Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Radiant City Shines More Brightly

Le Corbusier's masterpiece of modernist architecture, the Radiant City, is in the spotlight this year. Its panoramic roof terrace is being turned into an exhibition space, named MaMo, by the cult designer Ora Ïto. Le Corbu himself is the centre of an upcoming show at the J1 hangar, Marseille. And film director Agnes Varda's two photographs of the terrace, in 1956 and today, are part of a current show at the Galerie d'Art du Conseil Général in Aix en Provence. Click here to read more

Friday, January 11, 2013

Marseille-Provence's Big Year Starts Tomorrow

The big day is almost here! The year of Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture starts tomorrow, 12 January, when Marseille and Aix en Provence explode in a frenzy of celebrations - and we've listed the best of them, with links to interactive maps and details of the late-night transport that will get revellers home in the small hours of the morning. Click here to read more.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Cours Mirabeau Goes Psychedelic

Here's another view of the Cours Mirabeau in Aix en Provence - a rather different one. Those austerely elegant old plane trees have metamorphised into something resembling red and white polka-spotted giraffes. This is a sneak preview of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's psychedelic transformation of the Cours as part of the contemporary art trail through Aix being inaugurated next Saturday for the opening weekend of Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture. Click here to read more.