Paris Art Advisor Laurence Dreyfus Recommends 7 Gallery Shows to See During FIAC
This month's guide, organized by Paris-based art advisor Laurence Dreyfus, features Tatiana Trouvé, Tomás Saraceno, Ana Mendieta, and more.
It’s a busy week for Paris’s art world. On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Franck Riester as the country’s new cultural minister, leaving many to wonder what this new era will look like for local art institutions. Meanwhile, FIAC prepares to launch its 45th edition at the Grand Palais in the nation’s capital.
It’s also a busy time for Laurence Dreyfus, an art advisor and curator based in the city. In addition to her work with clients at the fair, she has curated a show at Félix Vercel Gallery that marries modern masters like Picasso, Miró, and Klein with contemporary stars, such as Anish Kapoor and Olafur Eliasson. Titled “Chambres à Part,” it will be the last show held at the gallery in this location, which the Vercel family has occupied since the late 1960s. Later this fall, the gallery—now run by Félix Vercel’s son, Alain—will relocate down the block.
Despite the packed schedule, Dreyfus is excited about this moment for the Paris art scene.
“FIAC week attracts the greatest collectors and journalists from the whole world,” she tells artnet News. “The Paris art scene is more and more dynamic. Institutions and museums regularly organize major shows that can’t be missed. New arts organizations and foundations are appearing constantly, and while artist residencies around Paris are still relatively scarce, they are growing rapidly.”
Ahead of FIAC’s opening, Dreyfus gave us a list of some of the shows around Paris that she is most excited for this week. See her list below!
Exhibition: “Elmgreen & Dragset”
When: October 13–December 22, 2018
Where: Perrotin, 76 rue de Turenne, Paris
Exhibition: “Tatiana Trouvé: A Quiet Life”
When: October 15–November 24, 2018
Where: Galerie Kamel Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris
Exhibition: “Omar Ba: Autopsie de Nos Consciences”
When: September 8–November 3, 2018
Where: Galerie Templon, 28 rue Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris
Exhibition: “Ana Mendieta: Cuba & Miami 1981-83”
When: October 13–November 17, 2018
Where: Galerie Lelong, 13 rue de Téhéran, Paris
Exhibition: “Memoire en Couleurs”
When: September 15–October 27, 2018
Where: Polka Galerie, Cour de Venise – 12 rue Saint Gilles, Paris
Exhibition: “Jean-Michel Basquiat” and “Egon Schiele”
When: October 3, 2018–January 14, 2019
Where: Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Exhibition: “The Hungarian Avant-Garde”
When: October 15–21, 2018
Where: Tajan ArtStudio, 37 rue des Mathurins, Paris
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