June 2023: A selection of art exhibits to view in Eastern Paris this month

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



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Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville Open Studios – Rebondir

June 1st-4th

Artists’ workshop on Rue Ramponeau, Paris’ 20th arrondissement © Paris Lights Up

Each year since 1990, the artists of Belleville open the doors of their workshops to the public! This year’s Open Studios will be held on June 1st-4th to explore the theme Rebondir. The event is always an opportunity for an exciting cultural stroll to meet the creatives who live and work there. During four days, visitors can explore secret hidden courtyards and usually discrete workshops, as the atmosphere of the whole neighborhood becomes more festive. This year’s Open Studios will bring together 156 artists and collectives. Their works will be visible in about a hundred workshops and galleries of Belleville, a district like no other spread across the 10th, 11th, 19th and 20th arrondissements. — Our article (French)

Thursday to Sunday: 2pm-8pm (until midnight on Saturday) – Free admission

Belleville Neighborhood
75010 / 75011 / 75019 / 75020 Paris



Nadia Belerique, Camille Brée, Éléonore Cheneau, Joanna Piotrowska, Leslie Thornton, and Céline Vaché-Olivieri L’Irrésolue

Until June 25th

Still from CAT EFFEKT – Distruktur – Brazil, Russia, Germany, Lithuania, 16mm/HD, 40 min., 2011 © Distruktur – Courtesy of the artists Distruktur and The Film Gallery

A stone’s throw from Buttes-Chaumont (19th arrondissement), the Fonds régional d’art contemporain presents the exhibition L’Irrésolue (The Irresolute), bringing together works by Nadia Belerique, Camille Brée, Éléonore Cheneau, Joanna Piotrowska, Leslie Thornton, and Céline Vaché-Olivieri. The works of the six artists are spread out over the 600 square meters and the half-dozen rooms of the Plateau, a space created in 2002 to highlight contemporary creation. Through “a title deliberately irresolute itself”, says the curator of the exhibition Anne-Lou Vicente, this creative mosaic combining photography, film, painting, sculpture, installation, and intervention in situ, becomes “an intermediate space, in suspense, floating”, where “the visible and the invisible, what appears on the surface and what can be hidden inside” coexist. — Our article (French)

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

FRAC Île-de-France – Le Plateau
22 rue des Alouettes, 75019 Paris



Nicolás Beltrán, Ivan Hurtado, Magola Moreno, and Angie Vega Memories of the Future

June 3rd – July 26th

Candela, 2023 – Oil on canvas featured in the exhibit Memories of the Future © Magola Moreno

“This exhibition brings together four prominent Colombian artists whose works explore memory as acentral theme. Through different artistic approaches, Angie Vega, Nicolás Beltrán, Ivan Hurtado and Magola Moreno reveal the power of memory in artistic creation. Their works capture historical moments, evoke personal memories and reflect on the connection between the past and the present. Through painting, the deformation of reality and the representation of the human figure, these artists invite theviewer to immerse themselves in an introspective journey that questions the nature of memory and its influence on our understanding of the world.”

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-7pm – Free admission

193 Gallery
21 rue Béranger, 75003 Paris



Guillaume Blot Rades

June 6th-11th

Exhibit art – Rades at Floréal Belleville © Guillaume Blot

“Guillaume Blot’s exhibition Rades at Floréal Belleville is the very first in this series initiated in 2019. It accompanies the release of the book Rades by Gallimard, available in bookshops since May 25th, with 168 pages of photos and texts around this tour of France’s bistrots. Ten emblematic pictures from the series have been taken and will be displayed on the walls of the Floréal Belleville: a highly symbolic venue, itself a historic neighborhood bar. A projection of other photos from the series, a selection of bistrots-themed podcasts and an assemblage of items and newspapers gleaned while working on Rades will complete the set-up.”

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

Floréal Belleville
43 rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris



David Bruce & Simon Poter Jumpincolors

Until June 30th

Exhibit art – Jumpincolors with David Bruce and Simon Poter © Quai 36

Jumpincolors is the new event proposed by Hatchikian Gallery and Quai 36, following on from their artistic partnership. This spring will be punctuated by pulsating colors with a duo show by David Bruce and Simon Poter, designed by curators Audrey Hatchikian and Julie Frydman. The cross-over between an art gallery and an urban art production company offers an original opportunity to appreciate the interferences between mural practice and pictorial research in the works of two artists who play with bursts of color and stylized forms. Inspired by the codes and imaginary of urban playgrounds, David Bruce and Simon Poter deploy a resolutely sunny and carefree acid pop visual language, carrying a playful utopia that wards off the existential tragedy.”

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-6pm – Free admission

Quai 36
43 rue de la Commune de Paris, 93230 Romainville



Adrian Cissé Illustrations

Until June 30th

Artworks featured in Adrian Cissé’s exhibit at Péniche L’eau et les rêves © Adrian Cissé

“Based in Paris since 2015, Touraine illustrator Adrian Cissé invites visitors to discover his colorful, poetic world, a reverie that evokes memories of travel. Favoring bold colors, he captures the beauty of landscapes and of simple moments. The featured artworks presented were created using acrylic paint or linocuts, and are taken from his travel diaries of Brazil, Italy, New York, etc.”

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-7pm – Free admission

Péniche librairie L’eau et les rêves
9 quai de l’Oise, 75019 Paris



Odonchimeg Davaadorj In Between

Until June 3rd

Exhibit view – In Between at Backslash © Odonchimeg Davaadorj

If you’re around République, don’t hesitate to pay a visit to the gallery Backslash to discover the dreamlike and symbolic worlds born from the imagination of the artist Odonchimeg Davaadorj. Alongside her mysterious portraits and organic paintings, the exhibition features recent series of “small figurines sculpted in soap. The ephemeral nature of the material, which dissolves in water, adds a touching character to these unexpected and endearing individuals. Soap, often represented in vanitas art, addresses the notion of the fragility of human life”. With In Between, on view throughout the month of May, the Mongolian-born artist, now Parisian, signs her third solo exhibition at Backslash.

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

29 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris



Chiron Duong – Symbols, a crossroad of colours

Until June 29th

Artworks from the series Portraits of Áo Dài featured in the exhibit Symbols, a crossroad of colours at Fisheye Gallery © Chiron Duong

“Until June 29, Fisheye Gallery celebrates the colorful world of Chiron Duong with Symbols: a crossroad of colors. At the heart of the exhibition are two intertwining series in which movements are explored in a profusion of brilliant hues. The first, Boundaries (2021), depicts the passage from adolescence to adulthood. During this period of universal doubt, our perception of the world evolves, raising existential questions. At this crossroads of disparate emotions, symbols have a central role. Their universal message crystallizes man’s ability to connect with others, creating a collective consciousness nourished by shared values and customs. The Vietnamese photographer also takes up this theme in Portraits of Áo Dài (2021-2022), a charming visual choreography focusing on the traditional dress of local women. Here, wispy fabrics hint at snippets of the past, updated by the author’s vibrant compositions.”

Wednesday to Friday: 2pm-7pm – Saturday: 11:30am-6pm – Free admission

Fisheye Gallery
2 rue de l’hôpital Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris



Lou Dvina – Amour·s

Until June 6th

Artwork featured in the exhibit Amour·s at Galerie du Pop Up © Lou Dvina

“The first week of Pride Month opens with Lou Dvina’s exhibition Amour-s. In this new exhibition, the artist from the duo Les Sapphos reveals the joys of being queer, the beauty of lesbian bodies, and the diversity of sapphic identities. Amour·s, pride of loving loving freely: all these themes are explored with a fine-tooth comb by the illustrator whose first book Kamasutra Queer was published by Hachette last February.”

Monday to Thursday: 12pm-2am – Friday: 12pm-3am – Saturday: 6pm-3am – Free admission

La Galerie du Popup
14, rue Abel, 75012 Paris



Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet Land-Ho

Until June 13th

Oasis / Vendredi – Artworks featured in the exhibit Land-Ho at Slow Galerie © Pierre-Emmanuel LyetSlow Galerie

Land-Ho is Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet’s third exhibition at Slow Galerie, following Temps Retrouvés in September 2018 and Mirages in September 2020. Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet has chosen spring to present this new, highly personal exhibition, dedicated to gardens and the lush beauty of nature. His inspiration is rooted more in the intimate, with a more refined technique bordering on impressionism. Welcome to these secret, dreamy places, where Pierre-Emmanuel has unleashed the full power of his colors.”

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

Slow Galerie
5 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris



Dessins de presse #2

Until June 16th

Exhibit art © Dessin de presse – Lieu-Dit

“Until June 16th, Lieu-dit will be honoring press and editorial cartoons with a group exhibition. This second edition will focus on current affairs and humor, with some sixty original drawings on display! Dessins de presse #2 brings together artists Loïc Faujour, Flavien Moreau, Gab, Fred Lardon, N.C, and Trax.”

Tuesday to Sunday: 5pm-2am – Free admission

Le Lieu-Dit
6 rue Sorbier, 75020 Paris



Ateliers d’Artistes du Pré-Saint-Gervais Open Studios

June 17th & 18th

Visit during the Ateliers d’Artistes du Pré-Saint-Gervais Open Studios © Photography: Nemo Stepanovich – Ateliers Est

“The artists of Ateliers-Est invite the public to take an invigorating trip to the heart of creation in their Pré Saint-Gervais studios, for the 12th edition of their Open Studios. A community of artists and collectives in an urban village of Greater Paris, where an industrial and artisanal past left a legacy of studios occupied by artists usin g diverse universes and techniques: painters, photographers, sculptors, engravers, draughtsmen, collagists, visual artists, digital art, stained glass, textile art, street art, land art, video, live arts, urban space investment… All over this small town, where everything can be explored on foot, visitors can come and discover them while exploring charming, atypical places, in green streets and lanes, in the gardens and in cultural venues.”

Saturday & Sunday: 2pm-8pm – Free admission

Le Pré-Saint-Gervais
Point accueil au square Édmond Pépin – 2 rue Anatole France, 93310 Le Pré-Saint-Gervais



Après l’Éclipse

June 30th-October 22nd

Exhibit art – Après l’Éclipse at Magasins Généraux © Zine Andrieu

“For the first time, Après l’Éclipse brings together ten artists, among the most promising of their generation, who have been growing up together, electrifying the emerging art world for several years, and representing a new family in contemporary creation. A group that was born between Paris and Marseille, an affective community of mutual support and artistic collaboration. These artists invent powerful narratives, making the daily lives and concerns of young people from the périphérie visible and sensitive – on the basis of their own experiences. The exhibition features works by Zine Andrieu, Neïla Czermak Ichti, Ndayé Kouagou, Rayane Mcirdi, Ibrahim Meïté Sikely, Valentin Noujaïm, Christelle Oyiri, Lassana Sarre, Silina Syan, and Seumboy Vrainom.”

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

Magasins Généraux
1 rue de l’Ancien Canal, 93500 Pantin



Circulation(s) – European Young Photography Festival

Until June 4th

Artwork from the series Ottantuno featured in the festival Circulation(s) at Centquatre © Isacco Emiliani – Festival Circulation(s)

“Since 2011, Circulation(s) has been questioning territories and current issues seen through the eyes of emerging European photographers. Featured twenty-seven artists of fourteen different nationalities, it offers once more an open artistic vision, rich in contrasts and trends, reflecting contemporary concerns. The festival portrays a new generation of photographers who take on the images as well as the major themes of their time, using a multitude of styles, ranging from documentary photography to archival images, as well as staging and fiction. Spread over more than 2 000 square meters of exhibition space, Circulation(s) aims to be both demanding and popular in order to showcase a focus on our time.”

Wednesday to Sunday: 2pm-7pm – €6/€4/€3

5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris



Toucher Terre

Until December 17th

Artworks from the series Moss People featured in the exhibit Toucher Terre at Espace Monte Cristo © Kim Simonsson – Courtesy Galerie NeC / Jefunne Gimpel

“In an exhibition space committed to contemporary sculpture and through the artworks of the Villa Datris Foundation, Toucher Terre brings together more than 50 ceramic artworks by French and international artists on the theme of Earth. The discovery of the material plunges us into a primitive forest sheltering various animal and plant species – creatures inspired by nature, mythology and folktales. From the bowels of the Earth as archaeological witness of our civilization, to the intimacy of the workshop where accident/control, chance/luck reign, ceramics reveals its strengths and weaknesses.”

Wednesday to Sunday: 11am-6:30pm – Free admission

Espace Monte Cristo
9 rue Monte-Cristo, 75020 Paris



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Illustration (cropped) :
Still by CAT EFFEKT – Distruktur- Brazil, Russia, Germany, Lithuania, 16mm / hd, 40 min., 2011
© Distruktur Courtesy of the artists Distruktur and The Film Gallery



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