For her first large-scale solo exhibition in Paris, French-born, New York–based artist Camille Henrot has created an immersive installation that builds upon the film that won Henrot the Golden Lion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The installation at Bétonsalon features hundreds of photographs, sculptures, books, and drawings that Henrot purchased on eBay, borrowed from museums, or made herself.
Camille Henrot The Pale Fox
Exhibited here for the first time, Richard Prince's latest overdrawn and collaged paintings are a continuation of his “New Figures” series. The works on view are based on sexually explicit found photographs.
Richard Prince New Figures
American artist Matthew Brandt’s first show with Praz-Delavallade is also the artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe. Brandt’s latest series of large-scale woodblock prints depicts blowups of artists’ fingerprints, including those of John Baldessari, Robert Polidori, and Jim Shaw. Each unique work is printed on paper made from the same wood as the carving.
Matthew Brandt Woodblocks
American-British artist Sarah Morris is showing her 2012 film Rio, a cinematic portrait of the Brazilian city, along with a series of related paintings and gouaches on film posters. Reworked by Morris, posters for classic films including Once a Thief, La Piscine, F for Fake, and It’s All True speak to the seriality of movie distribution and the ways in which various films are presented in different parts of the world.
Sarah Morris Once a Thief
Jutta Koether’s current show consists of an installation of four new paintings, which was conceived specifically for the Campoli Presti space. Featuring a painted nude torso surrounded on three sides by decorative plank paintings, the piece recalls Koether’s work from the 1980s in which she equated the act of painting with the human body.
Jutta Koether A Moveable Feast - Part XV
Paris-based painter David Malek describes his latest brightly colored geometric compositions as “analogs,” each one representing a unique image or event experienced by the artist. The descriptive titles of these seemingly abstract works coax the viewer to see them as representational depictions of real-world entities including a supermarket scanner, a hotel, and a wooden door.
David Malek Analogs
Paul McCarthy’s reinstalled fully operational Chocolate Factory inaugurates the newly renovated and expanded exhibition space at La Monnaie (Paris’s mint). In addition to producing consumable chocolate Santa Claus figurines, the exhibition also features McCarthy’s signature inflatable “Christmas tree” sculptures.
Paul McCarthy Chocolate Factory
Father of Dadaism, grandfather of Conceptualism, and inventor of the readymade, Marcel Duchamp is often credited with killing painting. However, this presentation of more than one hundred works—including important and lesser-known canvases—posits that Duchamp’s intention was not to discredit painting, but rather to drastically rethink the medium and practice.
Marcel Duchamp La Peinture Même
Thaddaeus Ropac’s first Sturtevant exhibition since her death earlier this year is timed to coincide with the artist’s MoMA’s retrospective (November 9, 2014–February 22, 2015), which will travel to LA’s MoCA next year. Collaborating with Loren Sturtevant, the artist’s daughter, Ropac presents key historic works including repetitions of Andy Warhol’s flowers and Jasper Johns’s flags.
The Slovakian artist continues his ongoing investigation of temporal and spatial dynamics with an assortment of curious diagrams, maps, and photographs representing different economies of time and alternate physical environments. As ever, Ondák’s artworks are adamantly anti-monumental, privileging experiences and ideas over objects.
Roman Ondák Ajar
The Paris-born LA-based artist’s first show in Paris is a suite of seven large-format paintings that simultaneously evoke comic-book frames and Skype windows. Male and female figures appear inside outlined boxes while abstract forms complicate the narrative.
Julie Beaufils Tu Vois; You Seek
This exhibition, which originated at New York City’s International Center for Photography, brings together over 200 photographs by the Russian-born Jewish photographer. On view are Vishniac’s Berlin streetscapes taken during the rise of Nazi power and powerful images documenting Jewish life across Eastern Europe commissioned by the American Joint Distribution Committee (the world’s largest Jewish relief organization).
Roman Vishniac De Berlin à New York, 1920-1975
David Altmejd’s first retrospective in France was conceived as an artwork in its own right. The immersive installation evokes an alien landscape populated by sculptural beings whose bodies are intricate fusions of natural elements and high-tech materials.
David Altmejd Flux
This traveling exhibition dedicated to American photographer Garry Winograd is the late artist’s first retrospective in France in more than twenty years. Grouped into three chronological sections, the show connects Winograd’s iconic photographs of New York City in the 1950s and ’60s with work from his less well-known late period (1971 until his death in 1984) during which he documented street life in other American cities including Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Miami.
Organized in collaboration with the Guggenheim Bilbao, the first major retrospective of Niki de Saint Phalle in twenty years celebrates the artist’s diverse oeuvre with more than two hundred paintings, sculptures, prints, films, and performances. The Grand Palais exhibition locates Saint Phalle—who was born in France, grew up in the United States, and worked between the two countries during her long career—as simultaneously part of Paris’s neo-realist movement and New York’s Pop art movement.
Niki de Saint Phalle Niki de Saint Phalle
Olafur Eliasson’s work for the newly opened Frank Gehry–designed Fondation Louis Vuitton is an elaborate choreography of light and shadows. Among the experiential site-specific works is an outdoor solar device that directs sunlight onto a sculpture suspended inside the gallery.
Olafur Elaisson Contact
Russia-born artist Sonia Delaunay’s current retrospective is the first Paris exhibition dedicated to the pioneer abstractionist since 1967. Comprising a phenomenal 400 works, the show includes paintings, wall decorations, prints, and textiles dating from the early twentieth century through the late 1970s.
Sonia Delaunay: The Colors of Abstraction
Twenty-seven years after Jeff Koons’s famous sculpture of an inflated Mylar bunny toy (Rabbit, 1986) was shown at the Pompidou Center, the American artist is back with his first major retrospective in Europe. Having traveled from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the show features new creations and many of the artist’s best-known works, from his basketball aquariums to monumental balloon-animal sculptures.