Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
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.