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Art and stage reviews and listings for Paris’s best museum exhibitions, theatres and art galleries




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Laurent Grasso : Soleil double

  • Rated as: 5/5
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  • Free

The French artist conjures up a mischievous exhibition, replete with optical trickery and deliberate anachronisms, at the Galerie Perrotin.

  1. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin 76 rue de Turenne, 3e
  2. Sat Sep 6 - Fri Oct 31
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Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures

  • Rated as: 4/5
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  • Free

The irreverent British duo return to the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, site of their 2012 exhibition London Pictures, with a new series entitled 'Scapegoating Pictures' – albeit this time, they'll set up shop in the gallery's vast Pantin venue. Expect another set of incisive works fusing pop art and biting social critique. Rest assured – they aren't the

  1. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin 69 avenue du Général Leclerc, 93500
  2. Sun Sep 7 - Sat Nov 8
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William Eggleston: From Black and White to Color

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Trolleys piled up in a supermarket car park. Cadillacs hooked to petrol pumps. Fridge shelves lined with innumerable milk cartons. And above all, people: people buying, spending, consuming. People living the American Dream.Welcome to the southern American states circa 1950. When photographer William Eggleston started out snapping his homeland at the end of

  1. Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 2 impasse Lebouis, 14e
  2. Wed Sep 10 - Sun Dec 21
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Avec et sans peinture

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Over the course of the last century, photography and cinema dealt painting a blow without quite managing to kill it off. Now, at a time when the likes of Gerhard Richter model paintings on photos and Bill Viola effectively builds canvases from video, there's a strong case to be made for the renaissance of painting – albeit as one element in a new,

  1. MAC/VAL Place de la Libération, 94404
  2. Sat Jun 14 - Mon Jan 5
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Oscar Muñoz: Protographies

  • Rated as: 4/5
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This isn't the sort of exhibition where photos are framed and lined up sensibly on white walls. For Oscar Muñoz (b. 1951), photography is a malleable tool that lets him explore the world around him – a filter than modifies, adapts, breaks down, transforms, dismantles and re-forms to get him closer to his subject. Instead of photogrpahy seeking to freeze

  1. Jeu de Paume 1 place de la Concorde, 8e
  2. Tue Jun 3 - Sun Sep 21
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Niki de Saint Phalle

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Luckily, the Grand Palais is big enough to house Niki de Saint Phalle’s (1930-2002) enormous works. The high priestess of sculpture, New Realism and gunpowder (she’s famous for her gun performances/paintings, ‘Tirs’), this exhibition brings together Saint Phalle’s giant robots, female figures, strong colours and mechanical assemblages created with

  1. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 8e
  2. Wed Sep 17 - Sun Jan 18
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Le Mur - Collection Antoine de Galbert

  • Rated as: 4/5
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To celebrate its ten year anniversary, the Maison Rouge is displaying the collectin of its founder, Antoine de Galbert – or to be more precise, a selection of his more than a million paintings, drawings, photographs and small sculptures – anything that can be hung on a wall. Their placement in the exhibiton was realised at random by a piece if

  1. La Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert 10 boulevard de la Bastille, 12e
  2. Sat Jun 14 - Sun Sep 21
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Sèvres Outdoors 2014

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Xippas, Polaris, Loevenbruck and Cortex Athletico are just some of the Parisian galleries that have taken summer quarters in the Hauts-de-Seine. Organised by the Galeries Mode d'Emploi (part of the Fondation Ricard), the Cité de la Céramique is trying something new until September 21, planting an impressive selection of sculptures and installations in the

  1. 2 place de la Manufacture, 92310
  2. Mon Jun 30 - Sun Sep 21
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