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Art Musts of the Week: 2 - 9 June 2014

  • By Alexia Werrie
  • In Art news

 

What You must know: BILL VIOLA @ THE ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL OF LONDON

« Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) », a video work by Bill Viola, was inaugurated, Wednesday May 21, at the St Paul's Cathedral of London. This work which would have cost nearly 2 million dollars to its sponsor, is broadcast by four screens, behind the large altar of the Cathedral. The characters represented undergo the unleashing of the natural elements, in a pose that evokes the resignation of martyrs. More information: http://www.connaissancedesarts.com/art-contemporain/actus/martyrs-de-bill-viola-entre-a-la-st-paul-s-cathedral-de-londres-106873.php - Bill Viola, Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) (©DR)



What you must see: JUIN JARDINS FESTIVAL @ CAHORS

 

 

Since 2006, the 'Juin Jardins' festival values these green spaces by welcoming artists, landscapers and designers of the plant in the Cahors gardens during the month of June. Around the theme of the imperfect garden, the 2014 edition brings together three original creations of the artist Néo  Karesansui, architects and landscapers Mathieu Brison and Luc Voisin, François Baste & Llorenç Batlle, selected at the end of a call for projects. More information: http://www.connaissancedesarts.com/archi-jardin-patrimoine/actus/jardins-imparfaits-a-cahors-106971.php / https://www.facebook.com/CJJ46  - Clay apenouvon, Plastic Attack, installation au Futuroscope de Poitiers en 2012, présentée au festival « Cahors Juin Jardins » de 2014 (©DR)

 



What you must have: TATOUEURS, TATOUÉS / ACTES SUD BEAUX ARTS

 

This exhibition catalogue provides the reader the contemporary and aesthetic dimension of the tattoo and traces as well seniority and diversity of tattooing forms, and the wealth and the quality of contemporary works. More information: Actes Sud Beaux Arts Hors collection - Mai, 2014 / 19,6 x 25,5 / 304 pages - Coédition Musée du quai Branly - ISBN 978-2-330-02148-1 - €45 - http://www.actes-sud.fr/catalogue/photographie/tatoueurs-tatoues – Exhibition: Musée du quai Branly from May 6 to October 18, 2014.

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