Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette announced its opening to the public in March 2018 at the 9 rue du Plâtre, in Paris. The Fondation was created in October 2013 by the Galeries Lafayette Group and at the initiative of Guillaume Houzé, who serves as its President. This general interest foundation offers international artists, from the ﬁelds of contemporary art, design and fashion, tailor-made resources to produce, experiment and exhibit new pieces. Infused with this mission and its unique identity, the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette is the ﬁrst multidisciplinary centre of this kind in France. The Fondation is housed in a 19th century industrial building located in the heart of the Marais, in Paris. Rem Koolhaas and his agency, OMA, are renovating the site. The architect has conceived the 2, 000m2 space
Aldo Chale, 89 years old, is a Brussels artist. He is an educated mineralogist and blacksmith, who uses precious and semi-precious stones and metals, crystals or petrified wood in his works of art, and approaches making furniture like a craftsman rather than as a designer. This very first retrospective outlines the career and the world of Ado Chale from 1966 to 2015, through carefully selected pieces of furniture and objects, such as his famous Goutte d’eau bronze table, inspired by pre-Columbian art. "It exists in several hundred copies, but its cooling process is random, and each cast, each casting of molten metal, each polishing makes it a unique piece, with its traces, ribs, scars and soul. " (Ado Chale) Chale also transfigured less noble, organic, vegetable materials, such as pepper grain, mother-of-pearl or his bone button mosaics, which have made him world famous. To name a few: his schist
The high school students made “Escape,’’ a film about a transgender teenager’s journey to self-acceptance, to raise awareness about the struggles of transgender people.
Netflix brings some familiar superheroes together for a singular purpose in its latest Marvel series. And two news programs investigate white supremacists in the United States.
Thirty years after starring in the John Hughes movie “Some Kind of Wonderful,” she’s starting a production studio in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Outdoors near the Manhattan waterfront, the Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance had diversity and vitality — and magical lighting.
This documentary directed by Doug Nichol plumbs the depths of devotion to a machine whose day might appear to be over.
The first New York showing of all 57 illustrations that Maira Kalman dared to make for “The Elements of Style,” the primer on writing well.
Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers.
Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.