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THE LILLE CONVENTION BUREAU WILL BE PRESENT
• Soirée Eurostar , 17 janvier 2019, County Hall – London
• International associations workshop, 22 janvier 2019, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts – Belgique
• Séminaires Business events, 7 et 8 février 2019, Cité Internationale – Lyon
• Muséva , 6 et 7 février 2019, Grand Palais – Paris
• Salon Com en Or, 14 mars 2019, Halls de la Filature – St André-lez-Lille
• Salon Heavent Meetings, 27 et 28 mars 2019, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès – Cannes
• Salon Imex, 21 au 23 mai 2019, Messe – Francfort
• Salon Réunir, 19 et 20 septembre 2019, Carrousel du Louvre – Paris
• Salon IBTM, 26 au 28 novembre, 2019 – Barcelone
MAIN EVENTS 2019 IN THE EUROPEAN METROPOLIS OF LILLE
Following the success of the exhibition Modigliani: The Inner Eye in 2016, LaM is devoting the spring of 2019 to a figure regarded as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century: Alberto Giacometti. This outstanding retrospective will bring together over 150 works under one roof for an unparalleled exploration of the founding myths of the history of modern art.
Inscribed in our imaginations, Alberto Giacometti’s fragile, elongated sculptures render the profiles of men and women either motionless, or captured in the process of walking or falling. These much sought-after masterpieces will be complemented by a wealth of outstanding loans set to reveal Giacometti’s unique artistic career: his early works influenced by the Cubist movement, the passion for Egyptian, African and Oceanic arts that he shared with Constantin Brancusi, his meeting with André Breton and the Surrealists, as well as his later painted works.
This spectacular Giacometti retrospective will invite visitors to look afresh at an artist previously little exhibited in the museums of Northern Europe. An event not to be missed in a museum transformed for the occasion.
In 2004, Lille became the European Capital of Culture. An extraordinary event that profoundly changed the image of the City of Lille and the Eurodistrict. lille3000 has sustained and further developed this dynamic. After Lille Bombaysers (2006), Europe XXL (2009), Fantastic (2012) and RENAISSANCE (2015), lille3000 is presenting its fifth thematic edition: ELDORADO!
Featuring opening festivities, urban metamorphoses, major exhibitions at the Tripostal, the Gare Saint Sauveur and many partner cultural venues of Lille Métropole, shows, gardens, lights, design, debates and new events.
For this edition, lille3000 has opted for a spring/summer programme making use of outdoor spaces and giving visitors the opportunity to explore the region during the sunny season.
In addition to exhibitions and shows, Eldorado, will continue to explore new worlds and will extend significantly throughout all of metropolitan Lille.
Eldorado seeks to be a movement that highlights the qualities upon which the wealth of our region is built: its inhabitants and their ability to invent new models for living together better, its companies who are innovating to create a new economy, and the close network of ties between artists, researchers and citizens.
Eldorado as an ongoing project to encourage individual and collective initiatives and share them, a place to experiment with living spaces and human contact. Eldorado as a quest for an ideal within reach of everyone.
lille3000 proposes to organise several festive, convivial and participative events with broad public appeal: festivals and balls on public squares, new technologies, fireworks displays, and more.
Originally, Eldorado (from the Spanish el dorado: “the golden one”) referred to a chief of the Muisca tribe and was associated with a fabled region of South America that was believed to be very rich in gold and precious stones. This myth appeared in the region of Bogota in 1536.
It was quickly spread by the Spanish conquistadors, who believed it on the basis of the tale of Francisco de Orellana’s explorations and within the framework of the older myth of the cities of gold, which was also widely circulated at the time.
For nearly four centuries, this mirage of a legendary land has fuelled treasure hunts and frantic expeditions.
MAIN EVENTS 2020 IN THE EUROPEAN METROPOLIS OF LILLE
Lille Metropole has been named the Design Capital of the World for 2020, becoming the first ever French town to receive the title. Given every two years, the accolade comes from the World Design Organization, and aims to recognise towns and cities for their contribution – through design – to the economic, social, cultural and environment progress of their local area and wider country,