Must-See Art Guide: Paris

This week's guide features Daniel Hourdé, Francesca Woodman, Henri Rousseau, and more

Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, W4b (2016). Courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery.

Ah, summer in Paris. The leaves are green, the sidewalk cafes are teaming, and the tourists are out in full-force. The French know how to do summer right, and the truth is, they accomplish that by abandoning the city in droves as soon as the month of August rolls around. Once les vacances are underway, you’ll find many a business (including galleries!) shuttered in late summer, as the entire nation enjoys some well-earned R&R. If you’re an art lover in the City of Light right now, good news: You still have the next couple of weeks to hit up some galleries before most of them close up for the August respite—in addition to the world-class museums, of course. The Louvre and the Pompidou and the Musée d’Orsay will stay open all summer long, if you can handle the crowds. Use our guide to be sure hit the unmissable spots, and then follow the lead of our French compatriots by putting your feet up and enjoying your vacation. This is Paris, after all, and what would a visit here be without art and leisure?

 

Allan McCollum, installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Mitterrand.

Allan McCollum, installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Mitterrand.

Exhibition: Allan McCollum: Perfect Couples & Shapes Spinoffs
When:
May 13–July 30, 2016
Where:
Galerie Mitterrand, 79 rue du Temple, Paris, France

Zhang Guogu. Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel.

Zhang Guogu. Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel.

Exhibition: Zheng Guogu – Where does energy inhabit?”
When:
June 8–July 23, 2016
Where:
Galerie Chantal Crousel, 10 rue Charlot, Paris, France

Francesca Woodman. Courtesy of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Francesca Woodman. Courtesy of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Exhibition: Francesca Woodman On Being an Angel
When:
May 11–July 31, 2016
Where: Fondation Cartier-Bresson, 2 Impasse Lebouis, Paris, France

Alex Katz, Fall (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Alex Katz, Fall (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Exhibition: Alex Katz – New Landscapes
When:
July 5–July 30, 2016
Where:
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 7 rue Debelleyme, Paris, France

Daniel Hourdé, Psyché (2013). Courtesy of Galerie Agnès Monplaisir.

Daniel Hourdé, Psyché (2013). Courtesy of Galerie Agnès Monplaisir.

Exhibition:Daniel Hourdé – Grâce à Dieu
When:
May 19–July 30, 2016
Where:
Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, 8 bis rue Jacques Callot, Paris, France

Luigi Ghirri, Trani, (BA) (1986). Courtesy of Polka Galerie.

Luigi Ghirri, Trani, (BA) (1986). Courtesy of Polka Galerie.

Exhibition: Mario Giacomelli, Luigi Ghirri et Claude Nori – Fratelli d’Italia
When:
May 28–July 31, 2016
Where:
Polka Galerie, Cour de Venise – 12 rue Saint Gilles, Paris, France

Lee Ufan, Dialogue (2015). Courtesy of Galerie kamel mennour.

Lee Ufan, Dialogue (2015). Courtesy of Galerie kamel mennour.

Exhibition: Lee Ufan
When: June 22–July 23, 2016
Where:
Galerie kamel mennour, 28 avenue Matignon, Paris, France

Exhibition: Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille
When: June 2–July 30, 2016
Where:
Almine Rech Gallery, 64 rue de Turenne, Paris, France

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Exhibition: Yves Clerc
When: May 31–July 29, 2016
Where: Helene Bailly Galerie, 25 quai Voltaire, Paris, France

Exhibition: Paul Klee: L’ironie à l’oeuvre
When: April 6–August 1, 2016
Where: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Jannis Kounellis. Courtesy of Galerie Karsten Greve.

Jannis Kounellis. Courtesy of Galerie Karsten Greve.

Exhibition:Jannis Kounellis
When:
May 10–July 30, 2016
Where: Galerie Karsten Greve, 5 rue Debelleyme, Paris,  France

Romuald Hazoumè, Nanawax (2009). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

Romuald Hazoumè, Nanawax (2009). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

Exhibition:Romuald Hazoumè
When:
April 19–July 16, 2016
Where: Gagosian Gallery, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 2nd floor, Paris, France

Pierre-Olivier Arnaud. Courtesy of Galerie Art Concept.

Pierre-Olivier Arnaud. Courtesy of Galerie Art Concept.

Exhibition: Pierre-Olivier Arnaud: Un Autre Halo
When:
June 4–July 23, 2016
Where: Galerie Art Concept, 4 passage Sainte-Avoye, Paris, France

Henri Rousseau. Courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay.

Henri Rousseau. Courtesy of the Musée d’Orsay.

Exhibition: The Douanier Rousseau: Archaic Candour
When: March 22–July 17, 2016
Where: Musée d’Orsay, 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris, France

 


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