What's new, Paris?
The 'rentrée' (the return), that French concept, is in the mouth of all these days in the capital of the hexagon. It is the return to frantic activity, delirious traffic, daily stress but also to an agenda full of cultural, recreational and even gastronomic proposals. Paris takes her seriously 'rentrée' and to check it here you have a small sample.
1-Everyone at the table- “National Restaurant Party ”- Have you always wanted to try one of the great Parisian gastronomic restaurants but are you afraid of having a heart attack when your bill is brought? Well, now you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy the culinary delicacies of the most renowned chefs in France such as Alain Ducasse in front of the Plaza Athénée restaurant thanks to the “La fête des restaurants”. This festival that will take place between September 17 and 23 offers a tempting formula: a 2x1. You pay for a menu whose price is determined in advance and the second one is free. Among the restaurants attached to the program are authentic jewels of French cuisine such as Le Meurice with the star chef Yannick Alléno.
Of the September 17-23. Book strictly on the Internet.
2- Art nothing traditional- Sophie Calle, “Pour la dernière et pour la première fois”
I admit it, I love it Sophie StreetIt is eccentric and personally a little 'edge' but it always ends up surprising me. His work has been described by The Independent Art newspaper as a “Compilation of your adventures and experiences”. And it is that Sophie Calle has the ability to turn her own life into art: follow strangers in the Bronx in New York, invite strangers to her bed, or have her ex-boyfriend break mail analyzed by a hundred women (By the way, the result of such ramblings was exhibited at the Venice Biennale before thousands of people).
This time Sophie Street returns to the load with an exhibition on the death of his mother whose remains rest in the cemetery of Montmartre. Photographs, videos and objects explore the absurd rites about death. On the mother's grave a whole declaration of principles «Je m'ennuie déjà», (" I'm bored ").
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin 76 rue de Turenne, 3e, Paris From September 8 to October 7.
3-For music lovers and those who want to change the world. "La fête de L'Humanité".
One of the most anticipated music festivals by Parisians. In the 2012 edition, the torn voice of Patti smith, the chords of New order or the wild rock of the "bad English boy" Peter Doherty.
In addition to the exceptional musical program the festival, as will always be the setting for debates about politics, humanism and philanthropy.
From September 14 to 16. La corneuve
Athénée Square, Alain Ducasse's restaurant © Alain Ducasse
4- For fashionistas- The Louis Vuitton Pop-Up Store in collaboration with Yayoi Kusama.
The graphic universe of the Japanese artist invades The atrium from the famous Printemps stores. The five shop windows of Haussmann Boulevard they show a delirious succession of lights and mirror spheres with the moles as unmistakable stamp of the avant-garde Yayoi.
An exhibition to see and admire in one of the busiest commercial avenues in the city and that continues with the long tradition of the famous stores Printemps Y Lafayette Galleries to turn your showcases into a real show for pedestrians.
Showcases of Printemps 64 Boulevard Haussmann From August 23 to October 20.
5- And the great Exhibition of the moment. Edward Hopper in the Grand Palais.
After Monet, Picasso, Turner Y Klimt, the American Edward Hopper (1882-1967) lands in the Elysian Fields with the serious promise of becoming the great exhibition of the Parisian autumn (Attention to the queues).
Conceived chronologically, the exhibition consists of two parts: the first, dedicated to its years of training whose works approximate those of his contemporaries with those that coincide in his Parisian era and the second, devoted to his maturity works, emblematic works and with a very personal style in which its elaborate play of light and shadow reaches its peak.
From October 10, 2012 to January 28, 2013 Grand Palais.