In this edition of Carousel of the Arts we will discover what in France is known as ‘modest arts’ through a unique museum, the MIAM in the city of Sète; urban art is another protagonist with the colorful work of MG La Bomba through the streets of Paris. In addition, we told them about the premieres of French cinema and the work of the singer Gaël Faure.
In the city of Sète, in the south of France, there is a very particular museum, the International Museum of Modest Arts (MIAM), which has just turned 20 years of existence. MIAM opened its doors to explore its collections and there we met its founder, the French artist Hervé di Rosa, who coined the term ‘modest arts’.
Di Rosa gave its name to this type of expression in the 90s, in opposition to the commercial elitism reigning in the contemporary art world. At MIAM, banal objects gain artistic value at first sight.
“MIAM is a very broad project, which rests on three fundamental values: rescuing unknown artists and artisans, such as those who made prototypes of toys, showing demanding works to an audience that does not necessarily know contemporary art and having the full freedom to choose our identity, “Di Rosa told Carrusel de las Artes.
A “bomb” through the streets of Paris
In this program we will meet MG La Bomba, an urban artist and graffiti artist who has been working on the streets of Paris and France for more than 25 years. Today he works for galleries or on commission; however, it defends street work as a form of expression and freedom.
‘Eiffel’ and ‘L’homme de la cave’
The long-awaited biopic about the engineer Gustave Eiffel, father of the emblematic Tower of Paris, premieres in French cinemas.
Martin Bourboulon’s film tells the adventure behind the construction of the iconic Eiffel Tower, at the end of the 19th century. A colossal and dangerous engineering project, which caused great controversy in its time.
The film sets another scandal in the background, that of the forbidden romance between Gustave Eiffel, starring Romain Duris, and a teenager from the bourgeoisie, played by actress Emma Mackey. An affair that will mark the future of the Parisian monument.
In the ‘L’homme a la cave’ (The man with the cellar), a mysterious stranger starring François Cluzet acquires a winery on the ground floor of a Parisian building. Little by little the neighbors begin to suspect that he is a denialist anti-Semite, whose influence begins to spread to the other residents.
In this psychological thriller by Philippe Le Guay, conspiracy becomes the monster that will endanger an entire family.
Gaël Faure, a call for calm
In the cultural chronicle, Natalia Olivares spoke with the young French singer Gaël Faure, about his new album ‘L’eau et la peau’, a musical work in which Faure calls to return to a simpler, slower life and to connect more with nature.