Posted in Events le 15 January 2016
Spring art & photography exhibition in Paris
FONDATION PIERRE BERGE YVES SAINT LAURENTThe Sculpted dresses of Noureddine Amir From March 9th 2015 to April 3rd 2016
The sculptural fashion creations of Moroccan couturier Noureddine Amir will be on display at the fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent for one month.
Fondation Pierre Bergé Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm (last entry at 5.30 pm) Late opening on thursday until 9pm (last entry at 8.30pm) 3 rue Léonce Reynaud, 75116 Paris http://www.fondation-pb-ysl.net/
MUSEE PICASSO“¡ Picasso ! ” , an unprecedented exhibition From October 25th 2015 At the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the national Picasso Museum will present a new exhibition of its collections. Making use of the variety of spaces offered within the Hôtel Salé, a nearly 2,500m2 space spanning 5 stories, the exhibit will present the artist’s productions in a re-envisioned organization. Almost 900 works and documents will display the richness and diversity of the museum’s collections: paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, ceramics, and illustrated books, in addition to works from the personal collection, photographs, and written archives. Centering on the notion of the creative process, the exhibit will attempt to shed a new light on the artist’s work and to understand the genius of Picasso by closely examining his influences, his models, his workshops, and his intimate and friendly social environment. Picasso. Sculptures From March 8th to September 18th, 2016 The exhibit aims to examine an understudied aspect of Picasso’s sculptural works. This aspect is the diversity of dimensions of the artist’s sculptural work constructed through his series and variations, cast iron creations, prints, and photographic enlargements, realized in a selection of his original sculptures.
Musée Picasso Open from Tuesday to Sunday : 9:30am to 6pm Closed on Mondays (including Holidays) 5 rue de Thorigny 75003 Paris http://www.museepicassoparis.fr/
MUSEE D'ART MODERNE (MAM)Albert Marquet - Painter of Time Pending From 25 March to 21 August 2016 The Musée d’Art moderne is commemorating Albert Marquet (1875–1947) with a major monographic exhibition of over one hundred paintings and drawings, some of them being shown in France for the first time. The chronological and thematic layout of the exhibition allows viewers to rediscover an artist who defies pigeonholing, and who evolved with the movements of his time – from Post-Impressionism to Fauvism – without ever losing his stylistic independence. Note that the MAM also has other exhibitions in its space. You can check the details on their website
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Closed Mondays Open from 10am to 6pm Late night Thursday until 10pm 11 av. du Président Wilson 75116 Paris http://www.mam.paris.fr/en
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOUWilfredo Lam From September 30th, 2015 to February 15th 2016 For the first time, the Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the work of Cuban Modernist Wifredo Lam, one of the few Latin American artists to win an international reputation in the 20th century. More than 300 works show off his style – paintings, drawings, engravings and ceramics – enriched with archives, documents and photographs that illustrate a committed approach in a century full of radical change. Lam's work occupies a singular and paradoxical position in 20th century art. It reflects the diverse movements of forms and ideas in the context of avant-gardes, exchanges and cultural movements – both within themselves and across national borders – that embodied the "broader modernism" described by Andreas Huyssen, but in a different way from the question of globalization that emerged in the 1990s, and long before it. This exhibition looks back at not only the origins of his work, but also the various stages and situations in which a body of work, patiently constructed between Spain, Paris/Marseille and Cuba, was gradually acknowledged and absorbed into the corpus of canonic modern art. Paul Klee, l’ironie à l’œuvre From April 6th to August 1st 2106 Swiss born painter Paul Klee Klee’s diverse body of work cannot be categorized according to any single artistic movement or school. Klee participated in and was influenced by a range of artistic movements, including surrealism, cubism and expressionism. He was a musician for most of his life and naturally saw analogies between music and visual art. He constantly experimented with artistic techniques and the expressive power of color, in the process often breaking traditional or academic rules of painting in oils on canvas. This retrospective takes an unsusal look at his work.
Centre Georges Pompidou Open every day, except Tuesdays from 11am to 10 pm Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en
PHILHARMONIE DE PARISThe Velvet Underground From March 30th to August 21st 2016 In 1964 John Cale met Lou Reed in New York City, they formed the band called Velvet Underground. The influence of the Velvet Underground on rock greatly exceeds their sales figures and chart numbers. They are one of the most important rock and roll bands of all time, laying the groundwork in the Sixties for many tangents rock music would take in ensuing decades. Brian Eno, cofounder of Roxy Music and producer of U2 and others, put it best when he said that although the Velvet Underground didn’t sell many albums, everyone who bought one went on to form a band. Fifty years after the release of the Velvet Underground’s debut album (yes, the one with the Andy Warhol banana), the Philharmonie de Paris looks back at the formation and career of the legendary ’70s rock group.
Philharmonie de Paris Closed Mondays Tuesday – Thursday: 12am to 6pm Friday: 12am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 8pm 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris http://philharmoniedeparis.fr/fr
CINEMATEQUE FRANCAISEMartin Scorsese Until February 14th, 2016 The Cinemateque, will honor Martin Scorsese by giving him his first exhibition starting October. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema history. He has directed landmark films such as Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), Gangs of New York (2002), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). The exhibition of photographies, storyboards, costumes, poSters, cult objects come from Martin Scorsese own private collection in New York, as well as the private collection of Robert De Niro and Paul Schrader. Gus Van Sant The cult film maker of the young generation From April 20th to July 31st 2016 Gus Van Sant is a director who is capable of crafting both deeply unconventional independent films and mainstream crowd-pleasers. His filmography includes : Kids, Goodwill Hunting, Milk, Drugstore Cowboy, My own private Idaho...This exhibition pays tribute to this cult film maker by exploring his world.
Cinémathèque Française Every day except Tuesdays from 1pm to 7pm Saturday & Sundays 10am to 8pm Late opening on thursday until 10pm 51 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris www.cinemateque.fr
GRAND PALAISLucien Clergue From November 14th 2015 to February 15th 2016 Lucien Clergue was born in Arles on August 14 1934. Clergue’s first enthusiasm was for music, which remained a pivotal influence. He then turned to photography. At 19 he encountered Picasso, and introduced himself to him at the end of a corrida in Arles to show him his photographs. Seeing the talent in this young artist, Picasso introduced him to Jean Cocteau and Max Ernst and designed a cover and poster for his first book. They remained friends until Picasso’s death in 1973. Realising before others the dominant position that photography was about to take, he is one of the first European photographers to believe that he could make a living from selling his prints in the future. His activity as a photographer was at the heart of his everyday surrounding, working only with broad daylight (powerful and intense), water, sand, the sea, life, death, the female body, the biological evolution of the earth or corrida and its deified bulls. The Camargue and the Alpilles, omnipresent in his art, were the backdrop of his solitary work. He is best know for his nude photographies Vollez, Voguez, Voyagez Louis Vuitton From December 4th 2015 to February 24th 2016 This exhibition retraces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 to today, through depictions of the Maison’s founding members and those who create the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow. Spread across nine rooms, the exhibition covers classic and eccentric trunks, the evolution of travel, craftsmanship and Vuitton’s modern guise, from ready-to-wear and luggage for modern celebrities. The exhibition presents objects and documents from Louis Vuitton’s Heritage as well as a selection of pieces lent by the Palais Galliera (the fashion museum of Paris). Vuitton’s chief executive officer Michael Burke said Saillard, chief curator at the Palais Galliera fashion museum, immersed himself in Vuitton’s archives to “decode its secrets” and deliver a “fresh vision of our past, present and future.” Picasso.Mania From October 7th 2015 to February 29th 2016 The exhibition at the Grand Palais takes a chronological and thematic approach to the critical and artistic highlights of Picasso’s career and the myth that gradually built up around his name. From Cubist still lifes to the Musketeers, the exhibition is punctuated by works by Picasso from the collections of the Picasso Museum in Paris, the Musée National d’art Moderne, and the artist’s family. They are presented in a way reminiscent of the artist’s arrangements in his studios and the exhibitions that he personally supervised. The great stylistic phases and emblematic works by Pablo Picasso are put alongside contemporary creations, grouped by artist (Hockney, Johns, Lichtenstein, Kippenberger..), or by theme, in a great variety of media and techniques (video, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, film, photography, installation). Carambolages From March 2nd to July 4th 2016 The surprising exhibit « Carambolages » (meaning pile up in english) is a mix of random art works curated by art historian Jean-Hubert Martin. There is no apparent chronology, theme or logical route from one piece to the next. The 150 art works are sampled from different genres, mediums and times, according to their deeper ‘poetic affinities’. Whether or not it will make sense to us viewers, you will have to wait until March ! Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso From April 20th to July 18th 2016 Amadeo Souza-Cardoso (1889–1918) is one of the best-known Portuguese artists of the 20th century. In the eight years that he spent in Paris, after studying architecture in Lisbon, he lived in the neighbourhood of Montparnasse and became friends with artists such as A.Archipenko, Boccioni, Brancusi, Gris, Modigliani, Delaunay, Freundlich, Severini and Max Jacob. In 1911 he began to be influenced by the style of art nouveau. He later experimented with a hybrid style in which he combined these linear shapes with cubism and futurism, using curved geometric lines. In 1916, he staged an exhibition in Lisbon that brought together one hundred and fourteen paintings under the title Abstractions. The exhibition caused a scandal. In 1918 he died of Spanish flu at the age of 30. His premature death, his marginal status in Portugal and the political situation in his country over the course of several decades would lead to his work being somewhat forgotten. He was rediscovered in 1953. One hundred and fifty art pieces from Amadeo and his close friends such as Modigliani, Brancusi, Juan Gris and Delaunay are included in this exhibition, which is the biggest retrospective dedicated to the portuguese artist since 1958. Monumenta 2016 : Huang Yong Ping. Empires From May 7th to June 21st 2016 Following works by Anselm Kiefer (2007), Richard Serra (2008), Christian Boltanski (2010), Anish Kapoor (2011), Daniel Buren (2012), Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (2014), the guest of honour this year is Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping. He has been given carte blanche to create a monumental installation to fill the nave of the Grand Palais (about 13,000 square meter). Born in 1954 in China, the artist was influenced by Dadaism and Marcel Duchamp and created his own artistic movement called Xiamen Dada. He moved to France in 1989 after the Tiananmen square massacre. Although still unknown to the public, he represented France in 1999 at the Venice Biennale.
Grand Palais 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris Open everyday from 10am to 8pm, except tuesdays Late opening Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 10pm http://www.grandpalais.fr
MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFSSetting up a wall. Four centuries of wall paper From 21 January to 12 June 2016 The exhibition’s title shows the different uses wallpaper has in the construction and decoration of a wall surface. Ancient wallpapers are compared with contemporary creations to illustrate production methods, typologies and forms that have changed and evolved with art history. These different types of wallpaper bear testimony to great creative inventiveness, but they are above all iconic actors in the history of styles and tendencies, reflecting the tastes, customs and mentality of a period. The exhibition is divided in 6 rooms : “Ennobling the wall ”, “Imagining the wall” (artistic genres invented and reinterpreted down the centuries), “Disguising the wall” (18th and 19th-century creations), “Telling the wall” (stylistic tendencies in art history from Etruscan, Neoclassical, Neo-Gothic and Orientalism), “Inspiring the wall” and “Playing with the wall”. Barbie From March 10th to September 18th 2016 The musée des Arts Decoratifs is dedicating an exhibition to Barbie. Born in 1959, by the time Barbie turned 50, in 2009, Mattel had sold more than 1 billion copies of the doll. Besides being a toy, Barbie has been a true reflection of change of morals in our society. First representing the American way of life, she then became more universal, adapting to social, political and cultural changes. Fashion designers have also created some of the most extravangant and elegant clothes for the doll. The exhibition brings together about 700 barbies. Fashion forward-Three centuries of fashion (1715-2015) From April 7th to August 14th 2016 The musée des Arts Decoratifs is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its fashion collection. The museum’s fashion collection now comprises more than 150,000 works, ranging from ancient textiles to haute couture creations and emblematic silhouettes of ready-to-wear fashion, as well as accessories, photographies and sketches. For this exhibition, the curator has selected 300 items of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion highlighting the key moments in fashion history from the very late 17th century to the most contemporary creation. The selected pieces will be shown for the first time in the museum’s nave. ‟Fashion moments” will be recreated in its human, artistic and social context, via ellipses illustrating fashion’s constant elective affinities with the decorative arts. Each of these moments is enhanced by a unique collaboration with the dancers of the Opéra de Paris. The musée des Arts Decoratifs and Pamela Golbin, the Chief Curator of Fashion and Textiles, never dissapoints, trust us on that one!
Les Arts Décoratifs – Mode et textile 107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris Open everyday except Mondays 11am to 6pm Late opening Thursdays until 9pm http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/
MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURGCollection of Budapest’ museums From March 9th to July 10th 2016 The Szepmuveszeti Museum of Fine Arts, which is currently undergoing renovations, will show a part of its collection at the Musée du Luxembourg. The exhibition brings together some 90 or so works by different artists such as Goya, Manet, Koloscka and Dürer.
Musée du Luxembourg Everyday from 10am to 7pm Late night on Monday until 10pm 19 rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris http://museeduluxembourg.fr/
MUSEE D'ORSAYThe Douanier Rousseau. Archaic Candour. From March 22nd to July 17th 2106 Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) became a full-time artist at the age of forty-nine after retiring from his job as a toll officer (hence his nickname « douanier » in french). Although an admirer of artists such as Bouguereau and Gerome, the self-taught Rousseau became the archetypal naïve artist. His amateurish technique and unusual compositions provoked the derision of contemporary critics, while earning the respect and admiration of modern artists like Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky for revealing "the new possibilities of simplicity." Rousseau's best-known works are lush jungle scenes, inspired not by any firsthand experiences, but by frequent trips to the Paris gardens and zoo. The exhibition compares his painting with several of his sources of inspiration, which included both academic painting and new painting, and with the avant-garde artists who enthroned him as the father of modernity.
Musée d'Orsay 1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris Open everyday except Mondays from 9.30am to 6pm Late night on Thursdays until 9.45pm Last tickets sold at 5pm (9pm Thursdays) http://www.musee-orsay.fr/
MUSEE RODINThe Rodin museum has no planned exhibitions for now, but we highly recommend a visit as it has just been renovated.
Musée Rodin 79, rue de Varenne 75007 Paris Open every day except Mondays from 10am to 5:45pm Late opening on Wednesdays 8:45pm http://www.musee-rodin.fr/
Florence Portraits at the courts of the Medicis September 11th 2015 to January 25th 2016The Jacquemart-André Museum has devoted an unrivalled exhibition to the great Florentine portrait painters of the 16th century, based on around forty works. This exhibition offers a panorama of Florentine portraiture with all its main themes and stylistic transformations. In the 16th century, the art of portraiture became increasingly common among the Florentine elite, who had found in it a means of capturing their facial characteristics and social status for posterity. Alongside the presentation of masterpieces by Pontormo, there will be a chance to appreciate the refined and graceful features, typical of the portraits of Bronzino or Salviati. The open air studio – Impressionists in Normandy From March 18th to July 25th 2016 The nineteenth century saw the emergence of landscape painting in the open-air. Normandy became, for a century, the favourite destination of all the avant-garde painters, notably the Impressionists. Normandy was attractive because of the beauty and diversity of its landscapes, a rich architectural heritage, the fashion for sea bathing, and easy access from London and Paris, the two artistic capitals of the time. With forty paintings, the exhibition aims first of all to evoke the decisive role played by Normandy in the emergence of the Impressionist movement, via interactions between French and English landscape painters, the development of a school of nature and the encounters at Saint-Siméon. Subsequently, passing from an historical approach to a more geographical presentation, the exhibition shows just how much the landscapes and above all the luminosity of Normandy were crucial in the attraction that this region exercised over all the masters of Impressionism.
Musée Jacquemart-André 158, boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris Open every day 10am to 6pm Late opening Monday until 8:30pm http://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
MUSEE MARMOTTAN MONET
Enchanted Times: Private collection of Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler September 10th 2015 to February 7th 2016The exhibition Enchanted Times features the historical art collection of Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler, a Swiss couple who between 1906 and 1936 amassed an impressive number of Post-Impressionist masterpieces. Having been introduced into leading artistic circles in Paris by the Swiss painter Félix Vallotton in the early years of the twentieth century, the couple soon became friends with Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard and Henri Manguin, and later with Henri Matisse. Through close association and dialogue with these influential figures, Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler gained a profound understanding of the artists’ creative ambitions at an early stage of their development, and in this way became passionate and very knowledgeable collectors of their work. An unerring instinct for artistic quality also led them to acquire key works by the great pioneers of modernism, including paintings by Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Renoir and Édouard Manet. Art and Children - Masterpieces of French painting From March 10th to July 3rd 2016 The Marmottan museum borrowed about one hundred paitings from private collections and prestigious museums from around the world. Across this collection of rare paintings, the exhibition traces the evolution of the statut of children from the XVth to the XXth century. The exhibition will have paintings from Le Nain, Champaigne, Fragonard, Chardin, Greuze, Corot, Millet, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso…
Musée Marmottan Monet 2 rue Louis Boilly 75016 Paris Open everyday except Monday 10 am to 6 pm Late opening Thursdays until 8 pm http://www.marmottan.fr/
MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY
Persona Strangely Human From January 26th to November 13th 2016How does the inanimate become animate? How do people establish an unusual or intimate relationship with objects? A group of anthropologists addressed these issues, at a time when our ideas of the human being are vacillating and the borders are continually being pushed back.
Musée du Quai Branly 37, quai Branly 75007 Paris Tuesday, wednesday and sunday 11am to 7pm Thursday, friday, saturday 11am - 9pm Closed on mondays http://www.quaibranly.fr/en/
FONDATION LOUIS VUITTONExhibition and hang dedicated to the Chinese contemporary scene January 27th to September 5th 2016 [gallery ids="2012,2011" type="rectangular"] The exhibition : Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation From January 27th to May 2nd This exhibition brings together twelve artists of different generations. The choice of works is not intended as an overview of China’s Art Scene, but instead seeks to highlight the transient nature and fleeting forms of Chinese art, which is changing rapidly and asserting itself through outstanding individuals rather than movements. Artists include : Cao Fei, Hao Liang, HU Xiangqian, Liu Chuang, Xu Zhen... The Collection : A Selection of Chinese works from the collection of the Louis Vuitton Collection From January 27th to September 5th The collection includes works from eleven artists such as Ai Weiwei, Huang Yong Ping, Zhang Huan, Yan Pei-Ming, Cao Fei...
Fondation Louis Vuitton From 12pm to 7pm, closed Tuesdays Late opening on Friday until 11pm 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
PALAIS GALLIERA, MUSEE DE LA MODE DE LE VILLE DE PARIS
La Mode retrouvée: Les robes trésors de la Comtesse Greffulhe November 7th 2015 to March 20th 2016For the first time ever, the Palais Galliera is displaying the fabulous wardrobe of Countess Greffulhe (1860-1952). On display will be some fifty models bearing the labels of grands couturiers such as Worth, Fortuny, Babani, and Lanvin. Born at the end of the Second Empire, she lived through the Belle Époque, the Roaring Twenties, two world wars and was the acknowledged leader of Paris Society for half a century. She was the cousin of French dandy and poet Robert de Montesquieu and was immortalised for posterity by Marcel Proust as the Duchess of Guermantes in the famous novel « In Search of Lost Time ». Proust wrote: ‘There is no single part of her to be found in any other woman, or anywhere else for that matter. The entire mystery of her beauty is in the glow, above all in the enigma of her eyes. I have never seen a woman as beautiful as she. She was an early adept of ‘fundraising’. As founding president of the Société des Grandes Auditions Musicales, she raised funds, produced and promoted operas and shows, which included Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and Twilight of the Gods, Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, and Isadora Duncan. In addition to this, she was a political animal ; a fierce supporter of Captain Dreyfus, Leon Blum, and the Popular Front’. She was also a passionate sponsor of science: she helped Marie Curie to finance the Institute of Radium, and Edouard Branly pursue his research into wireless telegraphy. She was the epitome of elegance, with glorious outfits to match. Her public appearances were highly theatrical.
Palais Galliera 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie 75116 Paris - Tél : 01 56 52 86 00 Every day except Mondays 10am to 6pm Late opening on thursdays until 9pm http://www.palaisgalliera.paris.fr
FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN
FERNELL FRANCO CALI CLAIR–OBSCUR From February 6th to June 5th
For the first time in Europe the Fondation Cartier will present a comprehensive retrospective of the work of Fernell Franco, a major yet still under recognized figure of Latin American photography. A photojournalist by profession, Fernell Franco developed a powerful personal body of work that addressed the precarious and conflicted nature of urban life in Cali, Colombia. Driven by a search for personal expression, Fernell Franco produced many extraordinary series that documented marginalized communities, urban destruction and transformation and addressed issues such as violence and displacement. The exhibition will bring together 140 photographs from 10 different series he produced between 1970 and 1996. Oscar Muñoz has been commissioned by the Fondation Cartier to create a work specifically for the exhibition as a tribute to Fernell Franco and a remembrance of their fruitful artistic collaborations. DAIDO MORIYAMA DAIDO TOKYO From February 6th to June 5th, 2016 Featuring a large selection of color photographs, through this exhibition Daido Tokyo will shed light on this lesser-known yet ubiquitous aspect of his photographic practice over the last two decades. Like many other photographers of his generation, Moriyama witnessed the dramatic changes that took place in Japan in the decades following World War II. In response, he sought to invent a new visual language to express the conflicting realities of a society caught between tradition and modernity. William Klein and Robert Frank would notably influence Moriyama’s photographic style, inspiring him to capture his subjects while walking through the streets.
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain Closed Mondays Open from 11am to 8pm Late night Tuesday until 10pm 261 boulevard Raspail 75014 Paris http://fondation.cartier.com/
LA MAISON EUROPEENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
BETTINA RHEIMS From January 28th to March 27th
Bettina Rheims was born in France in1952. Following a multifaceted career as a model, journalist and gallerist, she began her photography career in 1978, when she met and began photographing striptease artists and acrobats. Rheims devoted herself wholly to photography, inspired by her passion for art and female portraiture. She has worked on a number of projects for leading brands (Lancôme, Chanel), to renowned magazines. When working with females, the sensitive approach to her models magnifies their nudity - even when dressed they seem undressed - such is the emotive connection between photographer and model. One hundred and eighty images will be showcased at the MEP, from her early to her most recent works. They will be displayed neither chronologically or thematically, but creating an emotional journey.
La maison Europeenne de la Photographie Closed Mondays and Tuesdays Open from 11am to 7:45pm 5/7 Rue de Fourcy - 75004 Paris http://www.mep-fr.org/
JEU DE PAUME
FRANCOIS COLLAR – A working eye From February 9th to May 22nd 2016
Hungarian born François Kollar was first employed on the railways in his native country and then worked as a lathe operator at a automobile factory in France, before becoming a professional photographer at the age of 24. His in-depth knowledge of the world of work, in sectors as diverse as advertising, fashion, industry, handicrafts and agriculture, allowed him to portray tools, materials and gestures with exceptional professional expertise. This retrospective features an ensemble of 130 vintage prints, putting Kollar’s work in the spotlight and shows how he managed to lift the veil on the working world in the 20th century. As visitors discover the documentary, artistic and historical qualities of the material on show, they will be able to observe how individuals found their place in society by the means of their occupation and realize the profound changes that took place in industry between the 1930s and the 1960s. HELENA ALMEIDA « Corpus » From February 9th to May 22nd 2016 Helena Almeida is one of the greatest contemporary Portuguese artist and this exhibition is the first retrospective in France of her works. Her long career has allowed her to gain a reputation from the 1970s onward as one of the leading figures of performance and conceptual art. The exhibition "Corpus" presents an ensemble of works—painting, photography, video and drawing—produced by the artist from the 1960s to the present day. In these works, the body registers, occupies and defines the space and plays a central role.
Jeu de Paume 1, place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris Open everyday except Mondays from 11am to 7pm Late openings on tuesdays until 9pm http://www.jeudepaume.org/
GRAND PALAISSEYDOU KEITA: Visions of Mali From 30 March to 24 July 2016 Seydou Keita (1921-2001) is one of the most renowned photographers of the second half of the 20th century. He retired in 1977, after being the official photographer of Mali who became independent from France in 1960. His photographs eloquently portray Bamako society during the transition from a cosmopolitan French colony to an independent capital. Initially trained to be a carpenter, he picked up his first camera in 1937. He opened his own studio in 1948. Keita went to exceptional lengths to bring out the beauty of his subjects. Reuniting more than 300 photographs, this is the first retrospective of Seydou Keita of this size.
Grand Palais 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris Open everyday from 10am to 8pm, except tuesdays Late opening Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 10pm http://www.grandpalais.fr
PINACOTEQUEKarl Lagerfeld, a visual journey From October 16th 2015 to March 20th 2016 The exhibition reveals Lagerfeld’s many areas of interest including architecture, landscapes, Paris by night, portraits and self-portraits, fashion photography, and abstractions. This exhibit "explores the wide-ranging motifs, approaches and media that define Karl Lagerfeld's astute and intensely personal interpretation of photography."
Pinacotéque Open every day from 10:30am to 6:30pm Late openings Wednesdays and fridays until 8:30pm 28, place de la Madeleine 75008 Paris http://www.pinacotheque.com/
FONDATION HENRI CARTIER BRESSON
Ugo Mulas From January 15th to April 24th
Ugo Mulas (1928-1973) was a major figure of twentieth century Italian photography. Nevertheless, his work remains little known in France. This solo exhibition is the first of its kind and pays homage to this great observer and interpreter of the novelty that appeared in the art world in Italy and in the United States in the 1960s. It brings together, for the most part, the photographs selected by Mulas for publication in La Fotografia (Einaudi, 1973), his last, now mythical, book, an essential testimony of his work and his reflections.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 2, Impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm to 6:30pm, and Saturday from 11am to 6:45pm. Late-night openings: Wednesdays until 8:30pm Closed on Mondays www.henricartierbresson.org