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"When the French government launched a smartphone app that gives 300 euros to every 18-year-old in the country for cultural purchases like books and music, or exhibition and performance tickets..."

"... most young people’s impulse wasn’t to buy Proust’s greatest works or to line up and see Molière. Instead, France’s teenagers flocked to manga.... As of this month, books represented over 75 percent of all purchases made through the app since it was introduced nationwide in May — and roughly two-thirds of those books were manga, according to the organization that runs the app, called the Culture Pass.... But the focus on comic books reveals a subtle tension at the heart of the Culture Pass’s...
Tags: Art, Comics, Law, France, Welfare, Ann Althouse

Young People Are Using France’s Culture Pass To Buy … Manga

Granted, the program was only just gearing up when the pandemic closed arts venues, but officials’ hopes that 18-year-olds would use their few-strings-attached €300 to sample high culture are being punctured by reality. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Issues, Audience

France May Just Be A Bit Ambivalent About Teaching Its Regional Languages

In the 19th century, French schools were forbidden to teach in Breton, Basque, Provençal, Corsican, etc. Starting in the 1970s, interest revived and some schools started to use them. Now a new law has forbidden immersive education in regional languages; activists are furious. – Global Voices
Tags: Art, France, Words, Breton Basque Provençal Corsican etc Starting

Italy, Like France, Will Require COVID Vaccine ‘Green Pass’ To Enter Arts Venues

The rule will also apply to stadiums, gyms, and indoor restaurants. Said prime minister Mario Draghi, “Without vaccinations, we’d have to close everything again.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, France, Mario Draghi, Italy, Issues

France Now Requires COVID Pass For Visiting All Cultural Institutions

“Beginning July 21, the ‘pass sanitaire‘ or ‘health pass’ will be required for venues with more than 50 people. Visitors over 18 will be required to show a QR code with a record of full vaccination, or a negative PCR or antigen test from the previous 48 hours.” – Artnet Artnet
Tags: Art, France, Issues, Audience

Paris Design Week : Ventes aux enchères de prototypes de design

Très bientôt nous nous revoyons ! Vivement ces rentrées chargées comme nous les aimons, expositions, salons, soirées, vernissages et belles découvertes ! Du côté de Paris, c’est le retour de M&O et de la Paris Design Week ! Nouveauté et belle opportunité, en ces périodes particulières, l’appel à projet «  Paris Design Week Factory « va vous permettre sur sélection de présenter vos projets et prototypes au plus grand nombre, mais également de pouvoir vendre ! En effet, la Paris Design Week s’ass...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Designer, Paris, Agenda, Prototype, Vente, Evenement, Appel à projet, Fresh Actus, Paris Design Week, Paris Design Week Factory

France Fines Google $593 Million Over News Sharing

It is “one of the first attempts to apply a new copyright directive adopted by the European Union intended to force internet platforms like Google and Facebook to compensate news organizations for their content.” – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Media, France, European Union, 07.13.21

One Of The Last Members Of Auschwitz’s Women’s Orchestra Has Died

Esther Bejarano played the accordion in the orchestra and then “dedicated her life to music and to the fight against racism and anti-Semitism.” – France24 France 24
Tags: Art, France, People, Auschwitz, Esther Bejarano, 07.10.21

Why The Statue Of Liberty Never Lived Up To The Hype

Why does its meaning seem so unstable, especially now, as a small-scale copy makes its way from France to D.C., where it will be installed at the French ambassador’s residence later this month? – Washington Post
Tags: Art, France, Issues, 07.03.21

Have you noticed all the anti-4th-of-July articles?

Here's one I'm just catching up on: "Maybe it’s time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up" (WaPo). It's time! Why is it time? Is there a "Time's Up" movement that's sweeping up all the manifestations of love for America? No more enjoyment of the comfortable attributes of everyday patriotism!Here's an excerpt from the column, which is by WaPo's art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott. The ironies and blind spots pile up. Liberty was depicted as a woman, at a time w...
Tags: Art, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, France, Punctuation, Time, America, Reagan, United States, Breasts, Patriotism, Marianne, WaPo, Bowers, Hardwick

‘I had designed it a little too small’: Abraham Poincheval on spending a week inside a sculpture of himself

He’s lived within a boulder, hatched a nest of hen’s eggs, and now plans to encase himself in a beehive. Is this France’s most extreme performance artist –and how does he go to the toilet? Last month, in a smart gallery in Paris, the back of a sculpture was removed and a man was lifted out. He looked around, disoriented, as his body slowly unfurled. A doctor rushed to his side and, after inspecting him, announced he was in good health. The crowd cheered. He’d been in there for seven days.Abraham...
Tags: Art, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Paris, Performance art, Hartung, Abraham Poincheval, Hans Hartung

The Conspiracy Behind the Iconic Statue, the Venus de Milo

The Venus de Milo is one of art’s most widely recognized female forms. The Mona Lisa may be the first stop on many Louvre visitors’ agendas, but Venus, by virtue of being unclothed, sculptural, and prominently displayed, lends herself beautifully to all manner of souvenirs, both respectful and profane. Delacroix, Magritte, Dali, and The Simpsons have all paid tribute, ensuring her continued renown. Renoir is that rare bird who was impervious to her 6’7” charms, describing her a...
Tags: Travel, Art, Facebook, Greece, College, France, History, David, Vatican, Hercules, Mars, Hermès, Vox, Venus, Napoleon, Louvre

France’s New Privately Funded Arts Complex

Arles is famous for Van Gogh and for its Roman ruins. Now there’s a new show in town: Luma. “The center doesn’t fit neatly into given ideas about museums, art collections or cultural hubs. … Luma doesn’t have a predictable program of exhibitions, artist residencies or performance pieces.” But it does have a Frank Gehry building, and a lot of aspirations. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Frank Gehry, Arles, Van Gogh, Visual, Luma, 06.25.21

Fury Over Choice Of Bosses For Pompidou Center’s Brussels Branch

A jury made up of museum professionals selected Kasia Redzisz, a senior curator at Tate Liverpool, to be artistic director of Kanal-Centre Pompidou, the museum’s outpost in the Belgian capital. But the museum’s board partly overruled the jury’s decision, appointing as co-director Bernard Blistène, the jury’s runner-up and director of the Pompidou’s Paris flagship until the end of this month. (Senior cultural officials in France must retire after age 65; Blistène is 66.) Art world professionals ...
Tags: Art, France, Paris, Visual, Pompidou, Pompidou Center, Tate Liverpool, Bernard Blistène, KANAL Centre Pompidou, 06.23.21, Brussels Branch, Kasia Redzisz, Blistène, Redzisz

Soprano Pretty Yende Says She Was Strip-Searched By French Customs Agents

The South African coloratura, who is currently starring in Bellini’s La Sonnambula at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, says she was detained by authorities at Charles de Gaulle Airport who took her cell phone and other belongings, strip-searched her, and held her for more than an hour. A French government source says she attempted to enter France on a South African passport without a visa and that she was released after a phone call confirmed her identity. – AP
Tags: Art, Music, France, Paris, Bellini, Charles de Gaulle Airport, La Sonnambula, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, 06.22.21, Customs Agents

Opera star detained at Paris airport accuses immigration of racial discrimination

South African soprano Pretty Yende, due to star in Bellini opera, given French visa after strip searchThe South African opera star Pretty Yende has accused French immigration authorities of “outrageous racial discrimination” after being detained, strip searched and held in a dark room at Paris’ main airport.“Police brutality is real for someone who looks like me,” Yende, who is black, said in a social media post on Tuesday, a day after the encounter at the Charles de Gaulle airport. Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, France, Theatre, World news, Paris, Opera, Charles de Gaulle, Bellini, Yende

France Design Week 2021 prolonge son appel à projets

Née des Assises du design, la France Design Week a pour objectif de promouvoir le design et les expertises de ses designers auprès des professionnels et de sensibiliser le grand public à sa pratique, en mettant à l’honneur tous les champs du design. Professionnels, grand public et adeptes du design découvrent dans les régions françaises, ou à l’étranger, et sous différents formats – expositions, conférences, visites de studios de design, portes ouvertes d’écoles, workshops, etc. Tout un program...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Designer, Salon, Agenda, Evenement, Fresh Actus, France Design Week

Citröen C3 Aicross 2022 : l’âge de raison, par le design

Dans la course aux chiffres des ventes de SUV en France, le C3 Aircross -né en 2017- se contentait d’une 5ème place, loin derrière ses frères et confères que sont les Peugeot 2008 & 3008, Renault Captur, ou encore le Dacia Duster. Une place plus que louable sur le segment ultra concurrentiel, dans lequel le design offre souvent une belle partie des ingrédients de la réussite. A l’occasion de son 5ème anniversaire, le C3 Aicross s’offre une cure de jouvence paradoxalement destinée à lui offrir pl...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Cars, Transport, Avignon, Peugeot, Citroën, Automobile, Voiture, Nouveau, Test Drive, Citroen C3 Aircross, Essai, C3 Aircross, Citadine

International Booker Prize Goes To David Diop’s ‘At Night All Blood Is Black’

“Diop, the author of two novels, and his translator Anna Moschovakis, split the £50,000 annual prize, which goes to the best author and translator of a work translated into English. At Night All Blood Is Black follows Alfa Ndiaye, a Senegalese soldier fighting for France in the first world war, whose descent into madness after the death of a childhood friend on the frontline begins to show itself in extreme brutality against enemy German soldiers in the trenches.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, France, Words, Diop, Anna Moschovakis, 06.02.21, David Diop, Alfa Ndiaye

Mohamed Bourouissa on France’s identity crisis: ‘We’ve got catching up to do!’

The French Algerian artist uses photography, rap music and the frequencies of trees in his quest to shine a light on marginalised communities. Now he’s preparing for his first solo UK showIn early 2020, when Dave was making British history by triumphing at both the Brits and Mercury music prizes, the equivalent awards in France were making headlines for all the wrong reasons. That year’s Victoires de la Musique featured no headline prizes for a black or Arab rapper. “Domestic rap has become the ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Music, UK, France, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Dave, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Hip-hop, Installation

‘We have to laugh’: Brexit art show hits Paris

From remixed flags to a fishermen’s feast, more than 400 works by amateur artists exploring the new Franco-British relationship have gone on showWinners of a cross-Channel competition for amateur artists to shake off the Brexit blues have gone on display in Paris.I Love You, Moi Non Plus drew more than 400 entries including paintings, illustrations, photography, music and writing aimed at exploring the new British-French relationship. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Brexit

French Quarantine Rules May Prevent Britons From Attending Cannes

The problem is a new variant: “After delays caused by Covid, the festival confirmed it would take place in early July, but France has announced a seven-day isolation period for visitors from the UK in response to rising concerns over the Covid variant B.1.617.2, first detected in India. The move is likely to affect thousands, both among the press corps and industry delegates, and large numbers of unregistered attendees.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Media, France, India, Cannes, 05.27.21

France Reveres Roland Petit. Why Doesn’t It Perform His Ballets More Often?

“Even in Petit’s home country, his works haven’t been staged with great regularity. Nor do companies seem especially interested in resuscitating any of the dozens of full-length works or shorter ballets he created over the course of a long career. It’s a curious schism: Despite the relative obscurity of much of Petit’s work, he remains much-revered in France, where he is still described as a great choreographer who is pivotal to a French ballet heritage.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Dance, Petit, 05.26.21

In France, Some Theaters Can’t Reopen Because Demonstrators Demanding Reopening Won’t Leave

“For the last two months, culture workers in France have been protesting on-site at scores of theaters around the country, demanding they reopen and that staff receive better financial support. But when theaters, museums, and cinemas were finally given go-ahead to open their doors on May 19 after more than six months of lockdown, few protestors cried victory. Instead, many refused to leave the theaters where they have been camping out.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, France, Issues, 05.27.21

France Takes Its €300 Culture Pass For Young People Nationwide

“After a regional trial run, French president Emmanuel Macron is launching his program to fund cultural activities for young people nationally. Culture Pass, as the initiative is called, is now open to all 18 year olds in France, and will be extended to high schools across the nation in 2022.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, France, Issues, Emmanuel Macron, 05.21.21, Young People Nationwide

All Arts Are Local? Not Anymore

What does it mean to talk about a cultural community when Theatre Rhinoceros Executive Director John Fisher can claim, “My audience now extends from my bedroom to France”? – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Media, France, John Fisher, 05.19.21

In Paris, Bookstores Are Essential Landmarks – And Struggling To Survive

Paris has lost 30 percent of its independent bookshops in the last 20 years, despite a lot of government intervention: “Small shops qualify for subsidies. And rents are stabilized in pricey areas of the city. To keep book prices from dropping too low, the French parliament passed a law restricting Amazon from offering free delivery and a 5% discount across France.” – NPR
Tags: Amazon, Art, France, Paris, Words, 05.16.21

Billionaire François Pinault fulfils Paris art gallery dream

Contemporary collection finds home in former grain exchange 16 years after plan for Seine island failedFor 20 years, the French billionaire François Pinault has dreamed of opening a museum to display his renowned contemporary art collection in Paris.The original plan was to build a massive concrete and glass structure on an abandoned island in the River Seine three miles from the Eiffel Tower. When that sparked planning and legal rows and proved impossible, the tycoon moved his collection to Ven...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Paris, Venice, Seine, François Pinault, River Seine, Eiffel Tower When

Édouard Louis: ‘Truth is a revenge because we live in a world of lies’

The author, who became a literary sensation at the age of 21 with The End of Eddy, is appearing in a show exploring acting in theatre and in everyday lifeSome people give their bodies to medical science. Édouard Louis has given his to art. That, at any rate, is the view of a fan the novelist met and it seems to hit the mark. Louis is the French literary sensation who was celebrated at 21 for The End of Eddy, an autobiographical account of growing up gay in a working-class village in the north of...
Tags: Europe, Books, Law, France, Theatre, Society, World news, Culture, Stage, LGBT rights, Acting, Louis, Eddy, Édouard Louis, Rape and sexual assault, Milo Rau

Tintin heirs lose legal battle over artist’s Edward Hopper mashups

French artist Xavier Marabout wins case and €10,000 in damages after Moulinsart contacted galleries displaying his artThe French artist who was sued by the Tintin creator Hergé’s heirs over his paintings that place the boy adventurer in romantic encounters has won his case after a court deemed them parodies.Xavier Marabout’s dreamy artworks imagine Tintin into the landscapes of Edward Hopper, including a take on Queensborough Bridge, 1913, or talking with a less-clothed version of Hopper’s Chop ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Comics and graphic novels, Hopper, Tintin, Edward Hopper, Hergé, Queensborough Bridge, Moulinsart, Xavier Marabout

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