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Sculpture in front of the Allianz building in Paris. Photo: Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo.


C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque


Submitted by reader Margie Rubin

And drink from the cup of empirical knowledge, I presume. Or maybe this is just a hunch counter.

David Jaggard

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Paris Update Art Notes



“Atlas in Fine II,” by Emma Malig.Paris-based Chilean artist Emma Malig’s ethereal kinetic installation, “Atlas in Fine II,” which treats the issue of immigration in a haunting, poetic way, can be seen at the Maison de l'Amérique Latine (217, bd Saint-Germain 75007 Paris; tel.: 01 49 54 75 00; free admission) through Jan. 13.


Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

> African cultural festival; films and concerts in various venues in Paris suburbs, through Dec. 24.

Blue Note Festival
> Jazz festival associated with the famed record label. Various venues, Paris, through Nov. 23.

Courts Devant
> Festival of short films from around the world. Lambert Wilson is the president of the jury this year. Various venues, Paris, Nov. 24-30.

Festival d’Automne
> Contemporary arts festival: dance, film, theater and more. Various venues, Paris, through Jan. 26.

Festival Monte le Son

> This music festival in Paris libraries focuses on folk music this year. Various venues, Paris, through Nov. 29.

Frimousses de Créateurs
> Unicef auctions off original creations by fashion designers and artists for the benefit of the children of Darfour. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Exhibition Nov. 18-23, auction Nov. 24 at 8pm.

Mois de la Photo
> Dozens of photo exhibitions and other photo-related events. Various venues, Paris throughout Nov. and beyond.

Paris Polar
> Festival of detective fiction, with films, concerts and readings by authors from around the world. La Mairie du 13e arrondissement, Paris, Nov. 21-23.


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