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BangwaCameroonPhoto: Hughes DuboisMusée Dapper
Bangwa
Cameroon
Photo: Hughes Dubois
Musée Dapper
Masterpieces From Africa: In the collections of the Musée Dapper
PARIS  •  Musée Dapper  •  30 September 2015 - 17 July 2016
 

Notable characteristics of the collections of the Musée Dapper are the diversity of their geographic origins and their antiquity. The exhibition presents around 130 of its most important pieces. Some are unique and without any equivalent in the world, such as the sculptures from Gabon (Fang, Kota, Punu), Cameroon (Bangwa), Benin (Fon) and Mali (Dogon, Soninke).
Long-awaited by the public, Masterpieces from Africa will enable visitors to discover keynote works of art whose significance is rooted in the cultures of Central and West Africa.

The different pieces exhibited have been chosen for their sculptural qualities but also for the roles they played in the societies within which they were created: masks, statues, statuettes, altars, headdresses, weapons and other artefacts are closely linked to specific practices and forms of knowledge. They had multiple functions, for example, some were used in initiation rituals, such as those of adolescents or of men developing esoteric and/or technical knowledge. Others, though sometimes the same pieces, were employed in cults that worshipped the ancestors or ensured the fertility of women and the land, or for purposes of cures.



Musée Dapper Website


Contact: Musée Dapper
35 rue Paul Valéry
75116 Paris
Tel: (33) 01 45 00 91 75

Masterpieces of Budapest
PARIS  •  Musée du Luxembourg  •  9 March - 10 July 2016
 
The famous Museum of Fine Art (Szépművészeti Múzeum), currently being renovated, joins the Hungarian National Gallery to present the gems of their collections in Paris, from mediaeval sculpture to symbolism and expressionism. The exhibition brings together eighty paintings, drawings and sculptures by Dürer, Cranach, El Greco, Goya, Manet, Gauguin and Kokoschka and ten emblematic works of Hungarian art with an unexpected perspective on European art.

Musée du Luxembourg Website


Contact: Musée du Luxembourg
19 Rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris
Tel: 33 1 40 13 62 00

Seydou Keïta
Seydou Keïta
Seydou Keïta
PARIS  •  Galeries nationales du Grand Palais  •  31 March - 11 July 2016
 
Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) is now considered one of the greatest photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Showing off his subjects to best advantage, his mastery of framing and light and the modernity and inventiveness of his compositions all earned him a huge success. He retired in 1977 after having been the official photographer of a Mali that had become independent. His work constitutes an exceptional testimony to the Malian society of his time.

Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Website


Contact: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Tel: 33 (0)1 44 13 17 17

Miquel Barceló: Sol y sombra
PARIS  •  Bibliothèque nationale de France, site François-Mitterrand  •  22 March - 28 August 2016
 

The Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Musée national Picasso-Paris organize a joint event dedicated to Miquel Barceló. Numerous pieces, never-presented before, allow visitors to discover the Majorcan artist’s universe. Paintings and ceramics are presented at the Musée national Picasso-Paris while the engraved works are put on display at the BnF.

Miquel Barceló’s engraved works that stand as a major part of the artist’s production are rarely presented. The artist, painter, sculptor and ceramist, has also been trying his hand at printing techniques since the beginning of his career. Rich and deeply original, his printed works gather nearly 250 copper and wood engravings, lithographs, screen prints and stampings.

Visitors are invited to follow a thematic path built around a selection of 60 recent or very old prints accounting for the coherence and singularity of his artistic approach.

A monumental fresco made of soil and daylight was created in situ across the full height of the windows of the Julien Cain alley that the artist covered with a fine coat of clay before scraping the dried material. An outstanding introduction to the exhibition, this 190 metre-length over 6-metre high fresco immerses visitors in Barceló’s universe.



Bibliothèque nationale de France Website


Contact: Bibliothèque nationale de France, site François-Mitterrand
Quai François Mauriac
75013 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 53 79 59 59

Bentu, Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation
PARIS  •  Fondation Louis Vuitton:  •  27 January - 29 August 2016
 
 

Bentu: The native soil. In contemporary Chinese art, this term does not connote nationalism. Rather, it represents a dialectical concept that aims to reconcile the “local” and the “global” in a universalist and critical rediscovery of identity. This notion is central to the research of artists, curators and academics in China today.

This exhibition brings together 12 artists of different generations who live on mainland China. Using a wide variety of techniques and media, drawn from both local tradition and culture, as well as newer cutting edge technologies – sometimes associating with or confronting these – the artists reveal the complexities of a society that is in permanent mutation. The works highlight the current state of economy and ecology, and most notably, the transformation of the relationship between the city and the countryside. Questions relating to identity are also addressed.

The choice of works does not seek to show a panorama of the artistic scene in China, but aims to draw attention to the multiform character of the production in the country, which undergoes rapid development and which affirms itself through outstanding individuals, rather than through specific movements.

List of artists:

Cao Fei, Hao Liang, Hu Xiangqian, Liu Chuang, Liu Shiyuan, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, Qiu Zhijie, Tao Hui, Xu Qu, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong



Fondation Louis Vuitton Website


Contact: Fondation Louis Vuitton
8, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi Bois de Boulogne
75116 - Paris
Tel: (33) 1 40 69 96 00

Carambolage
PARIS  •  Grand Palais  •  2 March - 4 July 2016
 
 
Carambolage, or Cannon in English is a term used in the game of billiards. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. fig.: double whammy, shot ricochet.
185 works of art from different eras, styles and countries are presented in an exhibition designed like a game of dominoes, where each work leads to the next by an association of ideas or forms. The creations of Boucher, Giacometti, Rembrandt, Man Ray, Annette Messager and other anonymous artists interact in a fun tour that revisits our traditional approach to art history. - See more at: http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/carambolages#sthash.ASjxSH5a.dpuf

Carambolage, or Cannon in English is a term used in the game of billiards. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. fig.: double whammy, shot ricochet.

185 works of art from different eras, styles and countries are presented in an exhibition designed like a game of dominoes, where each work leads to the next by an association of ideas or forms. The creations of Boucher, Giacometti, Rembrandt, Man Ray, Annette Messager and other anonymous artists interact in a fun tour that revisits our traditional approach to art history.
Carambolage, or Cannon in English is a term used in the game of billiards. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. fig.: double whammy, shot ricochet.

185 works of art from different eras, styles and countries are presented in an exhibition designed like a game of dominoes, where each work leads to the next by an association of ideas or forms. The creations of Boucher, Giacometti, Rembrandt, Man Ray, Annette Messager and other anonymous artists interact in a fun tour that revisits our traditional approach to art history.
Carambolage, or Cannon in English is a term used in the game of billiards. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. fig.: double whammy, shot ricochet.

185 works of art from different eras, styles and countries are presented in an exhibition designed like a game of dominoes, where each work leads to the next by an association of ideas or forms. The creations of Boucher, Giacometti, Rembrandt, Man Ray, Annette Messager and other anonymous artists interact in a fun tour that revisits our traditional approach to art history.

Carambolage, or Cannon in English is a term used in the game of billiards. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. fig.: double whammy, shot ricochet.

185 works of art from different eras, styles and countries are presented in an exhibition designed like a game of dominoes, where each work leads to the next by an association of ideas or forms. The creations of Boucher, Giacometti, Rembrandt, Man Ray, Annette Messager and other anonymous artists interact in a fun tour that revisits our traditional approach to art history.



Grand Palais Website


Contact:

Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris


Tel: (33) 1 44 13 17 17

Founding Myths. From Hercules to Darth Vader
PARIS  •  Musee du Louvre  •  17 October 2015 - 4 July 2016
 
 

Presented in the Petite Galerie throughout the school year, the exhibition “Founding Myths” tells how illustrators, sculptors, painters, puppeteers, filmmakers, and musicians around the world have drawn inspiration from myths, given them form, and brought them to life.

The exhibition displays some 70 artworks, grouped into four sections. The first gallery invites you to discover the tales told by different civilizations in an effort to explain the creation of the world. Then find out how the cycles of nature are recounted in Greek, Egyptian, and Islamic civilizations. Meet mythological heroes such as Gilgamesh, Orpheus, Hercules, and Icarus, and see how they have been portrayed by classical and contemporary artists. In the final gallery, ponder modern-day interpretations of myths and metamorphoses: from Jean Cocteau to Star Wars, Japanese manga to Fantômas, do the mythologies of popular culture not still draw from the same repertoire of stories and tales?



Musée du Louvre Website


Contact: Musée du Louvre
75001 Paris
Tel: (33 ) 1 40 20 53 17

Gérard Fromanger
PARIS  •  Centre Pompidou  •  17 February - 16 May 2016
 
 

Gérard Fromanger’s name evokes a host of motifs, people and events that together conjure up half a century of artistic, cultural and social life: his friendship with Jacques Prévert, May 68, red silhouettes, pedestrians on the city streets, the play of colours, a legendary agitational short made with Jean-Luc Godard, texts by Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and Félix Guattari, Figuration Narrative, painting and politics.

Ranging from 1964 to 2015, this exhibition of some fifty works, some rarely seen, seeks to trace the changing expressions of this single project.



Centre Pompidou Website


Contact: Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris
France
Tel: (33) 1 44 78 12 33

Jean-Michel Alberola: L’aventure des détails
PARIS  •  Palais de Tokyo  •  19 February - 16 May 2016
 
 
Jean-Michel Alberola (born in 1953 in Algeria, lives in Paris) is at once one of the best-known and most mysterious French artists of his generation. In February 2016, the Palais de Tokyo is inviting him to put on a large-scale solo show, the first in Paris since his retrospective at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, almost 20 years ago.  

Political, poetic, committed and profound, Jean-Michel Alberola’s oeuvre is a geography rather than a history, a panorama that allows him to act artistically on reality, feelings and the state of the world, through paintings, neon lights, films, texts, objects, installations, sculptures, murals, publications and tracts.



Palais de Tokyo Website


Contact: Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 81 97 35 88

Events in Classical Music

Orchestre de Paris: Matthias Goerne, baritone
PARIS  •  Grande salle - Philharmonie  •  11 May 2016
 

Richard Wagner
    Tristan et Isolde : Prélude
    Tristan et Isolde : Monologue du roi Marke
    The Flying Dutchman: Monologue du Hollandais
    La Walkyrie: Adieux de Wotan et incantation du feu

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Orchestre de Paris
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Matthias Goerne, baritone

 



Philharmonie de Paris Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h30

Contact: Cité de la musique
221, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 84 44 84

Alexei VolodinPhoto: Marco Borggreve
Alexei Volodin
Photo: Marco Borggreve
Alexei Volodin, piano
PARIS  •  Cité de la musique  •  10 May 2016
 
 

Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Medtner, Rachmaninoff

Alexei Volodin, piano



Cité de la musique Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h30

Contact: Cité de la musique
221, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 44 84 44 84



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