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  • Antony Gormley, Second Man

    If you, like me, can’t work out when to go to the Vélasquez exhibition so you will avoid the crowds, I have found a solution: while waiting for the perfect moment to avoid lines at the Grand Palais, go see this fascinating Antony Gormley exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac’s Pantin galleries. Second Body is, for my […]

  • Why I will run the Paris Marathon

      I was recently told that “women your age don’t run marathons.” While I understand “women my age” are more prone to injury, I have never seen an age-only warning on a pair of running shoes. So when a friend asked me why I would run a marathon, I didn’t have to think about it, […]

  • Anselm Kiefer

    I was ambivalent about going to see yet another Kiefer exhibition as I am still in two minds as to whether or not this is a body of work that continues to develop. While I have maintained a 30 year love affair with Kiefer’s books, and have always been fascinated by his use of lead, […]

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Frances Guerin

Frances Guerin is an academic and a writer, currenly teaching courses in cinema studies at the University of Kent, UK, and conducting research that explores the intersection of aesthetics and social politics in film, photography, painting, and other visual media.