Qui cherche trouve ? at 35 /37
Discover the Artistic Headquarters of Rue des Francs-Bourgeois at 35/37 - The Ultimate Destination for Art Exhibitions, Shows, Workshops, and Stylish Pop-Ups. Launched by Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo and Adrien Joffre, also behind Dover Street Market, a giant in fashion and contemporary creation, the gallery is a political and activist space showcasing young artists in performance and exhibition creations.
This avant-garde venue hosts debates, screenings, and events throughout the year, making it a true hub of cool and lively atmosphere in the heart of Marais. Currently, visitors can admire the incredible photographs of Daniel Derro Regan and Claudia Rafael, following a Turkish immigrant in Berlin in "The Sum of Many". From May 11th, the exceptional creations of fashion students from Parsons Paris will be showcased in their exhibition "Qui Cherche Trouve?" in collaboration with Palais Galliera or the Fondation Alaia, exploring what makes fashion today.
At the end of May, Parisians will be in for a surprise with "End Times Girl Club", a large installation featuring performances with two hilarious actresses, a pop-up store, and even a makeup sale. The perfect spot to discover Parisian underground culture!"
35 /37, 35 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 4e. Open monday to sunday from 11am to 7pm . Free entrance.
© Lucien Héritier
Walton Ford at Galerie Max Hetzler
Don't miss this half-hidden gallery in a beautiful little building, revealing a courtyard where some of the greatest artists' works are displayed. The German gallery Max Hetzler opened its doors in Paris a few years ago, with two addresses on Rue Temple. A pioneer in the world of contemporary art, the gallery showcases established or emerging artists, highlights the non-European art scene, and presents socially engaged personalities.
Currently, the gallery presents the works of Walton Ford in the exhibition "A Very Rare Sight". Visitors can discover life-size paintings of majestic animals created by the artist, figures close to reality but with a touch of the fantastic. These paintings are often accompanied by the artist's texts or works from around the world and contain many references to pop culture. Across from this room, visitors can discover the second address of Max Hetzler, where the artist's preliminary sketches are exhibited: a real discovery!
A few works are still avalable and the gallery is selling an amazing book from our favorite bookstore TASCHEN, featuring texts and illustrations by the artist. This art object is available at an affordable price (60 €) and can be purchased here!
"A Very Rare Sight" at Galerie Max Hetzler, 57 Rue Temple, Paris 4rd, from April 22 to June 3. Open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 6pm and Saturday from 11am to 7pm. © Walton Ford / Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London. Photo: Thomas Lannes
David Mbuyi at Galerie Camille Pouyfaucon
Don't miss out on this gallery, nestled in the heart of the very artsy 6th arrondissement of Paris, that takes on all challenges in young creation. Launched in 2022 by the brilliant Camille Pouyfaucon, a contemporary art enthusiast and graduate of the prestigious Sotheby's Institute in London, the gallery showcases emerging artists and aims to contribute to the development of this new wave of creation.
Currently on display at Galerie Camille Pouyfaucon is "Landmarks" by Franco-Congolese artist David Mbuyi. A young Parisian painter, Mbuyi stands out for his work in figurative painting, offering unique works with pop and saturated colors. In this exhibition, the artist reveals landscapes and portraits of Kinshasa that question human interaction with the environment. By presenting images of city life, the artist presents a city in constant evolution that raises questions about the future of urban organization.
We are completely in awe of this minimalist gallery with futuristic decor, which is already a work of art in itself.
"Landmarks" at Galerie Camille Pouyfaucon, 19 rue Guénégaud, Paris 6th arrondissement, from May 3 to May 27, 2023. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm. Contact: +33 6 14 73 97 93.
© Jean-Baptiste Monteil
Galerie Claude Bernard
Discover the exceptional exhibition "Small is beautiful" at Galerie Claude Bernard, featuring nearly 40 different artists. Dedicated to small format works, this collective exhibition brings together pieces from 1900 (an ink by Albert Marquet) to 2023 (an oil by Denis Laget), and almost presents a true retrospective of 20th/21st century art. Brilliant sculptures, paintings, and drawings from the greatest artists are on display in this collection that would make national museums pale in comparison!
Opened in 1957 in a stunning space in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the gallery is internationally renowned for its exhibitions featuring 20th-century masterpieces, such as Bacon in 1977, Hockney in 1975, 1982, and 1985, or Giacometti in 2012. Today, Claude Bernard's nephew runs this immense gallery, whose new artists completely revive the venue's programming!
And to continue your cultural journey, why not take a dip in the nearby Galerie La Forest Divonne, 1831 Art Gallery, or Galerie Artisyou?
"Small is beautiful" at Galerie Claude Bernard, 7-9 rue des Beaux Arts, Paris 6th, from March 17th to May 27th. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 01 43 26 97 07.
Passionate art dealer Hélianthe recently opened her new gallery on Rue Chapon. For this brand new workspace, the art pro wanted to keep the charm of old Paris with typical exposed beams. Located on a busy street just a stone's throw from Pompidou, it's the perfect place to showcase her artists. And she's succeeded: the space is magnificent.
Currently, the lively gallery owner is presenting the work of Lucile Piketty, who explores the boundary between reality and imagination in her numerous creations. Invited by Françoise Pétrovitch to exhibit at the Quinconces (the National Stage of Le Mans) in 2023, this young, talented artist is one to watch! Note that the gallery also features some offbeat installations by Corinne Borgnet.
We love this pioneering gallery, which showcases unknown artists in France and promotes the work of women (who make up 60% of the gallery!), often marginalized in art spaces. It's a true niche for passionate people, open to everyone and committed to supporting talented contemporary artists. It's a real treat!
Lucile Piketty at H Gallery, 39 Rue Chapon, Paris 3e, from April 22 to June 3. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 6pm. 01 48 06 67 38. © Courtesy H Gallery, Paris.
Echo 119 Gallery
Formerly a complement to the Taka Ishii Gallery, &co 119 Gallery became Echo 119 in 2020 and expanded its programming to include photographers from around the world, while still showcasing work that questions the medium of photography.
Currently, the gallery is hosting the young and talented French photographer Elliott Verdier, who returns with a stunning exhibition titled "Reaching for Dawn," entirely photographed using a large format camera. Speaking with the artist, one learns that the use of the large format camera requires a long exposure time, which necessitates a great deal of trust with the subjects being photographed. Elliott went to Liberia and photographed the inhabitants and landscapes to evoke the trauma of the civil war. His photos are neither explanatory, crude, violent, nor overly aesthetic, but they offer a deep and meaningful look at Liberia's history, giving it a singular density while encouraging us to take an interest in the subject.
To replenish your supply of beautiful images, don't hesitate to visit the gallery's bookstore, which contains several hundred books, including many on Japanese photography.
"Reaching for Dawn" at Echo 119 Gallery, 119 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 3e, from March 16 to May 20. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 7 pm. +33 (0)9 70 97 59 18.
© @galerieecho119 - Elliott Verdier / Echo 119 Gallery
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