Paris news 2020

1.Musée du quai Branly Paris (France)
Between November 19, 2019 and June 28, 2020, an exhibition called Madame’s Collection is dedicated to Helena Rubinstein at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris.
Examining non-Western arts through the collection of Helena Rubinstein. The exhibition reveals the fascination that African art held for this pioneer of cosmetics, an avant-garde patron and collector in the early 20th century.
Closed on Monday.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 am-07:00 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am-10:00 pm
An extraordinary figure, the first 20th century business woman, a self-made and emancipated woman, a visionary… There are no shortage of superlatives to describe the incredible rise to fame of Helena Rubinstein (1870-1965), dubbed the Empress of beauty by Cocteau, but her role as an experienced collector and a pioneer in the recognition of African and Oceanic arts in Europe and North America is often overlooked. Primarily amassed in Paris through her various encounters, “Madame’s collection”, now dispersed, comprised over 400 pieces of non-European art including precious Kota and Fang reliquary guardians, exceptional Baoulé, Bamana, Senoufo and Doghon pieces stood alongside works by contemporary painters and sculptors such as Chagall, Braque and Picasso, as well as the array of other spheres covered by the collection.
The exhibition places the spotlight on her passion for non-Western arts – primarily African art – through sixty pieces, as well as her fascination for their expressive intensity and character. It was in the 1910s that she first discovered these arts through the sculptor Jacob Epstein, an interest that continued as she encountered the avant-garde collectors in Paris and which she brought into her interior décors in Paris, New York and London, not solely for aesthetic reasons but to educate her female clientèle at her beauty salons worldwide and through her participation in major exhibitions.
This exhibition was made thanks to the support of Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière.
Permanent Collections
Full price: 10,00 €
Reduce rate: 7,00 €
Twin ticket
Full price: 12,00 €
Reduce rate: 9,00 €

2.Musée Les arts Decoratifs, Paris (France)
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 55 57 50
Métro : Palais-Royal, Pyramides ou Tuileries
Autobus : 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95
from October 31, 2019 to February 2, 2020
60 years after the Revolution in Cuba, the Museum of Decorative Arts reveals, from October 31, 2019 to February 2, 2020, the golden age of Cuban posters from the 1960s and 1970s in a cultural and political context whose artists are seized.
Long overlooked due to the blockade and isolation of Cuba, this style school is just starting to emerge from the closed door in which it was built. Cuban posters. Révolution et Cinéma proposes to explore this effervescent graphic production through 300 posters, mainly from the museum’s collections. It allows you to discover and understand the birth of this great school of poster artists and to follow, through it, the history of the island state.
Catalog of the exhibition “Cuban Posters. Cinema et révolution “, presented at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, in Paris, from October 31, 2019 to February 2, 2020.
The overthrow of General Batista’s dictatorship in January 1959, followed by the revolutionary government led by Fidel Castro, initiated profound changes in Cuban society and aesthetics.
While the scarcity of electricity makes television and radio inaccessible, the poster becomes the most effective means of communication. During the years 1960-1970, golden age of the Cuban poster, the graphic designers create a style in rupture with the Hollywood way and which also moves away from the Soviet propaganda.
For cinema, specifically Cuban posters are created for each film broadcast. Thanks to the film festivals, they are known and collected since the 1960s. After the collapse of the Eastern bloc, this golden age is followed by a less fertile period.
The poster is experiencing a revival since the beginning of the 2000s, returning to an experimental and artistic dimension. This book presents a selection of more than 100 posters from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs collection, along with texts to understand the context.

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