November 2021: A selection of art exhibitions to view in Eastern Paris this month

Looking for a cultural break? From the Marais to Pantin through Belleville, we’ll be your guide for this month’s selection of art exhibits.

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Camille Benarab-Lopez – Peines perdues

Pre-opening November 5th – 7th – November 17th to December 18th

Écran 2 (sous le soleil) – Artwork featured in the exhibit Peines perdues at Galerie Chloé Salgado © Camille Benarab-Lopez

“It is a truism: we live in a world saturated with images. What’s the point, then, of adding more? In this supermarket of images, Camille Benarab-Lopez is a gleaner: using screen captures, photocopies and scans with assumed blurs, she recovers representations of others in the course of her curiosity-fueled wanderings on the Internet and in libraries. Bits of photographs, corners of paintings, she exhumes details and tiny lives in new materials, and the images made plastic become sculptures. Through their textures, they offer themselves as texts to be deciphered, as renewed vanities: flowers join shells, family archives are printed on advertising catalogs from the seventies, or are buried, haunted, under obscure baroque paintings. Composite materials and fertile anachronisms meet with a surrealist malice.” — Ysé Sorel

Wednesday to Saturday: 2pm-7pm – Free admission

Galerie Chloé Salgado
61 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
galeriechloesalgado.com

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Bouda – Crevette

November 6th-27th

Exhibit art – Crevette by Bouda © Maela B – Atelier Nanoh

More information to come.

Tuesday to Saturday: 2pm-7pm – Free admission

Atelier Nanoh
22 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris
nanoh.art

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Eresie – 540

Until November 22nd

Artworks featured in the exhibit 540 at 389 La Boutique © Eresie

“The artworks tfeatured in 540 are the result of an experimental process of painting, based on statistical analysis methods and representations of the longest chess game in history, played in 20 hours and 15 minutes between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic in 1989. The artist, Eresie, built up an exhaustive database by means of diagrams and spreadsheets transposed into his works, with brushes becoming the pieces of the game. The compositions of the paintings are ordered by strict protocols in order to illustrate certain characteristics of the duel. In the manner of a long pose in photography, each painting materializes in a fixed image of movements that took place in space and time.”

Monday to Saturday: 12pm-8pm – Free admission

389 La Boutique
389 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
www.389laboutique.com

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Samuel Fosso Rétrospective

November 10th – March 13th

Autoportrait – Series TatiLe Golfeur, 1997 © Samuel Fosso. Courtesy Jean-Marc Patras / Paris

“Born in 1962 in Cameroon, Fosso survived the civil war in Nigeria before settling to live with his uncle in Bangui in the Central African Republic, where he began his career as a studio photographer at the age of 13. Outside of his daily work making portraits to order, he started creating a series of alternate identities challenging representational conventions. Ever since Fosso has continued to reinvent himself through his self-portraits which have allowed him to reach beyond the limitations usually imposed by society, geography, and time. Comprising more than 300 prints, the exhibition brings together iconic series, lesser-known works, as well as archival material and previously unpublished, unseen images, displayed principally in large-scale ensembles.”

Wednesday to Friday: 11am-8pm – Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm – €11/€7

Maison européenne de la photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
www.mep-fr.org

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Marie Havel, Matthieu Kavyrchine, Corentin Lespagnol, and Richard Müller Salon de photo / Artifices

Until December 10th

Plage de l’Aber – Artwork featured in the exhibit Salon de photo / Artifices © Corentin Lespagnol – Galerie La Ferronnerie

More information to come.

Tuesday to Friday: 2pm-7pm – Saturday: 1pm-7pm – Free admission

Galerie La Ferronnerie
40 rue de la Folie-Méricourt, 75011 Paris
www.galerielaferronnerie.fr

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Constance Labbé & Viviana Morizet Réanimé

Until January 14th

Outdoors exhibit Réanimé at Pavillon Carré de Baudouin

At the time of the first lockdown in the spring of 2020, the staff of the intensive care unit of the Tenon hospital agreed to welcome photographers Constance Labbé and Viviana Morizet for two weeks. The touching sound exhibition born from this experience, Réanimé (Reanimated), can be discovered until January 14th on the walls of the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin. Through a series of 17 photographs, the two artists bring us into the trying daily life of the teams confronted with the first peak of the crisis, illustrating the efforts and solidarity required to face unprecedented days and nights. Their photographs are accompanied by a soundtrack orchestrated by cellist Mathyas Vj, “who composed an original music, integrating sounds, machine noises, and about thirty testimonies of caregivers” recorded on site. — Our article (French)

Outdoors on the walls of the Pavillon – Free admission

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
mairie20.paris.fr

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Dean Monogenis Continuous Coast

November 6th – January 15th

Pink Light, 2020 – Artwork featured in the exhibit Continuous Coast at Xippas Paris © Dean Monogenis, courtesy Xippas

“Dean Monogenis is an American artist of Greek heritage who lives and works in Brooklyn. His paintings feature dreamy spaces in which architectural and natural elements interlace. He depicts modernist buildings, colorful scaffoldings, imaginary architect houses in the middle of rocky landscapes taken over by wild vegetation. Balancing between reality and fantasy, his artworks embody a permanent state of transition, an ongoing dialogue between urbanisation and nature, forging an utopian vision with a dystopian touch.”

Tuesday to Friday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-7pm – Saturday: 10am-7pm – Free admission

Xippas
108 rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75003 Paris
www.xippas.com

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Georgia O’Keeffe  Rétrospective

Until December 6th

Georgia O’Keeffe​ – My Front Yard, Summer, 1941​ – Oil on canvas, 50,9 × 76,5 cm​ – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. ​Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation (2006.5.173) ​- Courtesy Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Adagp, Paris, 2021

“The Centre Pompidou presents the first Paris retrospective dedicated to Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the greatest figures in 20th century North American art. Boasting some hundred paintings, drawings and photographs, the exhibition aims to offer a complete review of her artistic career. Georgia O’Keeffe lived through the essential aesthetic adventures of the last century. In the 1920s she belonged to the limited circle of the inventors of American modernism, then participated in the quest for identity that marked the United States in the 1930s, before becoming a pioneer of « hard edge » abstract painting in the 1960s. The deliberately fluid and open layout of the exhibition unfolds Georgia O’Keeffe’s artistic trajectory chronologically, from the early « cosmic » fevers inspired by the immensity of the Texas plains in 1910, to the metropolises and rural landscapes of New York state in the 1920s-1930s, to New Mexico, where she settled for good after the Second World War.”

Wednesday to Monday: 11am-9pm (until 11pm on Thursdays) – €14/€11/€0

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

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Anne-Cécile Surga  À corps perdu

Until November 20th

Artworks featured in the exhibit À corps perdu at Galerie Sabine Bayasli – Anne-Cécile Surga

“Chaos, a state of confusion and absolute disorder that only the creator manages to master, also refers to a natural pile of rocks. The artist Anne-Cecile Surga does not hide her attraction for mineralogical curiosities, such as the caves of the Ariège region in which she established her studio, as well as parietal art. Anne-Cécile Surga chose marble to materialize the torments of her inner chaos. […] Her works also highlight the great fragility of our body. In the same way, the hardness of the block of marble should not make us forget that any splinter could cut the stone. This spectre of finitude reinforces the need for the artist to transcend her works into truly meaningful objects, thus restoring the magical relationship between man and artwork as in the so-called ‘primitive’ arts.” — Elisa Gauthier

Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm-7pm – Free admission

Galerie Sabine Bayasli
99 rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
galeriesabinebayasli.com

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Éloi Valat Dessiner la Commune

November 6th – December 18th

Artwork from the book Les Femmes de la Commune featured in the exhibit © Éloi Valat

“Éloi Valat is an artist and author of several books dedicated to the 1871 Paris Commune: Le Journal de la Commune, L’Enterrement de Jules Vallès, La Semaine sanglante de la Commune de Paris, Louises, les femmes de la Commune, and the essay Dessiner la Commune. The exhibition, whose title echoes this last publication, features 30 original framed drawings. The principle of creating the drawings in a single throw leads to a reflection on images and representations, in particular through the lens of history. Dessiner the Commune is accompanied by a 18-minute film including drawings and commentary.”

Monday to Saturday: 8:30am-5pm (7:30pm on Thursdays) – Free admission

Mairie du 20e arrondissement
Place Gambetta, 75020 Paris
faisonsvivrelacommune.org

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Jeanne Vicerial – Clinique vestimentaire

Untill November 14th

Artworks from the series Quarantaine vestimentaire, featured in the exhibit Clinique vestimentaire at Magasins généraux © Jeanne Vicerial & Leslie Moquin

“For the first personal presentation of her work, Jeanne Vicerial takes up residence at the Magasins généraux for four weeks to set up her Clinique vestimentaire: a huge laboratory dedicated to reflection around the body and clothing. At the crossroads of design, craft, fashion, art, and science, the exhibit shares her latest research and creations, as well as a program of performances, workshops, meetings, as well as a symposium. She also continues to create on site, initiating new projects and collaborations in an ephemeral studio.”

Wednesday to Sunday: 2pm-8pm – Free admission (exhibit and events)

Magasins généraux
1 rue de l’Ancien Canal, 93500 Pantin
magasinsgeneraux.com

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Seula Yi – Blue in City

November 4th – January 22nd

Artworks featured in the exhibit Blue in City at Slow Galerie © Seula YiSlow Galerie

“Seula is a lover of cities. A world traveler, she goes from East to West, from North to South, stopping in megalopolises, with long sidewalks, immense towers, bridges spanning waters that are not always clear. New York, London, Berlin, Seoul… In these sprawling cities that capture us like giant octopuses, Seula draws the day, the night, the seasons that follow each other and the people who inhabit them. In her gouache and watercolor paintings, she tenderly transposes the poetry and beauty of the urban world.”

Monday to Saturday: 11am-7pm – Free admission

Slow Galerie
5 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
www.slowgalerie.com

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Also Known As Africa (AKAA)

November 12th-14th

With Desire, 2021 – Artwork featured in the art fair Also Known As Africa at Carreau du Temple © Cinthia Sifa Mulanga – African Arty

“For the sixth year of the event, AKAA invests the Carreau du Temple with a selection of art galleries showcasing the works of the most dynamic artists of the African continent and its diasporas. With 35 participating galleries and 100 artists from all over the world, AKAA has become an essential event for collectors, professionals and lovers of contemporary art. This year, the Rencontres AKAA will also offer a cultural program, À rebrousse-temps. After the experience of the past two years, the imposed relearning of time and waiting also taught us to appreciate the value of things, beings, and the environment that surround us.”

Friday & Saturday: 12pm-8pm – Sunday: 12pm-6pm – €16/€8

Carreau du Temple
4 rue Eugène Spuller, 75003 Paris
akaafair.com

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Un.e Air.e de famille

Until November 8th

Figures 1861Natural History of Mankind – Artwork featured in the exhibit Un.e Air.e de famille at Musée d’art et d’histoire Paul Éluard © Malala Andrialavidrazana – Cnap

“Presented as part of the Africa2020 Season, the exhibition Un.e Air.e de famille invites us to think with Afro-diasporic art from the Musée d’art et d’histoire Paul Eluard in Saint-Denis. It reveals the anti-colonial commitment of surrealists and other artists from the museum’s collections, whose works echo the contemporary artistic practices of thirteen women artists from Africa and its diasporas: Laeïla Adjovi, Eliane Aisso, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Yto Barrada, the Chevalme sisters, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Katia Kameli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Tuli Mekondjo, Otobong Nkanga, Owanto, Thania Petersen, and Euridice Zaituna Kala. Bringing together historical and contemporary works, the exhibition explores the themes of the relationship to the other, memory, cartographies, migrations, spiritualities, and post-colonial movements.”

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am-5:30pm – Thursday: 10am-8pm – Saturday & Sunday: 2pm-6:30pm – 5€/3€/0€

Musée d’art et d’histoire Paul Éluard
22 bis rue Gabriel Péri, 93200 Saint-Denis
musee-saint-denis.com

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Festival au Carré

Until December 11th

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin © Paris Lights Up

“The program Festival au Carré features music, theater, dance, exhibitions, urban art, projections, and workshops for children. Open to everyone, this event will also be an opportunity to discover local artists through diverse and previously unseen performances. On the first floor, the exhibition Territoires d’artistes brings together the Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés, the Ateliers des Artistes de Belleville, and the Artistes de Ménilmontant to present nearly one hundred artworks. The second floor features several installations and performances: Le Salon volant by Alexis Paul, Ecologie culturelle by the street artist Rouge, and screenings of short films by the association Plus Loin. The program also includes workshops, lectures, and dance and theater performances.”

Tuesday to Saturday: 2pm-6pm (until 7pm on Thursdays) – Free admission

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris
www.pavilloncarredebaudouin.fr

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Rencontres inattendues

Until December 15th

0804.0812 Translation – Artwork featured at Médiathèque Marguerite Duras (Paris 20°) for Rencontres inattendues – © Yvan Salomone – Fonds d’art contemporain – Paris Collections

“The contemporary art fund – Paris Collections invites itself into the public space until December 15th. More than 80 works will be exhibited in everyday places. Whether the discovery is unexpected or not, the desire behind this exhibition is to provoke an unprecedented encounter between artworks from the fund’s collection and the public, Parisians who are not yet familiar with this shared heritage. Throughout the city, in forty or so places frequented daily by their users, Rencontres inattendues will feature contemporary works from various fields – painting, sculpture, photography, graphic arts, video, installations.”

Opening hours depending on the venues – Several outoors artworks – Free admission

Paris
Nombreux lieux
quefaire.paris.fr

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Visages du monde ouvrier (1880-1940)

Until January 29th

Personnel des Aciéries de Longwy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, 1899 © Photograph: De Jongh frères – Courtesy galerie Lumière des roses

“At the dawn of the twentieth century, photography was essentially the result of a staging that tended to show an idealized image of workers, defined solely by their task and their tools. However, by the quality of the workers’ presence, the dignity of their posture, the intensity of their gaze, the photograph managed to escape the intention of the commissioner. Beyond the details that inform us about the working-class condition, what holds our attention, fascinates us, are the faces, this place of the body where the personality is lodged, this most unique and irreplaceable part of the individual. Just like photography, the face is a sensitive surface on which lasting traces are imprinted. The workers wear the marks of their labor on their faces, but at the same time, by their singularities and mysteries, these faces constantly escapes those who want to reduce it to an object.” — Marion & Philippe Jacquier

Wednesday to Saturday: 2pm-7pm – Free admission

Galerie Lumière des roses
12-14 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 93100 Montreuil
lumieredesroses.com

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Illustrations (cropped) :
Artworks featured in the exhibit Blue in City at Slow Galerie
© Seula YiSlow Galerie

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