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LUCY GLENDINNING

ONLY HUMAN

 

 

After showing her work recently at the Villa Tamaris art center, the Château de Maisons and the Château du Rivau, British artist Lucy Glendinning returns to Galerie Da-End for her third solo exhibition, titled ‘Only Human’. Since the beginning of her career, she pursues protean researches on the representation of the human body, a theme that she mainly deploys in her sculptural work, but also in series of drawings that will be presented here.

 

 

Lucy Glendinning’s art stages the intrusion of fantastic within our everyday life, illustrating with brio the notion of uncanny conceptualized by Freud in 1919. Her half-animal half-human figures, somewhere between mythological stories and transhumanist experimentations, allow her to express her own epistemological and philosophical interrogations as for man’s place in nature.

 

 

May 12 – June 23, 2018

 

GALERIE DA END

17 rue Guénégaud 75006 Paris

01 43 29  48 64

Monnaie de Paris Exposition

SUBODH GUPTA

Adda / Rendez-vous

 

 

Monnaie de Paris presents « Adda / Rendez-vous », the first retrospective exhibition in France of internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Subodh Gupta.

Gupta (b. 1964) lives and works in Delhi and had trained as a painter before going on to work with a variety of media including painting, performance, video, photography, sculpture, and installation. Subodh Gupta sees the exhibition as a place for meetings, rendezvous that would trigger discussions, exchanges and debates just like the indhi concept «Adda».

 

 

Showcasing the diversity of Subodh Gupta’s practice, the exhibition features iconic sculptures using stainless steels pots and pans, such as Very Hungry God (2006), for which Gupta is best known and cast found objects, such as Two Cows (2003), alongside very new works, like Unknown Treasure (2017) and the video titled Seven Billion Light Years (2016). While varied in material, the body of work is defined by the artist’s continuous exploration of ritual and spirituality in veryday life.

 

Monnaie de paris

 

As the kitchen is the centre of every Indian household, Gupta’s practice too is grounded in the quotidian pantry and it is from here that he reflects on not only personal and communal practices, but also on how often intimate and seemingly  insignificant objects and experiences can offer a glimpse into the cosmos at large.

The exhibition takes place in the historic salons of 11 Conti along the banks of the Seine, extends up the main stairway and continues in the inner courtyard of the Monnaie de Paris with monumental sculptures conceived especially for this retrospective.

 

Monnaie de Paris

 

The range of works in the exhibition give insight into the considered use of scale, material, and “the readymade” in Gupta’s oeuvre. Selected pieces will be  on display in conversation with the Monnaie’s permanent collection of metal artifacts to encourage reflection on the medium of metal both in terms of its symbolic value as well as the technical and artistic skill required to manipulate and bring meaning to it.

 

 

Until August 28, 2018

 

MONNAIE DE PARIS

11, quai Conti 75006 Paris

RODIN and DANCE

MUSEE RODIN EXPOSITION

 

From the 1890s onward, the art of dance was transformed, with new experiences revolutionizing what was sometimes an urbane and codifi ed form of entertainment. Rodin’s keen interest in these innovations led him to meet such exceptional figures as Hanako and Loïe Fuller. A particular highlight was his encounter with the dancers of the Cambodian royal ballet during their visit to Paris to perform at the World’s Fair.

 

EXPOSITION MUSEE RODIN

 

When they left, in the sculptor’s words, they “took the beauty of the world with them.” Inspired by his complicity with the shapers of this revolution, Rodin associated dance and sculpture, both of which explore the possibilities of the human body. He turned his attention to all forms of dance: regional and oriental folk dances, cabaret performances, outstanding contemporary dancers, and dance as it was practiced in Antiquity – an interest he shared with Isadora Duncan.

 

MUSEE RODIN EXPOSITION

The exhibition, centered on the “Dance Movements” series, will survey all Rodin’s research and experimentation. The sculptor used assemblages to convey the body’s tensions, inventing audacious portés that combine effects
of void and solid, balance and imbalance.

 

MUSEE RODIN EXPOSITION

 

Rodin’s creativity focused on expressing the life force of the body, its vital energy, strength and equilibrium – just as dance explores the body’s relationship with space and weightlessness through extension, flexibility and freedom of line.

 

 

 

until July 22, 2018

 

MUSÉE RODIN

77 rue de Varenne 75007 Paris

01 44 18 61 10

Musée du Quai Branly Exposition
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Ghosts and Hells The underworld in Asian art

The exhibition focuses its attention on Asian ghost stories, delving into the world of spirits, terror and fantastic creatures as it takes visitors on a journey to the edges of reality, through religious art, theatre, cinema, contemporary design and manga.

 

Musée du Quai Branly Exposition

 

From Buddhist to J-Horror, from Hokusai prints to Pac-Man, from the Thai spirit culture to horror manga, the figure of the ghost has haunted the Asian imagination for centuries. In China, Thailand and Japan – the lands that the exhibition focuses on – the popular infatuation with terror is very real, and one that permeates a wide variety of cultural productions.

 

From spirits that wander the forest, vengeful cat-women and hungry spirits that return from the dead (“the walking dead”) to jumping vampires and yokaïs (supernatural creatures in Japanese folklore), these can appear in multiple guises and play on artistic periods and media.

 

Musée du Quai Branly Exposition

 

 

Ghosts and Hells – the underworld in Asian art explores their omnipresence not only in objects and documents but also in the performing arts, cinema and comics in an attempt to better understand how they work. After all, whilst Buddhism has played its part in the formation of this imagination – implying that souls are in waiting between two reincarnations –, it is indeed on the fringes of religion, in popular and secular art, that the representation of ghosts has truly come into its own.

 

 

 

until july 15, 2018

MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY

37 quai Branly 75007 Paris

Ames Sauvages Exposition Musée d'Orsay Paris

SYMBOLISM IN THE BALTIC STATES

Ames Sauvages Exposition Musée d'Orsay Paris

 

The independent states that make up the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were established just after the end of the First World War. To celebrate this centenary, this exhibition presents Baltic Symbolism from the 1890s to the end of the 1920s.

 

Ames Sauvages Exposition Musée d'Orsay Paris

 

European Symbolism and the emancipation of consciousness that it disseminated are inseparable in the Baltic countries from their independence. This exhibition illustrates the interplay of influences and resistances through which artists forged a creative language appropriate to their intellectual world.

 

Ames Sauvages Exposition Musée d'Orsay Paris

 

 

Taking elements from popular culture, folklore and local legends, as well as from their unique landscapes, they have created a genuinely original art form.

 

Ames Sauvages Exposition Musée d'Orsay Paris

 

With the exception of the internationally renowned Lithuanian painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, the works of the majority of these artists are being shown outside their country for the first time.

 

 

April 10 – July 15, 2018

 

MUSEE D’ORSAY

1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris

DELACROIX Exposition Musée du LOUVRE PARIS
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DELACROIX

DELACROIX Exposition Musée du LOUVRE PARIS

 

In partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in spring 2018, the Musée du Louvre will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the artistic career of Eugène Delacroix. For the first time since the 1963 exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of his death, this event will pool over 180 artworks by the artist, including a large number of paintings: from the young artist’s big hits at the Salon of 1820 up to his final less known and mysterious religious and landscape compositions.

 

DELACROIX Exposition Musée du LOUVRE PARIS

 

The exhibition will showcase the tensions that formed this artist, striving for individuality while driven by aspirations to follow in the footsteps of 16th- and 17th-century Flemish and Venetian artists. The installations and information provided will provide insight into his long, rife, and diverse career.

 

DELACROIX Exposition Musée du LOUVRE PARIS

 

Visitors will have the chance to familiarize themselves with this engaging character: infatuated by fame and devoted to his work; curious, critical, and cultivated; and a virtuoso writer, painter, and illustrator.

 

Tous les jours sauf le mardi de 9h à 18h Nocturne les mercredis, les vendredis jusqu’à 21h30

 

DELACROIX Exposition Musée du LOUVRE PARIS

 

 

March 29 – July 28, 2018

 

MUSEE DU LOUVRE

Every day except Tuesday, 9 AM – 6 PM
Late night on Wednesday, Friday until 9:30 PM

PETER KNAPP

Dancing In the Street

1960-1970

 

 

It resonates like a little slap, a snapping of fingers…Knapp! Depending on one’s generation, he is reminiscent of Dim Dam Dom, the cult TV show of the 1960s, or of Elle magazine, and for others, he is a benchmark in graphic design or is closely associated with the New Realists. More than anything, it was the photographs that made the man. With Peter Knapp, girls take flight, futuristic silhouettes dazzle us, and designer boots jog through the streets of Paris. The time is right. The decades of the 60s and ‘70s are, in terms of fashion and in mood, synonymous with freedom and creativity. The photographer is not just a witness to this incredible era; he is part and parcel of recording this new world in pictures. Whether it was for couture houses (André Courrèges, Emanuel Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, among others) or for magazines (Elle, Stern, Vogue...), Peter Knapp mastered the art of what was required. He accepted constraints and followed all that Paris offered in terms of innovation, sometimes even of irreverence.

 

 

The «Dancing in the Street – Peter Knapp and Fashion, 1960-1970» exhibit offers us the chance to discover, through nearly a hundred images, most of which have never been on display, one of the most imaginative collections that fashion photography produced during that period.

 

 

 

March 9 – June 10, 2018

 

CITE DE LA MODE et du DESIGN

Les Docks
34, quai d’Austerlitz 75013 Paris

01 76 77 25 30

BIJOUX D’ARTISTES

Orlan
Collection Diane Venet

 

 

From Alexander Calder to Jeff Koons and ranging from Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and Niki de Saint Phalle to César, Takis and Louise Bourgeois, a host of modern and contemporary artists have taken a close interest in jewellery. Diane Venet, who has collected artist’s jewellery for more than thirty years, is sharing her passion for these miniature artworks that often echo the artist’s formal language. Her collection of some 230 pieces, complemented by exceptional loans from galleries, collectors and the artists’ families, chronologically and thematically illustrates the work of 150 French and foreign artists. From March 7 to July 8, 2018, Diane Venet’s jewellery collection will be showcased in an exhibition designed by interior architect Antoine Plazanet and graphic designers ÉricandMarie.

 

Bernar Venet, Bague Ligne indéterminée, 1998
Or, pièce unique, Collection Diane Venet © Greg Favre, Paris

 

 

 

Diane Venet, wife of the Bernar Venet, remembers the origin of her ground breaking collection: “My passion for artists’ jewellery began one day when Bernar playfully bent a thin silver band around my left ring finger to make me a wedding ring… But this touchingly spontaneous gesture had another effect on me, that of prompting me to discover the too little known world of these unique objets d’art, priceless for their rarity and the symbolic meaning that is often the genesis of their creation”.

 

 

Robert Indiana
Collection Diane Venet

 

 

 

The exhibition begins with avant-garde artists who have explored the realm of the “Portrait”. Picasso, fascinated by the sculptural potential of two-dimensional materials, explored this theme with great economy of means, while Derain translated his admiration for Benin in his “bijoutées” bronze heads.

 

 

Pablo Picasso
Collection Diane Venet

Man Ray
Collection Diane Venet

 

 

 

The provocative ideas of the Surrealists are evoked in the “Dream and Fantasy” section, with Man Ray’s perforated mask, the jewellery of Salvador Dalí, and the dreamlike universes of Jean Cocteau and Léonor Fini.

 

 

 

March 7 – July 1, 2018

 

MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FOUJITA

 

The Musée Maillol is presenting an exhibition devoted to the Japanese artist, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, who acquired French nationality. More than a hundred major works, originating from public and private collections, show the exceptional nature of Foujita’s period in Montparnasse—where his friends Modigliani, Zadkine, Indenbaum, Kisling, Pascin, and Van Dongen lived— during the Roaring Twenties. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s first and very productive Parisian period between 1913 and 1931.

 

 

The exhibition retraces the unique life of an artist whose career developed between two cultures. From the beginning of his career in Japan to his rise to fame and the discovery of his work, his career eventually led to the creation of a unique persona in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties. His recurrent themes—women, cats, still lifes, children, and selfportraits— are characteristic of his extensive artistic production. Foujita was part of the major modernist movements but never broke away from his distinctive approach, which was consistent with his Japanese origins and the classicism of the great Western masters.
His works are reminiscent of other works—those of his confrères, friends, admirers, and guiding lights—, creating a rich dialogue that makes it possible to assess the originality and complementarity of the artists grouped under the term ‘School of Paris’.

 

 

The major works from noteworthy institutions and museums and around a hundred rare works from forty-five private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, highlight Foujita’s extraordinary creative genius and invite the visitor to discover the world of an incredible artist. The two monumental diptychs, Combats I et II and Compositions au Lion et au Chien (1928)—loaned by the Conseil Départemental de l’Essonne and which perfectly reflect the Roaring Twenties and are at the heart of the exhibition—, show the incredible power of Foujita’s work and its influence on the period. The scenography, designed by Hubert le Gall, highlights both the fantasies of the extravagant man and the various stages in his rise to fame as an artist at the height of his powers.

 

 

The exhibition shows the talent of the artist who loved drawing, and who, like his illustrious predecessor Hokusai, painted with great skill. Foujita’s drawing is incredibly assured and his lines have an exemplary calligraphic finesse, achieved through the use of sumi (Japanese black ink) on paper and in his oils. Colour played a secondary role in his works, but was used in such a decisive way that it enhances the drawing. The subtlety of the gouache and watercolour fills the forms with layers of flat colour, creating subtle effects of transparency in his oils. His gold backgrounds strengthen the impression of refinement and preciousness.

 

Fifty years after Foujita’s death in 1968, the Musée Maillol is highlighting the luminous and unique work of the most oriental painter in Montparnasse.

 

 

March, 7 – July, 15  2018

 

MUSEE MAILLOL

61 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris
Tél. : 01 42 22 59 58

TINTORET

 

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of his birth, this exhibition traces the rise of Tintoretto and the decisive years of his career. It will explore how he built himself to become the most brilliant representative of the Venetian Mannerism.

 

Musée du Luxembourg

 

Exposition Musée du Luxembourg

 

March, 7 – July, 1  2018

MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURG

19, rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris

01 40 13 62 00

THEATRE DU POUVOIR

 

 

The Petite Galerie exhibition for 2017–2018 focuses on the connection between art and political power. Governing entails self-presentation as a way of affirming authority, legitimacy, and prestige. Thus art in the hands of patrons becomes a propaganda tool; but it can also be a vehicle for protest and subverting the established order.

 

 

Spanning the period from antiquity to the present day, fifty works from the Musée du Louvre, the Musée National du Château de Pau, the Château de Versailles, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris illustrate the evolution of the codes behind the representation of political power.

 

 

By providing keys to the observation and explanation of different artworks, the Petite Galerie sets out to make the visit to the museum an enjoyable and enlightening experience. Informative labels and digital touchscreen displays encourage attention to detail and help to establish context. Five themed tours of the Louvre’s permanent collection are also proposed.

 

 

 

until july 2, 2018

MUSEE DU LOUVRE

Ouvert tous les jours de 9h à 18h sauf le mardi.
Nocturnes jusqu’à 21h45 le mercredi et le vendredi

L’entrée du musée est la pyramide du Louvre

ZBIGNIEW DLUBAK

 

In the post-war period, Zbigniew Dłubak (1921-2005) was one of the driving forces behind the profound changes in the Polish artistic scene. A great experimenter of photographic forms, he was also a painter, art theoretician, teacher and editor of the Fotografia magazine for twenty years, introducing into this publication a robust photographic critique and interdisciplinary approach to the medium. He enjoyed a certain notoriety in Poland during his lifetime. Several monographic exhibitions were dedicated to him and some of his major works are part of Polish public collections.

 

 

Although Dłubak was primarily known as a photographer, he initially aspired to become a painter, tirelessly searching for materials for drawing during the war. Very active in these two traditionally separate disciplines, he greatly influenced the decompartmentalisation of artistic forms. He also defended the right of photography to exist as a completely separate discipline.

 

 

 

Until April 29, 2018

 

FONDATION HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

2, impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris
01 56 80 27 00