Category Archives: contemporary art

Le 104 (CentQuatre) – cultural and urban art space in Paris

(photo by dalbera) You’ll find the cultural centre “le 104” (CentQuatre) in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, an area which is being increasingly gentrified following considerable government investment. The centre was opened in 2008 on the site of a former undertakers…Don’t worry, the architects chose … Continue reading

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Contemporary arts festival in Paris

photograph of the Festival d’autome 2006 by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra Ignore the rain and drizzle that Paris falls victim to in the Autumn and Winter months. Have you heard of the Festival d’automne? It’s an annual international contemporary arts festival, held from September … Continue reading

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Spray Paint Paris

Want to deface Paris? Underground Paris organise bike and walking tours around the city focusing on street and urban art. They also do workshops – which is what particularly caught my eye – where you can learn to stencil or paint your … Continue reading

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The Pillow Project

Freejazz dance in Paris  Definition: “There is no universally accepted definition of freejazz.” Isn’t it just jazz you don’t have to pay for…? Nope. Freejazz (or free jazz) grew up in the Fifties and Sixties, with an emphasis on improvisation, … Continue reading

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Graffiti and Hiphop

Things are heating up in Paris and, with the sunshine, spending the weekend outside is mandatory. Taking my own advice, I went along to the Graffiti All Starz for Japan, a two-day graffiti project organised as part of the Quinzaine … Continue reading

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