Fall has arrived and the Parisian sky put on its grey cloth: it’s the perfect season to enjoy the many museums and galleries of the French capital. Here’s our monthly art exhibit selection in Eastern Paris, from Belleville to République and Le Marais.
Caroline Bouyer – “ Périph’ ”
Until October 19th
Regularly featured in our selection, Slow Galeries features a series of 38 aquatint engravings by artist Caroline Bouyer, whose workshop is located in Ménilmontant.
Resulting from the use of aqua fortis, these artworks are the culmination of years of artistic exploration along the ring encircling the capital. « In 2014, I started getting interested in the Parisian périphérique with the desire to invest this border between two worlds, trying to take an intimate and singular look at this belt defining the edges of Paris », the artist explains.
Reminiscent of the poetry of the industrial landscapes captured by photographer Félix Thiollier, « Périph » shows the unique character of rarely depicted places where the capital’s most remote neighborhoods meet the beginnings of the banlieue.
Tuesday to Friday: 12pm-7:30pm – Saturday: 11am-7pm
5 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 44 68
Collective Exhibition – « Beyond the Veil »
Until October 2nd
At the heart of Belleville, the gallery Mémoire de l’Avenir is presenting « Beyond the Veil », an international artistic project bringing together « a hundred female plastic artists, photographers, writers, poets and activists coming from all five continents » – with the addition of six artworks by male artists following its presentation at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
« A social, identity and cultural marker », the veil was the unifying theme explored by the artists, many of which are from the Middle-East. Designed in partnership with The International Artists Museum, « the project was born following a conversation among young female leaders of the Arabic world, who met in Jordan during the YaLa Young Leaders conference […]. »
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am-7pm
Mémoire de l’Avenir
45-47 rue Ramponeau, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 51 17 18 75
Collective Exhibition – « Cuba – Pa Donde Vamos? »
Until October 22nd
North of the Marais, the 193 Gallery (named after the number of the member states recognized by the UN) resumes its travels around the world to explore Cuba, whose unique character and artistic tradition are well-established.
« ¿Pa’ Donde Vamos? – Where are we going? »: behind a title with multiple interpretations, the exhibition brings together three generations of artists to « better understand the stakes of a singular scene which has become a regular feature in the international market of contemporary art. »
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30am-7:30pm – Sunday: 12pm-6pm
7 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)6 03 70 78 26
Collective Exhibition by Eko Seto – “Le Silence du Mouvement”
Until December 21st
After the success of its last artistic season dedicated to humanist photography, the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin now focuses on the theme of movement, bringing together an international selection of contemporary artists invited by Eko Sato, a gallery manager based up the hills of Belleville and the curator of this new exhibit.
« Free from hierarchies, favoring a dialogue between the work of artists from different origins and generations » as well as an immersive and sensorial approach, « Le Silence du Mouvement » features kinetic art pieces by Damien Bénéteau, Laurent Debraux, Justin Fiske, Pascal Haudressy, Gladys Nistor, Catarina Rosa, Karina Smigla-Bobinski and Haruhiko Sunagawa.
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am-6pm
Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 Rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 58 53 55 40
Hassan Hajjaj – Carte Blanche : Maison Marocaine de la Photographie
Until November 17th
On the occasion of the third Photography Biennale of the contemporary Arab World, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie gives carte blanche to British-Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj in his first retrospective in France. The artist will also invite two young Moroccan photographers to show their work at the MEP’s Studio: Zahrin Kahlo from September 11th to October 13th, and Lamia Naji from October 18th to November 17th.
Over the fall, Hassan Hajjaj is thus turning the institution into a Maison Marocaine de la Photographie, filling its spaces with a mosaic of flamboyant portraits. Combining traditions and contemporary fashion while twisting orientalist clichés, the artist delivers a vibrant tribute to his homeland, alternatively celebrating the diversity of its population and the creativity of local artists.
Full: €10 – Reduced: €6
Wednesday & Friday: 11am-8pm – Thursday: 11am-10pm – Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 78 75 00
Marcus Jansen – « Stop, Look and Listen »
Until October 12th
Originally from the Bronx, the talented Marcus Jansen finds inspiration in New York’s street art scene, whose development he closely followed in the 1980s. His very personal paintings can be described as pioneering an « urban expressionism » were the pop influences of Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat combine.
A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, particularly affected by the violence of the conflict, the artist started his carreer selling his paintings on the sidewalks of Soho to survive before being noticed by exhibition curator Jérôme Donson.
A driving force in an out of the ordinary path, his unique and poetic vision gradually opened the doors of major art institutions to Marcus Jansen all around the world: Washington’s Smithsonian Instution, Kansas City’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan’s Triennale, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am-7pm
78 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 45 83 38 51
Adolfo Kaminsky – Forger and photographer
Until December 8th
Tuesday to Friday: 11am-6pm – Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
71 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 01 86 60
Sortie Boulogne, périph’ intérieur – Artwork from the exhbit « Périph » at Slow Galerie © Caroline Bouyer