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

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



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

Until 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



David Bruce & Simon Poter Jumpincolors

Until September 15th

Artwork featured in the exhibit Jumpincolors at Quai 36 © Simon Poter

Jumpincolors is the new event proposed by Hatchikian Gallery and Quai 36, following on from their artistic partnership. This spring and summer 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



Rachel Fleminger Hudson Solo show at the Studio

July 21st to October 1st

Untitled – Artwork featured at the Maison européenne de la photographie’s Studio © Rachel Fleminger Hudson

“This first solo exhibition brings together photographs from several different series that explore the imaginary of the 1970s. Some images simulate candid photographs from that period, including photographs of young soccer fans. Others take the form of theatrical mises-en-scène in which her models perform. Although mischievous and playful, the photographs are rigorously constructed and are based on her extensive theoretical and visual research. Observing fashion, and in particular its ability to depict the sociocultural conditions and to express individuality, the artist examines questions of identity, society and history through the prism of the culture of clothing.”

Wednesday to Friday: 11am-8pm (until 10pm on Thursdays) – Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm – €12/€9/€7

Maison européenne de la photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris



Merlin Rogeat Intervalle

Until July 22nd

Artwork featured in the exhibit Intervalle at Centre Tignous d’art contemporain © Merlin Rogeat

“I draw animals because they have things to say that interest me. The silent depths from which they look at us reflect an interiority that questions the plurality of living things. In this face-to-face encounter, I dig deep to bring emotions and sensations to the fore and understand what they mean, before thinking them. I imagine my representations in fragments, down to the smallest detail. I bring them together in engraving and drawing, until the images of a sensitive world emerge and weave themselves into new combinations.” — Merlin Rogeat

Wednesday to Saturday: 2pm-6pm (until 9pm on Thursdays and 7pm on Saturdays) – Free admission

Centre Tignous d’art contemporain
116 rue de Paris, 93100 Montreuil



Joana Vasconcelos Arbre de vie

Until September 3rd

Arbre de vie – Artwork featured at the Sainte-Chapelle of Château de Vincennes © Joana Vasconcelos

“Born in 1971, Joana Vasconcelos is a visual artist known for her monumental sculptures, with a 25-year practice that also includes film and drawing. She has sought to question what craft can be in the 21st century. She integrates everyday objects with irony and humor, creating a link between domestic environment and public space, while questioning the status of women, consumer society and collective identity. Specially created for the Sainte-Chapelle, the installation Arbre de Vie is 13 meters high and its nearly 100,000 black, red and gold leaves were embroidered and woven by hand in the artist’s workshop. The installation also echoes the mythological female figure of Daphne who transforms herself into a tree to escape from Apollo.”

Every day: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5:30pm – €9,5/€7,5/€0 (included with the admission to the castle)

Château de Vincennes
Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes



Seula Yi Lost in Paris

Until September 5th

Dimmer / Far From Blue – Artworks featured in the exhibit Lost in Paris at Slow Galerie © Seula YiSlow Galerie

“In this very personal, almost autobiographical exhibition, like an illustrated logbook, Seula Yi transposes the melancholy that we sometimes feel when we travel alone, far from our loved ones and our landmarks. Accustomed to staying and wandering in big cities, the artist travels a lot: New York, London, Paris… often alone, she wanders by day and paints by night. […] With a delicate, poetic style based on a singular use of highly textured watercolor, Seula Yi sublimates architecture with vertiginous perspectives and her signature play of light and shadow. Lost in Paris is also a magnificent tribute to Paris: she draws it from an intimate point of view, by day and by night, with its alleys, neighborhoods, and buildings.”

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

Slow Galerie
5 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris



Après l’Éclipse

Until October 22nd

Exhibit view – Après L’Éclipse at Magasins généraux

With the collective exhibition Après l’Éclipse, on view until October 22nd, the Magasins Généraux in Pantin (Seine-Saint-Denis) aim to present “new forms, new narratives, and new artistic imaginaries”. Such is the case, for example, with Seumboy Vrainom, who questions “the appropriation of digital space and access to information” through the use of artificial intelligence. Organized around a narrative by Pantin art historian and critic Horya Maklouf, the exhibition brings together a true mosaic of creative processes. The public will discover films by Zine Andrieu, Valentin Noujaïm and Rayane Mcirdi, between “documentary and fantastic fiction”, autobiographical compositions in oil or acrylic by Neïla Czermak Ichti, Ibrahim Meït Sikely and Lassana Sarra, and new video and sound projects by Christelle Oyiri and Silina Syan. “Scattered in space”, four monologue-works by Ndayé Kouagou weave new links between the various artists featured, expressing “intimate reflections on themes such as freedom, love, the quest for identity, and open-mindedness”. — Our article (French)

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

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



Basquiat Soundtracks

Until July 30th

Exhibit view – Basquiat Soundtracks © Joachim Bertrand – Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris

“The Philharmonie de Paris is organizing the first-ever exhibition dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful relationship with music. A feast for the ears as well as the eyes, Basquiat Soundtrack presents a rich and heroic score to the meteoric output of a peerless artist, offering new insight into how his visual work was informed by music – from Beethoven to Madonna, zydeco to John Cage, Louis Armstrong to the Zulu Nation. Bringing together an extraordinary ensemble of almost one hundred artworks, this exhibition is an immersive experience, plunging us into the places and sounds that shaped Basquiat’s artistic evolution and fed his inspiration. Alongside the artworks, Basquiat Soundtrack presents rare archival documents, emblematic instruments and never-before-seen audiovisual media, providing new perspective on Basquiat’s work which, though closely linked to club culture – from the underground to the most flamboyant of 1980s nightclubs – has also revealed its universal dimension.”

Tuesday to Thursday: 12pm-6pm – Friday: 12pm-8pm – Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm – €14/€11/€8/€0

Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris
221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris



Magie réaliste

Until July 9th

Exhibit art – Magie réaliste © Tom Cazin – Doc

“Julio and Doc present the exhibition Magie réaliste (Realistic magic), the product of a collaboration between the two spaces. The title refers to the South American literary movement of “magic realism”, reversing the terms. This time, fantastic elements are not a narrative resource that justifies history, but strive to find formulas to repair the present and redefine a connection to the world. The exhibition brings together artists Antonella Agesta, Audrey Aumegeas, David Black, Reda Bousella, Matthieu Duringer, Yanieb Fabre, Olivia Funes Lastra, María Ibañez Lago, Léa Mercier, Anne-Lise Michoud, Noémie Monier, Julien Monnerie, Constanza Piaggio, Romain Sein, Felipe Vasquez & Valentin Goostman, and Alicia Zaton.”

Friday & Saturday: 3pm-7pm – Closing day on Sunday, July 9th: 5pm-10pm – Free admission

26 rue du Docteur Potain, 75019 Paris



Invitation au voyage

July 6th-12th & July 20th-30th

© Codex Urbanus

A two-part exhibition, Invitation au voyage features works by artists Ardif, Mélanie Busnel, Codex Urbanus, Mani, Marquise, Mouarf, Noty Aroz, Aurel Rubbish, Steeven Salvat, Sax… – More information to come.

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

Le Cabinet d’amateur
12 rue de la Forge Royale, 75011 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



C’est le bouquet

Until July 31st

© Land Paris

“Between the passing of time, kitsch eroticism, vanitas and still life, the bouquet, whose abundant symbolism allows us to tackle just about anything and everything, is sometimes seen as the last straw, the beginning of the trouble… Flowers are perishable, as we all know. It’s time, therefore, to address issues of concern, perhaps without overshadowing the scene too much. Presented by the boutique Land, the exhibition C’est le bouquet brings together artists Alice Aldrin-Schrepfer, Victor Apruzzese, Perrine Boudy, Joseph Dadoune, Julie Dubos, Laurent Goumarre, Sébastien Gouju, Sylvain Grundlinger, Benjamin Hochart, Debora Incorvaia, Charlotte Moreau, Antoine Medes, Laurent Poléo Garnier, Vincent Villard and with the participation of Haydee: Of ceramica, and Studio Reiser.”

Friday: 12pm-7pm – Saturday & Sunday: 11am-7pm – Free admission

Land – Centquatre Paris
5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris



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Illustration (cropped):
Exhibit view – Basquiat Soundtracks
© Joachim Bertrand – Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris



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