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Web review - 02/01/2015

2015, the challenges of culture

What does 2015 promise? “There are flowers everywhere for who is willing to see them” Henri Matisse said. More than ever, culture and its values – openness, creativity and imagination – remain a battle to shift the lines – or even create new ones – to appreciate the progressive present. Where to go? Some signs give us the clues. Humanists’ astonishment or awareness will do the rest.

Bringing MoMA’s Matisse Show to Movie Theaters

Borrowing a page from the opera and European museums, the Museum of Modern Art will soon begin to experiment with taking its exhibitions into movie theaters. On Jan. 13, “Matisse” – a documentary based on the highly popular exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs,” which began at the Tate Modern and remains on view at the Museum of Modern Art through Feb. 8 – will open in movie theaters across the United States.

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A new kind of interactive campaign could associate the faces of the public to works of art

The Rijksmuseum still has power to surprise us with its digital innovations or to inspire creators. Rijks Emotions is a particularly innovative tool conceived by students, would allow associating in the street the face of a passerby and a painting. This great idea will need however to have the official support of the museum to become real. 

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Why does Switzerland has enshrined musical training in its constitution ? 

In 2012, more than 72% of the Swiss people voted to enshrine the musical training in the constitution. Two years after, a first legal text is ready and should be voted in 2015. Let’s have a look back on this unique referendum. 

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White paper « Big Data : accelerating innovation »

The G9+ in partnership with Renaissance Numérique, releases a new white paper on a major topic for our society: the predictive big data. The cultural sector is particularly concerned by the loyalty of curation systems. In this perspective, the 5th proposal (out of 6) wants: “to make the debate on the evolution of the big data regulation within the government, the French and European parliamentarians and the European Commissions on data protection, emerge: the ethic of decision-making at the age of algorithms or the regulation through data treatment and crossing process”. 

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The need for uselessness

Thursday 18th of December, Mr Luc Bondy, Director of the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, received the insignia of officer of the Légion d’Honneur from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Laurent Fabius. Here is his speech.

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