Jacques Grinberg is exhibited in Paris

Expo Jacques GrinbergThe musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is displaying works of painter Jacques Grinberg (1941-2011), created between 1963 and 2010. 

This artist was a pioneer of the New Figuration. The distinctive feature of his works is based on his updated figurative approach where the language is political, anti-bourgeois, violent and anti-militarist. In his paintings, Jacques Grinberg denounces oppression and censorship as well as a certain loneliness and imprisonment. Born in Bulgaria, he spent his teenage years in Israel before carrying on his life in Paris, until he died. Although he was not traumatised by Second World War unlike the previous generation, he kept painting past and present fascism and the horrors of war, as a real committed artist.




Exhibition “Jacques Grinberg, un peintre sans concession”, from June 9th to September 18th 2016.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Free entrance.

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 67 40 00
Metro: Iéna ou Alma-Marceau (line 9).

Crédit photo : Jacques Grinberg – Musée d’Art moderne - © DON, Ilya Grinberg



Le Printemps des Arts is back for its 3rd edition

Printemps des arts 2016

From June 20th to 26th, 2016, the festival dedicated to performing arts which gives a free rein to the young creation is back at the Auguste Théâtre in Paris. Le Printemps des Arts suggests 6 shows, which combine drama with musical show or alone on stage.

These 6 projects gather the talents of young actors, directors, choreographers, producers, dancers or authors. This year, it is the comedian Hélène de Fougerolles who was selected as the patron of the event. “Be the patron of this festival is a luck and a privilege, the luck to be in the incubator of tomorrow’s talents and the privilege to see express themselves, fulfil themselves and blossom in front of my eyes.” she revealed to the magazine artsixMic, last February 1st. On stage, the public will have the good luck to discover an adaptation of Charles Perrault’s tale, “Bluebeard”, directed by Karine Lazard. To be seen too: the play “Mascarades” from Marina Gauthier, which produces the portrait of a retired person, suffering from loneliness. She is going to ask her young neighbour for a favour which could change her everyday life...



Festival Le Printemps des Arts, from June 20th to 26th, 2016. (in French).
Rate: 19 euros per show.
Information and reservations at: +33 (0)6 29 20 59 58.



Auguste Théâtre
6, impasse Lamier,
75011 Paris
Metro: Philippe Auguste (line 2)

Crédit photo Le Printemps des Arts – Edition 2016 © Mathieu Gueritte – 2016



Les Siestes Electroniques: the summer zen music festival

Les siestes électroniquesEvery year, the musée du quai Branly welcomes a declension of the Siestes Electroniques, this music festival created in 2002 at Toulouse.

For the 6th year, festival-goers will be meeting within the Théâtre de Verdure or the Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss’s foyer, two small verdant islands at the heart of the museum. They are invited to live the DJ sets or free concerts “in a horizontal position”, lying down. Every summer, this music festival is very awaited for its out of the ordinary and zen character, where the let it go seems to be the keyword. This 2016 edition will be honouring artists like Kartell, who exudes typically Parisian refined house music or L’Ocelle Mare and its pure and raw folk. Other present styles: the rnb takes on retro-futuristic spirit with Mr Mitch or a without complexes and solar pop played by Delusion. This year, Les Siestes Electroniques are to start at the end of June, to be combined with the weekend of celebration of the 10th anniversary of the museum!




Les Siestes Electroniques, on June 26th, July 3rd, 10th and 17th 2016.
From 4pm to 6pm.
Free concerts.

Musée du quai Branly
37, quai Branly
75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 61 70 00
Access: Pont de l’Alma (RER C).


Crédit photo : Les Siestes Electroniques – Edition 2016 © Raphaël Pincas



Focus on the “food mania” at Le 116 in Montreuil

Expo Social FoodUntil next July 30th, the art centre Le 116 in Montreuil is interested in “the food mania”. Over the years, this madness about food has been seizing television, social networks to the press, publishing and even schools of design.

The curator, Lina Tornare, gathered the works of about fifteen artists who combine cooking with contemporary art. Thus, this free exhibition drags us in the creations of plastic artists, painters, designers but also of photographers or performers. The notions of culture, exchange, sharing of food and times for meal are at the heart of their process of creation. Thanks to their works, we ask ourselves questions about eating and living together. An event which will delight all the food and art lovers, and which can be visited a few metro stations away from central Paris.



Exhibition “Social Food”, from May 12th to July 30th 2016.
Open from Wednesday through Friday from 2pm to 6pm, and on Saturday from 2pm to 7pm.
Free entrance.

Le 116 Montreuil (in French)
116, rue de Paris
93100 Montreuil
Tel.: +33 (0)1 41 63 66 60
Metro: Robespierre (line 9).

Crédit photo : Social Food - 116 – Montreuil - © DR



Best places

The best restaurants at the water’s edge

Le Petit Poucet

This summer in Paris, we allow ourselves a gourmet lunch or dinner on the banks of the Seine, at the Petit Poucet in Levallois-Perret (92) or at the Point Ephémère and at the Plage Parisienne in Paris.



Crédit photo : Best restaurants at the water’s edge – Paris © Raphaël Pincas – Le Petit Poucet

La Plage Parisienne

Just nearby the Ile aux Cygnes and the Eiffel Tower, this barge restaurant offers a breathtaking 180-degree view on the Seine. We like its lounge atmosphere, with warm sofas where we want to curl up with a cocktail or a nice dish, as well as its jazzy and electro music. In the kitchen, the Chef suggests French local or revisited dishes with a world food sauce, like the lobster Pad Thai, with coconut milk and herbs. The tagliatelle with shells, lemon and rosemary, and the fillet of duck breast served with a risotto and fresh figs are a safe bet. As a dessert, we let ourselves be seduced by a wild strawberries tart, which is a delight.

Open every day from noon to 2:30pm, and from 7:30pm to 11:30pm, except on Saturday open only for dinner.
Lunch formulas for 29 and 35 euros.

La Plage Parisienne (in French)
Port de Javel Haut
75015 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 59 41 00
Metro: Javel / André Citroën (line 10).

Le Petit Poucet

Nested on the bucolic Ile de la Jatte, this restaurant has two terraces looking down on the Seine, surrounded with a luxurious flora. Le Petit Poucet has at its disposal a contemporary environment with panelling, a fireplace and a subdued as well as cosy atmosphere. In the kitchen, it is Chef Eric Chatelard, who worked at Lenôtre and Fauchon, who concocts French recipes from fresh and seasonal ingredients, coming from the market. Special mention to the a la minute cooked red tuna with sesame seeds and soya beans, organic quinoa and crisp vegetables as well as to the “Rouge des Près” heart of rump with pepper, grenaille potatoes with flower of salt. To end the meal, we opt for a caramel with salted butter éclair.

Open from Monday through Saturday, from noon to 2:30pm and from 7:30pm, to 11:30pm and on Sunday from noon to 3:30pm.
Lunch menu for 26 euros / Dinner, weekend and public holidays menu for 34 euros.

Le Petit Poucet
Ile de la Jatte
4, rond point Claude Monet
92300 Levallois-Perret
Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 38 61 85
Metro: Pont de Levallois-Bécon (line 3).

Le Point Ephémère

It’s on the banks of the canal Saint Martin, in a former construction materials shop that this restaurant, bar and performance space elected to live. Since last April, the Point Ephémère has a new restaurant named Animal Kitchen. We discover a menu which combines street food with tapas, thanks to young Chef Antonin Girard. Sweet and savoury lovers will be conquered by sweet potato fries flavoured with smoked paprika and coriander, with a honey and mustard sauce, deliciously sweet. To discover too: the green beans with mint soup, cottage cheese, croutons, wasabi and puffed rice or the banana bread served with a roasted pecans and caramel with salted butter mousse. At the end of the meal, we dash to a romantic walk along the canal.

Open 7 days a week, from 12:30pm to 11pm.
Lunch menus for 11 and 12 euros.
Tapas menu: 35 euros

Animal Kitchen – Point Ephémère (in French)

200, quai de Valmy
75010 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 72 70 00
Metro: Jaurès (lines 2, 5 and 7bis) or Louis Blanc (line 7).

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