Georges Henri Rivière’s exhibition, “Seeing is unterstanding”, MUCEM, Marseille2018/12/6
“Using his life as a line of construction for this story, the exhibition sets out the breadth of his vision of a world in the throes of transformation. It first presents an intimate portrait of the man – his origins, training, and cultural and artistic milieu – up to the point when, with all those he involves thereafter, he brings about a veritable revolution of museums.
The exhibition aims to draw a portrait of the man, Georges Henri Rivière, who embodies in himself alone some of the most significant aspects of 20th century culture. It presents some 600 documents and items (works of Modern Art, popular arts objects, ethnographic objects, photos, sculptures, drawings, audiovisual archives, etc.) sourced from the Centre Pompidou, the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, the musée d’Orsay, the Archives nationales and principally from the Mucem, which preserves the diverse and important collections of the musée des Arts et Traditions populaires.”
From Wednesday 14 November 2018 to Monday 4 March 2019
New wine: Château Barbanau Kalahari white, AOC Cassis2018/11/29
Colour : Golden and bright.
Nose : Honey, whites flowers, Gingerbread, fruit compotes, white flowers, cinnamon ending on toasted notes.
Palate : Delicacy paired with Vivacity Depth, richness and complexity.
Ageing : More than 10 years
An exceptional wine expressing the soil’s quintessence, the winemaker passion and personality.
Its name has been inspired by the winemaker love for Africa. The Kalahari’s desert is situated in the heart of Botswana, one of the last wild ecosystems still untouched in Africa.
Grapes Varieties : 30% Clairette, 30% Marsanne, 30% Sauvignon
Culture : Organic farming, picked by hand. Low yield: 28hl/hectare
Vinification : Skin contact maceration. Fermentation and maturation of 12 months on thin lees in barrels.
To eat with: Sea scallops with Saffron Potatoes and Blood Orange
On our line up this Saturday 1st December!
Wine tasting from 1pm to 6pm, Studio Itto, Meguro.
Entrance: ¥2000 deductible from the first bottle purchased.
A little look back at rosé wine’s history!2018/11/16
Rosé is the oldest-known wine and first appeared on Mediterranean shores well over a thousand years ago.
The study of Greek and Egyptian representations shows that pale wines resembling rosés were elaborated from crushed or pressed grapes, without maceration (which is the basis of red wine).
Monks were also fans of this ‘vinum clarum’, the ancestor of Bordeaux’s Clairet rosé.
The Renaissance too had a taste for this wine that was neither white nor red, as reflected in the details of carafes and glasses shown in Flemish and Dutch paintings.
Reds only started to gain ground over rosés in the 18th century. After the phylloxera crisis, the vineyards were replanted with red grape varieties and although rosés had reigned over the wine world for centuries, tastes switched very clearly to red.
Rosé wine fell more or less into disrepute on the wine market, and has only won recognition again fairly recently.
But today, rosé is the word!
Consumption has tripled in the last 20 years and represented one-third of all wine consumption in 2013. Friendly-priced, thirst-quenching, varied, easy and pretty, rosé has brought a wind of change to our dinner tables!
Art’s visit in Provence: Per Kirkeby – Matter is light at Château LaCoste2018/11/15
Per Kirkeby – Matter is light
“Château La Coste and Michael Werner Gallery are pleased to present Matter is Light, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Danish artist Per Kirkeby. Matter is Light also inaugurates a new permanent outdoor sculpture, Brick Labyrinth, that will be installed on the grounds of Château La Coste. Conceived in 2009, Brick Labyrinth is the artist’s last completed sculpture: Kirkeby died in May this year, shortly before seeing its installation at La Coste completed. Matter is Light aims to celebrate the life and legacy of this major figure in European art.
The foundational importance of the natural sciences to Kirkeby’s art is well established: the artist traveled extensively in the Arctic and Greenland in the early 1960s while working towards his master’s degree in geology. Equally important to his development as a painter and sculptor are the many experiments with architecture and performance Kirkeby carried out during his student days and into the 1970s.”
Ballade en Provence!2018/11/2