This edition: August 2013 (in French with English Subtitles)
Original tape date: August 28, 2013.
First aired: August 29, 2013.
Matisse : In search of true painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Writing in The Nation in 1949, the critic Clement Greenberg called Henri Matisse a "self-assured master who can no more help painting well than breathing." The facts were actually a bit different. Unbeknownst to many, painting had rarely come easily to Matisse. Throughout his career, he questioned, repainted, and reevaluated his work. The current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Matisse: In Search of True Painting explores the great artists need throughout his career copy and repeat the same scenes and themes. CANAPE explores the issue with curator Rebecca Rabinow.
Love Bomb Seed Bomb Project
The phrase “bombing the coast” usually evokes a reign of destruction. But it means just the opposite – creation – in the New York neighborhood of the Rockaways, a landscape devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The bombing that’s taking place now is by “seed bombs.” As part of the Ideas City festival of the New Museum, French American artist and activist Anne Apparu is teaching children how to distribute and plant seeds that will strengthen the seaside dunes and thus offer much needed ecological protection. CANAPE joins the bombing mission.
"Paris A Love Story"
“We’ll always have Paris,” says Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman in the beloved classic movie Casablanca. For most people it’s a wonderful Hollywood fantasy, but for journalist and author Kati Marton, a childhood Hungarian immigrant to the USA, it’s been her life. From seeing the student riots of May 1968 to jogging along the Seine in the 21st century as a recent widow, she has experienced Paris in many ways. CANAPE talks with the writer about her book Paris: A Love Story as a lens on family and friends, husbands and lovers, life and loss.
A haven for sailors in port, the Red Hook section of New York was notorious for a century for its vice. Now it’s famous for its hospitality to the arts. There could be no better example of the new cosmopolitanism than jazz vocalist and musician Cyrille Aimee, whose global repertoire reflects her many travels and family heritage from France, the USA, and the Dominican Republic. CANAPE catches her waterside in the mood to perform.
Cyrille Aimée Musician
Anne Apparu Activist
Kati Marton Author
Rebecca Rabinow Assistant Curator of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art