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…

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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Anselm KIEFER : Retrospective

Until 16th April 2016 at the Pompidou Center

Die Orden der Nacht [Les Ordres de la nuit] (1996), acrylique, émulsion et Shellac sur toile, 356 x 463 cm. Seattle Art Museum Photo : © Atelier Anselm Kiefer

Die Orden der Nacht [Les Ordres de la nuit] (1996),
acrylique, émulsion et Shellac sur toile,
356 x 463 cm.
Seattle Art Museum
Photo : © Atelier Anselm Kiefer

Parisian exhibitions are currently putting the light on German artists – and are right to do so! Earlier this year, the Museum of Modern Art devoted a retrospective to painter Markus Lupertz. Now the Pompidou Centre has put together a tour into the heart of the dark and deep work of Anselm Kiefer, after having shown Gerhard Richter in 2012. Continue reading…

Splendors and Miseries. Images of Prostitution

Until 17th January 2016 at the musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay plunges us into the fascinating universe of prostitution with its current exhibition “Splendors and Miseries. Images of prostitution (1950-1910)”. The theme is catchy yet important, and the production of artworks on the subject is abundant – Van Dongen, Munch, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso all frequented brothels, with some Continue reading…

EXHIBITION. Youssef BOUBEKEUR : “Dandy” Portraits of Modern Life

Youssef BOUBEKER. Jules Verne et Marcel Proust, 2014. Stylo bille sur papier. Photo credit : La Lanterne

Youssef BOUBEKEUR. Jules Verne and Marcel Proust, 2014. Bic pen drawings on paper. Photo credit : La Lanterne

Until 31st October 2015 at La Lanterne gallery

For his second exhibition since the opening of La Lanterne gallery, young gallery owner Alexandre Fialho presents the recent works of (equally) young artist Youssef Boubekeur. The exhibition “Dandy; portraits of modern life “presents a series fully realized with BIC pen drawings.

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EXHIBITION Michel Macréau: Works from 1958 to 1975

Michel Macréau 'Eve et Adam' 1965, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm. photography credit Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris.

Michel Macréau ‘Eve et Adam’ 1965, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm. photography credit Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris.

Until 27th of June at Alain Margaron Gallery

Gallery owner Alain Margaron presents in his space at rue du Perche, in the heart of the Marais, a moving exhibition of works by Michel Macréau. Margaron has been promoting the unclassifiable French artist since opening his gallery in 1993, and is now using the 20th anniversary of his death to ravish our eyes with some fifty, never before exhibited works from his most important period between 1958 and 1975. Continue reading…

EXHIBITION Henry DARGER

Henry Darger, 'Statues strangling children'.  © Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris/ Photo Roger-Viollet - Adagp Paris.

Henry Darger, ‘Statues strangling children’. © Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris/ Photo Roger-Viollet – Adagp Paris.

Until 11th October at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM)

The Museum of Modern Art of Paris presents, until the 11th of October, a body of works by American artist Henry Darger (1892-1973), making the spectator oscillate between enchantment and repulsion. A marginalized figure, the self-taught artist Darger remained throughout his life withdrawn from the art world. Nowadays he has become a key figure of art brut, with his work having influenced some notorious contemporary artists such as the Chapman brothers. Continue reading…

EXHIBITION Lionel ESTEVE : A Wander

Lionel ESTEVE, 'Untitled', 2015. Plantes séchées, feuille d’or, verre. 40 x 30 cm . Galerie Perrotin

Lionel ESTEVE, ‘Untitled’, 2015. Plantes séchées, feuille d’or, verre. 40 x 30 cm . Galerie Perrotin.

Until 30th May 2015 at Galerie Perrotin in Paris

Lionel Estève’s new exhibition, organised by Galerie Perrotin in Paris, could not bear a better name. With A wander, the French artist presents us with yet another cycle of experiments at the crossroads of drawing, sculpture and painting. His work, which combines simplicity and sensuality, does not fail to seduce us!

 

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EXHIBITION Allyson MELLBERG : The planet of doubt

Allyson Mellberg, Gardener, 2015. Courtesy Galerie LJ, Paris

Allyson Mellberg, Gardener, 2015. Courtesy Galerie LJ, Paris

Until 2nd May 2015 at Galerie LJ in Paris.

For her third solo show at the gallery LJ, American artist Allyson Mellberg introduces us into her intimate and poetic universe. The planet of doubt is populated with androgynous and hybrid creatures, floating gracefully on the paper sheets’ surfaces. These works on paper illustrate the artist’s special relationship to nature and diseases, which are themes she obsessively returns to in her work. A soft and melancholic atmosphere emanates from the delicate palette – based on natural substances – and contrasts with unexpected motifs, rich in symbols. This exhibition will most certainly put you under the spell!

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