Must-See Art Guide: Paris

This week's guide includes Pierre Bonnard, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Buren, and more.

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Exhibition View. Courtesy of Galerie Diane De Polignac.
Daniel Buren, View of the exhibition «Au fur et à mesure, travaux in situ et situés» (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Kamel Mennour.
Installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Mitterrand.
Louise Bourgeois, Anatomy 4 (1990). Courtesy of Galerie Lelong - Paris.
Etel Adnan, Sans titre (2014). Courtesy of Galerie Lelong - Paris.
Qiu Shihua, Sans titre / Untitled (2012). Courtesy of Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris.
Takehiko Sugawara, Usuzumi-touka. Courtesy of Galerie Tamenaga.
Claire Adelfang, Le Hameau de la Reine - Intérieur VII (2014). Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Nick Oberthaler, Pièce dérivée (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Igor Mitoraj, Pair des tables (2012), detail. Courtesy of Galerie Agnès Monplaisir.
Liu Xin Tao, the bedroom in beidaihe (2012). Courtesy of Galerie LOFT.
Bruce Nauman, View of the exhibition (2015). Courtesy of Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.
Pierre Bonnard, Dancers or The Ballet (ca. 1896). Courtesy of Musée d'Orsay.
Yves Saint Laurent, Motif lèvres. Courtesy of Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent.

The City of Love, Paris, is also the city of art, attracting both artists and art lovers for centuries. When you think about Paris, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Louvre. This institution was the world’s most visited art museum in 2013, and is home to the famous Mona Lisa. This month, the Art Paris Art Fair is bringing together 140 galleries from 20 countries at the Grand Palais, showing modern and contemporary art, including photography, design, and art books. The Grand Palais, built for the Universal Exposition in 1900, will also be featuring an exhibition of the famous Spanish Baroque painter Velázquez during the fair.

Many Parisian galleries are featuring Asian art this month. Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, with other locations in Cologne and St. Moritz, is showing oil-on-canvas paintings by Chinese landscape painter Qiu Shihua in his first solo exhibition in France for almost 10 years. Works on Japanese paper by Takehiko Sugawara can be seen in his solo exhibition at Galerie Tamenaga, which has recently begun showing the work of Contemporary Japanese artists. And Galerie LOFT is featuring a Chinese artist in the exhibition “Liu Xin Tao ‘Cameria Obscura.”

France would not be France without French artists. 15 selected prints by the American/French artist Louise Bourgeois are on view at Galerie Lelong Paris. This Tuesday, a retrospective of artist Pierre Bonnard opened at the Musée d’Orsay that sheds new light on Post-Impressionism, and features more than 80 works. The exhibition will later travel to Madrid and San Francisco. Photography is also highlighted in Paris. Contemporary photographs by the young French artist Claire Adelfang that “deal with the place of architecture as a trace of human activity in spite of the paradoxical absence of any humans in it” are presented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Enjoy springtime on the Seine, climb La Tour Eiffel, and experience the artsy atmosphere on the streets of Paris!



When: January 20–March 20, 2015

Where: Galerie Diane De Polignac, 16 rue de Lille, Paris, France


Exhibition: Daniel Buren – Au fur et à mesure, travaux in situ et situés

When: January 24–March 21, 2015

Where: Galerie Kamel Mennour, 47 rue Saint-André des Arts, Paris, France


Exhibition: Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe ‘Minutes to Go’

When: February 6–March 21, 2015

Where: Galerie Mitterrand, 79 rue du Temple, Paris, France


Exhibition: Louise Bourgeois – Estampes” and “Etel Adnan – Peintures

When: February 12–March 28, 2015

Where: Galerie Lelong Paris, 13 rue de Téhéran, Paris, France


Exhibition: Qiu Shihua: Calme

When: January 16–March 21, 2015

Where: Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, 5 rue Debelleyme, Paris, France


Art Fair: “Art Paris Art Fair”

When: March 26–29, 2015

Where: Grand Palais, Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris, France


Exhibition: Takehiko Sugawara

When: March 19–April 9, 2015

Where: Galerie Tamenaga, 18 avenue Matignon, Paris, France


Exhibition: Claire Adelfang – Le Hameau de la Reine” and “Nick Oberthaler – Pièce Dérivée

When: March 18–April 18, 2015

Where: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 7 rue Debelleyme, Paris, France


Exhibition: “GOLD!”

When: March 20–April 18, 2015

Where: Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, 8 bis rue Jacques Callot, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Liu Xin Tao ‘Cameria Obscura’”

When: March 19–May 16, 2015

Where: Galerie LOFT, 3 bis rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


Exhibition: Bruce Nauman’

When: March 14–June 21, 2015

Where: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 261, boulevard Raspail, Paris, France


Exhibition: Velázquez’

When: March 25–July 13, 2015

Where: Grand Palais, 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris, France


Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard. Painting Arcadia’

When: March 17–July 19, 2015

Where: Musée d’Orsay, 1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris, France


Exhibition: “Yves Saint Laurent 1971”

When: March 19–July 19, 2015

Where: Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent, 3 rue Léonce Reynaud, Paris, France

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