Today I met Claudia at Grands Boulevards, and we went to Gyoza Bar and had the most amazing gyoza. It was a very small place and soon after we had arrived a queue was forming out the door, so also very popular! They had a kitchen in the middle with three women frying the gyoza and serving them up and a bar round the edge. We each had a plate of 12 gyoza. (It was that or 8 and we were both hungry!) and I also had a cup of green tea. We were unsure on the flavour as they just had one standard type, I think it may have been pork and vegetable. But whatever it was, it was delicious, fried on one side, served with dipping sauce and bean sprouts in sesame oil.
We then caught the metro to Iéna and went to the Musée de l’Art moderne. We looked at the free permanent exhibitions which were mainly pieces by Matisse, then we went to see an exhibition by an artist called Linder Sterling called Femme/Objet. She is a british activist/artist and an emblematic figure of the post punk age. The subject of the exhibition was the female form both seen as an object and merged with objects. Some of it was just plain weird (like the video of her on stage with her band wearing a meat dress and singing/screaming) but some was interesting and we both enjoyed it. It was mainly pictures of women with objects/flowers superimposed on their bodies. Some of it worked and some didn’t. I took loads of photos but will just select a few. This afternoon I made carrot cake cupcakes due to popular demand!