Posted in Concierge le 4 February 2020
EXHIBITIONS SPRING 2020
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, L'EXHIBITION(NISTE)
February 26 – July 26
The Palais de la Porte Dorée is hosting a major exhibition dedicated to the creativity and work of Christian Louboutin, the famous footwear designer. The exhibition will present a large selection of shoes, some of which have never been exhibited before, and will explore the many inspirations behind his multi-referential work.
THE LAND OF MONSTERS. LEOPOLD CHAUVEAU (1870-1940)
March 10 until June 29
A sculptor, illustrator and author of books for adults and children, Leopold Chauveau long remained forgotten in the history of art, before a gift by his grandson to the Musée d'Orsay in 2017 (18 sculptures and 100 drawings) brought his name back into the limelight. This exhibition provides an entirely new insight into a work that was without equal at its time. It is structured around two parts: the personality, life and work of Léopold Chauveau, and his children’s universe that will leave young visitors mesmerised.
JAMES TISSOT'S AMBIGUOUS MODERNITY
March 24 until July 19
Jacques Joseph Tissot is a major French artist of the second half of the 19th century. He was a fascinating, ambiguous figure whose career spanned the English Channel.
Although he has regularly featured in exhibitions devoted to this period, this retrospective is the first dedicated to him in Paris since 1985.
LEON SPILLIAERT (1881-1946). LIGHT AND SOLITUDE
June 15 to September 13
Léon Spilliaert was a man of troubling solitude and infinite perspectives. Drawing on metaphysical questions and Flemish culture, he surprises and mystifies with his uncategorisable works, inventing a symbolism of inner darkness that has marked Belgian art. The exhibition - the first in France for nearly 40 years - will concentrate on the years 1896 to 1919, the most intense in his creation, and will present Spilliaert’s most radical works.
AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898)
June 15 to September 13
The English illustrator and engraver Aubrey Beardsley died aged twenty five. His vivid and elegant drawings, depicting a strange, erotic and sometimes perverse universe, reflect the vision of the world held by this original figure in late 19th century England. The first monograph dedicated to Beardsley in France, the exhibition will reveal some one hundred drawings that clearly distinguish his influences, from Pre-Raphaelite painters to Japanism, and his stylistic evolutions.
THE SUPERMARKET OF IMAGES
February 11 to June 7
We live in a world that is increasingly saturated with images. Their number is growing so exponentially – each day more than three billion images are shared on social networks.
Faced with such an overproduction of images, questions need to be asked, more than ever before, about their storage, management, transportation (even if it is electronic) and the paths they follow, their weight, the ﬂuidity or viscosity of their exchanges, their ﬂuctuating values – in short, questions about their economy.
In the book from which this exhibition is derived1, the economic aspect of the life of images is called iconomy. The works and artists chosen for the exhibition cast a keen and watchful eye over these issues.
OLMECS AND THE CULTURES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO
May 19 to November 15
Spotlight on the Olmec civilisation and the little-known world of pre-Columbian cultures of the Gulf of Mexico. A fascinating journey into over three millennia of history, exchanges and artistic traditions.
WHO IS GAZING ?
March 31 until July 12
Spotlight on contemporary creation. For the first time, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is inviting twenty-six artists from across the world to take part in a truly contemporary exhibition focusing on different relationships to photographic and filmed images.
STRIKING IRON THE ART OF AFRICAN BLACKSMITHS
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
November 19 until June 28
An extraordinary figure, the first 20th century business woman, a self-made and emancipated woman, a visionary... There are no shortage of superlatives to describe the incredible rise to fame of Helena Rubinstein (1870-1965), dubbed the Empress of beauty by Cocteau, but her role as an experienced collector and a pioneer in the recognition of African and Oceanic arts in Europe and North America is often overlooked.The exhibition places the spotlight on her passion for non-Western arts - primarily African art - through sixty pieces, as well as her fascination for their expressive intensity and character.
April 8th to September 7th
Marc Riboud was a French photographer, best known for his extensive reports on the Far East
THE STRANGE TALES OF NIELS HANSEN JACOBSEN - A DANE IN PARIS (1892-1902)
Janvier 29 to Mai 31
This exhibition, the first to be dedicated to Niels Hansen Jacobsen (1861-1941) in France, invites visitors to an oneiric journey into the world of this Danish sculptor and ceramist, a contemporary of Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929). His work was strongly marked by a taste for the bizarre, the ambiguous, even the macabre - the “uncanny”, to quote an expression coined by Sigmund Freud a few years later. His sculptures revived Nordic mythology and Scandinavian legends, the orality of folklore and the fantastic aspects of Andersen’s tales.
CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE
March 18 - June 15
As of 1975, Christo and Jeanne-Claude developed the idea of wrapping the Pont-Neuf in Paris in a golden sandstone-coloured polyamide canvas, which would cover the sides and the vaults of the bridge's twelve arches, the parapets, the edges and the footpaths (the public could walk on the canvas), its 44 lamps and the vertical walls of the central island of the western end of Île de la Cité and the Esplanade du Vert-Galant. The major exhibition devoted to Christo and Jeanne Claude retraces the story of this project, from 1975 to 1985, and looks back at their Parisian period, between 1958 and 1964, before the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe this autumn.
December 11 to March 9
24 December 2019 marks the hundredth birthday of Pierre Soulages, one of the greatest french painters of our time.
November 13 until March 16
Christian Boltanski has returned to Centre Pompidou 35 years since his first exhibition there. Designed by the artist himself as a vast journey into the heart of his work, this new exhibition is not so much a retrospective, rather it traces the evolution of his artistic approach with over 50 works.
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.
May 13th to August 31st
To celebrate Henri Matisse’s 150th birthday, Centre Pompidou pays tribute to the artist with an exceptional and original exhibition focusing on the relationship between the painter and literature.
ALICE NEEL UN REGARD ENGAGE
June 10th to August 24th
Alice Neel was an American painter known for her Expressionistic portraits of her friends, family, and lovers. Her dynamic use of color and line captured the interior emotional life of her sitters, lending a psychological weight to her subject matter rather than just a likeness of the model. This retrospective of over 70 socio-politically engaged paintings, drawings and documents will look at how the American visual artist was deeply committed to fighting issues to do with gender, class, racial segregation and homophobia.
MONET, RENOIR...CHAGALL. JOURNEYS AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN
February 28 to January 3rd 2021
This exhibition presents an itinerary that spans the period between Impressionism and modernism. After the exhibition devoted to Van Gogh, the new digital exhibition will highlight the link between artistic creativity and the Mediterranean shores, as the principal centres of the modernist movement. The exhibition will immerse visitors in the masterpieces of twenty artists, including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, and Chagall, amongst others. In seven sequences lasting forty minutes, visitors will be taken from one artistic movement to another: from Impressionism, with Monet and Renoir, to pointillism with Signac and Cross, and Fauvism with Camion, Derain, Vlaminck, and Marquet... and, of course, Matisse.
YVES KLEIN: INFINITE BLUE
February 28 to January 3rd 2021
Created specifically for the Atelier des Lumières, ‘Yves Klein: Infinite Blue’ focuses on this major twentieth-century artist, who set out to turn his life into a work of art. Thanks to a selection of 90 works and 60 archive images, ‘Yves Klein: Infinite Blue’ completely immerses visitors for ten minutes in the subject matter and his artistic sensibility, accompanied by Vivaldi’s stirring and vibrant music and Thylacine’s electronic rhythms.
MARIE BOVO - NOCTURNES
February 25 to May 17
Night photography involves long exposure times, and one of the effects of a long exposure is that, along with light, time becomes part of the equation. » Marie Bovo The Fondation HCB presents the Nocturnes exhibition, an unprecedented selection of images taken by Marie Bovo at twilight, in Marseille and Africa.
MARTINE FRANCK - FACE A FACE
February 25 to May 17
A portrait is always a renewed encounter. I am nervous just before a shooting, then, gradually, tongues start to loosen up. What I’m after is to capture the light in the eye, the movements and the receptiveness and concentration – just when the model remains silent. » Martine Franck. The Fondation HCB is dedicating an exhibition to the portraits of Martine Franck (1938-2012)
CLAUDIA ANDUJAR, THE YANOMAMI STRUGGLE
January 30 to May 10
Based on four years of research in the photographer's archive, this new exhibition curated by Thyago Nogueira for the Instituto Moreira Salles in Brazil, will focus on her work from this period, bringing together over three hundred photographs, a series of Yanomami drawings as well as her audiovisual installation Genocide of the Yanomami: Death of Brazil. The exhibition will explore Claudia Andujar’s extraordinary contribution to the art of photography as well as her major role as a human rights activist in the defense of the Yanomami. It is divided into two sections reflecting the dual nature of a career committed to both aesthetics and activism. The first section presents the photographs from her first seven years living with the Yanomami, showing how she grappled with the challenges of visually interpreting a complex culture. The second features the work she produced during her period of activism, when she began to use her photography as a tool among others for political change.
SEARCHING FOR LOST WORKS
February 26th to April 12th
"Searching for lost works" is an investigation into the traces of unpublished works by Alberto Giacometti.
Missing? Not completely, because Alberto Giacometti left clues behind him, precious documented testimonies that allow us today to present, at the Giacometti Institute, little-known and unpublished works. Alberto Giacometti went through many phases of doubt during his career, which led him to tirelessly question his work. Lost, sold or damaged, the works all have their own history. With the help of sketches, notebooks and archival photographs, decisive works are now reconstructed in the exhibition rooms in front of authentic pieces from the same period.
ADOLFO KAMINSKY, FORGER AND PHOTOGRAPHER
until April 19
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.
GANGAO LANG SECOND SELF INTRODUCTION
March 3rd until April 19
Gangao Lang was the 2019 recipient of the Dior Photography Award.
ERWIN WURM PHOTOGRAPHS
March 3rd until April 19
SPIRIT, ARE YOU THERE? THE PAINTERS OF THE BEYOND
April 2nd to July 26
This exhibition will enable the public to discover the work of the three most important ‘spiritualist painters’ who were active at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century: Augustin Lesage, Victor Simon, and Fleury-Joseph Crépin. The exhibition’s chronological, historical, and thematic itinerary will include more than one hundred works.
All three artists came from the north of France and had modest backgrounds; they worked as miners, plumbers, or ran cafes, and they were by no means predestined to paint works of art until inner voices urged them to become artists. They painted strange, exceptionally detailed works with a rich plastic quality, which were conceived as spiritual compositions that combined influences and inspirations from many sources: Christian, Hindu, Oriental, and ancient Egypt.
MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURG
MAN RAY ET LA MODE
from April 8 to July 19
A central figure of Parisian artistic life during the inter-war period, and of Surrealism and Dada in particular, Man Ray has been the subject of exhibitions in Paris before, but never from a fashion perspective. While initially successful in portrait photography, Ray gradually fell into favor with many esteemed designers commissioning his work, including Coco Chanel. This exhibition will present a wide selection of Ray’s photographs, in dialogue with pieces of haute couture and cinematographic documents that evoke the fashion from the 1920s and 1930s.
CEZANNE AND THE MASTER PAINTERS. A DREAM OF ITALY
February 27 to July 5
For the first time, Cezanne's works will be presented alongside pictures by the great Italian masters from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. A remarkable selection of canvases by the forerunner of Cubism, including an iconic Montagne Sainte-Victoire, and the essential Pastorale and still lifes, will thus face a rare ensemble of paintings by the likes of Tintoretto, El Greco, Ribera, Giordano, Poussin and, in the modern era, Carrà, Sironi, Soffici and Pirandello, and of course Boccioni and Morandi.
TURNER, PAINTINGS AND WATERCOLOURS FROM THE TATE
March 13 until July 20
J.M. William Turner was one of the masters of English Romanticism and Expressionism during the Golden Age of painting. He is known for his portrayal of the effects of light, color, and atmosphere on both English and Venetian landscapes and seascapes. This exhibition brings together 60 watercolors and 10 oil paintings from the Tate Britain in London, some of which have never been seen in France.
April 1 until August 24
Cindy Sherman is an influential American photographer known for her self-portraits and film stills that question gender and identity. Fondation Louis Vuitton will present the biggest Cindy Sherman exhibition in Europe for the past 10 years, featuring more than 300 images created between 1975-2020. The exhibition was designed in close collaboration with Sherman.
March 25th until June 8
This immersive exhibition plunges the visitors in the heart of Pompei, in the time of its splendour, and during the tragedy of its destruction, via 360° screenings in very high resolution, 3D reconstitutions with acoustic creations. The exhibition ends with the presentation of the different excavations, from old to current ones.
BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
April 8th to July 6th
Rooted in the history of photography, black and white embody the essence of this discipline with its aesthetic and plastic force. Grand Palais invites you to discover 300 emblematic prints from the exceptional collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, through this transversal theme.
LA CHAUSSURE, LA MARCHE, LA DEMARCHE' SHOES EXHIBITION
from November 7 until March 22
The exhibition questions the cultural significance of the shoe, an essential accessory in our daily lives, and explores how the shoe was incorporated into different styles of walking from the Middle Ages to the present day, in both Western and non-European cultures. Marche et démarche will display approximately five-hundred objects, including shoes, paintings, objets d’art, photographs, films and advertisements from public and private collections, offering a unique perspective on how a quotidian object can translate from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
HARPER'S BAZAAR PREMIER MAGAZINE DE MODE
February 28 until July 14
This exhibition chronicles the milestones of the magazine and its evolution. One hundred and fifty two years of fashion history will be summed up through the vision of the great artists and photographers who contributed to the Bazaar’s unique style, from Man Ray, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol to Richard Avedon, and Peter Lindbergh. Sixty couture and ready-to-wear pieces, most of them drawn from the museum’s collection, along with loans of iconic dresses, will be displayed next to images of them as they were originally featured in the magazine. The exhibition will also include a special tribute to three major figures in Bazaar’s history: Carmel Snow, Alexey Brodovitch, and Diana Vreeland. Together, they created the modern aesthetics both in fashion and graphic design that are still as influential today.
HANS HARTUNG RETROSPECTIVE
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.
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.
IN THE DRAWING ROOM MASTERPIECES FROM THE PRAT COLLECTION
March 17 until July 12
The collection of Louis-Antoine and Véronique Prat, which they started in the 1970s, has become one of the world’s most prestigious private collections of French drawing and, in 1995, it became the first to be shown in an exhibition at the Louvre. Le Petit Palais has decided to organize a new and expanded presentation of this collection in 2020 to coincide with the opening of the Salon du Dessin, an event that attracts all French and international art lovers.
THE GOLDENAGE OF DANISH PAINTING
April 28 until August 16
For the first time in France in nearly thirty-five years, the Petit Palais is presenting an exhibition celebrating the golden age of Danish painting (1800 to 1864). The exhibition includes more than 200 works by leading artists of this period, including Christoffer Eckersberg, Christen Købke, Martinus Rørbye and Constantin Hansen.
PICASSO READINGS RE-READINGS
February 11th to January 10th
“Picasso. Lectures, relectures” presents a thematic tour through the museum’s collections, dedicated to the influence of literature on the work of Pablo Picasso. An unobtrusive but insatiable reader, Picasso drew inspiration from books throughout his life. In the light of his personal library, part of which is presented here for the first time, some of the museum’s masterpieces reveal the importance of narrative in the artist’s creative process. This highly original exhibition immerses visitors in his imaginative world and provides a fresh take on his work.
ULLA VON BRANDENBURG
February 21st until May17th
Ulla von Brandenburg has imagined a total, evolving project, inspired from the theatre, as well as its imaginary and conventions. Around the notion of ritual, understood as the possibility to explore the relationships between individuals and groups, and to create or not to create something in common, the artist invites the public to take part in an immersive and renewed experience of the themes, forms and motifs that feed into her work: movement, the stage, colours, music, textiles...
Installations, sculptures, performances and films specially conceived for the exhibition answer to one another and tangle together to form an open narration, between authenticity and artifice, the natural world and human activities, the interior and the exterior, fiction and reality.