‘Yesterday is today’s memory’: African art comes to Paris
31 October 2019 | 7:44 am
'Yesterday is today's memory': African art comes to Paris
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The world of drag exploded into popular culture in France after the French version of the "Drag Race" TV show was broadcast last year. In this programme, we meet some of the country's drag artists who aim to entertain, but also educate. Minima Gesté is a Parisian drag queen who quit her day job as an engineer to commit herself fully to the art form.
The House of Dior turns over vast sums of money for luxury giant LVMH, but high-end fashion can never be just about the cash: it's also about world-leading artistry. In her spring-summer 2023 collection, Dior's artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri pays homage to the elegant modernity of the Black Parisian jazz stars of the 1920s, in particular Joséphine Baker. Meanwhile, fashion historian and curator Olivier Saillard celebrates the humble wardrobe of his late mother by transforming it with haute couture techniques.
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The IOC faces growing criticism over plans to let Russians and Belarusians into the Paris Olympics. But athletes from Belarus who openly oppose President Alexander Lukashenko risk being left behind, whatever happens.
We look at a new report by non-profit Forbidden Stories about the work and 2007 murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh. And, the fallout continues from a toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio as residents grapple with water, air and soil pollution.
Three pieces from Ismar Littmann's art collection will be given back to his heirs, decades after the works were stolen by the Nazis. The lawyer and art collector died in 1934 after facing antisemetic persecution.
A New York museum has renamed an Edgar Degas painting to recognize its Ukrainian, not Russian, theme; and acknowledged formerly Russia-designated artists as Ukrainian.
We look at how the French press is covering the fact that trash is piling up in Paris, as garbage workers go on strike over pension reforms. We also find out about this Monday's parliamentary debate on France's nuclear future.
They are amongst the millions of people who have taken to the streets since January to protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, which proposes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. More than 7,000 tons of trash had piled up on streets across the city as of Wednesday, per The Guardian.
The latest ready-to-wear collections in Paris are proof that fashion is art in its own right: mere adornment making way for extraordinary craftsmanship, show after show. At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrates the 1950s, specifically the feminism encapsulated by Catherine Dior, Edith Piaf and Juliette Greco.
France's government decided to bypass the lower house of parliament with contested pension reforms. The snap decision came moments before a planned vote, sparking fury inside and outside of parliament.
The French pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across France, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they could seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
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On May 30, 2023, a collective of artists, art historians, writers, and academics will convene at the Musée Quai Branly in Paris to mark the tenth anniversary of "Black Portraitures: Imagining the Black Body in the West". This conference delves into the positioning of Africa and the African diaspora, as well as their depiction in Western art.
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