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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 a moment in time, the Colombian's 'protogaphy' question this idea of fixation – he never stops using different approaches

  1. Jeu de Paume 1 place de la Concorde, 8e
  2. Tue Jun 3 - Sun Sep 21
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Dries Van Noten: Inspirations

  • Rated as: 4/5
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For his exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten has drawn on the museum's collection to surround his clothes with artworks that inspire him – the geometric abstractions of Victor Vasarely, the expressionism of Kees van Dongen and bourgeois portraits of Jacques-Emile Blanche. From collection to collection and from season to season, painting, sculpture and photography show their influence on Van Noten's work, echoed in forms and

  1. Musée des Arts Décoratifs 107 rue de Rivoli, 1er
  2. Sat Mar 1 - Sun Nov 2
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Sèvres Outdoors 2014

  • Rated as: 3/5
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  • 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 museum's grounds. It's a great pleasure seeing the works taken out of their habitual white cube environments and placed

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

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Straddling the boundary between fantasy and factual reportage, the photographs of Françoise Huguier present the viewer with a kind of veiled reality. Her work for such publications as Vogue and the New York Times sent Huguier to some of the most remote corners of the globe to snap everything from the Siberian tundra to a community of Colombian nuns; never content to photograph her subjects at face value, she injected an dreamlike energy into her images that raises them above the

  1. Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) 5-7 rue de Fourcy, 4e
  2. Wed Jun 4 - Sun Aug 31
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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 software, working from the pieces' size and catalogue number. The result resembles an enormous, unending frieze, three metres high,

  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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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, syncretic kind of visual art.Redefining painting is at the core of this, the MAC/VAL's sixth exhibition of its collections. As can

  1. MAC/VAL Place de la Libération, 94404
  2. Sat Jun 14 - Mon Jan 5
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Philippe Ramette at Galeries Lafayette

See the legendary store with new eyes during a gravity-defying installation under the famous dome, August 14-30

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