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  • André Derain, Big Ben, ca. 1906, oil on canvas, 31 1/8 × 38 5/8".

    “ANDRÉ DERAIN 1904–1914: THE RADICAL DECADE”

    Centre Pompidou
    Place Georges-Pompidou
    October 4 - January 29

    Curated by Cécile Debray

    Between two bouts of military service in 1904 and 1914, André Derain—one of the original Fauves and certainly the best not named Matisse—executed three bodies of work that secured his place in the second tier of avant-garde painting. Daring color experiments in dialogue with Matisse (while both were staying in Collioure, France, in the summer of 1905) and a series painted in London the next year at the urging of dealer Ambroise Vollard were followed by a group of bathing pictures, which manage to almost hold their own despite the fact that they were begun the same year, 1907, as the first public exhibition of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon. Was Derain’s encounter with the legacy of Cézanne the kiss of death that subsequent criticism has made it out to be? Decide for yourself at the first exhibition in more than twenty years to exhaustively showcase what the show’s curator is calling Derain’s “radical decade.”  

  • “CAMILLE HENROT: DAYS ARE DOGS”

    Palais de Tokyo
    13, Avenue du Président Wilson
    October 18 - January 7

    Curated by Daria de Beauvais

    Camille Henrot renders the dysfunctions and perversities of everyday life in an Umbrellas of Cherbourg palette that makes them all the more absurd. Her imaginative and often profound multimedia work—which includes such things as giant watercolors, cartoonish phones, and mesmerizing zoetropes—tends to be immersive and disorienting, so her takeover of the Palais de Tokyo’s entire exhibition space should be a thrill. Organized in seven thematic parts, one for each day of the week, her show promises frescoes, drawings, installations, sculptures, and video works, as well as the new film Saturday, Henrot’s first since the Fifty-Fifth Venice Biennale’s Silver Lion–winning Grosse Fatigue, 2013, a story of the universe told through book illustrations and browser windows.