Hurray: the season of art shows is finally once again declared officially open … The cherry on the cake with social distancing rules and the absence of tourists? The possibility of being able to enjoy exhibitions in very, very small committee, as though you have privatized the museum all to yourself. Think of booking your places and the slot ahead of time—it’s obligatory.
Harper’s Bazaar, First fashion magazine at MAD
For whom? True fashionistas.
Once again, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is showcasing a superb exhibition dedicated to good taste with the historical scenography of the American magazine Harper’s Bazaar. The glossy that followed the eras, wars and the digital revolution constantly linked fashion and the world of arts in general by collaborating with Lindbergh, Warhol, Picasso or Dalí, offering a perennial legitimacy. One rediscovers with delight the most handsome creations of Jeanne Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Cristobal Balenciaga as well as Karl Lagerfeld in a highly couture retrospective. Chic, chic, chic!
Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle at the Fondation Cartier
For whom? Chic and eco-friendly art buffs.
Back to the Fondation Cartier with the largest exhibition ever dedicated to the engaged Brazilian photographer and activist Claudia Andujar. The artist dedicated her work to defend the rights of the Yanomami Indians and the forest where they live. Food for thought. Dispossessed of their lands where speculators uproot minerals, wood or wild animals, without access decent sanitary assistance, the doomed situation of this tribe brilliantly echoes to sanitary catastrophe of Covid in a metaphysical and sustainable reflexion on the species.
Cézanne and the great masters at the Musée Marmottan Monet
For whom? Al those eternally mesmerized by Impressionism.
Welcome in the temple of Claude Monet which is showcasing an exhibition dedicated to the father of modern painting: Cézanne, the artist who never left Provence. At the time, remote working was already a possibility. Yet the exhibition puts in perspective the work of the Aix-en-Provence master facing many other great masters who influenced him (Bassano, El Greco, Giordano, Poussin…) who inspired the artist from Aix to reinvent painting, even though he never went to Italy or Spain in his lifetime! An incredible history lesson...
Hearts at the Musée de la Vie Romantique
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For whom? 2.0. romantics
And what if romanticism was the new cool? Such is the purpose of this contemporary art venue which allows 40 artists to provide a new vision of romanticism and interrogate the heart representation in all different shapes. The result is beautiful works, sometimes kitsch and funny, but never heavy, from Sophie Calle to Pierre & Gilles including Niki de Saint-Phalle, Annette Messager or Jean-Michel Othoniel. A perfect arty stroll before sitting in the secret garden for brunch.
Ulla von Brandenburg at the Palais de Tokyo
© Victoria Tanto
For whom? Ultra-trendy Parisiennes.
This monumental and total exhibition is signed by the star German artist at the Palais de Tokyo. Here, Ulla von Brandenburg finally has enough room to express her radical work inspired by theatre, psychoanalysis and sociology. Sculptures, dance performances, films, photos: the German artist uses all the tools to display this tale like a rite of passage, a spooky ethnology. Indeed, here the artist films a “micro-society, as though it were the last of its species, testifying to its functioning, its values, but also its capacity to change and open up towards the outside.”
Louis de Funès at the Cinémathèque
Good vibes guaranteed. After months of lockdown, La Cinémathèque française has reopened its doors with an exhibition placed under the sign of the cool Frenchie and good humour. The star of this very special retrospective? Louis de Funès, to whom Frédéric Bonnaud, big boss of the Cinémathèque, is finally paying a true homage curated by Alain Kruger. But who really is the actor that made us laugh hilariously during our entire childhood and entertained us during summer evening in front of the TV set between cousins or sitting on the lap of our grandfather? Lights, camera, action!
© La Cinémathèque française
Also go back to check out the Louboutin exhibition at Porte Dorée.