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Circulation(s) 2015

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

This brilliant festival showcasing young European photographers brims with talent every time it comes around. Le Centquatre in the 19th arrondissement hosts the show, and the 50 selected artists are beyond handy with a camera: some opt for poetic pictures, others for journalistic or artistic styles. Discover Epectase’s series of staged acrobatic shots,

  1. 104 (Centquatre) 104 rue d'Aubervilliers et 5 rue Curial, 19e
  2. Sat Jan 24 - Sun Mar 8
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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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Taryn Simon

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

A habitual satirist of the errors and quirks of Uncle Sam, American artist Taryn Simon turns a caustic, offbeat gaze on the political, legal, military and media power of the United States. She gives the hypocrisy of the state a good going over, particularly in the series 'The Innocents', 'An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar' and 'Contraband' –

  1. Jeu de Paume 1 place de la Concorde, 8e
  2. Tue Feb 24 - Sun May 17
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Les Cahiers dessinés : l'art du dessin

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

For the 10th anniversary of its review, unusual publishing house Cahiers Dessinés (Illustrated Books) has created a show about drawing at the Montmartre home of 'outsider art', the Halle Saint-Pierre. Emphasising the vigour of an art form that is often seen as minor, the exhibition opens with Victor Hugo brought to life by the cartoonist Chaval, followed

  1. Halle Saint-Pierre 2 rue Ronsard, 18e
  2. Wed Jan 21 - Fri Aug 14
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