Photography with Vivian Maier or the treasures of MoMA in New York, Renaissance art with Botticelli, contemporary art with Baselitz or David Hockney, a tour of the exhibitions to see in Paris this fall.
Baselitz retrospective at the Center Pompidou
The Center Pompidou looks back on sixty years of creation by Georg Baselitz, constantly oscillating between figuration, abstraction and a conceptual approach. The contemporary German artist says: "I am mannerist in the sense that I twist things. I am brutal, naive and gothic." From his first paintings to his last self-portraits and portraits with his wife, including his inverted figures, the exhibition intends to highlight the most significant periods of his work. From October 20, 2021 to March 7, 2022.
Vivian Maier at the Luxembourg Museum
The American Vivian Maier (1926-2009) was discovered by chance at a sale in 2007. Her work as a street photographer, in black and white then in color, has turned out to be one of the greatest. While making a living as a babysitter, she made more than 100,000 images that remained in the shadows, sometimes never developed. The Musée du Luxembourg presents all aspects of her work, always to be discovered: self-portraits, photos of children, street scenes… Unpublished archives, prints by the photographer, super 8 films never shown, audio recordings shed light on her practice. From September 15, 2021 to January 16, 2022.
Les Flammes, the age of ceramics at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris
The Museum of Modern Art in Paris offers an immersion in ceramics, one of the oldest cultural manifestations of humanity, which has been used to produce idols, houses and kitchen utensils. 400 pieces from various eras and contexts, from great ceramists (Bernard Palissy, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, Takuro Kuwata…) or artists like Dali, Fontana, Cindy Sherman and also anonymous. The exhibition intends to explore the relationship between ceramics and art, and more broadly to humans. From October 15, 2021 to February 6, 2022.
The photographic masterpieces of MoMA at Jeu de Paume
The Jeu de Paume exhibits 230 of the 350 images from the collection of Thomas Walter, a pillar of the modern collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which offers a rich panorama of the art scene between the wars of the two sides of the Atlantic, from Bauhaus to surrealism, from architectures and urban views, portraits and nudes, to reports, photomontages and experiments. An exhibition that tells the story of the invention of modernity in photography, from Berenice Abbott and Claude Cahun to Edward Weston or André Kertész. From September 14, 2021 to February 13, 2022.
Botticelli at the Jacquemart-André museum
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), a great creator, was also an entrepreneur and trainer: the Jacquemart-André museum exhibits around forty works by the Florentine Renaissance artist, with paintings by contemporaries he influenced. An exhibition which intends to show the importance of his workshop practice. With works from the Louvre, the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Vatican Museums, the Uffizi and the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. From September 10, 2021 to January 24, 2022.
Georgia O'Keeffe at the Center Pompidou
The Center Pompidou presents a hundred paintings, drawings and photographs by Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1886), in the first French retrospective of this great figure of North American art of the 20th century. From flower paintings that made her famous to New York skyscrapers and bovine bones, landscapes with plant motifs, her work is marked by renewal. During her long career, she participated in the birth of American modernism in the 1930s and was a pioneer of abstract painting in the 1960s. September 8 to December 6, 2021.
Julie Manet at the Marmottan Museum
The Marmottan-Monet museum retraces the life of Julie Manet. The daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, the brother of Edouard Manet, posed extensively for her mother and other painters, notably her uncle and Auguste Renoir. A hundred works evoke her youth with the Impressionists and also her love of art which led her to build a collection with her husband Ernest Rouart, also a painter, and to have her mother's work recognized. From October 19, 2021 to March 20, 2022.
Finally the cinema! at the Musée d'Orsay
The Musée d'Orsay is devoting a major exhibition to emerging cinema, a new eminently social and popular art. It brings French film production from 1895-1907 into a dialogue with the history of the arts, through themes such as the fascination for the spectacle of the city, the recording of the rhythms of nature, the desire to exhibit bodies, the taste for history. Almost 400 works, objects and films anonymous or signed Pierre Bonnard, Auguste Rodin, Gustave Caillebotte, Louis Lumière, Georges Méliès, Charles Pathé … From September 28, 2021 to January 16, 2022. The Musée d'Orsay also exhibits the collection of Paul Signac, his Neo-Impressionist friends and the Fauves Impressionists and Henri Matisse (from October 12 to February 13).
Samuel Fosso retrospective at the MEP
The European House of Photography is exhibiting 50 years of work by Franco-Cameroonian Samuel Fosso, known for his self-portraits and his incarnations of stereotypical characters, as in his iconic series Tati, in which he is The Liberated American Woman, Le Golfeur or Le Rocheur . More than 200 works by a figure of the international art scene: vintage from the 1970s, iconic black and white and color series from the 1990s to 2000, and the recent monumental series of SIXSIXSIX Polaroids. From November 10, 2021 to March 13, 2022.
Soutine and De Kooning at the Musée de l'Orangerie
The Musée de l'Orangerie brings together the worlds of Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943) and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997). The expressive force of the painting of the artist from the Paris School of Russian origin, his gestural painting and the pronounced impasto of his canvases, visible in the United States between 1930 and 1950, marked the American abstract expressionists and in particular of Kooning, who constructs a singular expressionism, between figuration and abstraction. The exhibition presents some fifty paintings by the two artists around themes such as the tension between the figure and the formless, the painting of the flesh, the practice of gestures. From September 15, 2021 to January 10, 2022.
Anni and Josef Albers at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris
The Museum of Modern Art examines the work of Anni and Josef Albers, a couple formed at the Bauhaus, which was built in a permanent dialogue and which imbued a whole generation of artists with its educational values. They were particularly attached to the revaluation of the craft industry. More than 350 works, paintings, photographs, furniture, graphic works and textiles. The exhibition follows the stages of their life, from the B auhaus to the United States
From September 10, 2021 to January 9, 2022.
Jean-Michel Othoniel takes over the Petit Palais
Jean-Michel Othoniel, famous for his works of colored pearls, takes over the museum and the garden of the Petit Palais to invite you to dream, with more than 70 new pieces, including Le Théorème de Narcisse , un homme-fleur, des Rivières de Brick blue, Lotus and Gold Necklaces . They are embedded in the building, suspended from trees or placed on the water. From September 28, 2021 to January 2, 2022.
Normandy by David Hockney at the Orangerie
Installed in Normandy, in the Pays d'Auge, since 2019, the famous British painter David Hockney took advantage of the first confinement to paint the spring. Then the other seasons followed. Paintings made on iPad, a technique that allows rapid capture of light effects, in vivid colors. His series A Year in Normandy is presented in the form of a 90-meter-long frieze in the large gallery of the Musée de l'Orangerie . From October 13, 2021.
Giuseppe Penone at the BnF
The National Library of France gives carte blanche to Giuseppe Penone. The Italian artist is well known for his questioning of man's links with nature. But the notions of time and memory are also essential for him. And it is the links he has forged with the writing and the imagination of the book that are highlighted here. For the exhibition, he created Sève et thought , an installation conceived from the imprint of a tree around which a text in his hand unfolds. Unpublished pieces, such as his 12 Alberi libro (tree books), drawings, photographs, books and engravings accompany him. From October 12, 2021 to January 23, 2022.
The birth of modern Greece at the Louvre
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence, just after the entry of the Venus de Milo into the Louvre, the Louvre museum offers a large exhibition on the historical, cultural and artistic links between France and Greece. It intersects the history of archeology, which in the 19th century made the discovery of an ancient Greece in color, with the development of the modern Greek state, which was built by drawing on the sources of French and German neoclassicism. Without forgetting the modern Greek art which one discovers in Paris starting from the universal exposures of the end of the XIXe century. From September 30, 2021 to February 7, 2022.