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2 April 2011

01 Exhibition

- Berlinde de Bruyckere: Into One-Another to P.P.P.

The Flemish artist – and Monocle favourite – Berlinde de Bruyckere decamps in Hauser & Wirth’s New York space with three of her spellbindingly gormless wax sculptures in their glass vitrines, as well as a set of watercolour and ink works-on-paper. All are dedication to Italian cultural legend Pier Paolo Pasolini. Next month, a long-awaited touring exhibition of her works, paired with Renaissance master Lucas Cranach, will kick off in Germany. This show is a decadent taster.

Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, New York. Until 23 April, Tuesday–Saturday, 10.00–18.00.

02 Museum: San Sebastian

- San Telmo Museoa

Last week, the Basque country’s oldest museum re-opened after a four-year refit at the hands of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. The museum’s collection includes 26,000 works covering ethnography, fine art, photography, archaeology and history, all exhibited in the shadow of Mount Urgull in this 16th Dominican convent. A new wing gives the collection even more room to breathe.

San Telmo Museoa, Andereño Elbira Zipitria 1, San Sebastián. Open daily (closed Monday), 10.00–20.00.

03 Festival: Paris

- Banlieues Bleues

This is the penultimate weekend of the 28th edition of this much-celebrated Parisian festival. Historically the hub of jazz music in Europe, 15 theatres in the city’s northern suburbs are opening their doors to famous and lesser-known talents from around the world. Not to be missed is Nigerian Seun Kuti, talented son of legendary Fela Kuti, this Sunday evening.

Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris. Until 8 April.

04 Class: Cairo

-Cookery school

A few minutes from Tahrir Square in a renovated art deco apartment is Qasr Twenty, the first cookery school in Egypt that teaches visitors the skills needed to make the local cuisine. Offered three evenings of the week, each class is limited to eight students. After mastering dishes like mahshy (stuffed vegetables) and molokheya (a leafy green soup served with rabbit or chicken), guests sit down to dinner together to enjoy their creations.

20 Qasr al Ainy, Cairo. 2 April, 18.00–21.30.

05 Festival: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

-It’s All True

Possibly the best documentary festival in South America, the 16th edition of It’s All True will see the screening of 92 non-fiction and experimental films from all over the world. Founded in 1996 by film critic Amir Labaki, the festival is held simultaneously in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The highlights of this year’s edition include the screening of Os Cavalos de Goethe (Goethe’s Horses) by Brazilian Arthur Omar, on Sunday night at São Paulo’s Cine Livraria Cultura, as well as a retrospective of Russian filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya, and Eugene Jarecki’s profile Reagan.

It’s All True film festival, various locations in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, until 10 April.


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