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Bonapart and I V Y paris commission Joanna Walsh for our card


We commissioned Oxford, UK artist Joanna Walsh to create this dynamic carte de voeux for 2008 for Bonapart Consulting and I V Y Paris.

This year, 2007, was our best year ever and we wanted a card that communicates our enthusiasm for Paris, the art of real estate, and our belief that art is an integral part of our lives here in Paris. Luckily the French custom is to send the cards in the new year as we've not managed to get to La Poste yet.....

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La Traversée: 104 - exclusive invitation to I V Y paris artists.

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The 104, or Cent Quatre, is one of Paris' major cultural projects promoting art and creativity. Located in the 19th arrondissement, this new establishment will offer residencies, exhibitions, and festivals as well as a restaurant and several shops. From 2008 the 104 will be the place to express yourself in visual arts, music, dance, theatre, video, fashion, design and cinema.

The 104 has invited I V Y paris artists to attend and see for themselves this exciting new venue on the only two days it will be open to the public to discover its architecture and 28 000 square meters dedicated to future artwork. Saturday, December 29th from 12pm to Midnight and Sunday, December 30th from 9am to 3pm To RSVP

Le Georges V Four Seasons Hotel

Shakespeare_24 Le Georges V is a fabulous art déco landmark hotel dating from 1928, just off the Champs Elysées.  This meeting place for business or perhaps pleasure is the favoured spot of well-heeled Parisiennes.  This year the christmas décor is inspired by Dan Flavin's strip lights, an inventive break from the norm.  It's no surprise because the hotel's resident Fleuriste, Jeff Leatham (voted twice best florist in Europe) is a world leader in trends and has to stay one step ahead of the game.  Originally at the Four Seasons in Beverley Hills his fans include Ungaro and Cher.........

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Get your santa suits on kids.

Santacon_2005_2 About time. The inaugral Paris Santacon is this Saturday, December 22. Starting point: 2 pm, iconically from the Place de la Bastille.

I heartily participated in the 1st and 2nd London Santarchy where we breakdanced in Selfridges on Oxford Street, invaded Soho's peep shows and finally staggered to the Horse Hospital around 7pm if we were still able to stand upright (a place where most of the Santas hung out in those days).

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Dak’Art 2008 Biennale of Contemporary African Art

Medecine_lavement_kl Le Lavement - Chéri Samba

Dak’Art 2008, 8th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art will take place in Dakar, Senegal from May 9th until June 9th 2008

Main events of this 8th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art are:
- International Exhibition of Contemporary African Art
- Individuals exhibitions of African artists and artists from the Diaspora
- African Design Salon
- Meetings and Exchanges/ Films projections on the subject of contemporary art
- Digital arts space

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Peter Knapp, La Passion des Images

An exhibition taking place at the Maison Européene de la Photographie from January 16 to March 30th 2008.

Born in 1931 in Bäretswil, Switzerland, Knapp started taking pictures in 1945 and continued his studies in graphic arts in Zurich. Having began painting, he decided to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Subsequently, he entered the Galeries Lafayette where he soon becomes artistic director, in charge of window displays and advertisements. Helen Lazareff would then discover his work and later hire him as Artistic Director for Elle magazine.

As Artistic Director, Knapp has hired the biggest names in Fashion Photography from Jeanloup Sieff to Sarah Moon, to Oliviero Toscani. But when he failed to find a photographer able to suit his needs, he decided to take the job himself, parallel his work with Elle.

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Kadist presents Trouble en Acte, a Conference by Jonah Freeman

San San is a theatrical collage of the narratives and histories surrounding the The San-San Annual, a gigantic exhibition located in the Granville Convention Center of the Pacific Coast Metroplex. The event is described by the journalist Elizabeth Stone in her book In The Kaleidoscope Room:

“There are over 1750 exhibitors on the 13 floors of the convention center. It is the largest of its kind in the world. I’m told that they expect a surplus of three million people to attend. This hypertrophic scale is a result of the merger of several kinds of trade fairs, contemporary art exhibitions, technology displays and performance festivals into one behemoth event. It is now truly without theme or cohesion, a fair ostensibly about everything and nothing at all. “

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La Traversée: Introducing 104

The 104, or Cent Quatre, is one of Paris' major cultural projects promoting art and creativity. Located in the 19th arrondissement, this new establishment will offer residencies, exhibitions, and festivals as well as a restaurant and several shops.

The 104 will be the place to express yourself in visual arts, music, dance, theatre, video, fashion, design, cinema and literature starting from 2008, and will be open everyday from 7am to 10pm.

At the end of the month, the construction site will be opening their doors to the public, giving a chance to discover its architecture and 28 000 square meters dedicated to future artwork.

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Curating Contest in Saint Germain

L’hôtel La Louisiane has hosted many artists, among them, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Beauvoir, Sartre, and this year, on the 3rd floor of the hotel, it will be accomodating a new approach on contemporary art.

The "Curating Contest" imagined by Olivier Robert, reunites critics, journalists, and other leaders in contemporary art, offering an opportunity for them to curate their own exhibition.

Artists and curators were given one month to imagine, mount and install an exhibition of their choice.
14 independant commissioners were each assigned one room chosen at random, and 10 days to make a showpiece of their space.
List of participants here.

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Maastricht-The European Fine Arts Fair and Antwerp

TefafStay tuned for I V Y paris' exclusive latest initiative - a trip to Maastricht for the World's Leading Art and Antiques Fair (The European Fine Arts Fair) and Antwerp in March 2008.

Experience a booming city of very talented architects, interior designers, artists and fashion designers who work internationally. We are planning a weekend trip: 4 days, 4 nights.

Dates still to be confirmed: Thursday morning, March 13, to Sunday evening, March 15.

Stay tuned for more details and contact us to be informed with advance details.

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