Friday, February 25, 2011

Something for the Weekend (25th – 27th February)

Between You and I
The Collège des Bernardins on the left bank, completely renovated a couple of years ago, is organising more and more challenging and stimulating events. Alongside the discussions and debates, its gothic architecture is also being put to good use. The British artist Anthony McCall has created an installation from his 'solid light films' series in the old sacristy called 'Between You and I', projecting light and video to seemingly create solid objects. It provides an excellent opportunity to visit this historic space.

Collège des Bernardins
20 rue de Poissy, 75005
Until April 16th
Monday to Saturday,
10am to 6pm, Sunday and public holidays, 2pm to 6pm

Les Mômes de Belleville - Ménilmontant
Once a month on a Sunday afternoon, a local association in Belleville/Menilmontant organises a series of walks, projections and debates on a theme related to the area. This month, the subject is childhood in Belleville/Menilmontnant, and this time around it will give you the opportunity to follow two interesting events. Firstly, at 2.30pm
Paris par Rues Méconnues will be leading a walk around the area on the theme (call ou to reserve), and secondly, at 5pm, don't miss the projection of "Le Ballon rouge", a wonderfully evocative film of the area from 1956 (described here wonderfully on Parisian fields - which also includes a link to where you can find the film on You Tube).

For more information, see

Tous cannibales

A curious exhibition at the Maison Rouge which is presenting a series of creations based around the theme of cannibalism. The title of the event – and its inspiration - comes from a Claude Lévi-Strauss quotation - "We are all cannibals. The simplest way to identify with another is still to eat them."

The goal of the exhibition is to find representations in contemporary visual art (
photography, video, installations, sculpture, drawing and painting) and how this finds echoes in a historic perspective (illustrations, illuminated texts, engravings and ritual objects).

Feeling hungry? If so, you may also be interested to know that there is a Rose Bakery unit in the centre which does a nice brunch!

La Maison Rouge

10 boulevard de la bastille
, 75012
Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm (9pm on Thursdays)

Until May 15th

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