Culture essentials


in Lille, the Saint-Joseph chapel could be destroyed

The Ministry of Culture having definitively refused its registration as historical monuments, the 1886 building, located within the walls of the Saint-Paul School Center, could therefore be demolished to enlarge the campus of the Catholic University of Lille. A petition had been launched by heritage lovers to oppose the project but, by a letter dated October 20, the Director General of Heritage made known his decision.



Chloé Delaume, Medici winner for “The Synthetic Heart”

The Medici jury announced its 2020 winners on Friday 6 November. The novel crowns prize The Synthetic Heart, bittersweet sentimental epic and reflection on time that passes too quickly, by Chloé Delaume, published in Le Seuil. The Foreign Novel Prize rewards the Spanish author Antonio Muñoz Molina for A lonely walker in the crowd, immersed in the heart of the polyphony of cities, also published by Seuil. Finally, the price of the test came back to End of fight by Norwegian Karl Ove Knausgaard, final volume of his very ambitious autobiographical sum (Denoël).



Success for TEFAF Online

For its first virtual edition, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) welcomed, for a week until November 4, more than 30,000 digital visitors. The fair invited its 300 exhibitors to select a single masterpiece embodying their field of specialty and covering 7,000 years of art history together. These art dealers bear witness to a particularly positive experience, and TEFAF is pleased with the conclusion of “Number of sales exceeding several million dollars”.


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