Charlotte von Poehl: En série

charlotte-von-poehlWhile the musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris has just acquired the work “The Notepiece” by Charlotte von Poehl, it proposes an exhibition of about a hundred works of the artist, entitled “En série”.

It is thus one hundred and ten drawings which are presented, all have been made during an artist residency at the Henry Moore Institute of Leeds, in England. It is for this occasion that she studied works and writings dedicated to conceptual artists Sol LeWitt, Eva Hesse and Robert Smithson. She retained some notes, notably quotes and thoughts that she illustrated with watercolours and drawings. This is these creations made on the notebook’s sheets of paper which are exhibited as a logbook. It is the way the artist works, the seriality and the repetition, which gave her name to this event.





“Charlotte von Poehl: En série” exhibition, from February 12th to September 4th 2016.

Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Free admission.

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


Crédit photo : Charlotte von Poehl – Musée d’Art moderne - Charlotte von Poehl, Blå Jungfrun, 2009 Suspended time, 2011, Newton, 2002 Photo credit: Brendan Austin © ADAGP, Paris 206

Helena Almeida: the body artist

helena-almeida-jeu-de-paumeThe jeu de Paume dedicates an important retrospective to Helena Almeida, born in 1934 in Lisbon, where she lives and also works.

Little known in France, she is however considered to be one of the greatest Portuguese contemporary artists. It is from the 1970s that she gains recognition as one of the major figures of the conceptual art and the performance. In each of her works, the body is omnipresent: it takes up and defines space. Indeed, she uses its image by reworking photographs or herself, about which she adds brushstrokes or external factors. It is in fact her favourite subject which gave its name to the exhibition. Until May 22th 2016, visitors can admire paintings, videos, drawings, as well as shots made by the artist from the 1960s to nowadays. By the way, she is the daughter of sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida.





“Helena Almeida: My Work is My Body, My Body is My Work” exhibition, from February 9th to May 22th 2016.
Open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am to 7pm.
Nocturnal on Tuesday until 9pm.
Closed on Monday and bank holidays.
Full rate: 10 euros / Concession (under 25 and over 60): 7.50 euros / Free for children under 10.

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 47 03 12 50
Metro: Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12).

Crédit photo : Helena Almeida – Jeu de Paume - Helena Almeida, Peinture habitée, 1976. Black and white picture, acrylic paint, 40 x 30 cm. - ©Coll. Fernando d’Almeida

Abstraction on display at the Palais de Tokyo

quistrebert-palais-de-tokyoWith its new exhibition “The light of the light”, dedicated to Florian and Michael Quistrebert, the Palais de Tokyo suggests to discover the mysteries of abstraction.

The two young brothers born in Nantes in 1982 and 1976, who live between Amsterdam and Paris, revisit the great abstract designs thanks to experimental contemporary techniques. Like this, they use coloured LED, black light, car lacquer, gunny or even playdough to make their works. The result is striking: their paintings catch the artificial light of the museum better, reflecting it and iridescenting it, up to disrupt the visitors’ landmarks. This feeling is intensified at the end of the visit, with the screening of a monumental video. This retrospective of contemporary art can be visited until May 16th next.





“Florian et Michel Quistrebert: The light of the light” exhibition, from February 19th to May 16th 2016.

Open daily from 12pm to 12am, except on Tuesday.
Full rate: 10 euros / Free for underage.


Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 81 97 35 88
Metro: Iéna and Alma-Marceau (line 9).

Crédit photo : Florian et Michael Quistrebert – Palais de Tokyo – View of the exhibition of Florian and Michael Quistrebert, The Light of the light, Palais de Tokyo (19.02 – 16.05.2016). Courtesy des artistes et Galerie Crèvecoeur (Paris). Photo: Aurélien Mole.

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Aspic: the ebullient address of the 9th


After a career in finance, Chef Quentin Giroud decided to change his life and embark on cooking: successful bet.

Trained at the Ferrandi School, he worked at the Epi Dupin, at the Comptoir de Brice and at the Clove Club, a Michelin-starred restaurant in London; he just opened his first address: Aspic. In a human-size room with a raw decoration (exposed stones, bricks, reclaimed wood for the furniture and stoneware dishes), he makes a creative and gastronomic cooking, in the form of a unique menu which changes every week. If you have any food allergies, you only need to specify it while booking and the chef will adapt his dishes for you! The menu suggests new associations of flavours: shrimps, fennel and kiwi, cushion of veal served with Jerusalem artichoke, cockles and mustard, or Mimolette with pepper and pear. Aspic also gives pride of place to natural and biodynamic wines, as well as cocktails made to measure by a mixologist.


Open Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Unique menu at 43 euros.


Aspic Restaurant (in French)
24, rue de la Tour d’Auvergne
75009 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)9 82 49 30 98
Metro: Anvers (line 2) or Poissonnière (line 7).

Crédit photo : Aspic Restaurant - Paris - Photo credit: Felix Vigne ®IMAGEO

Yves Camdeborde opens a seafood tapas bar


Placed side by side on to his historical restaurant, the new address of Yves Camdeborde pretends to be popular and without complexes.

At L’Avant Comptoir de la mer, there is neither chairs, nor tables. We stay standing up, leaning on the bar, to taste seafood products in the form of tapas, in a friendly atmosphere. To make your choice, raise your eyes to Heaven, all the dishes of the menu are represented on little notices suspended from the ceiling, which truly make your mouth water. Soft boiled-egg with herring eggs, oyster with a side of cucumber and Granny Smith apple, veal tartare cooked with crab, foie gras and Matcha tea, or stir-fried squid ink tagliatelle with garlic and chives, are all delicious dishes to discover. As a bonus, the restaurant is ideally located in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés borough, to end the evening by a romantic stroll.


Open Monday-Sunday, from 12pm to 11pm, continual.
Plates: from 5 to 20 euros.


L’Avant Comptoir de la mer
3, Carrefour de l’Odéon
75006 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 27 07 97
Metro: Odéon (lines 4 and 10) or Mabillon (line 10). 

Crédit photo : L’Avant Comptoir de la mer - Restaurant - © Facebook L’Avant Comptoir par Yves Camdeborde

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