Posts Tagged ‘ France ’

Zeitgeist Spam: The virus will pass, and every word below will still be true …

Adele Haenel

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: The virus will pass, and every word below will still be true …

Western France Runs Out Of Gas As “Massive Strikes” Set To Paralyze Entire Nation | Zero Hedge

“There is a deep sense of injustice right now, that inequalities have exploded, that the state is much less protective than it was of the weak, and much more protective of the strong.”

Source: Western France Runs Out Of Gas As “Massive Strikes” Set To Paralyze Entire Nation | Zero Hedge

Le Jardin by Walton Ford

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Walton Ford
Le Jardin
2005
Paul Kasmin Gallery

For “Le Jardin,” the centerpiece of the Kasmin show, he lifted almost verbatim from the sketchbooks of George Caitlin, the American Indian painter, a scene of a blood-soaked standoff between a buffalo and a pack of white wolves.

Again life-size and produced as a triptych, this watercolor has more than one interpretation. Beyond being a nod to the vanished world of the Old West, it is a war of worlds and manners. It is a scene of incredible savagery set in a formal French garden with clipped lawns, an urn and topiary, a version of one Mr. Ford saw recently in Normandy. “I thought, ‘You take this American frontier and you bust loose,’ ” Mr. Ford said. “It’s every French person’s nightmare, and it becomes like Henry James, that conflict between European and American sensibilities.”

From America the Beautifully Absurd, NYTimes and La Petite Claudine

 

Twilight of the Elites by Christophe Guilluy review – France and a new class conflict | Books | The Guardian

Gilets jaunes protesters in Bordeaux, 12 Janunary 2019. Photograph: Ugo Amez/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

Are bourgeois progressives to blame for the rise of the gilets jaunes? A controversial report on France

Source: Twilight of the Elites by Christophe Guilluy review – France and a new class conflict | Books | The Guardian

CrimethInc. : Contribution to the Rupture in Progress : A Translation from France on the Yellow Vest Movement

A cool-headed appraisal of the risks and possibilities before the *gilets jaunes* and all the movements that will follow in their wake.

Source: CrimethInc. : Contribution to the Rupture in Progress : A Translation from France on the Yellow Vest Movement

The Notre-Dame-des Landes ZAD: The multiplicity of movement against the unity of the state | Autonomies

“Vent d’ouest”: A short by Jean-Luc Godard (or not), for the ZAD …

And the human has deserted the eye of the one who looks.. . .
Jean-Luc Godard

On the 17th of May, 19 squadrons of military police (that is, between 1,500 and 1,700 police) entered the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes for a second operation of destruction and eviction.

Source: The Notre-Dame-des Landes ZAD: The multiplicity of movement against the unity of the state | Autonomies

Zeitgeist Spam: A CALL FOR INTERGALACTIC SOLIDARITY EVERYWHERE TO END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ZAD (Issued 11 Apr)

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: A CALL FOR INTERGALACTIC SOLIDARITY EVERYWHERE TO END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ZAD (Issued 11 Apr)

Climate Scientists leave US for France (reposted from the Guardian; not their headline) – Zeitgeist Spam

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Camille Parmesan: ‘We are now sure of what we only suspected years ago. Policy needs to catch up with science.’ Photograph: Lloyd Russell/University of Plymouth

Climate Scientists Leave U.S. for France

 

Sculptor Camille Claudel Finally Gets Her Own Museum

Camille Claudel in her workshop (image via Wikipedia)

In the French town of Nogent-sur-Seine, the Musée Camille Claudel opened last month with 43 of the artist’s sculptures, the largest collection anywhere in the world.

Source: Sculptor Camille Claudel Finally Gets Her Own Museum