WINDOW DRESSING: Galeries Lafayette department store plans to decorate its windows with art chosen to highlight the cultural scene of four cities in France from July 9 to Aug. 4. The project, called “Vitrines sur l’art” (or Windows on Art, in English), is to take place in Paris, Marseille, Nantes and Strasbourg. For the past three years, the event has just been focused on the French capital.
At Galeries Lafayette’s Paris flagship on Boulevard Haussmann, for instance, windows will feature a preview of works from the upcoming Bertrand Lavier exposition at the Pompidou Center, a never-before-seen installation by young artist Judith Espinas from the Palais de Tokyo, and fashions by Cristobal Balenciaga from the Musée Galliera, among other pieces.
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In Marseille, displays will include an installation by artist Anne-Valérie Gasc, the digital Crash Box project from Euro-Mediterranean Ateliers for Marseille-Provence 2013 and a monumental work by Jacques Villeglé from the Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art.