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Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader

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The Petite Galerie curated and designed by Dominique de Font Réalux aims to “foster the encounter between the work and the young, where we made quality extension” by exploring a theme through major works from prehistory to contemporary creation each year.

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Take Me (I’m Yours)

Exactly a week ago whilst I was walking along Quai de Conti, I was attracted by the giant poster of Take Me (I’m Yours) with the design of telephone leaflets one usually see on lamp posts, at the front door of Monnaie de Paris.

Today is its first day of public opening and I was very excited to take whatever wooohoooo!

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Ways To Be Secret

Prior my weekend spending in London, with the curiosity about Edward Snowden after watching Citizen Four, I paid a visit to V&A Museum for their exhibition questioning the ownership and right of our of data and privacy.

The location of exhibition is as secret as the exhibition itself. My friend and I had to take an elevator to the 3rd floor, and look for room 76.

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Collisionneur

As one of the assignment for my museum collab class, I have to visit the Palais de la découverte and investigate on their digital tools and my experience with them.

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I was wandering on their ground floor randomly, taking note of the QR code sticking around the museum (with instructions in French where I was figuring out how to engage with the experience they try to portray), a big red hoarding attracted me.

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Ahhh so it was an exhibition about Physics. particles… hmmm…

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Fornasetti : Madness Practice

Ask around my friends, they usually describe me as mad or crazy. I am what I like. I have always been a fan of Fornasetti for their beautifully eccentric-ness. Check out their instagram account, it inherits their eccentricity and playfulness in their layout which I love to stalk on an hourly basis.
Luckily enough, the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs is now hosting an exhibition – “Fornasetti: Madness Practice” to fulfill my curiosity behind the master brain of Piero Fornasetti.

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Editathon #ArtAndFeminism

I am very honoured and happy to be a digital media gallery intern at Fondation Galerie Lafayette in Paris. It is the first multi-disciplinary centre in France and they curate work based on the production of the artists or designers. Sounds cool right? Yes c’est super!

Today is the launch of the first official event of Fondation Galerie Lafayette, it is a two-day Wikipedia Editathon based on #ArtAndFeminism – A publication on Wikipedia marathon for women, feminism and culture, hosted by Lafayette Anticipation in Paris. So Lafayette Anticipation has prepared a list of feminist art related subjects for us to either create or edit, or even for translation.
It was my first time to actually be an editor on Wikipedia and the first thing I did was – Added “French Women Artist” as a category under Feminist Art english page :)))
The second thing I did was added a picture of Suzanne Duchamp and a personData box on her english page. The third thing I did was correcting a typo on the event’s english page 😛 And the final thing I did was adding introduction of Èlisabeth Ballet’s work on her english page.

I did not work on much about the idea of feminism but minor blobs because I do not hold a strong view on what is feminism. However, this editathon allow me to code in Wikipedia and it was an interesting experience on their algorithm and syntax. Even uploading an image would need a long process (ie. picture has to be uploaded to WikiCommons) before it could be shown on Wikipedia so that it could serve as a platform of reliable source. Moreover, I also learnt to use Wikimetrics as a Wiki API to parse editors edit data for further idea development.

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“Found In Translation” Typography Exhibition

I love to write, writing is always my favourite. I would rather write than type, and that’s why my moleskin is always full of my scribble.

I always admire typography and I have a pinterest board dedicated to my passion. I find writings as powerful as verbal words. With different strokes, hard or soft edges, it would create a different interpretation of the word itself.

Tonight, I went to the opening night of “Found In Translation”, a collaboration of 22 Korean artists and 22 Western artists, using typography to “mirror” and translate proverbs of their culture with typography.

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Then She Fell

If you love Punchdrunk, if you love immersive theatre, try Then She Fell.
If you love Alice In Wonderland, you prolly know the back story of Lewis Carroll (the author) and his muse for the story, Alice Liddell (the real Alice).

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch the Musical

My friend Felix is in town and he highly recommended me to watch the musical of Hedwig and the Angry Inch off East Broadway. The story is based on the movie and musical written by John Cameron Mitchell. Felix gave me a very brief storyline of the rock musical: It is a story about an East German transgender whom had a failed transgender operation.

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Maker Faire

Now as a first year student of Parsons MFA Design and Technology student, my tutor strongly encouraged us to go to the Maker Faire in Queens this weekend. Never a maths or science geek (Oh lord I go to art school because I don’t wanna read nor do maths), it was the first science fair I have ever been. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it sooooooooooooo much. As the name suggested, it encourages visitors to make and produce and trigger their passion to learn more whilst making.

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