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Galerie Patrick Seguin

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Alexander Calder at the Picasso Museum

Gemma Ward shot by Alexandra Nataf and styled by Ilona Hamer for Unconditional Magazine 7

I’ve tried to build a spring moodboard for couple of weeks now, but I’ve felt so disconnected with my thoughts lately. In a good way I mean. I’ve constantly had new ideas for projects I want to start and things I want to create, into the extent that I wasn’t sure anymore where to focus on.

To get my mind together, I took a day off just to visit some of my favorite places in Paris; Galerie Patrick Seguin and the Picasso Museum (The Calder-Picasso -exhibition I wrote about earlier). Over the years I’ve understood the importance of aesthetically satisfying environment to my creativity. I can’t stand mess and clutter, and whenever I feel disconnected, I need to get myself to an environment that calms me.

The same goes for clothes. I might wear the same outfit for a week and I don’t mind. I like to dress up from time to time end get creative with my wardrobe, where I love every single piece I have, but I’m intrigued by the idea of not to start my mornings with a decision of what to wear. Only depending on the weather I might change from all black to all white. Or something in between.

On a side note, do you also think those The Row shoes are a definition of freedom?

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After a quiet period, there are finally some interesting exhibitions and events happening in Paris. I heard about the Calder-Picasso exhibition about a year ago and I’ve been waiting for it ever since, so obviously I went to visit the opening day. It was perfect.

I can’t say I know that much about art, but can definitely tell if an exhibition is well organized or not. I get easily bored with too much text to read or too many videos to watch, and very often the curation just feels weird and makes it hard to stay focused. But in the Calder-Picasso one, I could have stayed for hours. The Picasso museum itself is such a beautiful building, and the placement of each Calder piece was extremely well thought to fit in, how it brings out the details of the ceiling and how the natural light hits them. And most importantly, I loved how they matched the artwork from Picasso and Calder together.

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Mai-Thu Perret, Eventail des carresses (coeur, poumons, utérus), 2018

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1957

It is time for FIAC again. Luckily I was able to visit on Thursday with a little less people and I ended up browsing over four hours. I love discovering both of old classics and upcoming artists and found many exciting pieces I definitely want to share with you later. If you are in Paris, you have until Sunday to visit.

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Sketch of Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry

Sofa at Prada

Two from the weekend. I visited Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Etre Moderne – MoMa à Paris exhibition, which grew my obsession towards Alexander Calder’s works. I also stopped by Prada store, which grew my obsession towards green.