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 A marginalized figure, the self-taught artist Darger remained throughout his life withdrawn from the art world.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 Maurice DENIS : During the Time of the Nabis

Maurice DENIS, 'La Capeline rose' circa 1893. Photo credit courtesy galerie Malingue.

Maurice DENIS, picture detail of ‘La Capeline rose’ circa 1893. Photo credit courtesy galerie Malingue.

Until 10th July 2015 at galerie Malingue in Paris

The galerie Malingue presents an exciting exhibition pertaining to the first ten years (1888-1898) of the career of painter Maurice Denis (1870-1943). It was during this time of apprenticeship that the theorist and spokesman of the Nabi group – which counts among its prominent members Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and Paul Sérusier – developed the main themes of his career. Continue reading…

EXHIBITION Markus LUPERTZ : A Retrospective

At the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, until 19th July 2015.

Markus LUPERTZ, 'Ohne Titel' (Sans titre), 2013. Photo Eric Simon.

Markus LUPERTZ, ‘Ohne Titel’ (Sans titre), 2013. Photo Eric Simon.

The Museum of Modern Art of Paris presents, in reverse order, the rich and varied career of painter and sculptor Markus Lüpertz (born in 1941). Lüpertz is a major artist of the German scene, who draws much of his inspiration from contemporary history, Greek mythology and the tension between representation and abstraction. His first French retrospective features the distinct periods of his work, which never fails to surprise. 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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