an exhibition of art and jewelry, film screenings, a fashion show and a Mexican night, all inspired by Zapata, were presented to the public.

In parallel to the contemporary art exhibition, a series of unique and personal objects was unveiled from September 17th to 23rd at the MR 137 gallery, rue du Temple (75003).

There was the horse saddle of the historical figure; a Charro costume; photographs of Gabriela Zaavedra ,; portraits and works by Jesus Lima, including his shoe performance on ten-peso notes; of Lezama and Andrés Amaya.

The third and final part of the exhibitions is currently taking place from October 4 to 28 at the MR80 Gallery, rue de Turenne (75003).

“Apostle or Demon” allows to know more about Zapata, “the warlord of the south”, on his personality and what led him to become this mythical and historical character.

After Paris, “Zapata Disruptor” returns to Mexico to be presented to Cuernavaca by the Zapata Foundation and Miami, Florida.

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“Nuits blanches” 2019 in Motion

Since 2002, during the sleepless nights (nuits blanches), the french capital becomes from 19h to 7h the place of all possible.

For sleepless nights, 2019, Paris invites you to a great journey.

Many unusual activities will be offered to you on October 5, 2019.

Among them is a parades with more than fifteen art platforms designed by contemporary artists. (7 pm to 10 pm). The start will be taken from the Place de la concorde to join the Place de la bastille.

Walking artists will also take part in extraordinary artistic performances.

The « Grande Traversée » will allow you to discover the most prestigious cultural institutions such as museums, theatres, operas. (22h-2h). This discovery will be proposed in common with a slowed down crossing in front of the artworks. Clockrooms will be available.

This proposal is inspired by a famous cinema scene : in the film « Band à part » by Jean-Luc Godard (1964), 3 young people played by Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey have the crazy idea of running across the Louvre to visit the museum in less than 45 seconds.

A portion of the Paris ring road (from the Porte de pantin to the porte de la villette) will also be closed to cars and transformed into a luminous citizen Velodrome. Come and ride your bike on the Paris ring road. Proceed to the gate of pantin, access by the left ramp of the device.

This edition was conceived by Didier Fusillier, artistic director and Jean-Max Colard, artistic advisor of the « nuit blanche 2019 », for a budget of 1 million euros to which is added a budget of cultural patronage. So this is an important budget.

“With Kyoto, Charleville Mezière , LA, Accra or Mexico city. The « nuit blanche 2019 » is still a parisian brand that we share. And Didier Fusillier having a vision of public space and populations … art is stronger than all the rest ! “Says Jean-Max Colard.

The nuits blanches will allow the inhabitants to show their creativity and to share it with the artists. “The idea is to make Artworks move and to make citizens move with them .

So during the parade, two huge mirrors with boat projectors will give the impression that the building falls behind you. ” shares Didier Fusillier.

Many artists will participate in the event.

The police department is a partner in the « nuit blanche ». The ring will therefore be closed from 2 p.m. for a few hours.

Nearly a million people had moved during the previous edition. In addition, many locations not included in the programming of the event, will participate in the « nuit blanche » . Indeed, many authorizations to open businesses have allegedly already been granted.

The show promises to be grand. Not to be missed.

Event free and open to all.

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Exhibition: Buddha, Golden Legend, Asian-Guimet National Arts Museum

The life of Buddha, the one called by the Evil (Buddha), the Blessed (Bhagavant) or the wise clan of the Shakya, has given rise to countless works in the religious arts of the Far East. For the first time in France an exhibition event is devoted to the life of the Buddha.

The exhibition highlights the rich traditions and the exemplary life of the founder of Buddhism. The main stages of Buddha’s life are traced from its birth in Lumbini Park in southern Nepal to its extinction in Kushinagara in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Buddhism, a non-violent spiritual path free of dogmas, has its roots in India, founded by an exceptional man, the Buddha (5th century BC). His teachings, the Jataka, are short fables or long narratives that recount past lives and are a source of cosmic cycle teaching in the cosmic cycle. Over its 547 previous lives, the future Buddha has experimented with the six possible conditions: god, anti-god, man, animal, ghost, damned. After cultivating Paramita or ten perfections: generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, effort, tolerance, truth, determination, caring love, equanimity (equality of spirit) he made the decision to revive among men in the style of a young prince, Siddhartha Gautama.

Four years of preparation, the exhibition presents through 159 works the keys to understanding the legend of the Buddha.

To be discovered until 4 November 2019

https://www.guimet.fr/event/expobouddha/

National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet

6 Place d’Iéna 75116 Paris

Open every day except Tuesdays, from 10:00am to 6:00pm

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Bekar performed in concert in Agde

Bekar performed in concert in Agde, Place de la Marine on August 21. Bekar is a group of musicians offering a sound imprinted by Klezmer music.

Bekar sings songs in French and Yiddish, their music is influenced by different musical currents (pop, rock, funk) ranging from Prince, David Krakauer to Rita Mitsouko.

Bekar has been able to set the mood and the public couldn’t resist dancing so much the style was festive, cheerful and warm. Bekar takes his audience in a swirling dance and the joy reads on his faces. This Klezmer musicality invites you to travel to another world, more beautiful, lighter, happier.

The group consists of Benjamin Bousquet, sound engineer, Santiago Courty on drums, Jean-Philippe Cazenove on bass, Thibault Roche on clarinet, Quentin Treuer on piano and keyboards.
As for Bekar, he composes, sings and plays the piano.
Thibault Roche, Jean-Philippe Cazenove and Mélina Schneider assure the choirs in the group.

The group has performed throughout France, in the south, in Lyon and since 2008, Bekar has played in Europe including Vienna (Austria) and many other places…

Bekar has shared in the past a number of scenes with Debout on the Zinc, Benabar, Les Wriggles, Sidi Watcho, Amir, La Caravane passes by…

Bernadette Bergerot-Amet is responsible for the Press communication of the group.

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MARAIS: the history of authentic architecture and buildings classified as historical monuments

The district’s reputation and its dynamism come in particular from the fact that it was the first place in Paris and the district is also internationally known by history enthusiasts.

The Marais is one of the city’s trendiest districts, with a popular atmosphere and authentic architecture. Visiting the Marais is a must for tourists wanting to discover the Monuments, the Museums to visit, the numerous private hotels from the Renaissance period, almost all entirely preserved, as well as for its museums, such as the Carnavalet Museum, which traces the history of the city, along the centuries through works of art but also souvenirs and objects from the great periods of the capital.

Nearly 141 buildings classified as historical monuments such as the Place des Vosges, where many artists and politicians live, “Le Marais” is also an emblematic artistic place where you can find a multitude of art galleries and museums dedicated to such as the National Museum of Picasso.

A few steps away, we continue our path through the Place des Vosges and the collections of works by French and European artists of the Galerie du Marais, between the Museum of Art and History of Judaism (71 rue du temple) and the National Picasso Museum (5 rue de Thorigny) as well as the Maison de Victor Hugo and other galleries.

After the Seine had taken the course we know it today, the arm that passed to the north, at the foot of the hills of Belleville and Montmartre, fought and formed a swamp belt, these were crossed, very early on, by a few major lines of communication in the district, the present rue St Martin and rue St Antoine appeared from the Roman period.

Emperor Charles le Chauve gave the abbey of Ste Opportune the marshes that it put on grassland before alienating part of it into plowing land in 879.
These lands were transformed into “marshes”, a Parisian word used for vegetable and aromatic crops, at the end of the Middle Ages, many of these “marshes” were planted with fruit trees.
Religious establishments, including these, were responsible for this conquest of the marshes and their settlement: St Martin des Champs and the house of the Temple.

Around 1360, the future Charles V, still a dolphin, began to build a new enclosure encompassing a territory larger than the previous one.
The Marais district is thus annexed to the city and received its consecration when Charles V, fleeing his palace (now the Palais de Justice) following riots, prefers the St Paul hotel, located between St Antoine street and the quay, his son Charles VI, to which the doctors advise to entertain, in fact the house of the “Happy Fights”.

In the 18th Century, the royal square (now Place des Vosges), created on the order of Henry IV, became the heart of the Marais, becoming a place of elegance and festivities. It was through her that princes and ambassadors who made their solemn entrances to Paris used to pass to be admired.

The great lords and courtiers build splendid houses around them decorated by the best artists of the Great Century.
At the Marais, the style of the French-style private mansion was developed at the time, a classic and discreet building between courtyard and garden sheltered from the street and its inconveniences, and the precious, philosophers and libertines held brilliant lounges. Musicians and speakers make the vaults of St Paul and St Gervais sound.

The capture of the Bastille marks the end of the residential Marais.
Hotels were often abandoned, sold or seized; their owners emigrated to the provinces or outside the kingdom, some arrested, died under the guillotine.

All walks of life, until the beginning of the 20th century, showed an equal flippancy towards this unfortunate neighborhood.
Only the need to set up administrations allowed the rescue of certain monuments that suffered from their new assignments ( Hotels de Soubise , Rohan , Carnavalet , Le Peletier ).

The Old Paris commission, created in 1897, advised the city on the choice of monuments to keep. The latter, assisted by the state, was able to buy hotels to allocate them to a destination worthy of their past ( Aubert de Fontenay hotel called “Salé” today, Picasso museum ).
In 1962, under the leadership of André Malraux, the “Saved neighborhood” law grants grants to restore private hotels. This news brought a social transformation to the neighborhood: the craftsmen have gone away with a better environment.

Today, some accuse the Marais of having lost its popular life and of being a ‘museum district’ visited by tourists.

So the Marsh has gradually returned from the beginning of the 20th century to its lustre, its 17th and 18th century greatness, which the Parisians, it seems, had forgotten too quickly after the Revolution.

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The Top of the Courts list at the Hérault Festival of Cinema and Television

The City of Agde in partnership with the Community of Agglomeration Hérault Méditerranée has launched its 16th Film Festival “The Hérault of Cinema and Television” in the grounds of the new Palais des Congrès in Cap d’Agde from 18 to 24 June 2019 last.

The new Palais des Congrès, chosen by the Municipality, is the project of Philippe Bonon, architect at A + Architecture for its design and Hervé Di Rosa, internationally renowned artist, for the fishnet surrounding the building.

The public, who came in large numbers, was able to enjoy feature film screenings, watch short films in competition and meet the personalities of cinema and television with dedications and selfies. The audience was able to discover about thirty screenings, in the presence of film crews.

The festival is the meeting place for fans of the 7th art and small screen, it is always held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The public jury chaired by Philippe Legroux had this year’s favorite for the short film “Cache-Cash” directors Enya Baroux & Martin Darondeau; The Public and Professional Jury ruled at the closing of the Festival.
The professional jury composed of Marie-Laetitia Bettencourt, author and actress, David Maltese, author and producer, Jenny Del Pino, actress, Thomas Gaudin, author and director, won short films. The Top of the Courts list decided by the professional jury, chaired by Olivier Mégaton:
The Grand Prix was awarded to the short film “Call me Matthew” by Rémy Cayuela.
The Prix d’interprétation féminine was awarded to Hélène Bizot in “Bel ange” by Franck Victor.
The Male Performance Award went to Husky Kihal in “Cache-Cash” by Enya Baroux and Martin Darondeau.
The Special Mention was awarded for the short film “Edith and Henry” by Clemence Lebatteux.
And the “Coup de coeur” of the public was awarded to the short film “Cash Cache” by Enya Baroux and Martin Darond.

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Perpignan: Visa for Image 2019 presents its Awards. Guillermo ARIAS wins the Paris Match News Golden Visa

Projection nights follow one another and bring their share of awards to award-winning photojournalists. “Visas” in the amount of 5000 or 8000 euros.


The ANI-PIXTRAKK Award celebrates its 10th anniversary. It was awarded to the French Nicolas KRIEF for “Accrochages” or behind the scenes of the major public exhibitions in the national museums.
The Golden Visa of the daily Press supported by Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole. On 22 titles in competition, the winner is the French daily LIBERATION, awarded for the work of Francesco ANSELMI on the wall on the border between USA and Mexico.


The CARMIGNAC Prize was awarded to Tommaso PROTTI, Italian photographer, for “Terra Vermelha, life and death in the Amazon in Brazil”.
The Golden Visa of Digital Information France Info, supported by France Media World (FMM), France Televisions (FTV), Radio France and INA. The jury chose to award “Made in France” by Mathias DESTAL, Geoffrey LIVOISI, Lorenzo TUGNOLI, Michel DESPRATX, Allaume LEROY and Tom FLANERY, for the French research site DISCLOSE. This investigation reveals the massive use of French weapons in the war in Yemen, which has caused the death of several thousand civilians over the past five years.


The International Humanitarian Visa of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was awarded to Abdulmonam EASSA, AFP’s Syrian photojournalist, for his report on the daily life of the inhabitants during the siege of Eastern Ghouta in Syria in 2018.
Axelle de RUSSE, French photojournalist, received the Pierre & Alexandra BOULAT Award 2019 supported by SCAM.
The Camille LEPAGE 2019 Prize, supported by SAIF, was awarded to Thomas MOREL-FORT to help him complete his report on Filipino domestic workers.
The Perpignan City Remi OCHLIK Award 2019 was awarded to Adriana LOUREIRO FERNANDEZ, Venezuelan photojournalist based in Caracas, for “Venezuela Paradise Lost”.
The Golden Visa Region Occitania / Pyrenees-Mediterranean, category Magazine was awarded to the Frenchman Frederic NOY for “The slow agony of Lake Victoria” lake that he has known for over thirty years.
The Honorary Visa of Figaro Magazine was awarded to William Albert ALLARD, American photographer-writer, a monument of photography that has published forty major photo reports in National Geographic over its 50-year career.


The CANON Women Photojournalist Bursary 2019 returns to Anush BABAJANYAN / VII Photo Agency, for its project on large families in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The 2019 YVES ROCHER Photo-FOUNDATION Award honors Nadia SHIRA COHEN, an American photographer based in Rome, for her project reporting on the tensions that have developed between Mayan beekeepers and Mennonites in Mexico.


Finally, the Visa d’Or Paris Match News, the most prestigious prize for photojournalism this year returns to the Mexican photographer Guillermo ARIAS / AFP for “The Caravan”, report on the march of 2000 migrants from Honduras trying to reach the United States. United across Mexico.
See you next year for Visa for Image 2020, still in Perpignan, the world capital of photojournalism for two weeks.

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Exhibition: Vanni Tealdi, Graphic Designer and poster illustrator for the cinema

The National House of Artists, offers to rediscover the posters of films of the artist Vanni Tealdi (1928-1998), made between the 1950s and the end of the 1980s. The exhibition highlights the particular work of illustration of posters for the cinema that Vanni Tealdi has made.

A draftsman of cinema posters and an illustrator of novels for young people, Vanni Tealdi drew a very large number of movie posters. It is a crossing of the history of cinema and mainly that of the popular cinema to which the exhibition invites us. Posters created for spaghetti western movies, black films and sci-fi movies are on display. We thus discover a whole anthology of posters as for example: For a Handful of Dollars, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Great Wall, Shooting in the Night …
It’s a whole period of illustration when it did not replace photography yet.

Vanni Tealdi has resided at the National House of Artists who pays tribute to him.

Exhibition to discover until December 29, 2019.

National House of Artists
14 rue Charles VII
94130 Nogent sur Marne

Free entrance every day from 10h to 12h and from 14h to 18h

Vanni Tealdi

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Photos and films by Yann Arthus-Bertrand at the Arche de la Défense. A 50-year retrospective.

“Legacy. The legacy we leave to our children” is the title of the exhibition dedicated to Yann Arthus-Bertrand in the grandiose site of the Roof of of the Great Ark. 50 years of a life as a committed photographer-director. The first retrospective of his work.

Lions, portraits, inhabited landscapes, the Earth seen from the sky 250 large format photos are presented in the 1200 m2 of this vast space between sky and earth.
Young Yann, who is in school failure and breaking up with his family, is interested first in cinema. Tray sweeper, assistant director, actor a little thug.

At the age of 20, he became director of an animal park, took his license as an airplane pilot, raised himself cradles in a bottle, dream of Africa to see lions in freedom.
First environmental awareness.

At 33, he goes to Kenya, builds his own house in Masai-Mara and, with his partner, writes a thesis on lion behavior, illustrated with photos.
So his love for photography is born.

A safari-photo guide, a hot air balloon pilot, it takes altitude to photograph lions from the sky.
Lions, “my photography teachers,” he confides.
And this is the publication of “Lions,” his first book.
He’s 37, that’s the golden age of the press, he’s collaborating with Geo, Paris Match, Figaro Magazine, National Geographic, Photo, Him.

In 1981, he managed to obtain permission from François Mitterrand to fly over the capital and realized “Paris vu du Ciel”.
He follows the Paris-Dakar rally and the Roland-Garros tournaments while collecting his photos in books.
At the Agriculture Fair, he set up a studio. He’s interested in the relationship between man and animal. Seem “Beasts,” “Horses,” “Dogs.”
In 1989, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of photography, with Jean-François Leroy, the future director of  Visa pour l’Image, he directed the book “3 days in France”, a collection of images of 118 great photographers.

In 1991, he created “Altitude”, the world’s first aerial photo agency, and a year later, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, he decided to launch a huge project: “to achieve a state of the planet and its inhabitants at the dawn of the year 2000″.
It’s “Earth seen from heaven.”

70 countries overlooked, always a human detail in the landscape, giving meaning and scale to the image.
All museums refuse his photos. However, he manages to put them on the Senate charts.
Huge success! The exhibition reaches 200 million people worldwide! A book is published in the Editions de La Martinière.

For the 40th anniversary of the Express, he photographed the French of all ages, all trades, all situations a butcher, a homeless man, a road man, a yellow gilt French as they are.
Increasingly committed, our “ecolographer-photologist” is turning resolutely to cinema, which, unlike photography, reproduces speech.

Inspired by Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” on the devastating effects of global warming, he animated “Vu du ciel”, a documentary series about France 2, and directed “Home”, produced by Luc Besson, which was shown free of charge in 2009 on television, the Internet, the cinema and the Champ-de-Mars in front of 50,000 spectators. In the end, the film will be viewed by 600 million people in more than 100 countries.

The result will be “The thirst for the world”, “Ocean Planet”, “Terra”, “Human”.
Human! For two years, 2,020 people interviewed by his team in 60 countries, six hours of recording, faces filmed in tight planes. Each one reveals his story, his thoughts, each in his own language. Authentic, respectful, moving testimonies between laughter and tears, and “Woman” in 2019. All films screened afterwards in the cinema following the exhibition.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the creator of the Good Planet Foundation, open to the public in 2017 in the Bois de Boulogne, a cultural and educational site that takes a fun approach to the ecology and the preservation of the Planet. There are thematic exhibitions, film screenings, conferences, concerts and even a vegetable garden and a nature trail.

LEGACY Exhibition, Grande Arche de la Défense, 92-Puteaux, until 1 December 2019.
All photos of the exhibition will be auctioned for the Good Planet Foundation.

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The Manouche Festival in Tuileries

Jean Hugues Blanc

Many festivals flourish in this summer period, the Manouche Festival in Tuileries is one of them.

The heart of Paris was packed on 14 and 15 August for the gypsy jazz festival at the Tuileries Garden.
A rendez-vous that has lasted for 20 years for a loyal and numerous public, this show offered by fairgrounds is completely free.

For two days, concerts were held in the afternoon and evening, allowing the public to discover many talents of the music of travelers.

In 1969, France created the administrative status of Travelers to qualify those who live in a mobile shelter (caravan, camper etc).
For these concerts, the various “Roma” populations were gathered on the Tuileries garden scene and shared their cultures in front of an audience that did not hesitate to dance.
This is how we succeeded each other:
-The Gypsies, of Greek origin whose meaning is used to design the Roma.
-The Manouches (man nouches), gypsies settled in the east of France and on the banks of the Loire since the fifteenth century.
– Sinti, gypsies living in Germany, Austria, northern Italy. More than 85% of them were exterminated by the Nazis during the Second World War.
– The gypsies (in Spanish gitano and deformation of the word egyptiano designating the inhabitants of the small Egypt, Greek province where the gypsies who are now living in Spain or in the south of France are from.
-The Roma (the Council of Europe advises to call “Roma” all the populations mentioned.In France, the name Rom refers to gypsies from Europe of Romania and Bulgaria).

On the occasion of the Gypsy Jazz Festival, all this large family of artists came together to discover this mixture of culture. The music and the party were present until the end of the night.

Among the guests, we could applaud the trio Rosenberg who also performed during the Marciac Festival last July, the Krief family, the Rapetous, Angelo and Raangy Debarre, Steven Reinhardt quartet whose dad was the cousin of the great Django Reinhardt (Steven will be performing at the Chope des Puces from August 31st), Paquito and Sandro Lorier (after making a “beef” as a family, they have joined the group “Gypsies Los Amigos” with, on the white guitar, Christophe Baliardo, called “Kéma” (one of the grandsons of Manitas de Plata) and a chorister of Kendji Girac).

A very nice appointment and a good vintage 2019 in an atmosphere that invites us to travel.
“It’s the song of guitars, the time of the beautiful days and the adventure ….” that we sang since always and that we will always dance.