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Vu du front. Représenter la Grande Guerre

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

‘Vu du Front’ provides insight to the First World War as witnessed by those who suffered it first hand – the soldiers who were also artists, photographers, sketchers and film writers. Despite the horrors of the wartime experience, those living through it felt compelled to bear witness ‒ to the point of hand-making their own cameras,

  1. Les Invalides & Musée de l'Armée Esplanade des Invalides, 7e
  2. Until Sun Jan 25
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SLOW galerie

  • Free

SLOW is one of thea rare Parisian art galleries gallery that that you can walk out of with a picture under your arm without breaking the bank. Established in 2013, the small gallery space used to be a quaint old pharmacy. SLOW supports around 40 young artists at a time, all of whom are well versedspecialising in poetry, photomontage or graphic

  1. 5 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud & 141 rue Amelot, 11e
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Le Marché noir

  • Price band: 1/4

A thrift shop that takes pride in carefully selecting and quality-checking each of its pieces, Le Marché Noir set up stall on the upper floor of the Comptoir Général in 2012 and has continued to grow ever since.  This is a family business: founder Amah Ayivi works with his brother and some friends to bring items over from Africa. 80% of all

  1. 80 quai de Jemmapes, 10e
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John Smith: Le Baiser

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

La Galerie at Noisy-le-Sec is exhibiting ten short films directed by John Smith between 1976 and 2014. Smith’s personality shines through in his work and helps him to stand out from other directors of his generation: he has a distinctive avant garde penchant for irony and humour in laying bare the camera tricks used in filming. The director’s

  1. La Galerie 1 rue Jean Jaurès, 93130
  2. Until Sat Dec 13
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Although you’ll find Eko down the rue Saint-Fiacre, at Paris’s very centre, the experience at hand is anything but French. Parisian events team Blank took over the (ex-synagogue, ex-data centre) venue in October 2014, bringing the venue to life in its latest Japanese transfiguration. Playing crowd-pleasing house music or techno, Eko combines a

  1. 14 Rue Saint-Fiacre, 2e
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Mon Premier Festival

For Mon Premier Festival (My First Festival), Parisian cinemas have concocted a film fest for children from the age of 2 upwards. The festival encourages children to take an interest in film and provides an insight into the workings of the big screen. Over 11 cinemas are taking part, as well as the Forum des Images and the Gaîté Lyrique. Tickets

Zakir Hussain

Renowned Indian musician Zakir Hussain is bringing his tabla to Paris for two shows at the Café de la Danse. He has played with many other musicians such as Ravi Shankar and John McLaughlin in performances that always go to show his talent both as a performer and musical collaborator. Hussain plays on traditional styles, blending in

  1. Café de la Danse 5 passage Louis-Philippe, 11e
  2. Until Sun Oct 26
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Robert Delaunay: Rythmes sans fin

In life, they were inextricably tied; today, 73 years after one's death and 35 after the other's, the Delaunays still come as a pair. As the Musée d'Art Moderne looks back over the career of Sonia (1885-1979), the Centre Pompidou is taking the opportunity to exhibit some 80 oeuvres by Robert (1885-1941) – most of them drawn from its

  1. The Centre Pompidou Rue Saint-Martin, 4e
  2. Until Mon Jan 12
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Sonia Delaunay: Les Couleurs de l'Abstraction

  • Rated as: 3/5

For too long, the art world has pigeonholed Sonia Delaunay as 'the wife of Robert Delaunay' – as if her work were some kind of inferior facsimile of his. Three cheers, then, for the curators of this hefty new retrospective, who have finally redressed the imbalance. Emerging at the tail end of the Fauvist movement, Delaunay gradually rid her work

  1. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 16e
  2. Until Sun Feb 22
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British Shop

  • Price band: 2/4

British expats looking for a home away from home could do worse than head to the plainly named British Shop. This crockery store peddles a Beatrix Potter image of the UK: Peter Rabbit-branded Wedgwood tableware, Brixton Pottery dishes with flower motifs – the works. Teapots (€20-€140), cosies (€14.50) and mugs (€15-€60) – some of

  1. 2 rue François Ponsard, 16e
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