What to do in August 2020

In this particular summer, if on the one hand the city is half empty due to the departure of the Turinese for the summer holidays, on the other hand a good part of them have already returned or will not leave at all. So the day of August, which this year falls on a Saturday, […]

a back alley in Toronto tagged entirely in black and grey in tribute to George Floyd

In Toronto, we hope to get the message : “the lives of black count”. Forty artists have revisited “Graffiti Alley”, an alley in the city centre of Toronto is famous for its graffiti-colourful, with drawings and portraits in honor of the anti-racism movement “Black Lives Matter”. The frescoes, in majority carried out in different levels […]

What future for the major international museums?

The consequences of the pandemic reveal the extreme fragility of the flagship institutions and their economic model. We interviewed their directors By Eric Biétry-Rivierre Closed since March 13, 2020, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one of the largest museums in the world, plans to reopen in mid-August. Mike Segar / REUTERS The […]

In Paris, New York, London or Florence, museum directors question themselves

While today only small museums are allowed to reopen, large institutions are still waiting for the green light from the government to welcome the public again. But wait … By Eric Biétry-Rivierre According to Eike Schmidt, director of Uffizi in Florence, “art was not made for express consumption”. Claudio Giovannini / CGE fotogiornalismo While today […]

With La Vallée, Bernard Minier offers new blood and hope to booksellers

“Friends are the angels who lift us up when our wings can’t remember how to fly.” This sentence did not come from a Chinese fortune cookie but from the pen of Guillaume Musso (in The Paper Girl). In his study for Weekly Books, the GfK Institute reveals that the author remained the most popular during […]

Very very alone on stage, Christophe Alévêque

The first artist to go up on stage, the humorist recorded his new show at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in front of an empty hall. In a strange atmosphere, he summons Macron, Plato and the coronavirus. Tuesday afternoon, Christophe Alévêque records his new show at the Théâtre du Rond Point, in Paris (8e). The East […]