Fitzcarraldo at La Villette

Sunday, August 16, 2024

Fitzcarraldo_pl1 Join VINGT paris on a warm summer's evening this August for the finale of this year's 'Cinéma en plein air' (free outdoor cinema).

From 15 July till 16 August, 27 films will be projected on a giant screen in the grass triangle, at Parc de la Villette, Paris' largest park located in the 19th arrondissement.

This summer the films include numerous adventure classics such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Into the Wild and Forbidden Planet. Films are shown in their original versions with French subtitles. 

We've chosen the 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, written and directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski as the title character - derived from a real-life story of Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald. The film portrays the baron, an Irishman called Fitzcarraldo in Peru, who has to pull a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory. 

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It was an evening of eating and chatting as the sun went down and wine bottles emptied. Thanks to all of those who came out! And for those who missed it, join us for a discussion with André Schiffrin Thursday, July 23rd, 2024.

Canal St Martin Picnic with VINGT Paris

CanalstmartinDue to the weather, the picnic is now taking place this Friday, June 19th, 2024 at 7pm.

Come out for a canal-side picnic, we'll be meeting across from #82 on Quai de Jemmapes, exact location on map here.

You should bring; things to sit on, food and drinks, warmer clothes for the cooler temperatures when the sun goes down. A très bientôt!

RSVP on our meetup group. A très bientôt!

VINGT Printemps New-Yorkais

New_york_013Picture 1 VINGT is going to be in NYC!  Expect an interesting crowd as ever at the reception at André Balazs' Standard Hotel in downtown Manhattan (West Village / Meatpacking District) Wednesday 13th May.

For more information, sign up to our events mailing list and see our meetup group and RSVP stay (at) 

The love affair between Paris and New York has left an indelible mark on both cities. We’re on a fact-finding mission, hoping to hear from our New York contacts and clients about what they’re really looking for in Paris.

It will be an opportunity to meet some old friends in NYC who had a stint in Paris as well as those who have been frequent visitors for the past 6 years!

VINGT (previously Bonapart Consulting and I V Y paris) is a new service launching that brings the know-how of Parisian locals and an insightful understanding of the international community in Paris. Get the most out of Paris from people who know it best.


Photo by Zhiyixie,, skyline photo by Scandblue

Snapshots from Robert Storr's lecture at the inaugural Yale Arts Arena Lecture last night

Richter-cage Thanks to everyone who attended the lecture last night at the American University of Paris. Our Vingt meet-up drew a good group of people eager to hear Robert Storr and they weren't disappointed.

Storr, who is arguably one of the seminal art critics, curators and thinkers of the past 50 years, spoke about John Cage's influence over the great American painters of the 20th century. 

In a time when many (though not all) artists were struggling with the transition from modernism to post-modernism, Storr points out Cage's ability to let go of formal structures and explore other methods of expression.

He draws connections to Gerhard Richter, Philip Guston and Ellsworth Kelley, where Cage is a clear influence as seen in the play of random color blocking and chance process.

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Last chance to reserve a spot for Robert Storr's lecture at AUP

Robert-storr-portrait2 In case you haven't been in the loop about our newly launched VINGT paris events, (maybe you hadn't heard about our MeetUp group or our special Events mailing list) we're here to remind you that there is still a few seats left for Robert Storr's lecture over at the American University of Paris next Tuesday night.

Storr, one of the most distinguished art critics and curators of the past fifty years, will be doing his talk "John Cage and the Visual Arts." We've got about 5 seats left. Sign up to our mailing list and email us at Events[AT]vingtparis[dot]com to RSVP.

Hope to see you there, and at our upcoming events!

Snapshots from Wednesday night

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to Vingt's Wednesday night soiree featuring Ariane Dionyssopoulos' Poupée Parisien. Here's a few snapshots for those of you who missed it. We'll be posting upcoming events in the following week, so check back here often!

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I V Y Paris Presents Artist Ariane Dionyssopoulos' Poupée Parisiens

March 18th, TOMORROW NIGHT! 

Hiver 2024 343 I V Y paris invites you to discover Parisian artist, Ariane Dionyssopoulos.

Having worked in theatre as an actrice, Ariane was inspired to take part in her own mise en scène, recreating people and scenarios from everyday life.

Each poupée is handmade of FIMO clay in a technique that Ariane has developed entirely on her own. Not your average porcelain figurines, the dolls have true personality and wear distinct facial features that vaguely remind you of someone you know or seen before. What makes them even more striking is their sharp sense of style, mixing bold colors with various prints.

Photo: A couple of young ladies stand by a café wearing animal print waistcoasts paired with grey slacks, vintage brooch and ankle boots.

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I.C. Rapoport at Galerie Le Simoun

Shakespeare_87 I V Y paris is proud to present the exclusive showing of I.C. Rapoport's Paris est une fête at Galerie Le Simoun, Opening night vernissage, Saturday 31st May through July 15th, 2024.

We've worked with Mr. Rapoport to show exclusive prints from his archives for the very first time in Paris. These prints are being effectively being retired with this show, so see them now when you have the chance!

DISCUSSION WITH THE ARTIST: Saturday, May 31st at 4pm

OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT: Saturday, May 31st from 6 to 8pm

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Shakespeare and Co. Announce Lineup of 2024 Literary Festival

Shakespeare In cooperation with Shakespeare and Company, FestivalandCo is pleased to announce its third literary festival, "Real Lives:Exploring Memoir and Biography".

This year's theme is inspired by the increasing popularity of memoirs and biographies and by the questions these genres never fail to provoke, namely: Where is the frontier between fact and fiction, truth and interpretation? How does one construct a perspective without constructing a 'lie'?

The internationally acclaimed author line-up for this year's festival includes Paul Auster, John Baxter, Alain de Botton, Veronica Buckley, Carolyn Burke, Jung Chang, Susannah Clapp, Béatrice Commengé, Rachel Cusk, Antonia Fraser, Victoria Glendinning, Richard E. Grant, A.C. Grayling, Anton Gill, A.M. Homes, Alistair Horne, Siri Hustvedt, Ian Jack, Tété-Michel Kpomassie, Hermione Lee, Daniel Mendelsohn, Catherine Millet, Amélie Nothomb, Darryl Pinckney, Marjane Satrapi, André Schiffrin, Diana Souhami, and Jeanette Winterson.

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