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Miscellanées

Sélection culturelle, gourmande, astuces d'initiés et adresses pointues pour se balader d'un oeil autre dans Paris.

Monter le son

Milan In Paris and elsewhere in Europe, the Automat Radio music truck, the brainchild of Emporio Armani and Elita, attracts attention wherever it goes. It offers people a unique experience via a dedicated website and in live shows involving DJs, artists of every stripe and exclusive products.

automat radio

Emporio Armani.
www.automatradio.com

Une fille Comme des Garçons

New York With her torn clothes, blacker than black and bump dresses, Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons and high priestess of Japanese fashion, has stopped at nothing to subvert the prevailing conventions of elegance and femininity.

Rei kawakubo/comme des garçons: art of the in-between

Jusqu’au 4.09. The Met Fifth Avenue. 1000 Fifth Avenue.
www.metmuseum.org

Esprits des lieux

Séoul The pine forests of Korea have inspired many a tale and imaginary creature. The kindly dokkaebi reward good deeds. Young designer Jiyoun Kim named his installation after them: 24 polished stainless-steel stools, mirroring the immediate surroundings, each with a colored top (eight hues inspired by the changing seasons in a forest) that seems to float like a spirit in Hangang Art Park.

tabouret Dokkaebi

JiyounKim Studio.
www.jiyounkim.com

Bagage culturel

Shanghai In Chinese, the expression shang xia, meaning “upside down,” also refers to the energy of the past influencing the present and future, and the link between ancient and contemporary art. This limited-edition line of bags is imbued with this spirit of China and its culture.

Cabas esquisse

100% coton. Shang Xia.
www.shang-xia.com

Cartier d’été

Séoul Cultural interchange: at the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), the Fondation Cartier is exhibiting Moebius, Depardon, David Lynch and Ron Mueck, creating a dialogue between Western masters and rising young artists from Korea.

highlights

Jusqu’au 15.08. SeMA. 61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu.
sema.seoul.go.kr

Aux confins du noir

Munich The work of contemporary French painter Fabienne Verdier (photo) and that of German artist Sigmar Polke are brought together in an exploration of two themes: the color black and writing. Both reinvent the art of calligraphy and delve into the empire of signs.

Fabienne Verdier meets Sigmar Polke.

Talking Lines Jusqu’au 08.10. Pinakothek der Moderne. Barer Strasse 40.
www.pinakothek.de

Savourer le street art

Bruxelles What do cookies, a wall and the Belgian capital have in common? A fresco by the artist Lucy McKenzie. Her style is reminiscent of ligne claire comic-book drawing. See it for yourself on the Rue des Chartreuxor nibble on some speculoos cookies by Maison Dandoy, wrapped in paper featuring motifs of the fresco.

Maison dandoy x mckenzie

www.maisondandoy.com
www.wiels.org

Chasse aux trésors

London This quirky guide explores aspects of Paris off the beaten track: the surprising or unusual boutiques, corner shops and historic stores that are to be found in every one of the capital’s arrondissements. But to unearth these secret spots, you first have to unfold this fun guide, like a treasure map.

Paris small Shops

Herb Lester Associates.
www.herblester.com

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Simone Dipietro - Shang Xia - JiyounKim Studio
© Fabienne Verdier - Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos - Mathieu Martin Delacroix - DR

 

Neshat, Salzburg, artist

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