The holidays are coming! To make the most of the sunny days of summer and museums and galleries’ reopening, here is a selection of exhibitions to visit alone, with friends, or with your family. A journey through France with the artists of the Collection...
“New Realism = new approaches of the
perception of reality” – Galerie Vallois, Paris
You need to catch up on Nouveau Réalisme,
the art movement of the 1960s? Galerie Vallois is waiting for you. This summer,
artworks by the main protagonists of New Realism are displayed there, from
Raymond Hains to Daniel Spoerri, Christo, and Niki de Saint-Phalle.
“Ex Africa. African presence in
contemporary art” – Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
To explore the relationships between the
contemporary art scene and old African arts since the end of the 20th
century, the new exhibition of Musée du Quai Branly invites 34 artists, among
which Jean-Michel Alberola, Bertrand Lavier, and Kader Attia, who is presenting
a new piece.
“35 years – birthday exhibition” –
Galerie Oniris, Rennes
For its 35th
gallery set in Rennes celebrates with the artists it supports since its
inception: François Morellet, Aurelie Nemours, Vera Molnar… On a wider scale,
as part of Exporama, the whole city will be dedicated to contemporary art this
in Abstraction” – Centre Pompidou, Paris
Centre Pompidou is currently putting the
spotlight on 110 women often wrongly forgotten in art history, and their
specific contribution to abstraction. There, you’ll find Aurelie Nemours and
Vera Molnar again, as well as Louise Bourgeois, Sonia Delaunay, and many
“The Sky’s Mirror” and “Back to the
Future” – Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux
Spending time in the South? Don’t miss the
Espace de l’Art Concret: for its 30 + 1 years of activity, the centre offers
two exhibitions. “The Sky’s Mirror” displays a series of works about the
Mediterranean, notably by Kader Attia and Philippe Ramette. “Back to the
Future” is an abundant selection where pieces by Sol LeWitt and Bertrand Lavier
can be found.
Gérard Garouste - Marc-Alain Ouaknin” – Galerie Templon, Paris
Between painting and philosophy, Galerie
Templon presents the last pieces by Gérard Garouste, influenced by his research
work with philosopher Marc-Alain Ouaknin. Based on Franz Kafka’s universe, the
artworks displayed mix realism with fantasy.
“When Looking Across the Sea, Do You
Dream?” – Villa Arson, Nice
For her first sizeable solo show in France,
Otobong Nkanga used a broad range of media and multiplied thematic and
aesthetic correspondences. It makes it an ideal first foray into her rich and
“David Hockney – Impressions from 1970
to 2020” – Les Dominicaines, Pont-l’Évêque
A Norman since the last few years, English painter David Hockney naturally
chose the area for this retrospective exhibition covering his 50-year-long
career, from his photo-collages of the 1970s to his Ipad drawings of Normandy’s
landscapes in 2020.
“Free Figuration 1980s” – Fine-Arts
Museum and Cité de la dentelle et de la mode, Calais
Through more than 200 pieces by 50 artists, including François Boisrond, Ben,
and Jean-Michel Basquiat, this exhibition stretching in two museums of Calais
celebrates the norms-shaking creations of Free Figuration.
“Transport Commun (Collective
Transport)” – Société Générale Twin Towers, Puteaux
To top it off, what about our last exhibition? Its first part ends on the 30th
of June, but the second will open its doors at the return from the summer
holidays. There, the artworks from the 14 laureates of the call for projects of
Société Générale’s art patronage and the Beaux-Arts of Paris will be presented
in relation with the works of the Collection...