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Paris in the Spring, the place to be!

From 7 to 10 April 2022, Art Paris will bring together 130 modern and contemporary galleries from around twenty countries. The 24th edition not only boasts a high-level selection but it is also characterized by its actions in favour of the environment. Its two themes Natural Histories, a focus on the French scene and Art & Environment are orchestrated by guest independent curators, Alfred Pacquement and Alice Audouin respectively. In parallel, the fair has committed to a pioneering innovative and sustainable approach to organising an art fair.

Paris is in the midst of an exceptional period of cultural and artistic renaissance illustrated by the opening of new galleries and venues, the renovation of existing cultural institutions, and the inauguration of new ones. More than ever before, the City of Light is asserting its role as the place to be for the arts in the Spring.

Among the many events on offer, why not discover the Treasures of the Al Thani Collection at the Hôtel de la Marine as well as the collections and gardens of the Albert-Kahn Departmental Museum in Boulogne Billancourt, which will reopen its doors with a brand-new building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

As far as exhibitions are concerned, don’t miss the tribute to the American sculptor Charles Ray, a major figure in the art of our time, whose work is the subject of a carte blanche shared between the Center Pompidou and the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection. Revisit the art history with Alberto Giacometti – André Breton, Amitiés surréalistes at the Institut Giacometti, Pioneers, an exhibition which highlights the essential role of women in the development of the great artistic movements of modernity in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties at the musée du Luxembourg, James McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903). Masterpieces from the Frick Collection, New York, at the musée d’Orsay or Yves Saint Laurent aux musées, at the musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.
Let’s explore the contemporary French scene with We Paint, a collective exhibition of the Bredin Prat Endowment Fund at the Beaux-arts de ParisAnge Leccia et Le décor impressionniste: aux sources des Nymphéas, at the musée de l’Orangerie or Anita Molinero at the musée d’Art moderne de Paris. Photography is also part of the rich Parisian cultural offer with Raymond Depardon / Kamel Daoud. His eye in my hand. Algeria 1961 – 2019 at the Institut du monde arabe, Love Songs, Intimate Photographs, at the MEP – European House of Photography, Griacela Iturbide, Heliotropo 37, at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary ArtDinh Q. Lê., The thread of memory and other photographs, at the musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and Picasso à l’image at the musée national Picasso – Paris.
Finally, the contemporary African scene is in the spotlight at 1-54 Paris, whose Parisian edition takes place in the prestigious setting of Maison Christie’s, Avenue Matignon.


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