Must-See Art Guide: Paris

Be different and enjoy some Parisian gallery shows outside the art fair circuit.

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Emmanuelle Villard, Lace N°4 (2014), Courtesy of Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire.
Anthony Caro, Horizon (2012). Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon.
Pablo Lobato, Um a Zero #1 (2012), Courtesy of Galerie Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain.
Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel, Architecture (2014), La Mode. Courtesy of Galerie Loevenbruck, Truth and consequences, and the Rodin Museum.
Wim Delvoye, Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.
Amy Sillman, One Lump Or TwoCourtesy of Charles Meyer Photography and Campoli Presti.
Blair Thurman, My Business Card (2012), Courtesy of Galerie Frank Elbaz.
Seth Price, Charm Against Business (2012), Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel.
Adam Mc Ewen, Instrument (2014), Courtesy of Galerie Art Concept.
Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2009). Courtesy of Gemini G.E.L.
Pablo Picasso, Violin and sheet music (1912). Courtesy of the Picasso Museum.

Oh Paris, city of lights, fashion, and art! Whether you like impressive architecture, elegant objects, or beautiful artworks, the French capital is for you. This month is packed with art events in Paris, with Art & Design Élysées, Outsider Art Fair, and FIAC all opening this week. In this stimulating atmosphere, seize the opportunity to attend a few art events outside of the art fair circuit. You have a few days left to enjoy some shows. Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire is showing works by Emmanuelle Villard, while Galerie Bendana | Pinel has assembled new works by the Brazilian artist Pablo Lobato. In addition, Campoli Presti celebrates the abstract paintings of Amy Sillman in the exhibition “A Moveable Feast – Part XIV,” opening on October 23. If you’re interested in sculpture, you will be delighted with the last pieces created by the master of Modern sculpture Anthony Caro at the Galerie Daniel Templon. Or you can pay a visit the Rodin museum and admire works by new talents, including Gregory Gicquel and Daniel Dewar. Some Parisian galleries are also highlighting contemporary artists, such as Blair Thurman at Galerie Frankie Elbaz, and Adam McEwen at Galerie Art Concept. If post-conceptual art is your cup of tea—or should we say café noir—stop at the Galerie Chantal Crousel, and enjoy artworks by Seth Price, or at the Galerie Perrotin, for installations by Wim Delvoye.

Last but not least, the end of October marks two major events. Closed for more than four years for renovation and expansion, the highly anticipated reopening of the Picasso Museum, whose collection consists of 5,000 artworks and tens of thousands of archived pieces by the master, will thrill all art lovers. And the Fondation Louis Vuitton will officially open its doors on October 27. Designed by Frank Gehry, the impressive building is an art museum and cultural center dedicated to contemporary art, and will present artworks by the American architect for its grand opening, alongside works by Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, and Bertrand Lavier, to name a few. No time to waste, so much to see. Paris sera toujours Paris !


Exhibition: “Emmanuelle Villard: Peinture, arsenic et vieilles dentelles

When: September 4–October 25, 2014

Where: Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, 17 rue des Filles-du-Calvaire, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Anthony Caro: Last works

When: September 6–October 25, 2014

Where: Galerie Daniel Templon, 30 rue Beaubourg, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Coupure, latence, Pablo Lobato

When: September 11–October 25, 2014

Where: Galerie Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain, 4 rue du Perche, Paris, France


Exhibition: “La jeune sculpture, Dewar et Gicquel

When: May 27–October 26, 2014

Where: Musée Rodin, 19 boulevard des Invalides, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Wim Delvoye

When: September 6–October 31, 2014

Where: Galerie Perrotin, 10 impasse Saint Claude, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Amy Sillman: A Moveable Feast – PART XIV

When: October 23–November 8, 2014

Where: Campoli Presti, 6 rue de Braque, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Blair Thurman

When: October 23–November 22, 2014 (Opening reception: October 23)

Where: Galerie Frank Elbaz, 66 rue de Turenne, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Seth Price: Animation Studio

When: October 23–December 6, 2014 (Opening reception: October 23)

Where: Galerie Chantal Crousel, 10 rue Charlot, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Adam McEwen – Non-Alignment Pact

When: October 24–December 6, 2014 (Opening reception: October 23)

Where: Galerie Art Concept, 13 rue des Arquebusiers, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Frank Gehry

When:  October 24, 2014–March 16, 2015

Where: Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Reopening of the Picasso museum

When:  Starting October 25

Where: Musée Picasso, Hôtel Salé, 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris, France


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