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The 25th anniversary of Paris Photo, the return of Starmania, the colors of David Hockney… Our 5 cultural highlights

Exhibition, theatre, books…Every fortnight Madame Figaro offers its cultural selection.

Paris Photo at the Grand Palais Ephemeral

Silvia Rosi Paris Photo

The first international fair dedicated to the photographic medium takes place from November 10 to 13. For her 25th birthday, she chose as guest of honor, the actress Rossy de Palma who selected 25 works. A platform for discovery and exchange, it has 134 galleries from 29 countries, including 38 solo and duo shows by Marina Abramovic in Orlan. The commitment in favor of women photographers continues with the support of Women in Motion, the initiative of Kering and promotes the visibility of women artists and their contribution to the history of photography. This 5e edition of the course is diverse both historically and geographically. 34 publishers will also offer 300 artist signatures. A possibility for visitors – who are not all collectors – to leave with a book signed by a photographer.

Paris Photofrom November 10 to 13, at the Grand Palais Éphémère, grandpalais.fr

starmaniathe revival at the Seine Musicale

Starmania 2022directed by Thomas Jolly at La Seine Musicale Select Press

Forty years later, the rock opera by Michel Berger and Luc Plamondon, the cult musical with interplanetary success, returns. This streamlined and updated version is directed by Thomas Jolly, future artistic director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2024 Olympic Games. Alongside him, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, designer Nicolas Ghesquière, musician Victor Le Masne . All pound it : Starmania 2022 is neither a reconstruction nor a tribute. It includes timeless hits addressing the themes of politics, power, terrorism, ecology, media, homosexuality, transgender sexuality, artificial intelligence, obsession with celebrity , love, death. starmania is a visionary work on the violence of living.

starmania, from November 8, 2022 at La Seine Musicale and on tour. laseinemusicale.com

David Hockney at the Lelong Gallery

28th February 2021, Roses in a Blue Vase. Painting on iPad printed on paper
50 copies
89 x 63,5 cm David Hockney / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

Five international galleries have joined forces to present the exhibition 20 flowers and Some Bigger Pictures. These works were created by David Hockney in 2021, from paintings made on Ipad, during his confinement, in his house in Normandy a year earlier. Five landscapes, 20 still lifes of flowers, a room with gladioli… These paintings inspired by the observation of daily life capture the ephemeral, capture a moment. We find there this art of space specific to David Hockney who builds various plans of vision of a panorama. The Normandy countryside is dressed in joyful colors and abstract shapes, the seasons pass. “I think that’s what we need today: fresh images of this world which is so beautiful,” says the painter. A hymn to renewal and beauty.

David Hockney : 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Picturesuntil December 22, 2022, galerie-lelong.com

Ludivine Sagnier, alone on stage at the City Theater

Ludivine Sagnier in The consent by Vanessa Springora at the city theatre. city ​​theater

Ludivine Sagnier is rare in the theater. After New Roman by Christophe Honoré, where she played Nathalie Sarraute, here she is for the first time alone on stage, carrying the autobiographical words of Vanessa Springora. “It is one of the fundamental texts of the era MeToo in France. Vanessa Springora is a whistleblower. Not to warn about predators – we know they exist – but about the complexity of certain concepts. What is the consent of a 14-year-old girl who lives a mad passion with a 50-year-old man worth? And the consent of those around you? She transformed her story into a collective questioning of society,” says the actress. In turn, with the director Sébastien Davis, she turned this literary object into a one and a half hour show, her share of commitment. Revolting, poignant, essential.

The consent by Vanessa Springora, directed by Sébastien Davis. From 21 to 30 November at the Théâtre de la Ville/Espace Cardin theatredelaville-paris.com

Proust commemorations at the literary hotel Le Swann

One hundred years after Marcel Proust at the literary hotel Le Swann at 11 rue de Constantinople, Paris VIIIe Le Swann Literary Hotel

When your name is “Literary Hotel Le Swann”, we must commemorate Proust, especially when on November 18 we celebrate the centenary of the writer’s death. In the hushed lounges the demonstration is held One hundred years after Marcel Proust. Five highlights: On November 15 at 7 p.m., a presentation of Chloé Dabert’s book We’ll leave it there with the most Proustian of our philosophers, Raphaël Enthoven; 4 p.m. at 8 p.m., a conference about the exhibition Proust, the factory of the work, organized at the BNF, in the company of the curators; 6 to 7 p.m., opening of an exhibition of creative bindings; on the 22nd at 7 p.m., an exceptional radio evening around Hand sewn Marcel Proust broadcast on France Culture this summer ; on Tuesday 29 at 7 p.m., launch of a new edition of the Research published in the Pocket Book. Notice to all proustians!

November 2022, One hundred years after Marcel Proust at The Literary Hotel Le Swann, 11 rue de Constantinople, 75008. hotel-leswann.com

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