The Concierges' Gazette
Going out in September
A huge retrospective is devoted to Zao Wou-Ki in « L’espace est silence ». Thanks to a selection of forty artworks, the Musée d’Art Moderne paints a portrait of an ambitious man, surrounded by artists, steeped in many influences… But still unique. Until January 6th, 2019.
The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet is dedicating an exhibition to rice cultivation. Terres de riz invites you to discover, through a rich photographical collection, rice and plantations in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially in China and Japan. A product « at the heart of a multitude of human activities », from its farming to its consumption. Until October 8th.
Out of Paris:
Devoted to the Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910), the exhibition « Color and Light » at the Musée des Impressionnismes of Giverny will span the artist’s entire career through hundreds of paintings, watercolors and drawings. While in Giverny, do not miss the house of Monet and its gardens from where Cross got a lot of inspiration. Until November 4th.
The Opera Bastille presents Tristan and Iseut by Richard Wagner. This troubled sea of emotions is staged by Peter Sellars in an almost dematerialized setting with the videos of Bill Viola, detached from the stage, suspended, exposing the lovers’ initiatory quest for nirvana. The association of these two major artists gives birth to a unique, holistic work of art. From September 11th.
If the Parisians’ reputation is well-known all around the world, the show « How to become a Parisian in one hour » by Olivier Giraud will help you to understand their attitudes, their mannerisms and their habits! A show entirely in English to be discovered at the Théatre des Nouveautés.
Three years after the Bd Beaumarchais, la Maison Plisson introduces a second “grocery-table” in the center of Paris. This 1200-sq area gathers high-quality products with nearly 6000 references. Fresh market, butcher’s, deli-meat shop, cheese-dairy shop, bakery, delicatessen and wine merchant as well as a restaurant called the « Resto Parigot » offering a generous French cuisine with home-cooked flavors using seasonal fresh products. – 35 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 1st.
After Monsieur Bleu and Loulou, here comes Girafe, inside the Cité de l’Architecture. Its terrace shows a 180-degree view of Paris and especially of the Eiffel Tower. The Chef offers a sea-food cuisine with: sea bream ceviche, coconut milk and yuzu; tuna sashimi, Jalapeno and lime; roasted langoustine with citronella and ginger and for desert a fruit Pavlova. – 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 16th.
Le Pré Catelan – In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, this Napoleon III pavilion is a splendid place, full of history, with 3 Michelin stars. The famous Chef Frédéric Anton offers among others: crab with light dill cream, French Caviar, soup flavored with fennel; cod with seaweed, butter with lime zest, moist and crispy brandade razor clams, “jus gras” and poutargue, and wonderful deserts by Chrystelle Brua: lemon, like a tart, crispy meringue, basil sorbet. – Route de la Grande Cascade, 16th.