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The new must-see Parisian exhibitions

The major not-to-be-missed expos in Paris with Pierre et Gilles, Gabrielle Chanel, Cyndy Sherman, JR Tehachapi, Man Ray et Van cleef arpels.


The month of September inaugurates a series of major not-to-be-missed retrospectives... Spotlight on the most important exhibitions to cultivate the spirit of Parisiennes.

“Errances immobiles” by Pierre et Gilles at Galerie Templon

Errances Immobiles exhibitions from Pierre et Gilles at the galerie Templon gallery in Paris

After their eventful exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris, the duo Pierre et Gilles, amazing portraitists of pop culture, is back in post-Covid mode with a new scenography curated by their famed gallery owner Daniel Templon. Spotlight piece of the exhibition Errances immobiles: an autoportrait created in their workshop with what was underhand during the lockdown, Bonjour Pierre et Gilles, a homage to Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, a painting by Gustave Courbet. Here one sees the couple on a bucolic path, lost between tall low-income HLM buildings and suburban houses. Thugs, scrap merchants, homeless, yellow jackets? A questioning of society just as metaphysical and magical …

© Courtesy Templon, Paris – Brussels

“Errances immobiles” at the Galerie Templon. Free entrance.

Until the 31 st of October 2020.

Gabrielle Chanel at the Palais Galliera

Gabrielle Chanel exhibitions at the Palais Galliera in Paris

The Palais Galliera (16th) is reopening its doors with pomp and circumstance for fashion week with an ambitious and glamourous exhibition. The temple of fashion is indeed signing the first large Parisian retrospective dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel. Here one will find her signature little black dresses, her sports models from the Roaring Twenties, her adoration for fantasy jewellery, her incredible communication around the cult n°5, but also her tweed suit, her quilted bag as well as her two-toned pumps: all the pieces that comprises the fashion manifesto of Gabrielle Chanel and her unique style.

“Gabrielle Chanel, manifeste de mode” at Palais Galliera

From the 1 st of October 2020 to the 14th of March 2021. Entrance: €14.

Cindy Sherman at the Louis Vuitton Fondation

Cindy Sherman exhibitions at the Louis Vuitton fundation in Paris

In 2011, one of her clichés was sold as the most expensive photo in the world at Christie’s. After the setback of her exhibition due to the long months of lockdown at the Fondation LVMH, the Cindy Sherman retrospective is definitely one of the most highly expected arty shows of the new Fall season. Presented by the very well-known feminist contemporary art photographer, the scenography of the exhibition comprises 300 images chosen amongst the star series of the New York artist (Untitled film stills, Rear Screen Projections, Clowns, Society Portraits, Murals, Flappers) where one finds a permanent critic of feminine stereotypes. And star of the show: a new highly awaited series presenting masculine figures and couples.

New York © 2020 Cindy

“Cindy Sherman à la fondation Louis Vuitton” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Starting the 23 rd September 2020 until the 3 rd of January 2021. Entrance: €14.

JR À LA GALERIE PERROTIN

JR tehachapi exhibitions the Perrotin gallery in Paris

A big project is highlighting the new season at the Emmanuel Perrotin gallery! Thus, Frenchman JR is making the famous gallery in the Marais vibrate around an exhibition of his artistic collages, created in collaboration with the prisoners of the most dangerous prison in California. This work features an efficient questioning by venturing forth on a territory a far cry from the art world: the prison environment.

© JR. Courtesy of the artist & Perrotin

“JR Tehachapi” at Galerie Perrotin

Until the 26 th of September 2020.

Free entrance.

Man Ray at the Musée du Luxembourg

Man ray et la mode exhibitions at the Luxembourg museum in Paris

No need to introduce the pope of Surrealism and founder of the Dada movement in New York, best friend of Marcel Duchamp, intimate of Picasso and Eluard. Less well known is his work as fashion photographer and covering the party extravaganzas of the happy few—a bread and butter job that Man Ray worked on during the 20s. This is the facet which the Musée du Luxembourg has dedicated its exhibition “Man Ray and fashion”. Introduced in the avant-garde universe and the socialite Paris of the Roaring Twenties, Man Ray started out as a portraitist for socialites with his photography published in Vogue or Vanity Fair. Then, starting in the 30s, couturiers such as Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel or Elsa Schiaparelli called on his talent which was to be immortalized in Harper’s Bazaar.

© Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, dist. Rmn-Grand

Palais / Guy Carrard

© Man Ray 2015 Trust / Adagp, Paris 2020

“Man Ray et la mode” at the Musée du Luxembourg

Starting the 23 rd of September 2020 until the 17 th of January 2021.

Entrance: €14.50.

Van Cleef & Arpels at the Jardin des Plantes

Van Cleef Arpels exhibitions at the jardin des plantes in Paris

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend… Dormant glam girls will be delighted by this event worthy of the cult film Gentlemen prefer Blondes. The venerable house on the Place Vendôme, Van Cleef & Arpels will unveil its mythical creations at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. How does one go from a mineral to a real work of art? From the creative process to the contemplation of superb pieces such as a necklace worn by the queen of Egypt or huge scintillating precious stones such as the two largest sapphires found in Europe—a stunning presentation that really makes us want to win the jackpot.

©PatrickGries

Pierres précieuses, des minéraux aux bijoux at Jardin des Plantes

Until the 14 th of June 2021.

Entrance: €12.

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