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Latest must-see art exhibitions in Paris

April 28, 2021

Many Parisian art galleries are currently open by appointment only, whilst others are able to invite visitors to an array of outdoor exhibitions. Take an enticing look at some of the best ones to see right now.
The Belgian artist Philippe Geluck, in front of a sculpture of his creation The Cat
© Studio FiftyFifty

Geluck’s Cats

Belgian newspaper cartoonist and comic artist Philippe Geluck’s is best-known for this entertaining ‘Le Chat’ comic strip. Now his famous cat has been made into 20 huge bronze sculptures, which are currently lined along the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in an unmissable and playful display. This outdoor exhibition adds to the delight of the famous avenue and the artist hopes the sculptures will bring both joy and laughter to Paris.

Until June 9
Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008
(outside exhibition)

A Breath of Life, Alexandre Hopare Monteiro

Facing the colonnade of the Louvre is sculptor Alexandre Hopare Monteiro’s latest exhibition, entitled A Breath of Life. He started out as a Parisian street artist specialising in graffiti and since then his work has taken him to Montreal, Hong Kong, Lisbon and Casablanca. His new project reveals a series of five unstructured metal faces, which give a wonderfully unprecedented sense of fragility to bronze.

Until May 30
Eglise Saint Germain l’Auxerrois, 2 place du Louvre, 75001
(outside exhibition)

Close up shot of a openwork sculpture of a man, made of metal
@gillesbretin
Exhibition gallery with Chagall paintings

Correspondances, Gerard Garouste

Parisian artist Gérard Garouste is one of the leading figures in French art. Working as both a painter and a sculptor, his creativity is inspired by many themes including French culture, the bible, animals and the rich the legacy left to us by the old masters. His latest exhibition, Correspondances at Galerie Templon, is a fascinating mix of realism and fantasy.

Until June 19
28 rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare, 75003
(online exhibition and by appointment)

Simultaneously works in situ and in motion

In celebration of a new gallery space on rue du Pont de Lodi, Kamel Mennour invited Daniel Buren — most well-known for his eye-catching columns at the Palais Royal — and fellow artist Philippe Parreno, to create a visual play of light, colour and geometry. Sensors were placed on the Seine to capture the movement of the water and digitally transmit it to the gallery so that the colourful blinds rise and fall in an apparently random dance, reflecting the real time fluctuations of the Seine.

Until May 15
5 rue du Pont de Lodi, 75006
(by appointment)

Two artists dressed in black, inside an exhibition gallery, with blue and pink neon lights
© Daniel Buren, Adagp © Philippe Parreno Photo. archives kamel mennour
this image shows the exhibition of Thaddaeus Ropac gallery
© Thaddaeus Ropac

30 Years in Paris

Thaddaeus Ropac is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first Parisian gallery with a transformative three-part exhibition, showcasing the work of over 60 artists over the course of seven months. A glorious mix of works both old and new are on display, all carefully curated and bursting with creativity.

Reopening after current lockdown
69 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 93500 Pantin
(online exhibition and by appointment)

 

Dark Light by Darren Almond

British artist Darren Almond proudly presents his second show at Galerie Max Hetzler, this time inspired by the rare but recent astronomical phenomenon known as the ‘Great Conjunction’. This theme is explored through a series of nine large-scale paintings in grid format, representing the close cosmic alignment of planets.

Until June 4
57, rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
(online exhibition and by appointment)

this image shows the exhibition Darren Almond at Galerie Max Hetzler
© Darren Almond / Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin l Paris l London. Photo: Nicolas Brasseur

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