Fashion is far from superficial and, especially in France, the profession is taken seriously. It’s thanks to the fashion industry that art crafts continue that otherwise would have disappeared.
Sweden’s prestigious artist from last century is finally being exhibited in one of the world’s hippest cultural capitals.
A different kind of exhibition is shown this autumn at Sven-Harrys Museum in Stockholm. Backstage is a photographic journey of the dancers at Stockholm Royal Opera.
New Zealand’s indigenous population, the Maoris, were the first to arrive to Aotearoa – i.e. New Zealand. One of Quai Branly’s exhibitions in Paris is about their holy stone. The other is about Picasso’s inspiration from Africa. The Museum has a huge collection from exotic places. It’s unique in its genre with an outer wall entirely covered in greenery, a garden with unusual plants and a building that looks like a gigantic anaconda stretching along the Seine.
That was this year’s theme at the Fecris conference (www.fecris.org) that took place end of May in Brussels Parliament.