Opened in 2010, Le 6b in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis is a place of artistic creation. Located in Néaucité, a new urban district under construction, 6b provides a place for work, culture and exchange. At the creative space next to the river Seine, artists can develop their individual projects while benefiting from a collective dynamic. But it’s also a place of cultural activism in a district with the highest poverty level and immigrant rate in France.
Planning a culture trip to Paris? The cultural season 2017 in the French metropolis has started and offers more than 500 museum highlights and events. These five exhibitions should not be missed this spring:
The end of the eighteenth century was the golden age of bullfighting and its artistic representation in Spain. Artists such as Francisco de Goya or Juan Cháez dealt with the subject and showed the glamour as well as the cruelty of this tradition.
The National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid currently shows an extraordinary group of sculptures by Juan Cháez. The figures depict scenes of bullfighting in 1790 and were conceived as a narrative series. They portray real bullfighters and reproduce the rich attire of the trade. The sculptures show how the bullfighters were dressed to fight – and how they spread death.
Last year I learned a new word in Finnish: kaikille. It translates as „for all“ or „for everybody“. I learned the word while attending the „Forum of Equality in Culture: Accessibility 3.0“, a three day event, held from November 2nd to November 4th 2016 in Helsinki. The forum addressed stakeholders in the field of arts and culture, experts in technology and accessibility, and everyone interested. For me, it was quite an experience.