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The Louvre lights up. © Paris Update

 

Paris Update This Week’s Events

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

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Hélène Angel's Primaire. Cinéma Le Brady, Paris, Feb. 24

Virtual reality on show
> Virtuality will host speakers and networking sessions on this hot topice. Centquatre, Paris, Feb. 24-26.

Contemporary textile art
>Miniartextil is an exhibition of new textiles from around the world. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Feb. 22-March 19.

A barnyard in Paris

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> The Salon International de l'Agriculture brings the best of the country's livestock and crops and the products made from them to Paris. Porte de Versailles, Paris, Feb. 25-March 5.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, March 1-April 13.

Paris semi-marathon
> Starts and ends on the Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, March 5.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Matthew Lancit's Flâneurs (Street Rambles). Cinéma MacMahon, Paris, March 3.

Literary conversations
> The festival New Writings, New Styles brings well-known Irish and French writers together to discuss contemporary literature in the two countries. Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, March 3-4.

Indian film scene
> The festival India Express takes a tour of new and classic films focusing on the subcontinent’s major cities. Forum des Images, Paris, through Feb. 26.

Young European photographers
> The Festival Circulation(s) features emerging photographers. Centquatre, Paris, through March 5.

Frank Capra Retrospective
> The great American director in the spotlight. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 27.

 

Art - Museums

 

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

Architecture Housed in New Building

The model for Christian de Portzamparc's Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho, currently being built near Rio de Janeiro. © Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
The model for Christian de Portzamparc's Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho, currently being built near Rio de Janeiro. © Atelier Christian de Portzamparc

After squatting the Palais de la Porte Dorée for some time, the formerly homeless Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine is now more comfortably installed on the other side of Paris in the Palais de Chaillot.

To inaugurate this impressive new home for its temporary galleries last March, the Cité put
together an equally impressive exhibition, “Portzamparc: Rever la Ville,” set up in a grand gallery of exposed stone with a round-vaulted ceiling.

Here, for once, is an architecture museum that makes architecture accessible and fully enjoyable to non-specialists.

The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine incorporates a number of previously separate entities: the Institut Français de l’Architecture, the Musée des Monuments Français (which reopened in September with an additional gallery presenting French architecture from 1850 to the present), the Ecole de Chaillot for postgraduate studies (and now, courses in architectural history for the public), and a library and documentation center.

Heidi Ellison

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine: Palais de Chaillot, 1, place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris. Métro: Trocadéro. Tel.: 01 58 51 52 00. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Tuesday. www.citechaillot.fr

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