Being Modern #1
Friday 3 November 2017, 7.00 p.m.-11.00 p.m.
Thank God it’s Friday!
On the first Friday of every month through 2 March, the Fondation Louis Vuitton celebrates American art and culture at its special late-night events, Late Hours. These festive and adventurous evenings are a chance to see and experience the exhibition Being Modern: MoMA in Paris in a whole new way.
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Guillaume Ducongé
This first Being Modern Late Hours event gives pride of place to The Newsstand by artist Lele Saveri (photographer, curator and founder of 8-Ball Zines), a newsstand dedicated to the New York independent press.
7.00 p.m.-11.00 p.m.
CARTE BLANCHE TO LELE SAVERI AT THE NEWSSTAND
Gallery 9, Level 2
For one evening, Lele Saveri, whose work The Newsstand is now featured in the MoMA collection, is being given carte blanche onsite at his creation. Pop-up exhibitions, music, zine distribution and more will keep The Newsstand hopping, just as it did during its first incarnation at the Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue subway stop in Brooklyn.
7.15-8.00 p.m.: Concert - ICHON
Ichon, the founder of the “Bon Gamin” collective and label, is a wholly unconventional and utterly essential personality on the French hip-hop scene. In front of The Newsstand, he performs his own lyrics live, backed by two musicians on bass and keyboard.
9.00-9.30 p.m.: Concert - Mohamed Lamouri
Mohamed Lamouri, armed with his synthesizer, is a star of the Paris Métro, having been performing his sentimental rai for a decade or more. In front of The Newsstand, he puts on an offbeat concert featuring his classics and other American pop standards.
8.30 p.m.-10.30 p.m.
GRAND BLANC AMERICAN-MUSIC DJ SET
From moody melodies to energetic American anthems, the group Grand Blanc has not lost sight of the musical influences from across the Atlantic that shaped its artistic destiny. For this Late Hours event, they have developed an original set of made-in-the-USA pop, rock and hip-hop.
7.00 p.m.-10.00 p.m.
Levels -1, 0 and 1
Every 30 minutes starting at the “Micro-Tours” meeting points
One guide, one work, one drawing! Explore and experience select MoMA works through drawing. With explanations and drawing instructions from a qualified guide, you can create your own artistic keepsakes of the exhibition.
7.00 p.m.-10.30 p.m.
BAR AND FOOD
La Cantine du Marché celebrates the other red-white-and-blue!
American cocktails, juice, soda and beer – take your taste buds on a journey to the U.S. of A. with help from the Paris Texas steakhouse. This restaurant, the little brother of Paris New York, knows everything there is to know about smokehouse cooking and will serve the traditional American pulled-pork sandwich.
LE FRANK - SPECIAL MOMA MENU
Le Frank is serving a distinctly American dinner for patriotic palates. As a starter, enjoy smoked corn with rich barbecue flavour, along with prawns and pickled vegetables. Then savour Coca-Cola chicken (caramelised in the famous beverage) served with potatoes and two glasses of wine. End your meal on a sweet note with black currant-Granny Smith apple cheesecake.
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