Must-See Art Guide: Paris
This week's guide features VALIE EXPORT, Marie Bovo, Piette et Giles, and more.
You’re never short of art options when you’re in Paris. Want a megamuseum experience stacked to the rafters with Western masterpieces? Head to the Louvre. Want your Modern and contemporary fix? The Centre Pompidou has you covered. Passionate about pre-colonial art from Africa, Oceania, and beyond? The Musée du Quai Branly is for you.
But if those are all old hat to you by now, you should also be exploring the city’s gallery scene. This month, you’ve got plenty of good choices: Galerie kamel mennour is currently hosting a new body of work Spanish artist Marie Bovo. Made over a series of long train journeys across Russia, Bovo’s photographs invite viewers to explore winter landscapes within their larger sociopolitical context. Then, Galerie Lelong & Co. – Paris presents the textile wall hangings of Etel Adnan, featuring colorful 70s palettes in inventive abstract compositions. Next, be sure to visit Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac for their survey of the Body Configurations series of VALIE EXPORT. The artist—who spells her self-given name in all caps—is a powerful performer, and one who is overlooked outside of Europe. If you’re not familiar with her practice, this show offers an excellent chance to remedy that.
And that’s not even the half of it. Let’s not even go into the latest Jeff Koons flower sculpture controversy—you’ve got a bunch of must-see gallery shows to go to, so eyes on the prize. You’re too busy seeing art that’s actually on display to get distracted.
Find our full list of picks below, and à bientôt.
Exhibition: “VALIE EXPORT: Body Configurations, 1972–1976”
When: January 12–February 24, 2018
Where: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 7 rue Debelleyme, Paris, France
Exhibition: “Marie Bovo: Stances”
When: February 8–March 3, 2018
Where: Galerie kamel mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris, France
Exhibition: “Etel Adnan: Life is a weaving”
When: January 25–March 10, 2018
Where: Galerie Lelong & Co. – Paris, 13 rue de Téhéran, Paris, France
Exhibition: “Ella & Pitr: Comme de Fourmis”
When: January 20–February 17, 2018
Where: Galerie LE FEUVRE, 164 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France
Exhibition: “José María Sicilia: Phasma”
When: January 27–March 3, 2018
Where: Galerie Chantal Crousel, 10 rue Charlot, Paris, France
Exhibition: “Home is Where the (He)art is”
When: February 1–March 24, 2018
Where: Galerie Paris-Beijing, 62 rue de Turbigo Métro Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
When: February 1–March 17, 2018
Where: galerie denise rené rive gauche, 196 boulevard Saint Germain, Paris, France
Exhibition: “Ray Sander: MOTORWORKS 3 / PROTOTYPE”
When: February 16–April 7, 2018
Where: mfc-michèle didier, 66 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, Paris, France
Exhibition: “Jean-Charles de Castelblajac: I WANT!”
When: February 3–March 17, 2018
Where: Magda Danysz, 78 rue Amelot, Paris, France
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