28 April 2014

January 2014

From 15 January to 16 March 2014, David Lynch. Small Stories, at the Maison européenne de la photographie.

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) got a carte blanche to imagine a serie of small stories based on 40 black and white photos of the well-known movie maker.  The mysterious and disturbing atmosphere of David Lynch is definitly there.

February 2014

From 11 February au 18 May 2014, Robert Adams. The place where we live at the Musée du Jeu de Paume.

The Jeu de Paume exhibits around 250 photos of the famous american photographer Robert Adams. The theme  “the place where we live” shows the tragic relationship between man and nature. A kind of documentary mixing hope and despair.

Exhibition produced by the Yale University Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Jeu de Paume.

From 11 February au 18 May2014,  Mathieu Pernot. La Traversée, at the Musée du Jeu de Paume.

Mathieu Pernot is a French photographer graduated fromthe ‘Ecole Nationale de la photographie d’Arles. The exhibition presents a selection of photos taken during the last 20 years. A kind of documentary work in which the roms, tziganes, and exile are omnipresent.

From 11 February au 11 May 2014, Gustave Doré (1832-1883). The power of imagination, at the Musée d’Orsay.

The XIX century French artist Gustave Doré is famous for its illustrations and caricatures. He managed to express on paper the tortued, anxious, fantastic, maleficient univers of children and adults.  He illustrates texts from the Bible, Dante, Rabelais, Perrault, Cervantes, Milton, Shakespeare, Hugo, Balzac, andPoe.

 From 12 February au 9 June 2014, Henri Cartier-Bresson, at the Centre Pompidou, Galery 2, Level 6.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Centre Pompidou organises a major retrospective of the work of this mystical figure of XXth century photography. 

From 13 February to 7 September 2014, The state of heaven, at the Palais de Tokyo. 

This exhibition presents how a selection of great contemporary artists see the state of the world ans their extrapolations on the future.  

Among them : Georges Didi-Huberman and Arno Gisinger, David Douard, Angelika Markul, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thomas Hirshchorn, Tatiana Wolska, Ed Atkins, Michaela Eichwald, the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent with Vivien Roubaud, Thomas Teurlai, Alessandro Piangiamore.

From 13 February au 11 May 2014, at the La Maison rouge, 3 exhibitions :

Berlinde de Bruyckere and Philippe Vandenberg ”I must forget it all”.

La Maison Rouge exhibits simultaneously the sculptures of Berlinde de Bruyckere and the paintings of Philippe Vanderberg . A union not to be missed. 

Mathieu Pernot and Philippe Artières. Photographers asilum.

Based on the discovery of about a hundred photos from the 30′s to 2009 kept at the Psychiatric Hospital Le Bon Sauveur of Picauville.

Florian Pugnaire et David Raffini. The fish coefficient.

Every winter, the association of the friends of the Maison Rouge commissions a work for the patio of the fundation. This winter,  Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini have worked in duo, on a sculpture named “coefficient de Poisson”. Nothing fishy actually (Poisson means fish in French), only a reference to Denis Poisson, the French mathematicien  (1781 – 1840). This coefficient enables to calculate the contraction of matter perpendicularly to the direction of the force. When you see the sculpture you will understand!

From 16 February to 6 Jully 2014, The private Impressionnists , 100 masterpieces from private collections at the Musée Marmottan Monet.

At the occasion of then 80th anniversary of the Museum. Unknown to the public masterpieces to discover.

March 2014

From 4 March to 18 mMay 2014, Modests Tropics Hervé Di Rosa, at the Musée du Quai Branly, Mezzanine Centrale – Atelier Martine Aublet.

With this installation, the French painter Hervé Di Rosa introduces the “modest” art in the Musée du Quai Branly. The exhibition plays with the geographical repartition of the collections, from Africa, to America, Océania and Asia. A work with vivid colors, belonging to the “new realists” movment.

From 4 March to 18 May 2014, Sacred wood. Initiation in the guiean forests, at the Musée du Quai Branly, mezzanine Est.

This is the first exhibition on the art of the Toma and the “Poro” masks from the inhabitants of the Guinean forests. These masks have a crucial meaning during the initiation of a person. 

From 5 March to 28 July 2014, Bill Viola , At the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais.

The american artist Bill Viola is the most famous representative of the video art. He is well known for his numeric frescos and its monumental installations.

His work addresses the major steps of the human life : birth, sleep, dream and death. Not to be missed!

From 11 March to 15 June 2014, Van Gogh / Artaud. the society’s suicide , at Musée d’Orsay.

This exhibitions presents a selection of about 30 works of Van Gogh (paintings, drawings and letters) against the text of  the writer Antonin Artaud: “Vincent Van Gogh, le suicidé de la société” published in 1974.

From 12 March to 20 July 2014, Gotlib‘s worlds, at the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme.

This exhibition pays a tribute to a major figure of the comic strips, the Fench artist Marcel Gotlieb, named Gotlib.

200 original drawing pages to discover this humorous, atheist and anticonformist character, and his key figures  : Isaac Newton, la Coccinelle, Gai-Luron, the professor Burp, Superdupont, Hamster Jovial, Bougret and Charolles.

From 14 March to 21 July 2014, Watteau (De) to Fragonard, Les Fêtes galantes, at Musée Jacquemart-André.

This exhibition focuses on the pictural genre “fête galante” which started at the beginning of the XVIIIth century. 60 works of art about love, poetry, refinement  and tactfulness.

From 26 March au 14 July 2014, Mapplethorpe (Robert), at the  Galerie Sud-Est du Grand-Palais.

Robert Mapplethorpe (died in 1989) is one of the greatest american photographer, famous for his black and white aesthetic. Anticonformists, his photos express the erotism, the sexuality, the sado-masochism and the naked body with strenght and beauty.

 From 26 March to 25 May 2014, Martin Parr, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.

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