Thursday, March 31, 2016

Death of Zaha Hadid, the architect made lioness – The World

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The architect Zaha Hadid in March 2004.

The Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid died Thursday, March 31 in Miami, suffered a heart attack. She was hospitalized for bronchitis. Zaha Hadid was sixty five years, and after many other honors, she received the gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). “Zaha Hadid is a formidable and influential force in the world in terms of architecture” , stressed then Jane Duncan, president of RIBA, describing his work as “extremely experimental, rigorous and demanding.”

After being imposed around the world, called to build on all continents, she lived a difficult period. First woman and first Muslim woman to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2004, she had just been readjusted to its Olympic Stadium project in Tokyo. Real star, she was closely followed by the media. She had done so hotly attacks for statements she allegedly made to the dead workers on construction sites launched for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

The project of Zaha Hadid for the Olympic Stadium of Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

pop-star status

Born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq, education would have to was initially entrusted to French nuns which hardly shone, nor in its use of the language of Molière or in the whimsical and fantastic career woman to the status of pop star at Fellini physics, dark voice and hot. In 1960, his father Muhammad Hadid, wealthy industrialist and liberal politician, sent to Switzerland with his two brothers. Hence it off again soon to begin studying mathematics in Beirut. How then imagine that a woman can become an architect? The idea is not incongruous to the prestigious school of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, “Academy of Frankenstein” for Prince Charles, defender of a classic urbanity. In 1972, Zaha Hadid chose it as a teacher and mentor Rem Koolhaas that when she graduates in 1977 will speak of her as a “planet in orbit inimitable.” He later said of his work: “What is unique about his work is the combination of enormous energy and infinite delicacy. “ It even defines its spatial movement: ” I felt limited by the poverty of the traditional principle of architectural design and have sought new means of representation “ says to Used this woman architect that catered usually only yes or no.

in addition to his career as an architect, she taught in the most prestigious international institutions, offering its expertise to the architectural Association, the Graduate School of design at Harvard University (USA), at the School of architecture of Chicago, or the University of applied Arts Vienna … in doing so theorist she showed perhaps less terse. it is to retain the sentences as “Architecture is pioneering when turned to the users that are too often forgotten. “ Also: ” A vanguard architecture transforms public space into civic space. “

Little girl upset Russian supremacists

From the new Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MAXXI), opened in 2010 at the Opera inaugurated Canton, on 25 February 2011, Cardiff – even an operator at the BMW car plant in Leipzig, Cincinnati (another Art Centre) in Manchester (concert hall), the architect Zaha Hadid, whose volumes aroused concern or horror until the late twentieth century, it imposed its vision of architecture almost everywhere, even in England his second homeland that had begun to accept long after Basel, Strasbourg , Beijing, Seoul, Taiwan, Naples, Milan, Barcelona, ​​Rabat, and in France, Montpellier (administrative Centre “Pierres Vives”) and Marseille (Tour CMA-CGM). Paris did not know – except the Chanel Pavilion, from London and reassembled at the foot of the Institute of the Arab world – which did not prevent the inevitable outbreak of some byproducts more or less inspired by the curves Zaha Hadid, soft machinery sometimes met by criticism under the name of Zorglub school, cartoon character beautifully described by Wikipedia as a “delusional modernization of the classic mad scientist.” Zaha Hadid was a little delirious, certainly modern, definitely not crazy.

The MAXXI in Rome in May 2010.

In truth his drawings, broken, torn, assembled, colored black background make her a conceptual artist, girl upset of Russian supremacists, we can not imagine spending walls a gallery to three dimensions of architecture.

If we could make it one of the leading figures of deconstructionism, a current that rejects the linear order of modern architecture, style was based very loosely on the use of taut lines and forced curves, sharp and superimposed planes shapes that gave her creations complexity and weight.

terrible Character

Illustrious provocateur himself, guru of the international urban scene, visionary adulation of some and hated by others, great talent scout might be confronted him, Koolhaas had made her one of the contributors to the OMA the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the agency he founded with Elia Zenghelis in 1975 in Rotterdam. But Zaha Hadid was separate from his mentor in 1979 to create his own agency. And learn to eat mad cow she did share a mainly male environment, and submitted

The woman looked like his work. Improbable physics, tripartite, as they say columns or scrapes -ciels between the two wars, and she assumed superbly. Two legs undersized compared to a bullfighting bust, put on willingly fancy shoes. The whole was topped with a head borrowed from some of Asia Minor goddess. abundant hair, amazingly expressive face framing own eyes as throwing lightning to provide passion, humor and a form of affection for the lions Arena. Especially when they were far from it, employees (there are now more than four percent in the agency), lent him a terrible character who could not stand the failures. Its customers quickly learned to accept his intransigence, and to bear its whims. Press it, poireautait for hours waiting for a yet carefully set maintenance. A closer look however, dilatory behavior in relation to the words seems to be a form of shyness, also found in Koolhaas: how to avoid expressing thoughts that will be set in stone, when your ideas are essentially ? changing and deeply connected to the intuitions of drawing, hand

a sensitive and sensual gestures

Since 1988, Zaha Hadid had managed to work around the problem: it had as main partner of the agency that bears his name, architect, professor and theorist Patrik Schumacher. His speech is one of the most austere which can meet, from which the thoughts of Schopenhauer and Derrida seem amiable chatter. Great inventor of neologism, he recently wowed the Venice Biennale with the concept of parametricime new architectural style unique to define one of Zaha Hadid. “After modernism, postmodernism and deconstructionism” , the “aims to create fields for expressing the complexity, polycentric urban planning and architecture, of which the layers are to both dense and continuously differentiated ‘. Schumacher has also taught at the Architectural Association and is commonly translated into Chinese. In terms of style, it is first to swallow the parameters computers, formal, technical, human, which are unfamiliar to collect their exit well away models constructive canons of antiquity.

Perhaps it is, Zaha Hadid, but beyond words, its architectural adventure seems closer to a sensitive and sensual gestures as a theoretical program, so subtle it may be.

The Olympic pool in London.

This adventure began strangely on the eastern marches of France. After two decorative trials in London and Sapporo, in 1994 she built the fire station for Vitra furniture factory in Weil am Rhein in Germany. Spectacular, the building commissioned by Rolf Fehlbaum, Vitra CEO and largest architectural collector, however, gave seasick soldiers and fire, and had since been converted into display cabinets and offices. In Strasbourg in 2001, it draws the tram terminus Hoenheim, both building and urban occupation, the crazy feet, like those of Vitra, were initially worried that the public here, as elsewhere, it is finally did. The visual vocabulary of Hadid was gradually entering the images tolerated, then accepted, loved finally as are those of Frank Gehry, another Pritzker Prize, and all the “formalist” architects. For Zaha Hadid, the Pritzker arrived in 2004, and since orders poured in an exponential curve. Like the big names in fashion and film, she was now treated star. It was also called the “diva”, which had the gift of exasperating. His fans knew, who hosted a day with T-shirts bearing the words “Me deal we Diva if I were a guy? “

Hadid has belonged to a particular moment in architecture that allows the construction of escape, at least in appearance, to the tyranny of gravity and angle of imperatives law. The computer, as far as new materials made possible projects and forms that would once past for insults to reason. The forms that the Anglo-Iraqi architect imagined were able to move from dream to reality thanks to the work of engineers such as Cedric Price (1934 – 2003), met at the beginning of his career, or those of the agency Arup . In 1955, after the Poem of the Right Angle , after lithographs published in 1955 by Le Corbusier, here it happened, with Zaha Hadid and some other architects, poets time of curved space in line, after all, Einstein’s theories.


The architect Zaha Hadid died at the age of 65, victim of a heart attack – The World

The architect Zaha Hadid died of a heart attack at the age of 65 reported his office on 31 March.

In 2015, she received the prestigious gold medal from the Royal Institute of architects British (RIBA). “Zaha Hadid is a formidable and influential force in the world in terms of architecture,” stressed then Jane Duncan, president of RIBA, calling his work “extremely experimental , rigorous and demanding. ”

The MAXXI in Rome

Among his most notable achievements include the MAXXI, the National Museum of the XXI century in Rome or the Olympic pool in London. She also designed the ski jumping hill of Innsbruck in Austria, the Canton operas in China and Cardiff in Wales, or the third round of global shipping group CMA-CGM in Marseille, France. We find his creations around the world, from Baku to Cincinnati, from Rome to Seoul.

She was supervising the construction of the Olympic Stadium for the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020 but the project was considered too expensive to abandoned.

The project of Zaha Hadid for the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020

Imre Kertész, Nobel Prize for literature, died – The Point

Imre Kertész, the Hungarian writer and Nobel Prize for Literature died Thursday at the age of 86, leaving a work imbued with his experience of the Nazi concentration camps is also “a call against all dictatorships.” Declined for several years by the disease Parkison, the only Hungarian language of Nobel had left Berlin in 2013 to move back to Budapest, where he was born and where he died at dawn on Thursday in his home according to information from the Hungarian editions Magveto.

Born November 9, 1929, deported to Auschwitz at the age of 15, Kertész is a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, including books, which draw his experience of the Holocaust, are often compared to the work of the Italian Primo Levi, the Spaniard Jorge Semprun or American Elie Wiesel. “It was these Jewish writers in Europe that could only belong to one nation due to his injuries and universal perspective of his work on the Holocaust,” testified to Agence France-Presse Gabor T. Szanto , editor of Hungarian literary magazine Szombat , who regularly rubbed shoulders.

His first book, the best known, Fateless ( Sosrtalansag ) tells the story of a young deportee Köves, sober manner, ironic and distanced. His work “evokes his fate with a love of life, he speaks almost gleefully,” remarked in 2002 his friend the historian and journalist François Fetjo, noting “a contradiction, a tension that is quite strange” and sometimes hurts understand about him, especially in his country with which they had an ambiguous relationship. Kertész answered: “I presented the facts as they were, not the facts as they appeared in the consciousness of everyone afterwards. “

” Finding a distance “

Fateless , on which he worked for ten years and was first published in indifference in 1975, was finally recognized as a work “that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history, and defends individual thought against the submission to the political power,” according to Nobel jury. This “barbaric arbitrariness” that is clean in all authoritarian systems, regularly denounced this man to classical elegance, off receding hairline.

“At Auschwitz I was a child. I have understood what I had experienced in Auschwitz that under the Communist dictatorship, who never liked my books because she felt they contained explosives: a kind of appeal against all dictatorships and not only against the Nazi dictatorship, “he confided after its price. Revenue in Budapest after the war, Imre Kertész had worked as a journalist until his journal should adopt the Communist Party line. Sidelined by the regime, he then spent his inner rage sieve with an iron requirement. “Between 1961 and 1973, I started 500 times the beginning of Fateless to find a distance, a structure, a framework where words can have their life,” he had said.

Author of a dozen books

“After a very long period of anonymity, I became famous,” noted without bitterness this translator of German-speaking authors, as Nietzsche, Hofmannsthal, Schnitzler and Freud, who influenced his work. “It’s a bon vivant, a very jovial man, strangely gay who likes to party, loves the company,” remarked François Fetjo while Sabine Wolf, director of literary archives of the Academy of Arts in Berlin, paid tribute to “a man of great finesse.” Based in Berlin between 2001 and 2013, he bequeathed to the Academy of Arts all its archives.

If in 2012 criticized the populist conservative government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Imre Kertesz was criticized back in 2014, by the opposition press, for accepting a tribute of the same Orban. He is the author of ten books, including Kaddish for the child who will not be born (1990) and Liquidation (2004). The Ultimate Inn , his last story published in 2015 in France by Actes Sud, evoked “the duel between his Parkinson’s disease and writing a new novel,” according to the editor contributed to its recognition and keeps the memory of a “simple and loving man.”


Death of Imre Kertész, the man who was born twice – Télé

The writer Imre Kertész, a Hungarian Jewish survivor of Auschwitz and Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002 for “Fateless”, died Thursday, March 31 the age of 86. His work was marked by the experience of the camps, which was both trauma and a motor. See excerpts of the portrait “Télérama” he had consecrated in 2003.

Hungarian Jewish writer and survivor of the camps of the dead, Imre Kertész died this Thursday, March 31 at the age of 86 years as a result of Parkinson’s disease. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002 for his first novel, published in 1975 in the general indifference, Fateless . Télérama had devoted a large portrait in 2003, in which he returned including the genesis of the book that earned Nobel this: “I started five hundred times the beginning of Fateless between 1961 and 1973 to find a distance, a structure, a framework where words can have their life. “ As a result, a strong book, where the reader is immersed in the horror of Auschwitz through the eyes of a 15 year old. “I did not want to relegate the drive to a place of voyeur. My books do not leave him no emergency exit, he can not be content to watch the entertainment “, detailing it and about his writing process.

However, the evocation of those terrible moments was not only synonymous with pain and rage for Imre Kertész. They were mostly a founding act in its construction as man and writer. He had explained at length during his speech in Stockholm in the award of the Nobel: “As I was preparing this speech, I happened something very strange that, in a sense, m ‘ made my serenity. One day, I received by mail a large manila envelope. She had been sent to me by the director of the Buchenwald memorial, Volkhard Knigge sir. He joined his cordial congratulations another envelope, smaller, he specified the content, in case I did not have the strength to face it. Inside, there was a copy of the daily log of prisoners of 18 February 1945. In the column “Abgänge” is to say “losses”, I learned the death of the prisoner number seventy four thousand nine hundred twenty-one, Imre Kertész [...]

so I died once to continue to live. – and this is perhaps my true story. Since this is so, I dedicate my work born from the death of this child to the millions of dead and all those who still remember the deaths. [...]. I feel that thinking about the traumatic impact of Auschwitz, I touch the core issues of the vitality and human creativity; and thus thinking about Auschwitz, in a way perhaps paradoxical, I think rather in the future than the past. “


The Velvet Underground at the Philharmonie: 7 nuggets not to miss – francetv info

1. The Childhood of art, documentary Lou Reed and John Cale

The film, directed as five specially for the exhibition, is a must that draws crossed portraits of the two leaders of the Velvet Underground . Or explosive encounter Lou Reed, born in Brooklyn in a home of average Jewish bourgeoisie, rock fanatic and self-taught guitarist, and John Cale, son of minors South Wales academic musical path but passionate forward -keep. This documentary contains many valuable evidence and particularly the unpublished, sister of Lou Reed, Merrill, about electroshock suffered by his brother.

Lou Reed treated with electroshock
as a teenager, Lou had become “increasingly anxious, fleeing, refractory to most social relationships,” she recalls. At 16, he began to test many drugs and closes the door to all communication with his parents. It’s terrifying behavior, they decide to consult a psychiatrist. The diagnosis falls: shizophrénie, and with it the recommended treatment: electric shocks. “My parents believed they had no choice,” she pleads. On his return, Lou “was dazed, unable to walk.” But he finally recovered.

Lou Reed at the Castle of Los Angeles in 1966. He was then 24 years.

Lou Reed at the Castle of Los Angeles in 1966. He then 24 years.

© Lisa Law

Lou Reed tells his life to his literature teacher in a letter 1965
This documentary includes two other major accounts. First a long letter addressed Lou Reed in 1965 to Delmore Schwartz, a professor of literature at the University of Syracuse. In this “spiritual godfather,” he tells his year, including his meeting with John Cale, “a guy came from Wales arrived here through a Leonard Bernstein scholarship, completely starved.” “Since my retrour in New York,” he writes, “I experienced some strange things, but twisted strange and fascinating and sometimes even revealing, beneficial and helpful. The middle disc is vicious, like most industries but this one is even a little more. New York is home to so many people sad, twisted, and I have the gift to meet them. “

John Cale struck by the appearance literary Lou Reed
Finally, John Cale, who in 1965 worked with La Monte Young and John Cage, shows him as his meeting with Lou Reed. “Lou played me some songs he had written,” Heroin “and” Waiting for my man “on an acoustic guitar, as if it were folk. I hated folk. But his texts well written and scholars had powerful visions of life, like a novelist. I had no real knowledge of rock music at that time, so I focused on the literary aspect (…) It was fascinating, there were so many facilities with language. ”

John Cale and Lou Reed at the Cafe Bizarre in Greenwich Village in 1965.

John Cale and Lou Reed at the Cafe Bizarre in Greenwich Village in 1965.

© Adam Ritchie

2. Photographs and reportage on the film “Venus in Furs”

In November 1965 Velvet has just been formed and the young director Piero Heliczer wants to include the group in the film that he named “Venus in Furs “. John Cale, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison, who often play then to accompany screenings of their film friends vanguard, it shows shirtless and covered in paint.

The film will never see the day. But the images remained. Rare. They are in the exhibition. There is firstly a small report that CBS had chosen this shooting Heliczer to evoke the New York underground film. This is the only contemporary report showing the Velvet active, broadcast on national television. On the other hand, a young photographer, Adam Ritchie, was present during the shooting on set. His black and white photos of the band playing shirtless and makeup slamming hard.

A reporter from CBS on the filming of & amp; quot; Venus in Furs & amp; quot; Piero Heliczer in 1965.

reporter CBS on the set of the film “Venus in Furs” by Piero Heliczer in 1965.

© Adam Ritchie

3. The documentary about the album Banana (projected under the roof)

This is perhaps the most famous bag in the world: the banana first album of Velvet Underground and Nico. And it’s probably also the work most reproduced of Andy Warhol. In the short documentary dedicated to him at the show, we see the original version of the first pressings, the one that adorned the 5,000 copies of the first album released in March 1967. In this version, very sophisticated for its time, banana is “peeled” and appeared under a very phallic pink banana. An idea erection when Warhol was anxious and that is found on the cover he made for the “Sticky Fingers” by the Rolling Stones.

But this cover of Velvet, the first of customized story ( ie not only printed) was not an easy task to achieve. Commissioners have found the man who was responsible for the make. He had to find the right system, the right glue, good paper adhesive to make it work. The game was worth it: almost 50 years later, this banana is still on everyone’s lips … As for the myth that the drug was present in the sticker if licked, the mystery remains. And with it the license to fantasize.

Of the original covers of the first album of Velvet Underground and Nico designed by Warhol, it was written & amp; quot; Peel slowly and see & amp; quot; (peel slowly and see) A pink banana, very phallic, emerged then..

of the original covers of the first album of Velvet Underground and Nico designed by Warhol, it was written” Peel slowly and see “(peel slowly and see) . A pink banana, very phallic, emerging then.

© Andy Warhol

4. The arrival of the Velvet Factory, two films of Danny Williams (projected under the roof)

Andy Warhol discovered the Velvet Underground in December 1965, when the band performed at the Café Bizarre, bar tourists to Greenwich Village (New York). Amazed by the raw text and sound findings of the group, born pope of pop art soon propose their artistic asylum at the Factory, epicenter of the creative ferment of the time.

Discreet in the tribe who haunts the scene, Danny Williams is the first to film the arrival of the Velvet Underground to the Factory early 1966. Two of his short films in 16 mm, sleeping on the shelves because MOMA mislabeled, are among the nuggets of exposure for their rarity . 8 minutes long each, this silent film in black and white where we see the Velvet repeat and relax. Images that echo photo of Stephen Shore, also performed during break time at the Factory.

John Cale, Maureen Tucker and Lou Reed at the Café Bizarre (New York) in 1965.

John Cale, Maureen Tucker and Lou Reed at Café Bizarre (New York) in 1965.

© Adam Ritchie

5. The documentary Nico (in an alcove dedicated to him)

When Nico is pushed by Warhol to take the microphone Velvet Underground in early 1966, not born. Model since adolescence, magnetic blonde deep voice made the cover of the most prestigious fashion magazines and has already begun an acting career – she was seen in 1959 to play opposite Mastroiani in “La Dolce Vita “Fellini.

in the documentary of ten minutes that dedicates the exhibition to him, and that begins with a testimony of the singer Antoine wandering the streets hand in hand with the beautiful, we see extracts a rare film shot by Willie Meywald Montparnasse in 1958 and in which the German court the fashion shoots. We also see clips from the film “Strip Tease” by Jacques Poitrenaud in which it holds the first role, that of a stripper (brown!) In the Paris of that time. “A quite funny movie and a funny curiosity”, as promised by the curator Christian Fevret.

Nico and Lou Reed at the Castle in Los Angeles in 1966.

Nico and Lou Reed at the Castle in Los Angeles in 1966.

© Lisa Law

6. The new version of “Heroin” 3’45 (on a discrete terminal titled “Birth of the 1965 Velvet”)

Recommended by the curator of the exhibition Christian Fevret a rarity. This is a demo recorded by Lou Reed for Pickwick Records. A primitive version, slower than the original, where he is alone on acoustic guitar. Lou Reed sings like a lullaby, nursery rhyme, a soft voice, sweet and innocent, in total contradiction with the lyrics. Evoking they, drugs, death and annihilation drives.

The Live version 1969 “Heroin” (not the version mentioned above)

7. Pictures of Nat Finkestein “On the way to Ann Arbor, March 1966″

The happening combining experimental concert, projections, dance and light shows whip initiated by Warhol in collaboration with the Velvet Underground is first given on St Mark’s Place, East Village. It puts a foot out of New York for the first time in March 1966. The performance, which still bears the name of Up-Tight before becoming the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, ships with the team in Ann Arbor (Michigan).

the photographer Nat Finkestein is the journey. His testimony picture is worth a look. We see Nico driving the van. Life on board, often studious. But also the joyful promiscuity including Lou Reed, laughing, lying (fully clothed) alongside Warhol who embraces tenderly. We think back to that phrase we glided Christian Fevret “Sour side of Velvet pleased Warhol But I think Lou Reed quite liked it too ….”

The Velvet Underground “New York Extravaganza “
from 30 March to 21 August 2016 at the Philharmonie de Paris
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris 19th


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Renaud lit Jean-Jacques Goldman and Enfoirés – The Point

In 2006, he warned in a song: “I found my gun. “” My words are sometimes grenades (…) I falter Warning / I Degomme I decimated. ” Ten years later, the singer Renaud found new targets. In its sights: Jean-Jacques Goldman and Enfoirés. In an interview with L’Express, the singer, who released a new album on April 8 before returning to the scene, gun author of “Eating the song” or “I give you.” “Never have we seen Jean-Jacques Goldman, which has such power, such talent, an injustice,” he points out, regretting the absence of authors engaged as it could be in the years 1970-1980 ( “Hexagon”, “Miss Magic” …).

“the mop of charity”

It then connects with a violent criticism Enfoirés, the annual show broadcast on TF1, which attracted in 2016 more than eleven million viewers. “The heart of Eating is good, it pays a lot of money on TV and in the association, but I did not know that injustice and poverty were the mop of charity”, tackling the singer Renaud. “That’s why I no longer involved in the issue, which, in addition, opened sportsmen, celebrities of all kinds, Jean Ormesson,” he adds. The author of “Mistral win” was a half-dozen times to the shows Enfoirés who used to buy meals for the poor.

As Renaud, other personalities snub the big event annual -you. This is the case of Eddy Mitchell, Johnny Hallyday or Florent Pagny. Renaud therefore joins this list. His position is however not new. He said a few months ago in TV Mag “The Enfoirés, it’s a big carnival circus. All show business is involved (…) We propose whenever improbable duets … I do not want to dress up as a clown to perform “La Mamma” Aznavour. “The singer, released Always up in ten days is not ready to put away his gun.


Death of Jean-Pierre Coffe: television and radio pay homage – Le Figaro

VIDEO – Michel Drucker, Catherine and Laurent Ceylac Ruquier disrupt the programming of their show to salute the memory of the food critic died at the age of 78 years .

After the disappearance of Jean-Pierre Coffe at the age of 78 years, the media pay homage. Saturday morning on France 2, Catherine Ceylac rebroadcast his last interview with the food critic in Tea or Coffee . On the same channel the next day Michel Drucker will devote a special issue of Highly Sunday to one who was the chronicler of the program.

Highly diman che Special

The presenter and former columnists will pay tribute to Jean-Pierre Coffe, who collaborated for eight years from 2003 to his Sunday broadcasts. So at 14:15, it will broadcast the highlights of Highly Sunday which the cook-writer participated (three times in eight years). Then at 18:50 V ively next Sunday, we will find the best interventions around gastronomy and gardening columnist this high color. His friends of the time as Gelluck Philippe, Laurent Gerra, Claude Sérillon, Faustine Bollaert, Pierre Benichou … will be also there to discuss this passionate character revealed to TV Michel Denisot on Canal + in 1984.

Canal +

on his side on Canal +, Daphne Bürki decided to convene New Edition Florian Gazan, Miss Agnes and Eric Roux, members of the Big Family . Aired between 1990 and 1997 on Canal + and presented by Michel Denisot and Jean-Luc Delarue , this program included among its columnists, Jean-Pierre Coffe.

Emissions homage of Big Heads

Finally, RTL will pay tribute to one of its most outstanding members in the Big Heads . From 16h, Wednesday, and for two hours, Laurent Ruquier will honor the memory of his friend, which he confirmed the death on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. During this program “tribute”, recorded on Wednesday morning, the Big Heads will call many celebrities who rubbed shoulders with the truculent food columnist for fun, not without emotion, one last time.

“We will honor him today to Big Heads ” explained Laurent Ruquier during the morning radio rue Bayard. “I already knew yesterday that Jean-Pierre had left us. He wanted to leave discreetly were his last wishes. Obviously, the information leaked as always. It missed, I want to say because anyway, discretion and Jean-Pierre Coffe, it’s two things that were not really together so I had a lot of doubt as it may stay secret for so long. But already yesterday, while we were the issue, Philippe Geluck and I already knew that Jean-Pierre was no longer with us. And today, we will issue knowing it, still, he is not here, but making him a tribute, “said the leader.

“He wanted to leave without anyone gets too”

“Maybe he would not have wanted this tribute, because really, he wanted to leave without that ‘we do too. This is curious because it is the opposite. It missed, I even wanted to laugh because I must say, I find it almost comical the fact that he wanted to leave quietly while it is not him that much, overall of his career, “smiles Laurent Ruquier , which recalls that he worked for twenty years with Jean-Pierre Coffe.

Also Thursday, the Big Heads will continue their tribute to their departed friend: it will be this time of the issue carried around the highlights of Jean-Pierre Coffe, punctuated by his favorites … and his rants, obviously.


Philippe Geluck: “Jean-Pierre Coffe became a national monument” – francetv info

Since their collaboration on tray the Confidentially Yours , it became one of the closest friends of Jean-Pierre Coffe. Hours after the announcement of the death of the famous food writer, cartoonist Philippe Geluck told francetv information Wednesday 30 March, some of the memories shared with one of the big mouths of French television.

francetv info: How did you meet Jean-Pierre Coffe

Philippe Geluck: That was twenty years ago. I worked for the Swiss magazine The Illustrated . Jean-Pierre had at the time made inflammatory statements about the quality of Swiss chocolate. As I am a loyal, I had used a Cat drawing to reply on behalf of all the readers who wrote us, outraged. For the first and only time in my life, I had drawn chatting speaking as Jean-Pierre, blind with rage. He threw something like: “Go back to your country if you do not like chocolate, dirty bald!”

We met some time later on a TV tray, and despite his stiffly when he referred to my drawing, we all hit it on. We became friends at that time, before becoming real friends a few years later, when we started working with Michel Drucker on Confidentially Yours .

On dined together after the shows, we got to know … We became so close that we realized one day that we celebrated three successive Valentine’s day together with my wife. He laughed a lot, running “And to think we do not sleep together!” He was a true friend, much more than a professional relationship.

Who was he, beyond the man with rants Homeric that all France knew?

Jean-Pierre was the most difficult man, caring, generous, and cultivated in the world. He was enamored of beauty, painting and classical music. It was a great friend of the singer Natalie Dessay, he would listen to the four corners of the world. And then there was this epicurean side as everyone can imagine: During his life, he had to eat 18,000 pigs and drink the equivalent of the annual harvest of Bordeaux, Beaujolais and the Loire met

He was a champion of life, tenderness and humor. It happened regularly over half an hour on the phone, laughing like idiots. One day he told me that these times reminded him of those he spent with the actor Jean Carmet. It is a compliment that touched me deeply, knowing the place Carmet had had in his life.

A special memory you he comes back, when you think back to your friendship?

I remember a weekend in Brittany, in the house of the writer Jean Teulé with Miou-Miou, Coffe and his companion. We discussed the funeral of Jean-Pierre joked about a scene that took place a few years earlier: Coffe had gift Teulé two pies that John had not found terrible. Jean-Pierre had told him afterwards that it was two recipes tested it before offering them to Leader Price!

To punish him, we said that when he died, we would prepare a great pie with the meat, and it would be sponsored by Leader Price. He answered “I will, but do not touch my dick!”

What legacy he leaves the French?

Jean-Pierre raised awareness on the concept of quality. He spoke of the products, of course, but he cared above all people, jobs and their transmission. And it went further than the food industry; he loved the business of the garden, cabinetmakers, masons … It was a great defender of heritage and culture. At point, no doubt, become itself a national monument.

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The blackness of the Velvet Underground lit by an exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris – Télé

The legendary group founded by Lou Reed and John Cale in 1965 and launched by Andy Warhol, well worth to be celebrated fifty years later. At the Philharmonie de Paris, “New York Extravaganza” is betting combine initiatory and insider travel. With some success.

Under-exposed at the time, even when it was run trendy New York, now subject of a major exhibition ( “New York Extravaganza” , running until August 21, 2016) at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Velvet Underground has always been an insider deal. They are certainly more numerous in 2016 than in 1966, but the name that is so brilliantly resonate all the shimmering softness of velvet and dark underground bitterness, remains a password whispered in a low voice to knowledgeable ears.

only the subsequent notoriety of Lou Reed, his most constant member, the holder, threw some light on five years of intense musical creation that its commercial success was low. haggard acute and chronic Manhattan of transvestites, junkies, etc. (Wildlife then ignored by pop) songs like Heroin , Waiting for the man or Sweet Jane were doomed to become timeless classics: their time had rejected them.

the Velvet was a time bomb, bomb fomented by disdainful fashions and propriety, discovering their music as they played it, making their sound and hyperurbain abrasive style, to change the next day, despite impressing them a legend made of friction, fasteners, jealousies exclusions. All this eventually freeze into a block whose perpetual black brilliance would radiate rock groups of generations but also filmmakers, painters, photographers, writers, designers, artists of all kinds.

Apart from Lou Reed the name most often associated with Velvet Underground is that of Andy Warhol, who was their producer, protector and Pygmalion. Who had the idea, but baroque pay, to associate the four black insects that were Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker, the mantis Nico, blond mannequin undermined all white. . The time of an album, the first stamped the famous banana, fetish among all fetishes

Warhol is a pitfall when it comes to organize an exhibition on the Velvet at station not get caught up in the media spiral – already celebrated in museums all over the world. A major réusssites of this “New York Extravaganza” designed by Christian Fevret and Carole Mirabello, is leaving Andy Pope in his place: critical, yes, but that of a godfather, not a first invasive role. As a challenge, the reception room at the Philharmonie is shared between a “father” of Velvet, Allen Ginsberg, whose sound poem America while on a nine-divided screen scrolls video editing Jonathan Caouette, “son” of Velvet.

the focus deliberately on the roots of the group sign both the ambition to dazzle in sight to specialists by the wealth of unpublished archives ( it succeeded), and the all over again for those who have only a very vague idea of ​​the case. A mounting film alternating individual course Lou Reed (petty bourgeois son leaving Brooklyn for the dreary suburb of Freeport) and John Cale (native Wales, fleeing his prole environment for academic splendor of orchestral music ) until their decisive meeting in New York, is typical of this approach

the choice of set design, entrusted to Matali Crasset, are variously inspired. silhouette cut from each of the musicians’ gondola “(blah), broadsheet to leaf for each of them, vast” tipi “wooden structure, where you can lie on mattresses for viewing movies as in an attic … we yet appreciate the overall aesthetics and the desire to create a fluid circulation (check the days of big crowds), and independent soundscapes (test day …).

in short the supplied headphones to the input is indispensable to access specific terminals: interviews, excerpts, songs, etc. One can taste it without the pictures of Nat Finkelstein, Billy Name and Stephen Shore, a film by Danny Williams and Ronald Nameth … or venture (watch innocent eyes) in the B (l) ack Room where is projected the Christmas on earth Barbara Rubin, the young filmmaker friend of Bob Dylan, who plugged Warhol on Velvet: naked and painted body (black / white), wholesale sexes Plan (male / female), and background music for the pantomime … sweet old songs played on the radio, that day of 1963. contrast Effect anticipating about the paradoxes of the Velvet Underground.

once established connections with the Fluxus group current (Terry Riley, La Monte Young …) and the new York underground film (Jonas Mekas …), the exhibition chooses to leave on the dazzling magnetism, both individually and collectively, the musicians. This is blatant with Lou Reed, throb and cynical eel; John Cale, mad experimenter to the tunes of country squire thug; Nico, the moult Pinup with Slavic cheekbones pop Valkyrie hieratic of the Factory, is truly astounding.

Sterling Morrison, the lanky guitarist, and Maureen Tucker, the little tomboy who played harvester (sometimes) standing round the most photogenic rock band in history, and perhaps the most heterogeneous as: what were they doing together, these five? Unprecedented music. Each of their gesture is now charged with the aura of myth. Including when a pickup concert shows us that dancing improvised whip by Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick (other Goddess of Factory) while the V.U. play Venus in furs , was more like a schoolboy joke than anything else.

In fact, this assemblage of circumstances, at the margin of a culture-cons hippie where Reed, Cale & amp; co. felt elsewhere in exile did not last. The exhibition itself, in turn, tends to fade after 1968. Less valuable documents, less sulphurous images, less crazy, less excitement. Note that even when any object (first pressing, poster) related to the Velvet is a rarity, fetish electricity continues to run until the last period of the group, when Lou Reed, who dismissed the “threat” John Cale, found himself a kind of doppelgänger in the person of placid Doug Yule.

however, the last room, dedicated to the heirs, obviously suffers in comparison. Some photos of Nan Goldin or Antoine D’Agata seem to be there for the form, not to mention musical terminals from which flow covers of Velvet by all species Strokes, Morrissey, Sonic Youth, Björk, etc. – None reaching the sublime to the original impurity. The posterity of the group, so alive as it is, can probably be sufficient to account for its influence, born of enforced darkness. Hence the interest of this exhibition at the risk of too harsh lights of cultural propriety.


Jean-Pierre Coffe, dramas of his life – Le Figaro

THE SCAN TV / VIDEO – A car accident, a suicide attempt, the death of two children: the gourmet and avid chronicler opposing the “junk food” has experienced many upheavals in his private life .

French gastronomy has lost one of its illustrious figures. Jean-Pierre Coffe, columnist radio and television, has died at the age of 78. If the general public knows him for his rants repeatedly against “junk food” or public figures, private life remains for many a mystery. And for good reason: the critic has experienced many tragedies in her life

From a young age, Jean-Pierre Coffe experiencing great changes.. His father died in the war in 1940, two years after his birth. Therefore, he was raised in a house with his mother, a hairdresser, her grandmother cook and her grandfather gardener. It is only very recently that Jean-Pierre Coffe spoke about the difficult childhood. In an autobiography published in May 2015 and titled A life Coffe , he revealed he was rejected by his mother and placed in foster care as a ward of the nation.

a few years later, he knows another difficult passage. Then he comes back from Paul Bocuse in Lyon, he has a serious car accident that will cripple it for two years. The rehabilitation will be very painful. “First, we can not walk, we walk with canes. even when we say I will succeed, I’ll ride. And then we get to ride on a nag, “said he told The unexpected parenthesis in 2013. In that same issue, he will discuss the occurrence of suicide attempts after the tragedy. “It is in Quiberon, along the wild coast and we said we will go flat out and we are going to fart face. And it will end. Because we believe more. Because we underwent a first operation, a second, and then it does not work and it does not. (…) I’m here, clueless, there is more to fuck me up after all. “

In love, Jean-Pierre Coffe lived somewhat Relations tumultuous. His three marriages with women all resulted in divorces. It will endure especially abortion of his ex-wife and the death of his daughter, killed by cancer in 37 years. In May 2015, on the set of Sophie Davant on France 2, Jean-Pierre Coffe lifted the veil on another tragedy in his life: the death of the little boy in the arms of his girlfriend at the time, actress. “I came back because I had finished the job, and then I found her sitting on a bidet in the bathroom, blood, with my little boy was there, but that was dead,” he had explained This is the program moved. “A turning point in his life,” he explained.

Jean-Pierre Coffe has also never hid his bisexuality. In 2014, he even confessed his desire to formalize his relationship with his companion. “Today, I live with a man. And I am happy, very happy, he said. I have not made my request, but I’ll probably marry “But blow to the former columnist Michel Drucker Highly Sunday . A few days later, on the plateau Hands off my post! on D8, the food critic announced that his companion had refused to marry him.

one of the other great suffering will no doubt food industrial he called “junk food”. “I’m all alone against the food groups that do not stop to me spoke in the wheel,” he complained in 2005. Yet despite its assumed control, he chained advertisements for brands. After a mission to Carrefour in the 2000s, he praised Weight Watchers yogurt. And above all, in 2009, he put his image in the service of chain Leader Price discount stores. Paradox of a wounded character.


Bern, Baffie, Nagui … all regret Jean-Pierre Coffe – The Point

The whimsical Jean-Pierre Coffe died. The food columnist has died at the age of 78, after fighting against the food on all TV sets for almost thirty years. regular guest of the mainstream media, Coffe was loved by the general public for his outspokenness and his rants, who never hesitated to speak his mind, as in this output remained famous: “This is the shit. “Since Wednesday morning, politicians, artists, actors and public figures make their last respects.

Laurent Baffie, humorist

Stéphane Bern, journalist and radio host

Anne Roumanoff “Epicurean in sharp humor”

François Hollande. ” a good living “

” Jean-Pierre Coffe was a good living and had the desire to share with friends and the French pleasure meetings and flavors, “wrote the president in a statement . “Jean-Pierre Coffe helped restore our gastronomy all its prestige, but also all its simplicity. He wanted to put to everyone. I extend to his family and to his family my sincere condolences and expresses them my solidarity, “adds François Hollande

Philippe Vigier, President of IDU group in the National Assembly


Michel Denisot, host and producer

This is Michel Denisot who had discovered in 1984, opening up the doors of Canal +. “This is someone who embodied the joy of life and pleasure of quite incomparable life, said Michel Denisot on Europe 1. He was an actor. He had something more: the taste and passion of good things, and he played beautifully. It was a real show every time. (…) With him we had fun a lot and pushed him a bit far at times. “

Nagui, animator

Laurent Ruquier, host and producer

Jean-Pierre Coffe” wanted to leave discreetly, it was his will, has Laurent Ruquier said on RTL. Obviously, the information leaked as always. It missed, I want to say, because in any case, discretion and Jean-Pierre Coffe, is two things that do not really go together. ” “Twenty years I know Jean-Pierre Coffe! I traveled with Jean-Pierre, he had never seen Venice and asked me to take her to Venice, added Laurent Ruquier. That’s what I did with Philippe Geluck, part of his family, his intimate, even more than me. Jean Teulé as to who I think also and Miou-Miou who met one another and, in Jean-Pierre Coffe, with Jean-Pierre. These are the people who are part of his family and his private life. “

Anne Hidalgo, Socialist Mayor of Paris


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Big mouth and anti-junk food, Jean-Pierre Coffe died – The Obs

The food columnist Jean-Pierre Coffe , known for his outspokenness and his rants against junk food, died at the age of 78 years after imposing for thirty years his colorful character on the air and on screens.

According to several media, he died in the night of Monday to Tuesday at his home in Lanneray in Eure-et-Loir in circumstances that were not disclosed.

“This is shit!”

Jean-Pierre Coffe , which had collaborated with numerous media, was still one of the chroniclers of the show by Laurent Grosses Ruquier animated heads on RTL. According to the radio, which announced his death, he continued to come every week and was still gone these last few days.

“I would so he berates me yet,” he tweeted Tuesday night Laurent Ruquier, in homage to the food critic.

shaved, his famous round and colored glasses on, this jovial willingly prided anger as his famous outings against the ham vacuum and more generally junk food.

Few media have escaped his rants pushed for thirty years both on television (he started on Canal Plus in 1984 and spent nearly ten years on France 2 alongside Michel Drucker) and radio (including RTL and France Inter with the cooking show “it is not food, it is eaten!”).

Believing that one could eat well for not dear, Jean-Pierre Coffe called consumers to “change their eating habits,” to focus on seasonal products, reconnect with the pleasure of cooking.

the moderator, who always claimed to pay the bill in restaurants because “freedom is at that price”, also signed sixty books on cooking and gardening, cookbooks.

“do not do anything, but full of good will”

in an autobiography published in May 2015, “a life of Coffe “, he spoke of his difficult childhood (rejected by his mother, placed in foster care), but also his suffering when his ex-wife had decided to abort or when he lost his daughter away by cancer at age 37. He also confided his bisexuality.

Before that, in 2013, he published “Stop eating crap” (Flammarion). In 2002, he proposed to spend “A family table with fifteen euros per day” (Plon).

“I’m all alone against the food groups that do not stop to put a spoke in the wheels, “he complained in 2005.

Still, he chained advertisements for brands. After a mission to Carrefour in the 2000s, he praised Weight Watchers yogurt. And above all, in 2009, he put his image in the service chain of discount stores Leader Price.

Critics have been numerous, but there was more to wobble man who had found his first employment through a note published in “Le Figaro” announcing: “know nothing to do but full of good will”

This allowed him to start the commercial management of a brand of paper. cigarette.

Jean-Pierre Coffe , whose father died in the war in 1940, two years after his birth in Luneville, Meurthe-et -Moselle, was raised in a mansion by his mother, a hairdresser, her grandmother cook and her grandfather gardener.

Pupil of the nation

Located in a family as a pupil of the nation, he also spent a year in the Jura countryside. But most current hens in the meadows and greens, he dreamed teenager to become an actor.

He enrolled at the Cours Simon in Paris. It also appeared in several films in the 70s and 80s ( “Violette” by Claude Chabrol, “The key to the door” of Yves Boisset …) and in TV movies.

“Triste the death of Jean-Pierre Coffe . Epicurien in sharp humor. Dent hard and soft heart,” responded the comedian Anne Roumanoff on Twitter at the announcement of his death.

“It was not crap,” added the actor and presenter Laurent Baffie.



Paris – Death of Jean-Pierre Coffe, thundering slayer junk food – L’Express

Jean-Pierre Coffe, who collaborated with numerous media, was still one of the chroniclers of the show by Laurent Grosses Ruquier animated heads on RTL. According to the radio, which announced his death, he continued to come every week and was still gone these last days.

I would love it still berates me “, tweeted Tuesday night Ruquier Laurent, in homage to the food critic.

According to several media, he died in the night of Monday to Tuesday at his home in Lanneray, in Eure-et-Loir in circumstances which have not been disclosed.

Shaved, his famous round and colored glasses on, this jovial willingly prided anger, like its famous ham outings against vacuum.

Few media have escaped his rants pushed for thirty years both on television (he started on Canal Plus in 1984 and spent nearly ten years on France 2 alongside Michel Drucker) and radio (including RTL and France Inter with the cooking show “ it is not food, it is eaten! “).

Believing that we could eat for cheap, Jean-Pierre Coffe called consumers “ change their eating habits “, to focus on seasonal products, reconnect with the pleasure of cooking.

The moderator, who always claimed to pay the bill in restaurants because “ Freedom is the price “, also signed sixty books on cooking and gardening, cookbooks.

In an autobiography published in May 2015, “ A life Coffe “, he spoke of his difficult childhood (rejected by his mother, placed in foster care), but also his pain when his ex-wife had decided to abort or when he lost his daughter killed by cancer in 37 years.

He also confided his bisexuality.

Before that, in 2013, he published “ Stop eating crap ” (Flammarion). In 2002, he proposed to pass “ A family table with fifteen euros per day ” (Plon).

– ‘Do not know anything faire’-

I’m all alone against the food groups that do not stop to put me roadblocks “, he complained in 2005.

Still, he chained advertisements for brands. After a mission to Carrefour in the 2000s, he praised Weight Watchers yogurt. And above all, in 2009, he put his image in the service of chain Leader Price discount stores.

Critics have been many, but it was enough to wobble the man who had found their first job through a posting in the Figaro announcing: “ Do not do anything, but full goodwill . ”

This allowed him to start the commercial management of a cigarette paper brand.

Jean-Pierre Coffe, whose father died in the war in 1940, two years after his birth in Luneville, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, was raised in a house with his mother, hairdresser his grandmother cook and her grandfather gardener.

Located in a family as a ward of the nation, he also spent a year in the Jura countryside. But most current hens in the meadows and greens, he dreamed teenager to become an actor.

He enrolled at the Cours Simon in Paris. It also appeared in several films in the 70s and 80s ( “ Violette ” Claude Chabrol, “ The key to the door ” Yves Boisset. ..) as well as in TV movies.

Triste the disappearance of Jean-Pierre Coffe. Epicurien humor sharp. Dent hard and soft heart ,” responded the comedian Anne Roumanoff on Twitter at the announcement of his death.

It was not crap ,” added the actor and presenter Laurent Baffie.