This Week in Arts Vol4 - PUNK GRAPHICS exhibition at ADAM Museum of Design Brussels

THIS WEEK IN ARTS VOL.4: Punk Graphics exhibition at the ADAM Design Museum of Brussels

Want to hide from the current meteorological nonsense? In need of releasing (or getting back to) your Raw Power? Search no more: Punk Graphics is the exhibition you must visit at the ADAM Design Musuem of Brussels, located next to the famous Atomium.

This exhibition soothes the eternal “what is punk and what is not” debate by showcasing what epitomizes this era best. Let’s take a walk on the art side.

Note: a comprehensive review of our visit at the ADAM Design Museum of Brussels is available on the travel blog 3 raisons pour, so check it out!

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John Berger & Selçuk Demirel - What Time Is It - Book review by Slow Culture

BOOK REVIEW #6 – John Berger & Selçuk Demirel, What Time Is It? (Notting Hill Editions)

The story behind the production of What Time Is It? is essentially meta. What Time Is It? is the result of a continuous battle against time for the sake of literary production. For the sake of material too precious to be lost or put on hold.

John Berger (1928 – 2017) hardly needs any introduction. The award-winning author of the renowned About Looking and Ways of Seeing  would be immensely proud of this finished opus, magnified by Italian translator Maria Nadotti’s introduction.

Notting Hill Editions released this book two years after Berger’s passing. This publication is also proving once again Notting Hill Edition’s legendary sense of tradition in modernity, et vice versa. What Time Is It? is a highly valuable handbook, made for the pleasure of the senses and the joy of knowledge.

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William Eggleston Tuesday Museday Aurélie Lemaire Slow Culture

TUESDAY MUSEDAY – William Eggleston (photographer)

« Aurélie? That’s odd for a name. That’s cute. » These are Eggleston’s words, thrown at me with a mischievous look on the occasion of a Spring afternoon of 2006, the day of a press conference held in Dunkirk for his « Spirit of Dunkerque » exhibition. Truth is, there are thousands reasons to like this photographer and his remarkable work.

« Aurélie ? C’est un drôle de prénom. C’est joli. » C’est précisément ce que m’a lancé, l’air malicieux, William Eggleston lors de notre rencontre en 2006, par un bel après-midi de printemps. C’était à l’occasion de la conférence de presse pour son exposition « Spirit of Dunkerque » au LAAC (Lieu d’art et action contemporaine). S’il existe bel et bien mille raisons d’aimer ce fabuleux photographe et son remarquable travail, en voici trois.

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la hara - basquait defacement the untold story slow culture

THIS WEEK IN ARTS VOL.2: Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’ / Guggenheim Museum, NYC

The museum and the exhibition: comfort minus the déjà vu.

For our first trip to New York City, we automatically planned a visit to one of the many jewels the city has to offer: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Permanent home for contemporary art, ephimeral exhibitions are also notorious there, and the building’s architecture doesn’t disappoint. At our time of visit and alongside Basquiat’s Defacement: The Untold Story, we also enjoyed portraits taken by Robert Mappletorpe and sculptures by Constantin Brancusi.

To be completely honest, we weren’t familiar with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work, which we only heard of while watching documentaries and reading Keith Haring’s Journals. Once reconciled with our humility, we fully immersed in this proposed portion of his art. That is the magic of primitive art: simple never precludes impact and meaning.

We would have loved to review our full experience, but we’re limiting this article to the main reason of our visit. Of course, 3 raisons pour will be your best ally when the time comes for a comprehensive walkthrough of the premises. EDIT: it has just been published here!

For now, let’s take a blogable tour!

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10 SPACES AND PLACES WITH 3 RAISONS POUR

10 SPACES AND PLACES WITH 3 RAISONS POUR

Bamby Dubois is 3 raisons pour, but that’s not all. Bamby Dubois is not interested in glory, nor is she interested in showing off. She’s one of the few travel bloggers doing it for the right reasons. Never too high, never too low, she understood that cities, countries and continents are not to be consumed or idealized, but to be told. Far from fiction, her own reality is sincere and generous. See for yourself.

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