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Spring exhibitions in Paris

Our pick of the art shows in the French capital this spring, from Bowie to Velazquez


Les Cahiers dessinés : l'art du dessin

For the 10th anniversary of its review, unusual publishing house Cahiers Dessinés (Illustrated Books) has created a show about drawing at the Montmartre home...

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Halle Saint-Pierre, Montmartre Until Friday August 14 2015

Henry Darger

Critics' choice

When an insignificant office worker died in 1973, his lodgers were surprised by what they found in the bedroom – hundreds of canvases, plus three enormous volumes made up of many thousands of pages. Since then, Henry Darger's name...

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Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Champs Élysées and western Paris Until Sunday October 11 2015

Mixed media

Chercher le garçon

Critics' choice

MAC/VAL is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a new exhibition, ‘Chercher le Garçon’, which explores representations of boys and boyhood in contemporary art.  The theme is less broad than it first seems, as the ‘boy’ proves a fragile and elusive figure, often eclipsed by depictions of ‘dominant’ adult masculinity...

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MAC/VAL, Beyond the centre Until Sunday August 30 2015

Harry Potter: L'exposition

It’s broomsticks, bludgers and Bertie Botts beans galore as the Harry Potter exhibition arrives in Paris. Showing at Luc Besson’s film studio complex La Cité du Cinéma...

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La Cité du Cinéma Until Sunday September 6 2015