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Must See Paris

Sunday, April 30

  • Ends May 8th 2017

  • Sydney-born, Paris-based artist Mel O’Callaghan’s installations, films, and performances are based on various rituals and traditional processes of self-transformation. Daily performances at the Palais de Tokyo have participants interacting with sacred objects—a burnt tree, a drum, a sistrum, a gong—in order to achieve an alternate state of consciousness.

    Mel O’Callaghan Dangerous on-the-way

    Mar 3 - May 8, 2017

    Palais de Tokyo

    13, Avenue du Président Wilson  / +33147235401 / palaisdetokyo.com
    Mon 12pm to 11:30pm, Wed - Sun 12pm to 11:30pm

  • Ends May 13th 2017

  • Assorted artifacts installed by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas convey urgent political and environmental messages. For instance, a traditional “butterfly” canoe from the Pátzcuro lake in western Mexico is suspended from the ceiling so that the distance between the boat and the floor matches the lake’s water shortage level (as measured over the past forty-nine years), which has resulted in the loss of endemic species and the decline of traditional activities and rituals practiced by the local community.

    Abraham Cruzvillegas

    Apr 1 - May 13, 2017

    Galerie Chantal Crousel

    10 rue Charlot  / +33142773887 / crousel.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ulla von Brandenburg’s latest exhibition includes a new 16-mm film, C,Ü, I, T, H, E, A, K, O, G, N, B, D, F, R, M, P, L, 2017, in which different fabrics reveal and conceal an idea of “truth” or reality. These textiles appear once more in a series of sculptural works, while the hide-and-seek theme is reprised in a site-specific installation made of bamboo and dyed fabrics.

    Ulla von Brandenburg Two Times Seven

    Apr 8 - May 13, 2017

    Galerie Art: Concept

    4, passage Sainte-Avoye, entrance 8, rue Rambuteau  / +33153609030 / galerieartconcept.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends June 1st 2017

  • Baselitz’s recent paintings and works on paper are a continuation of his fragmented self-portrait series, “Avignon,” which was first shown at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Mixed in among portraits of himself and his wife, Elke, are several direct references to paintings by other artists. Among Baselitz’s pointed art-historical shout-outs: Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912, and Otto Dix’s The Artist’s Parents, 1924.

    Georg Baselitz Descente

    Apr 2 - Jun 1, 2017

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Pantin

    69 avenue du Général Leclerc  / +33155890110 / ropac.net
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends June 17th 2017

  • Saban’s latest works combine elements of painting and sculpture. Using a loom, the LA-based artist has woven together strips of canvas to create richly textured three-dimensional surfaces that alternately evoke thick animal hides and fine topographical studies.

    Analia Saban The Warp and Woof of Painting

    Apr 8 - Jun 17, 2017

    Praz-Delavallade | Paris

    5 rue des Haudriettes  / +33145862000 / praz-delavallade.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm, Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • The point of departure for Jutta Koether’s recent paintings is Jean-Siméon Chardin’s La Serinette, 1753, which depicts a young woman playing a bird organ. Inspired by this scene, Koether’s recent paintings are a continuation of her ongoing investigation of the independent materiality of paint. Here, she uses rich reds, pinks, and golds on heart-shaped canvases and, in a series of seven “black” paintings, turns to a limited palette in order to describe darkness and emptiness.

    Jutta Koether

    Apr 22 - Jun 17, 2017

    Campoli Presti | Paris

    6 rue de Braque  / +33140290892 / campolipresti.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends August 20th 2017

  • As one of the founding members of CoBrA, an avant-garde artist group formed in Paris in 1948 and named for the cities from which its members hailed (Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam), Dutch artist Karel Appel found academic interpretations of abstract art to be too rigid, which made him promote a naive-style visual language that combines figurative and expressive elements. This comprehensive overview of Appel’s work ranges from ceramic sculptures and gouaches from his “Psychopathological Notebook,” 1940–50, to large paintings and installations from the 1970s through the 1990s.

    Karel Appel Art as Celebration!

    Feb 24 - Aug 20, 2017

    Musee d’Art Modern de la Ville de Paris

    11, avenue du Président Wilson  / +33153674000 / mam.paris.fr/en
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm, Thu 10am to 10pm

  • Ends October 22nd 2017

  • On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Rodin’s death, the Musée Rodin has given carte blanche to Anselm Kiefer—a contemporary artist whose inspirations and creative processes are not unlike those of his illustrious forbearer. Paintings and installations featuring Kiefer’s signature annihilated and debris-like materials are juxtaposed with little-known plasters by Rodin.

    Kiefer-Rodin

    Mar 14 - Oct 22, 2017

    Musée Rodin

    77, rue de Varenne  / +33144186110 / musee-rodin.fr
    Tue - Sun 10am to 5:30pm