It’s February, the lawns of Buttes-Chaumont are frosty, so we’re staying warm with these current and upcoming exhibits! Here’s our selection for Eastern Paris in February 2019.
Nadia Atek, Pascale Leroi, and Isabelle Terrisse – Les EtatsMorphoses
February 7 – February 17
Three Belleville-based artists explore the theme of transformation through this multimedia exhibit cleverly combining drawing, painting, sculpture and photography.
In the “EtatsMorphoses” experiment, Nadia Atek, Pascale Leroi and Isabelle Terrisse introduce an element of surprise by placing restyled shapes and objects in “an unexpected context, another posture, an unusual environment.”
Thursday to Sunday: 2pm-8pm
Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville
1 Rue Francis Picabia, 75020 Paris
+33 1 73 74 27 67
Nina Bunjevac – Bezimena
January 18 – March 9
A Canadian artist with Serbian roots, Nina Bunjevac delivers a third book combining engraving and graphic novel with “Bezimena”, after her resolutely feminist work “Heartless” and the more personal “Fatherland”.
The Galerie Martel presents original prints showing the talent of this inspired graphic storyteller, who is currently in residence at Angoulème’s Maison des Auteurs. In her new book (Ici Même Éditions), eroticism and its darker sides are the central theme of a gripping journey in black and white.
Tuesday to Saturday: 2:30pm-7pm
17 Rue Martel, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 46 35 09
William Daniels – Wilting Point
January 25 – April 11
After the success met by the Willy Ronis exhibit, the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin welcomes documentary photographer William Daniels, who just published his new book “Wilting Point”.
From the Bangladesh-Myanmar border to Kashmir, Central African Republic and Kyrgyzstan: William Daniels favors a frontal and engaged photography style to give a harrowing testimony of uprooted communities sharing common curses.
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am-6pm
Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 Rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 58 53 55 40
February 2 – March 9
H Gallery features an exhibit of photographer Benjamin Deroche, whose trademark is a “sensitive and unique relation to nature.” In the series “Surnature” and “Baltica”, his poetic installations in natural settings follow on from the Land Art movement.
The exhibit also presents several photographs of the series “Duras”, which were taken at the Hôtel des Roches Noires, where the novelist and screenwriter Marguerite Duras used to stay in Trouville-sur-Mer.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-1pm / 2pm-7pm
H Gallery (in partnership with Galerie Françoise Paviot)
90 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 06 67 38
Sandrine Elberg – Stellaris
February 8 – March 9
Photographer Sandrine Elberg propels us towards the stars in this hypnotizing exhibit hosted at the Fisheye Gallery, a short walk away from the Canal Saint-Martin.
Far-away galaxies, dreamlike asteroids and imagined planetary surfaces alternate in these black and white works using a wide range of techniques: digital photography, postproduction, rayograph (interposition of an object between a sensitive paper and the light), and chemigram (use of light-sensitive paper).
Wednesday to Saturday: 2pm-7pm
2 Rue de l’Hôpital Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 37 24 19
Laurence Larour and Loriane Pavan – Des enfances irakiennes
February 2 – February 23
Hosted at the cultural center of Rue Clavel, on the edge of the Buttes-Chaumont, this exhibit is the fruit of the 2018 photoreports of photographer Loriane Pavan and journalist Laurence Larour in Iraq.
“Des enfances irakiennes” portrays the youth of Mosul in the streets – and too often the ruins – of Iraq’s second largest city, which is recovering with difficulty after three years of occupation by the Islamic State.
Monday to Friday: 9:30am-9:30pm – Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm / 1:30pm-6pm
24 bis Rue Clavel, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 40 87 78
Vivian Maier – The Color Work
January 19 – March 30
The story of Vivian Maier is sad and fascinating at once. She worked for 40 years as a nanny, and her immense talent for photography was left ignored during her whole life. She took advantage of her trips in the streets of Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to produce more than 120,000 negatives. She could not afford to develop most of her pictures, and the recognition of their artistic value coincided with her passing in 2009 in her 83rd year.
Les Douches feature a series of more than forty photographs of the now celebrated anonymous, two thirds of which are in colors. Mostly taken from the 50s to the 70s, these works show the unique talent of Vivian Maier, an artist especially know for her portraits in black and white. The exhibit “The Color Work” demonstrate that the mysterious photographer’s poetic realism translates just as well in full colors.
Wednesday to Saturday: 2pm-7pm
Les Douches La Galerie
5, rue Legouvé 75010 Paris
Chloé Poizat – Des rameaux frêles et frais comme des doigts de femmes
January 17 – February 23
Atop of the Parc de Belleville, push the doors of the aptly-named Galerie 22,48m² to explore the surprising universe of Chloé Poizat, a Parisian artist inspired by fantastic themes, as well a spontaneous creative practices such as art brut and automatic drawing.
This multimedia exhibit takes us through “fragmented fictional words where the grotesque, dreams, fears and the bizarre are everywhere”, demonstrating an indisputable command of black and white textures and contrasts.
Wednesday to Saturday: 2pm-7pm
30 Rue des Envierges, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 81 72 26 37
Ernesto Sartori – Crepuscoli Spiangenti
February 7 – March 30
An expert at experimenting with volumes and colors, Italian artist Ernesto Sartori presents singular compositions – nonetheless managing to recall classical themes such as landscape and still life.
His polymorphic artworks shaped with pastel nuances will be featured at the Galerie Marcelle Alix until March 30 – another great reason to climb to the top of Rue de Belleville.
Wednesday to Saturday: 11am-7pm
Galerie Marcelle Alix
4 Rue Jouye-Rouve, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 50 04 16 80
Yuki Tatsumi – Japanese Tip
February 20 – March 2
Japanese designer Yuki Tatsumi collects origamis created with the paper used to wrap chopsticks by the customers of Japanese restaurants. In a country where leaving a tip is unusual, the artist sees them as signs of gratitude, these “Japanese tips” evoking an aesthetics long associated with the Land of the Rising Sun.
In the heart of the 10th arrondissement, the Espace Japon will present a thousand of these colorful and minimalist artworks – among the 15,000 origamis collected by Yuki Tatsumi around the archipelago since 2012.
Tuesday to Friday: 1pm-7pm – Saturday: 1pm-6pm
12 Rue de Nancy, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 77 47
Pablo Valbuena – Si le Temps est un Lieu
January 19 – March 24
Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena is moving his luminous artworks under the archways of the Centquatre. Trained as an architect, he blens sounds and lights to build “ephemeral and immersive sculptures” using of the characteristics and volumes of the venue.
“Si le Temps est un Lieu” (“If Time is a Place”) is the artist’s first solo exhibit in France. The City of Paris is currently hosting Pablo Valbuena as resident artist at the Centre international des Récollets.
Full: 8€ – Reduced: 5€
Wednesday to Sunday: 2pm-7pm
104 Rue d’Aubervilliers, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 35 50 01