Takashi MURAKAMI : Learning the Magic of Painting

Takashi Murakami, galerie Perrotin Paris 2016

At Perrotin gallery until 23rd 2016

Fun? Spiritual? Ironic? Or maybe all of it? The recent paintings by Takashi Murakami generate an electric atmosphere in the rooms of Perrotin gallery. A robotic avatar of the Japanese Master greets us – not without a touch of humour – humming Continue reading…

EXHIBITION Louis STETTNER : Ici Ailleurs (Here Elsewhere)

Louis Stettner, "Tony", de la série "Pepe et Tony, Pêcheurs espagnols", Ibiza, Espagne, 1956, Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris. Don de l'artiste en 2015 © Centre Pompidou/Dist. RMN-GP © Louis Stettner

Louis Stettner, “Tony”, de la série “Pepe et Tony, Pêcheurs espagnols”, Ibiza, Espagne, 1956, Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris. Don de l’artiste en 2015 © Centre Pompidou/Dist. RMN-GP © Louis Stettner

Louis STETTNER at the Pompidou Center until 12th Septembre 2016

Today at the age of 93, Louis Stettner has built a rich and intense photographic body of work fuelled by his encounters here and elsewhere, as titled by his retrospective at the Pompidou Center: Ici Ailleurs. For eight decades, the pulsating hearts of Paris and New York have been monitored click by click by this indefatigable image hunter born in Continue reading…

ITCHI : Hang Time

At la Lanterne gallery until 22th May 2016

ITCHI, 'Hang Time'. Courtesy Galerie La Lanterne

ITCHI, ‘Hang Time’. Courtesy Galerie La Lanterne

 

For his first show at La Lanterne gallery, artist Sacha Cohen Tanugi, aka ITCHI, distills a good dose of humor and tenderness in his exhibition “Hang Time”. An illustrator and graphic designer by training, the thirty year old Parisian revives the cherished magazines of our mothers and grandmothers. Continue reading…

SHANTHAMANI. M : Neither Tree nor Ashes

At Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery Paris until 21st May 2016

SHANTHAMANI M. Installation shot. Upside Down Tree, 2016 moule en fibre de bamboo 172 x 150 x 147 cm (67 3/4 x 59 x 57 7/8 in.) Courtesy Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve

SHANTHAMANI M. Installation shot. Upside Down Tree, 2016 moule en fibre de bamboo 172 x 150 x 147 cm (67 3/4 x 59 x 57 7/8 in.) Courtesy Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve

 

It was in India that gallerist Suzanne Tarasieve discovered the work of Shanthamani. M. For her first solo show at the Parisian gallery, the artist, born in Mysore in 1967, unveils a series of works on paper and sculptures grouped under the title “Neither Tree nor Ashes”. Unexpected pieces of charred wood Continue reading…

Martin DAMMANN : Schuld

At In Situ gallery – Fabienne Leclerc until 22nd May 2016

Martin Dammann, 'Meet the Germans', 2010 aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 178 x 259 cm encadré, Courtesy Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann, ‘Meet the Germans’, 2010 aquarelle et crayon sur papier, 178 x 259 cm encadré, Courtesy Galerie In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

 

The exhibition “Schuld” (‘guilt’), currently on show at In Situ gallery – Fabienne Leclerc features the recent, hitherto unseen works by Martin Dammann. The Berlin artist, born in 1965, has assembled for the past twenty years a collection of rather unusual photographs. Those photographs were taken by German soldiers Continue reading…

Fabien BOITARD : Waiting for the serious things

At galerie Derouillon until 14th May 2016

Fabien BOITARD, 'Le mât rouge', 2015 huile sur toile 106 x 132 cm

Fabien BOITARD, ‘Le mât rouge’, 2015 huile sur toile 106 x 132 cm. Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Derouillon, Paris

 

Another fantastic exhibition of paintings! For his second solo show at Galerie Derouillon, artist Fabien Boitard invites us to contemplate his new works “Waiting for the serious things – to happen”.

Splashes, glazes and scrapings are embedded in a mysterious haziness and playfully straddle the border between Continue reading…

Miquel BARCELÓ : Sol y sombra

Miquel Barcelo portrait, source ABC.es

Until 28th August 2016 at the François Miterrand Library (BNF)

Soon to turn 60, Miquel Barceló is still bursting with energy. He is currently inaugurating two major exhibitions in Paris, at the National Library of France (BNF) and at the Picasso Museum (Musée Picasso). The Catalan artist has built an abundant body of work drawing inspiration from sources going back to prehistoric cave painting, and all the way forward to great Masters such as Goya, Picasso or Kiefer. Continue reading…

Daido MORIYAMA : Daido Tokyo

Exhibition at the Cartier Foundation for contemporary art until 5th June 2016

Daido Moriyama, Tokyo Color (2008-2015) Photo: Courtesy of the artist / Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation, via Fondation Cartier

Daido Moriyama, Tokyo Color (2008-2015)
Photo: Courtesy of the artist / Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation, via Fondation Cartier

 

Photographer Daido Moriyama (born in 1938) takes us along on his tour through Japan, sharing his fascination with the untameable city that is Tokyo. Camera-in-hand he wanders, since the late 90s, the narrow streets of the frenetic neighbourhood called Shinjuku. Daido Moriyama grabs, without filter and from Continue reading…

Richard SERRA : Ramble Drawings

Installation view

Exhibition at Gagosian gallery until 2nd April 2016

Best known for his monumental sculptures made of steel, Richard Serra (born 1938) delights us this time with a series of abstract drawings titled:  “Rambles”. Yet the practice of drawing is nothing new in the work of the American artist who religiously devotes a few hours each morning to practicing.

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