Get ready for a number of exhibitions around this year’s theme – flowers – as well as a big opening night event (technically invite only, but with the possibility to gatecrash) with performances and special events.
While the dozens of exhibitions being held as part of the Parcours Saint-Germain look interesting, we can’t help but salivate over the numerous happenings on offer for the opening party on 23rd May.
The website says that you have to have an invite to attend them, but some are in public spaces, and we think you’ll be able to weasel your way into the others if you look smart and confident enough 😛
The line-up for 23rd May includes:
— a guitar concert by Aurélien Robert & Clément Reboul (as part of the Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival) from 5.45pm-7.45pm, and a ‘live-painting’ by Japanese artist Ellie Omiya starting 6.30pm, both on place Saint-Germain (here)
— disCOvered, a musical performance and installation by Gaspard Yurkievich and Dani Siciliano (who will be singing songs from her upcoming album ‘Discovered’), with Gael Rakotondrabe on piano, and special lighting by Pierre Biton (here) from 7-8pm, and at 9pm
— a bolero class at the EDF Fondation (here) from 6-8pm
— a Kashmir yoga class from 5pm-6.15pm (with others being held on Friday and Saturday – just sign yourself up) at La Louisiane (here)…
If you miss the first night, there’s still a lot to see during the ten days of the event. Nan Goldin is showing her photos at Louis Vuitton (here), Martin Parr is at agnès b. (here), the lovely fabrics of Alice Archer can be seen at The Place, London (here), there are floral creations by Jefferson Fouquet at the Café de Flore (here) together with a selection of photos they’ve commissioned over the years, photos by Ori Gersht can be seen at the Deux Magots (here)…
For the full list of participating venus, click here.