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D is for Robert Delaunay

D is for Robert Delaunay

In December 2018, I was sitting in a crowded cafe along Vaasankatu with Marika Maijala, who was going into residency in Paris next month. “How do you picture Paris?”, I asked her. I was interested to know, if she already had some image of the city in her mind, and how would it feel...

H is for Maria Herreros

H is for Maria Herreros

Photo: BERTA PFIRSIC / El País, 2017   When curating an exhibition I strive to express a concept through the selection of works and artists. Maria Herreros was the obvious choice, because the gorgeously illustrated book Paris sera Toujours Paris had just been published when I started my project. Maria had also met Marika Maijala on...

K is for Kiki de Montparnasse

K is for Kiki de Montparnasse

It is late Saturday evening, I am alone at home, reading about nude models in 1920s Paris. I am thinking about how the painters like Chagall still have name recognition nearly a century on, but most of the women who surrounded them – models and artists, many of who met rather unfortunate ends –...