CRUSHES

Caroline de Maigret’s coups de cœur

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Tshegue mixes it up

This African band mixes African roots, blues garage influences and electronic music. The singer, Faty Sy Savanet,…

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©Lothaire Hucki, villa Noailles 2017
Inga Sempé’s colourful designs

For the Design Parade, a retrospective of Inga Sempé’s work is housed at the Villa Noailles all…

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© Lothaire Hucki © villa Noailles, 2017
Vincent Darré’s haunted house

A great admirer of the Surrealists, the decorator Vincent Darré was invited to take up residence at…

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Theo Lawrence
& The Hearts,
subtly retro

Most of the music I like stems from the blues. Theo Lawrence and his band, The Hearts,…

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Simon Johannin: a bitter childhood

L’Eté des charognes (“Summer of the carrion”, in English) is Simon Johannin’s first novel, a 23-year-old writer….

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Italian beaches seen from the sky

I recently discovered the images that the German photographer Bernhard Lang took of the Adriatic Italian beaches…

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Supersonic: the odyssey of Oasis

This is the perfect summer documentary. Directed by Mat Whitecross, it traces, using lots of archive pictures,…

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Keren Ann’s
intensity

I recently saw Keren Ann live. She was alone on stage, without a band, laying herself bare. All…

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Chile captured by Paz Errazuriz

During the Rencontres d’Arles, for the second year running, I was part of the jury for the…

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Prune Nourry’s ethical sculptures

This artist questions the artificial evolution of humanity and the relationship between nature and culture, taking the…

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The seventies as seen by Annie Leibovitz

All summer long, in Arles, in parallel with les Rencontres de la Photographie, Annie Leibovitz has her own…

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Junior Kimbrough’s heady blues

I have always been drawn to Delta blues: the guitar, the harmonica, the feverish, melancholy vocals. But…