Monday, 28 December 2009

Paris Moi

The exhibition, Paris Central, in the Cobra museum is about the magical and creative city Paris in the fifties. In the 1940s and 1950s, Paris was the centre of European art. Famous artists, such as Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Hans Hartung, Asger Jorn, Georges Mathieu, Arnulf Rainer, Nicolas de Staël, Antoni Tàpies and Bram van Velde all chose to live in this vivacious and inspiring city.

The exhibition implies that the city never lost this inspiring, creative atmosphere. To be honest, I think Paris is not that avant garde any more. It is still about the glory of the fifties and all that once was.. Of course there are inspiring places like Palais de Tokyo but the creative heart of Europe is somewhere else. Where exactly I do not know. I still have to find out.

Whether this is true or not, this was not what I wanted to write about.

Inspired by the exhibition, Aziz designed a collection of wonderful dresses and suits. Inspired by his collection he made an interesting performance. Models dressed as dolls were dancing on the runway, while a beautiful naked woman was painting with her body. All accompanied by lovely French chansons. As he dressed up the audience, he made us all part of what was happening.

Chacun est un artiste

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