Art galleries in Bastille
- Critics choice
Founded by collector Antoine de Galberg, and set in a former printworks, the Red House is an independently run space that alternates monographic shows of contemporary artists' work with pieces from different private art collections.
- 10 boulevard de la Bastille, 12e
- Critics choice
This tiny photography boutique is open by appointment only, but don’t let that put you off. Owner Emmanuelle Fructus has one of France’s most exciting collections of rare photography books and anonymous photos from the 19th-century to today – a veritable art gallery unto itself and must for photography lovers, or anyone looking for something fun to put on the wall or coffee table. As time goes by, photos change hands, and the names of the people in the images, and indeed of the photographers themselves, are frequently forgotten. This is where Emmanuelle steps in, unearthing thought-provoking images of folks unknown to give them a new lease of life in her boutique. And she’s certainly got an eye for art: Every photo, be it a 1950s bathing scene or a turn-of-the-century family portrait, exudes something so eye-catching it could be in a museum. Un livre – une image also lends its walls to contemporary artists (like Céline Duval, Philippe Jusforgues, Coco Fronsac and Valentine Fournier) who use anonymous photography in their work.
- 17 rue Alexandre Dumas, 11e
Magda Danysz has moved into a three-storey space near the Cirque d'Hiver on the fringes of the Marais, aiming to make contemporary art accessible. She has a taste for artists influenced by graffiti and animation, as well as the hybrid art-design-science output of the Ultralab cooperative.
- 78 rue Amelot, 11e