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

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David Altmejd: Flux

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

On the way in to the David Altmejd exhibition, a portrait of the artist’s sister being devoured by a bottomless black hole greets you. This sets the tone for Altmejd's disturbing yet fascinating universe of bird-men, sculptures and transparent cubes. The Québecois artist grabs his viewers’ attention with all sorts of unexpected materials: a few balls

  1. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 11 avenue du Président Wilson, 16e
  2. Fri Oct 10 - Sun Feb 1
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Lumières: Carte blanche à Christian Lacroix

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Set in the centre of the Marais between a cluster of chic modern galleries, the Musée Picasso, the MAHJ and the Carnavalet, the Musée Cognacq-Jay has long suffered from the local competition and a slightly dusty image. Dedicated to the collection of 17th-century objects and artworks of Samaritaine founder Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jay, the

  1. Musée Cognacq-Jay 8 rue Elzévir, 3e
  2. Wed Nov 19 - Sun Apr 19
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Garry Winogrand

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

The fast-paced modernity of America of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s attracts admirers all around the world, and Paris is no exception. Since the opening of the Jeu de Paume photography gallery in the early ’00s, its walls have often displayed the work of the great American snappers: Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Berenice Abbott, Robert Frank and more. But

  1. Jeu de Paume 1 place de la Concorde, 8e
  2. Tue Oct 14 - Sun Feb 8
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