Emma Lavigne

  • reports from Paris

    THESE DAYS, THE STOCK PHRASE “lives and works in Paris” appears on the résumés of numerous artists, curators, gallerists, and critics, and no longer seems a euphemism for “survives in Paris while waiting to work in Berlin or elsewhere.” It has the ring, rather, of a proud declaration. La force de l’art—to quote the title of the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais’s triennial, which highlights Gallic creativity—is evidently resurgent in France. Of course, the picture is not entirely rosy, as is confirmed by a recent study pointing to the impecuniosity of artists and young galleries. Yet the “Zero