Saturday, July 23
Known for arranging abstract forms to create figurative scenes, Farah Atassi presents two new painting series. Using her signature vocabulary of geometric shapes and patterns, she deconstructs Cubism and, separately, examines the chicly psychedelic aesthetics of the 1970s.
DeFeo’s first solo show in Paris spans the late American artist’s career with collages, photographs, drawings, and paintings made between the 1950s and 1980s, including two early tempera and charcoal works made in Paris in 1951. Rarely shown black-and-white photos from the 1970s include landscapes, still lifes, and cropped close-ups of DeFeo’s Tuxedo Junction, 1965/1974, a large-scale oil-on-paper work mounted on three Masonite panels, which is concurrently on view in the Centre Pompidou’s “Beat Generation” exhibition (June 21–October 3).
Jay DeFeo Jay DeFeo
Concurrent with her solo show at the Palais de Tokyo, which features films made between 2008 and 2016—including the oddly sensuous No Nose Knows, which debuted at last year’s Venice Biennale—Rottenberg’s exhibition draws attention to her work in other media. A new series of drawings shown in the company of sculptures from the “Textures” series echo themes familiar from Rottenberg’s films: feminine corporeality, work, and byzantine systems of production.
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The first contemporary artist invited to show at the Picasso museum’s newly renovated Hôtel Salé, Spanish-born Miquel Barceló presents paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and works on paper made between the 1990s and today. In dialogue with certain motifs found in Picasso’s oeuvre, Barceló shows off his own diverse and prolific creative process. In conjunction, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France will present an exhibition of Barceló’s prints (March 22–August 28).
Miquel Barceló Sol y sombra
Turning the spotlight on Paul Klee’s ironic humor, this retrospective is France’s first large-scale show dedicated the to the Swiss-German artist in over fifty years. Some 250 works (paintings, sculptures, drawings, and paintings on glass) track Klee’s stylistic evolution from Cubism and Dada to Surrealism and Constructivism. Highlights include 1920s illustrations for Voltaire’s “Candide,” and the artist’s large-scale 1938 masterpiece, Insula dulcamara.
Paul Klee L'Ironie à l'œuvre
Drawing heavily from its Arte Povera–rich permanent collection, the Centre Pompidou shows off its Fontanas, Penones, Manzonis, Pistolettos, and Burrises. But the exhibition, which focuses on the decade between 1964 and 1974, also broadens our understanding of the Italian art movement by including work by less celebrated but equally essential adherents such as Piero Gilardi and Mario Ceroli.
Un art pauvre
The Icelandic artist’s first solo show in France was inspired by an epic novel by Nobel laureate and fellow Icelander Halldór Laxness. Among the new works created specifically for the Palais de Tokyo: a repeating performance of a fleeting encounter, a video installation of idealized portraits, and a theatrical freestanding painting depicting an icy mountain.
Ragnar Kjartansson SEUL CELUI QUI CONNAÎT LE DÉSIR