Photos exhibitions not to be missed!
Fondation Cartier is presenting an exciting retrospective of the work of Malick Sidibé. This talented portrait photographer is famous for his pictures of the Swinging Bamako of the 60s. Malick Sidibé has been recognized for the quality of his portraits in the early 90s and his notoriety keeps growing since then.
The exhibition will end on February 25th and offers many activities as a festival dance, animations for children and you can even take a picture in a studio set in the heart of the exhibition.
Another great portraitist is also in the spotlight at the moment. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Irvin Penn, the Grand Palais presents a large exhibition retracing the journey of one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century. Audrey Hepburn, Picasso, Alfred Hitchcock amongst others have been captured by his camera in this amazing exhibition.
Finally Paris Photo will be held from 9 to 12 November at the Grand Palais, the best way to enjoy la crème de la crème of contemporary photography!
La Monnaie de Paris, the new contemporary art hot spot, features an exhibition entitled Women House. 39 women artists exposed their work the relationship of women to domestic space: prison, refuge, it can also be a great source of artistic inspiration. An exciting feminist show to see until January 28, with a lunch break at Guy Savoy’s Michelin starred restaurant ☺
At Palais de Tokyo, the French artist Camille Henrot has been given Carte Blanche for the whole palace. She is presenting a personal reading of the notion of week and imagines spaces dedicated to each day, unusual!
The women were also the inspiration of Christian Dior and all the designers who worked for the prestigious Maison de couture since then. For the first time, a woman, Maria Grazia Chiuri, has taken over the artistic direction of Dior, a revolution! See our special post about this exhibition.
Master painters starring in Paris
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its death, the Musée d’Orsay presents an exhibition dedicated to Degas‘ drawings on its favorite theme: dance. It is through his friendship with the author Paul Valéry that this exhibition is conceived, a dialogue between the works of Degas and the writings of Paul Valéry.
A large part of Gauguin‘s master pieces are exhibited at the Grand Palais. Paul Gauguin, the precursor of modern art, had an exceptional career, from sculpture to painting, from Brittany to Tahiti: colors to brighten up the Parisian winter!
And for an overlook of masterpieces from the XX and XXI centuries, you just need to cross the Bois de Boulogne and reach Louis Vuitton Foundation for the MoMA exhibition in Paris! Picasso, Matisse, Man Ray, all the great artists are there but you can discover an overview of contemporary art collections from this eclectic museum.
Irvin Penn in Grand Palais until January 29th
Paris Photo from Nov 9th to 12th at Grand Palais
Women House at Monnaie de Paris until January 28th
Camille Henrot, Days are dogs in Palais de Tokyo until January 7th
Christian Dior at Musée des arts décoratifs until January 7th
Degas, danse, dessin at Musée d’Orsay until February 28th
Gauguin at Grand Palais until January 22nd
Being modern: MoMA in Paris at Fondation Louis Vuitton until March 5th