Doug Aitken Altered Earth Performance Edit 2012
Terry Riley guys…Terry Riley.
Salem Mostefaoui is a young architect from Paris working currently for Luxigon. He found his path in architectural school, when he was drawing automatically during classes on sheets corner while learning a new technic language. During the past years, Salem has tried to give his work a real existence; new format, proper sheets. He shares his work at salem-mostefaoui.tumblr and his inspiration at mosdefinite.tumblr. We can also find some of his works published at ozcollective. (interview with artist by ARTchipel Sep-2011)
[Salem Mostefaoui on ARTchipel]
I was just introduced to this Tumblr Artist feature on Artchipel* they do every Monday. It’s a great way to figure out and learn about new artists in our own online community. I have been thinking about how I can learn more about artists who have Tumblrs and what type of art they do, and this is a great start!
*By the lovely Annie Werner
Forget the lions, tigers and bears. Paris’ Pompidou Center plans to fill a colorful circus big top with Picassos, Matisses and Calders instead, creating a roving museum to take its masterpieces of modern art to France’s culturally deprived rural regions and rough suburbs.
The so-called “Pompidou Mobile” aims to be just as avant-garde in its design as the original Pompidou Center — the audacious, tube-covered structure that houses the city’s premier contemporary art museum and caused a furor when it opened in 1977.
Only part of the necessary funding has been raised and no itinerary has yet been drawn up. Visiting the roving Pompidou will be free, and the project’s priorities are rural regions and the poor, crime-ridden suburbs that ring France’s cities but are often largely cut off from the cultural offerings there.
“It’s about bringing art to the people to awaken their desire to go toward the art,” the Pompidou’s president, Alain Seban, said in a statement. “It’s a sign of our openness.”
Architect Patrick Bouchain, whose firm specializes in circus tents and other collapsable structures, showed sketches of his design for the new Pompidou structure at a presentation Thursday: several triangle-shaped modules that can be fitted together to create different structures fitted to the different environments in which the museum will pitch its tent.
PARIS. The appointment this summer of Frédéric Mitterrand—TV showman, film producer, writer, gay activist and nephew of the last socialist president, François Mitterrand—as the new minister for culture has been greeted with enthusiasm by French cultural groups. The move by President Nicolas Sarkozy—who intially offered the post to Jack Lang, the emblematic culture minister of François Mitterrand—suggests he is keen to have high profile members in his cabinet and improve his image…“The choice of Frédéric Mitterrand, who has an artistic background [he was the former director of the Villa Médicis French cultural academy in Rome] shows that President Sarkozy wants somebody with legitimacy,” art dealer Kamel Mennour said. “He’s a man with a vision, and people are waiting to see his first interventions.