Posted in Concierge le 9 September 2019
Autumn Exhibitions in Paris
TUNTAKHAMUN TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH
Grande Halle de la Villette March 23 to September 22
Fifty years after the exhibition of the century which had gathered more than 1.2 million visitors in 1967 in Paris – it is a unique opportunity to rediscover the history of the most famous of the Pharaohs before the permanent installation of the artifacts within the new Egyptian Grand Museum currently under construction. Presented by the Ministry of Egyptian Antiquities at the Grande Halle de la Villette, this immersive exhibition will unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb. More than 50 pieces from this collection will travel for the first and last time out of Egypt. Come discover many personal belongings of the young sovereign who accompanied him in the two worlds that are life and death.
BERTHE MORISOT (1841-1895)
Musée d'Orsay until September 22
A leading Impressionist figure, Berthe Morisot remains to this day less well-known than her friends Monet, Degas and Renoir. Yet she was immediately recognized as one of the group’s most innovative artists. The exhibition traces the exceptional career of a painter who, at odds with the practices on her time and her circle, became a key figure of the Parisian avant-garde movement in the late 1860s up until her untimely death in 1895.
YAN PEI MING
Musée d’Orsay October 1 until January 12
When he arrived in France in 1980, aged twenty, Yan Pei-Ming immediately headed to Ornans, Gustave Courbet’s territory. Thirty-nine years later, considered one of the most masterful painters of our time, he was inspired by A Burial at Ornans, a masterpiece of realism, to create A Burial in Shanghai, specially designed for the Musée d’Orsay to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Courbet’s birth.
JORIS-KARL HUYSMANS ART CRITIC. FROM DEGAS TO GRÜNEWALD
Musée d’Orsay November 26 until March 1
A key writer of the late 19th century, Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) was an art critic who is still little known or little understood by the general public. The exhibition, therefore, aims to show that this early disciple of Zola secretly, and later openly, acted as the heir to Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil. And so the public is invited to step once more into a particular moment in European art and modern sensibility at the intersection of the Naturalist advance of the 1870s, the decadent movement of the 1880s-1890s and the “return” to the “Primitives” against a backdrop of Catholic renaissance.
DEGAS AT THE OPERA
Musée d’Orsay September 24 until January 19
Throughout his entire career, from his debut in the 1860s up to his final works after 1900, the Opera formed the focal point of Degas’ output. It was his “own room”. He explored the theatre’s various spaces - auditorium and stage, boxes, foyers, and dance studios - and followed those who frequented them: dancers, singers, orchestral musicians, audience members, and black-attired subscribers lurking in the wings. This closed world presented a microcosm of infinite possibilities allowing all manner of experimentations: multiple points of view, contrasts of lighting, the study of motion and the precision of movement. This is the first exhibition to consider the Opera as a whole
Jeu de Paume until September 22
The exhibition by Marc Pataut (born in Paris in 1952) presents a corpus of around fifteen photographic series, some of which are being exhibited for the first time. The artist’s work explores the individual’s relationship both to themselves and to society. His pictures reveal faces, bodies, affiliations and life stories. Linked to specific sites and regions, his projects grow organically over long periods and are nourished by an accumulation of personal and collective experiences.
Jeu de Paume until September 22
This exhibition is the first major retrospective of the eminent artist's work; it examines her relationship with her native region and how it has shaped her work. The retrospective is arranged in five parts and features many previously unknown or unpublished works. It is both an overview of four decades of the artist's work and a thoughtful analysis of how the legacy of the South – at once, homeland and cemetery, refuge and battlefield – is reflected in her work as a powerful and disturbing force that continues to shape the identity and the reality of an entire country.
Jeu de Paume October 15 until January 19
The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.
FÉLIX FÉNÉON (1861-1944)
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac until September 29
Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), an important figure in the artistic world in the late 19th and early 20th century. Anarchist, art critic, editor, gallery director and collector, Fénéon espoused an open-minded vision of creation at a time when art was on the verge of the shift to modernity and strove for the recognition of non-western arts.
20 YEARS OF COLLECTION ENRICHMENT
Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac September 24 until January 26
How is a collection dedicated to non-European cultures and arts formed? What roadmap should a national museum at the crossroads of fine arts, ethnology and modern art follow? We take a look behind the scenes of an institution through twenty years of acquisitions.
STRIKING IRON THE ART OF AFRICAN BLACKSMITHS
Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac November 19 until March 29
"Striking Iron. The Art of African Blacksmiths" unveils the complex and rich technical nature of one of the world’s most sophisticated wrought iron traditions. The exhibition presents a novel panorama of creations by these master blacksmiths for over 2,500 years through 230 exceptional works.
HELENA RUBENSTEIN -MADAME’S COLLECTION
Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac November 19 until March 29
Examining non-Western arts through the collection of Helena Rubinstein. The exhibition reveals the fascination that African art held for this pioneer of cosmetics, an avant-garde patron and collector in the early 20th century.
DE GAULLE – EISENHOWER ALLIANCE AND FRIENDSHIP IN WAR AND PEACE
Musée de l'Armée until September 29
Charles de Gaulle and Dwight D. Eisenhower joined the most prestigious military academies in their respective countries after choosing to study for a career in the army. The destinies of these historic figures were intertwined in a number of ways, which the exhibition highlights as it tells the story of a political and human friendship.
A SALUTE TO STYLE
Musée de l'Armée October 10 to January 26
Around 200 masterpieces of armoury and gunsmithery, as well as goldsmithery, embroidery, ivory work and saddlery, mostly taken from the Musée de l'Armée's collections, will enable visitors to marvel at these items of jewellery, fashion accessories and haute couture pieces... all exclusively reserved for the warriors of yesteryear and today.
ARCHITECTS' FURNITURE FROM 1960 TO 2020
Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine until September 30
Through the furniture creations of the greatest names in architecture of the past sixty years, this exhibition sets out to discover how architects fit into the decorative arts with the design of furniture, objects and luminaires.
A CALL TO ACTION BY MR. CURATED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Musée Guimet July 10 to September 23
Japanese artist Mr has a new exhibition called “A Call To Action” in the fourth floor rotunda of the Guimet Museum, curated by Pharrell Williams.
Musée Bourdelle July 5 to November 17
For this beautiful presentation devoted to backs in fashion the museum unveils over 100 silhouettes and accessories from the 18th century to nowadays for an ode to sensuality!
BUDHHA THE GOLDEN LEGEND
Musée Guimet June 19 to November 4
For the first time in France an exhibition event is dedicated to the life of the Buddha and the spread of Buddhism in Asia. The exhibition highlights the wealth of iconographic and stylistic traditions relating to the representation of the exemplary and edifying life of the founder of Buddhism.
Musée Guimet October 16 to January 6
Centre Georges Pompidou June 26 to September 23
An artist, writer and thinker, Ernest Mancoba lived through the whole of the 20th century. For the first time in France, this exhibition showcases this path erased by racism. Both thematic and chronological, the exhibition retraces Mancoba's deepest concerns; the importance of appealing to the subconscious and formulating the unsaid; the need to return to the spiritual root of society and a faith in the materialistic, Marxist-like transformation of society.
Centre Georges Pompidou June 26 to September 23
Sixty years in the career of Takesada Matsutani (born in Osaka, Japan in 1937, installed in Paris since 1966), from the late 1950s to the present day. Constantly experimenting with organic matter and its links to the spiritual, Matsutani has never ceased to seek out his internal image
Centre Pompidou November 13 until March 16
A retrospective around the all-rounder artist’s work who experimented a galore of formats and arts. Whether he’s a plastic artist, a photographer, a sculptor, a painter or even a moviemaker, Christian Boltanski keeps on exploring these varied art expressions and the boundary between “absent and present”.
A “sensitive and caustic” work asking us question about “the rites of our western society”. An art that is also though like a “lucid watch on our culture, its illusions and disenchantments”, offering a vision of the Men’s life and what becomes of them after they dies. Memory or forgetfulness, recall, ideas… As many subjects explored in-depth by the artist.
BACON IN WORDS
Centre Pompidou September 11 until January 20
A self-taught genius, Francis Bacon is one of the most sought-after and most expensive artists of our time. Curator Didier Ottinger looks to offer an innovative exploration of the influence of literature in Francis Bacon’s painting. Sixty paintings, including 12 triptychs, in addition to a series of portraits and self-portraits, from major private and public collections will range from around 1971 to Bacon’s final works in 1992.
Grande Galerie de l Evolution April 3rd to January 5
The Musée d' Histoire Naturelle devotes an exhibition to Oceans and especially the uncommon biodiversities we can find there, far from the shore and the human presence.
VAN GOGH STARRY NIGHT
Atelier des Lumieres February 22 to December 31
The new digital exhibition in the Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a genius who was not recognized during his lifetime and who transformed painting. Projected on all the surface of the Atelier, this new visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the artist, who, during the last ten years of his life, painted more than 2,000 pictures, which are now in collections around the world.
Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson June 18 to September 29
The American Wright Morris (1910-1998) adopted an experimental approach to photography, seeking very early to “capture the essence of what is visible”. For the first time in France, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson is offering a chance to share his vision both photographic and literary of America.
HENRI CARTIER BRESSON CHINA 1948-1949 I 1958
Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson October 15 to February 2
On 25 November 1948, Henri Cartier-Bresson was commissioned by Life magazine to shoot a story on the “last days of Beijing” before the arrival of the Maoist troops. Having gone for two weeks, he would stay for ten months, mainly in the Shanghai area, witnessing the fall of the city of Nanjing held by Kuomintang, then forced to stay in Shanghai under Communist control for four months, leaving China a few days before the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China (1 October 1949). This long stay in China proved to be a seminal moment in the history of photojournalism.
In 1958, as the tenth anniversary drew near, Henri Cartier-Bresson set off again on a journey of discovery, yet under completely different conditions: constrained by an accompanying guide for four months, he travelled thousands of kilometres on the launch of the “Great Leap Forward” to report on the results of the Revolution and the forced industrialisation of rural areas.
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain July 12 to November 10
Bringing together a community of artists, botanists, and philosophers, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain echoes the latest scientific research that sheds new light on trees. Organized around several large ensembles of works, the exhibition Trees gives voice to numerous figures who, through their aesthetic or scientific journey, have developed a strong, intimate link with trees, thereby revealing the beauty and biological wealth of these great protagonists of the living world, threatened today with large-scale deforestation.
NARRATING THE BODY - THE NUDE IN THE WORK OF ALBERTO GIACOMETTI
Institut Giacometti until November 6
In his sculptures and paintings, Alberto Giacometti focused throughout his career on an almost unique motif: the representation of the human being, which he considered to be the raison d’être of the artistic gesture. The exhibition and the book “Histoire de corps” focus on the figures of the female nude, for which the artist has sought to establish a new canon of representation from the very beginning.
CRUEL OBJECTS OF DESIRE – GIACOMETTI/SADE
Institut Giacometti November 21 to February 9
SEBASTIÃO SALGADO – DECLARATIONS
Musée de l'Homme until November 11
This exhibition presents about thirty large-format images of Sebastião Salgado and is part of the Saison En droits ! which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed at the Palais de Chaillot on December 10, 1948.
Musée de l'Homme October 16 to June 1st
Je mange donc je suis will make you discover the biological, cultural and ecological aspects of our food.
ADOLFO KAMINSKY, FORGER AND PHOTOGRAPHER
Musée d'Art et d'histoire du judaïsme until December 8
Adolfo Kaminsky, a member of the Resistance and a brilliant forger, spent thirty years of his life producing counterfeit identity papers to save lives. He discovered photography during the Second World War reproducing official stamps for forged identity cards.
With a selection of seventy photographs, the mahJ is paying tribute to a remarkable photographer whose work has been largely ignored due to his illegal activities and partly clandestine existence.
JULES ADLER PAINTER OF THE PEOPLE
Musée d'Art et d'histoire du judaïsme October 17 to February 23
Featuring 170 paintings, drawings, prints and documents – a third of which have never been shown to the public – this retrospective reveals the originality of his oeuvre in the social and political context of France under the Third Republic. It also explores the role played by his Jewish identity in his perception of the world and his commitments as a man and artist.
CARTE BLANCHE À HASSAN HAJJAJ
Maison européenne de la Photographie September 11 until November 24
Born in 1961 in Morocco, Londoner since 1973, Hassan Hajjaj starts working on his photographic work as soon as 1980, influenced both by London’s cultural and musical scenes and his North African heritage. His art reflects his life between both countries : Hassan Hajjaj creates strong links between both cultures through his colorful and pop images, blending pop art and contemporary fashion photography together.
FROM LE DOUANIER ROUSSEAU TO SÉRAPHINE, THE NAÏVE ART MASTERS
Musée Maillol September 11 until January 19
More than a hundred works from the fascinating, dreamy, unique, and rich world of the ‘Naïve’ artists. Called ‘modern primitives’ by one of their ardent supporters, the collector and art critic Wilhelm Uhde (1874–1947), these artists renewed painting in their own way, independently from the avant-garde artists and without academicism.
Brought together for the first time in Paris, their brightly coloured works shed light on an inter-war period in the history of art that is ofte overlooked. Based on Henri Rousseau and Séraphine Louis, the exhibition aims to highlight a constellation of overlooked artists such as André Bauchant, Camille Bombois, Ferdinand Desnos, Jean Ève, René Rimbert, Dominique Peyronnet, and Louis Vivin.
GOLDEN AGE IN ENGLISH PAINTING: GAINSBOROUGH, REYNOLDS, TURNER ...
Musée du Luxembourg September 11 until January 31
This exhibition, showing a selection of masterpieces from Tate Britain, highlights a key period in the history of painting in England, from the 1760s to around 1820. It will present an overview capturing all the originality and diversity of this time. It takes the visitor from the founding of the Royal Academy, with artists such as Reynolds and Gainsborough, to the turning point in the early 19th century, notably with Turner. The public will rediscover the great classics of British art here, all too rarely exhibited in France.
FIGURATIVE MONDRIAN, AN UNKNOWN STORY
musée Marmottan-Monet September 12 to January 26
A member of the De Stijl group, Piet Mondrian is best known for his early, pared-down abstract paintings and his squares of red, yellow and blue. In this unique exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet, opening in September 2019, the emphasis is on his figurative work.
THE ALANA COLLECTION: MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN PAINTING
Jacquemart André museum September 13 until January 20
The Musée Jacquemart-André will be focusing on the Alana Collection, one of the most precious and little-known private collections of Renaissance art in the world, which is currently located in the United States. Echoing its exceptional collection of Italian art, the Musée Jacquemart-André will hold an exhibition of more than seventy-five masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters, such as Lorenzo Monaco, Fra Angelico, Uccello, Lippi, Bellini, Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bronzino, and Gentileschi. This exhibition will give visitors a unique chance to admire for the first time pictures, sculptures, and objets d’art that have never been exhibited to the general public.
Musée de Cluny September 18 until January 6
THE DREAMER IN THE FOREST
Musée Zadkine September 26 until February 23
Drawing on multiple sources - poetry, philosophy, science - The Dreamer of the Forest crosses eras, media and genres. The exhibition brings together almost a hundred works by some forty artists. Thanks to exceptional loans from museums, private collections and artists, it sheds new light on Ossip Zadkin's work, the characteristic living materiality of his sculptures and their organic connection to the forest. Autobiographical, the title refers to the sculptor, to his intimate attachment to the forest.
Fondation Louis Vuitton October 2 until February 24
The Fondation opens a large-scale exhibition dedicated to Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), a free woman, pioneer of modernity, a leading figure of the XX century design, who contributed to the definition of a new art de vivre. To mark the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), the Fondation pays tribute to her as an architect and visionary creator through an exhibition of her work exploring the links between art, architecture and design.
AL-ʿULA, WONDER FROM ARABIA - THE 7,000-YEAR-OLD HISTORY OASIS
Arabic world institute October 9 until January 19
Cinémathèque française October 9 until January 19
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC RESOLUTELY MODERN
Grand Palais October 9 until January 27
Since 1992, the date of the last French retrospective of the artist, countless exhibitions have explored the connections in the works of Toulouse-Lautrec to «Montmartre culture», which he concurrently chronicled and criticised. This sociological approach, pleased by what it tells us of the expectations and anxieties of the time, reduced the scope of an artist whose origins, opinions and open aesthetics protected him from all inquisitorial temptation. Lautrec never positioned himself as an accuser of urban vices and decadent affluence. By his birth, training and life choices, he saw himself rather as a pugnacious and comical interpreter, terribly human in the sense of Daumier or Baudelaire, of a freedom that needs to be better understood by contemporary audiences.
Grand Palais October 16 until February 10
This retrospective is the first major exhibition in France ever to be dedicated to this artist. Born in Crete in 1541, Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco, undertook his initial apprenticeship in the Byzantine tradition before refining his training in Venice and then Rome. However, it was in Spain that his art flourished, firmly taking root from the 1577s. Attracted by the incredible promise of the El Escorial site, the artist brought Titian’s color, Tintoretto’s audacity and Michelangelo’s heroic style. This eloquent combination, original yet consistent with his own way, gave El Greco (who died four years after Caravaggio) a unique place in the history of painting, as the last grand master of the Renaissance and the first great painter of the Golden Age.
LA CHAUSSURE, LA MARCHE, LA DEMARCHE' SHOES EXHIBITION
Musée des arts décoratifs from November 7 until February 23
YOU - PIECES FROM THE LAFAYETTE ANTICIPATIONS COLLECTION
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris October 11 until February 16
Thinking around works and installations acquired by the Fonds de dotation since 2005 that is composed of sculpture, video or performance, the exhibition presents an overview of the latest developments in art and reports on the artists' ability to question and decipher our changing world.
The exhibition proposes a thought about the notions of proximity, sharing, and especially of dialogue, of the way in which the works exchange with the public, answer each other, but also transform themselves. Spectacular pieces alternate with more sensitive ones, sometimes at the limit of the perceptible, summoning vision, hearing, smell, but also the imagination of science and fiction. Thus it composes a panorama where the senses and the intellect are stimulated
HANS HARTUNG RETROSPECTIVE
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris October 11 until March 1
This exhibition brings a fresh eye to the oeuvre of this major 20th-century artist and his crucial role in art history: Hartung was a forerunner of abstraction, one of the most influential artistic discoveries of his time. This retrospective is built around a tightly focused selection of some 300 works from various collections – French and international, public and private – and most notably the Hartung-Bergman Foundation. This tribute is a follow-up to the Museum’s acquisition of a group of four works by Hartung in 2017.
Musée du Louvre December 11 until March 9
The Louvre edicates a retrospective to the king of the dark. An exceptional tribute for the painter’s 100th birthday (he was born on December 24, 1919) through a unique and private exhibition in the prestigious Salon Carré set between the Galerie Apollon and the Grande Galerie.
OFFICER & GENTLEMAN IN THE 19TH CENTURY THE HORACE HIS DE LA SALLE COLLECTION
Musée du Louvre November 7 until February 10
The importance of the role of private collectors in the creation of public drawing collections in France is well known, in particular thanks to the many homages paid to Everhard Jabach, Pierre-Jean Mariette, Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, and Philippe de Chennevières. However, only one small exhibition, at the Musée de Beaux-Arts de Dijon in 1974, has been devoted to the decisive actions of one of the most generous donors of all time to French museums, Aimé Charles Horace His de La Salle (1795–1878), reputed as a lover of drawings, as well as sculptures and objets d’art.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Musée du Louvre October 24 until February 24
The year 2019 marks the 500-year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in France, of particular importance for the Louvre, which holds the largest collection in the world of da Vinci’s paintings, as well as 22 drawings.
The museum is seizing the opportunity in this year of commemorations to gather as many of the artist’s paintings as possible around the five core works in its collections: The Virgin of the Rocks, La Belle Ferronnière, the Mona Lisa (which will remain in the gallery where it is normally displayed), the Saint John the Baptist, and the Saint Anne. The objective is to place them alongside a wide array of drawings as well as a small but significant series of paintings and sculptures from the master’s circle.
This exhibition brings a fresh eye to the oeuvre of this major 20th-century artist and his crucial role in art history: Hartung was a forerunner of abstraction, one of the most influential artistic discoveries of his time.
Monnaie de Paris from October 18 until February 9
This unique collection of exceptional breadth will bring together almost one hundred works from the 1980s to the present day. Visitors will be greeted by two sculptures in the exterior courtyards of the Monnaie de Paris and the exhibition itself will be held on two floors, covering more than 1000m2, notably within the historic salons facing the Seine. The exhibition will cover the major themes of the artist’s oeuvre, including the human body, the female figure and the symbiotic relationship with nature, all of which are recurring motifs.
MARIE-ANTOINETTE 'METAMORPHOSES D'UNE IMAGE'
Conciergerie October 16 until January 26
The exhibition will illustrate the many representations of Marie-Antoinette through almost 200 works, artefacts, heritage and contemporary archives, never-before-seen interviews, film extracts and fashion accessories, and shine a light on this worldwide phenomenon of media overkill through both a historic approach and a critical and comparative examination of forms.
VINCENZO GEMITO (1852-1929) The sculptor of the Neapolitan soul
Petit Palais from October 15 until January 26
Vincenzo Gemito was one of the strongest personalities in Italian art in the late nineteenth century. Both a sculptor and a draftsman of celebrity portraits and scenes of the everyday life of local people, Gemito was very attached to Naples, his native city. From his triumph at the Paris World's Fair in 1878 to his combat with the mental illness that tormented him, this exhibition—the first in France—retraces the pathway of this artist with an inimitable style blending virtuosity and realism.
PICASSO. MAGIC PAINTINGS
Musée Picasso October 1 to February
Many of the paintings that Picasso did over a period of some four years (summer 1926-spring 1930) form a cohesive group, which Christian Zervos would later (1938) as “Tableaux magiques”. With these works principally figure paintings – Picasso opened a new chapter in his oeuvre, probing a deep emotional dimension, which anticipates the power of Guernica a decade later. This was accompanied by formal developments that are as radical as anything he had done before, including experimentation with materials and the realization of monumental sculptural ideas in paint.
The works in the show will set not only in terms of the artist’s own development but, importantly, in the context of contemporary Surrealism and psychology (Jung vs Freud) and especially the interest among writers such as Leiris and Zervos on the magical powers ofs art.
Palais de Tokyo from October 16 until January 5