As every year in the run-up to International Women’s Day, we’re pleased to share a feminine and feminist selection of exhibitions to see across Eastern Paris: from the Marais to Romainville, through Belleville and Faubourg Saint-Antoine!
Hermine Anthoine – “Dérives – Cosi naturale”
Until March 27th
On the charming rue des Cascades, up the hill of Belleville, Galerie Eko Sato gallery features a selection of artworks by sculptor Hermine Anthoine. The daughter of a farmer, she develops “a universe characterized by the permanent interaction between man and nature, imbued with poetry and fantasy, delicacy and gravity, humor and tragedy”. A nod to earthly creations, just in time for the return of spring.
Wednesday to Saturday: 1pm-5:30pm – Free admission
Galerie Eko Sato
57 Rue des Cascades, 75020 Paris
Lucille Calmel, Hélène Gugenheim, Lucile Olympe Haute & The Coven Intelligence Program – “Manières d’être vivant·e”
March 14th to May 15th
In Romainville, the artists association Jeune Création similarly follows the rhythm of nature with “an encounter with non-human life forms, whether vegetal or animal”. Halfway between ecology, spirituality and technology, “Manières d’être vivant-e” (Ways of Being Alive) seeks to “make room for different stories and experiences of the world we live in”. The exhibition will bring together artworks by the collective The Coven Intelligence Program and artists Lucille Calmel, Hélène Gugenheim, and Lucile Olympe Haute.
Wednesday to Friday: 11am-6pm – Saturday: 2pm-6pm – Free admission
Galerie Jeune Création
43 Rue de la Commune de Paris, 93230 Romainville
Marinette Cueco – “Ardoises, entrelacs”
Until April 30th
An artist of the vegetal and “weaver of herbs” since the 1960s, Marinette Cueco is a unique creative, living between the capital and the forests of her native Corrèze, where her workshop is still located today. This month, Galerie Univer – Colette Colla features a selection of her weavings, in which broken slates are suspended as if trapped in a spider’s web. Knotwork, mosaics, tapestries: the artist’s compositions have long gained recognition in the world of contemporary art, including an exhibition at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris as early as 1986, and praised contributions to the latest editions of Art Paris.
Wednesday to Saturday: 11am-5:30pm – Free admission
Galerie Univer – Colette Colla
6 Cité de l’Ameublement, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 67 00 67
Odonchimeg Davaadorj – “Phusis”
March 13th – April 17th
If you’re around République, do not hesitate to visit Backslash Gallery to discover the dreamlike and symbolic worlds born from the imagination of the artist Odonchimeg Davaadorj. Alongside her mysterious portraits and organic paintings, the exhibit will feature “sketchbooks whose pages will turn over the days”, as well as a large installation linking her creations “first to their environment, by sewing threads, but also between them”. With “Phusis”, ”which will debut on March 13th for a little over a month, the Mongolian-born artist, now Parisian, signs her second solo exhibition at Backslash.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm – Free admission
29 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)9 81 39 60 01
Lélia Demoisy, India Leire, Lucie Linder & Maud Louvrier Clerc – “Formes du vivant”
Until March 7th
Our relationship with the natural world is the common thread of our March 2021 selection: in the Réunion neighborhood (20th district), curator Pauline Lisowski has gathered four artists to evoke “the time we live, and the need for a relationship with the other animal, vegetable, and mineral elements we live with”. Don’t wait too long: the exhibition “Formes du vivant” (Forms of the living), featuring artworks by Lélia Demoisy, India Leire, Lucie Linder and Maud Louvrier Clerc, can be seen until Sunday, March 7th at Plateforme, a venue dedicated to contemporary creation.
Wednesday to Sunday: 3pm-7pm – Free admission
73 Rue des Haies, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 54 92 23 35
Elli Drouilleau, Cristina Oliosi & Antonietta Pizzorno – “Tout et rien”
At the foot of Parc de Belleville, which is just about to blossom, the AAB gallery takes us to fantastic worlds with sculptor Elli Drouilleau, painter Cristina Oliosi, and artist Antonietta Pizzorno, “Inspired by the bazaars where you can find everything, everything and nothing”, the latter will demonstrate her storytelling talents in performances held in front of local school children. These stories will also be open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm – as this is 2021, there will be a limit of seven spectators in the audience. However, nothing prevents you from simply swinging by at any other time to discover the artworks that will echo these poetic adventures! It’s also an opportunity to admire the brand new mural adorning the gallery by local artist Jeanne Varaldi.
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 2pm-6pm – Free admission
Galerie des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville
1 rue Francis Picabia, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 73 74 27 67
Cécile Hartmann – “Le Serpent Noir”
Until July 18th
“Le Serpent Noir” is a documentary project by artist and director Cécile Hartmann, who set out to follow the trail of the Keystone pipeline across the Great Plains of the United States and Canada. Four years after the resistance of the First Nations at Standing Rock and Sacred Stones against the nearby threat of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the artist “shares the archive of this ‘time after’, where the struggles have already given way to the first alterations of the landscape and life forms”. The Keystone XL extension project was back in the news in January, as the new administration revoked the extension permit that would have seen the pipeline expand across Montana and Alberta, on the land of the Sioux and Blackfeet. Scheduled to run until next summer, the exhibition “Le Serpent Noir” brings together photographs, sculptural elements, wall-painting and silkscreens.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 1pm-6pm – Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-6pm
By appointment – Professionals (health-related measures on March 1st)
MABA – Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz
16 Rue Charles VII, 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne
+33 (0)1 48 71 90 07
Irene Kopelman – “Quaternary Unfolded”
March 14th to May 19th
Now installed on the Komunuma site in Romainville, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff will present a solo exhibition of the artist Irene Kopelman starting March 14th. Originally from Cordoba in Argentina and now based in Amsterdam, she questions the notion of landscape by drawing inspiration from the naturalist movementts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her artistic and scientific explorations, carried out alongside the World Glacier Monitoring Service of the University of Zurich in recent years, inspired her to create new shapes, patterns and variations.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-6pm – By appointment and online
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
43 Rue de la Commune de Paris, 93230 Romainville
+33 (0)1 42 03 05 65
Ingrid Maillard – “Night Symphony”
Until April 10th
In the heart of the Marais, Galerie Sabine Bayasli invites us to a “Night Symphony”, the first solo exhibition of the talented Ingrid Maillard. With the graphite pencil as her medium of choice, the artist draws dreams and mythologycal figures by “reinterpreting these myths in solemn scenes of life”. In a meticulous use of contrasts, she represents “the tensions and connections of interacting bodies, insisting on the characteristic rarities of the anatomy”.
Tuesday to Saturday: 2pm-7pm – Free admission
Galerie Sabine Bayasli
99 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
Marquise – “Le rêve éveillé”
Until March 14th
The Cabinet d’amateur, a few steps from Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine (11th arrondissement), is a well-known address for street art enthusiasts. The gallery will host the creations of Marquise for another two weeks: Parisians most attentive to the changing decor of local streets will not fail to recognize the style and silhouettes of her collages, “on the border between dream and reality, where the ordinary becomes magical”. Active in Paris since 2018, Marquise “wishes to offer an alternative universe in which every person would be welcomed as they are, a world where the freedom of being yourself would be the only rule, the only necessity”.
Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm-5pm – Free admission
Le cabinet d’amateur
12 Rue de la Forge Royale, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 48 14 06
Lulù Nuti – “Terrain amère”
March 24th – April 24th
Somewhere between Rome and Paris, the artist Lulù Nuti “designs sculptures and installations to dialogue with space, and question our perception of reality, the transformation of habits, and our relationship to nature and the environment”. The exhibition “Terrain amère” is the second personal project of the artist featured at Chloe Salgado Gallery, a stone’s throw from Place de la République. From March 20th, using wood and metal, pencils and pastels, she will take us to “a story lulled by intimate reminiscences, between remembrance and nostalgia”.
Wednesday to Saturday: 12pm-5pm – Free admission
Galerie Chloe Salgado
61 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Lili Wood – “Les Carrés de Cancale”
March 11th – April 4th
A must to discover the new generation of graphic artists in Paris, Slow Galerie will present a selection of works by illustrator Lili Wood from March 11th. Installed in Cancale since last summer, the artist recreates the sometimes supernatural lights and atmosphere of the Emerald Coast. Foamy sea, pastel skies, black rock: through more than thirty gouaches in square format, let yourself be carried away along the shores of an “impetuous, luminous, mystical and wild” Brittany. These inspired compositions reminded us how we’d surely all benefit from a vacation by the sea right now!
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30am-6pm – Free admission
5 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 44 68
Conference – “Quand imaginaires et plaisirs féministes se libèrent”
March 8th & Online
For the third conference of the cycle “Le féminisme n’a jamais tué personne” (Feminism has never killed anyone), the Bpi welcomes journalist Elvire-Duvelle Charles, essayist Fania Noël, and author Élise Thiébaut. Adressing the liberation of feminist imaginations, this discussion will be visible online on Monday, March 8, International Women’s Day, live from 6:30 pm. Previous conferences, which tackled speaking out against sexism, can also be found on Youtube.
Monday, March 8th – 6:30pm & Visible online – Free access – In French
Bpi – Bibliothèque publique d’information
19 Rue Beaubourg, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 78 12 75
Une île / Conversation – Artworks featured in the exhibit “Les Carrés de Cancale” at Slow Galerie
© Lili Wood – Courtesy of the artist and Slow Galerie