Must See Paris

  • Ends October 22nd 2016

  • Having explored the natural world with precise and direct gestures for fifty years, Penone’s hands take center stage in this exhibition. From handprints preserved in casts of tree trunks and branches in Germinazione (Germination), 2005, to the small terra-cotta shapes in Avvolgere la terra (To Unfold the Earth), 2014—made with a simple squeeze—the works on view here are part of a larger and ongoing dialogue between man and nature.

    Giueppe Penone Ebbi, Avró, Non Ho (J'eus, J'aurai, Je n'ai)

    Sep 9 - Oct 22, 2016

    Marian Goodman Gallery | Paris

    79 rue du Temple  / +33148047052 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Bigger and grander than last year, the second edition of this fair, founded by four galleries from Paris’s Belleville neighborhood and one from Zurich, takes over a five-floor hôtel particulier near the Arc de Triomphe. A younger, hipper alternative to FIAC, Paris Internationale presents fifty-four galleries and seven nonprofit art spaces specializing in emerging artists from Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East.

    Paris Internationale 2016

    Oct 18 - 22, 2016
  • Ends October 23rd 2016

  • Paris’s grande dame contemporary art fair hosts 189 international modern and contemporary galleries under the soaring glass roof of the Grand Palais. With the addition of a new venue this year, select galleries have been invited to present works at the Petit Palais museum, just across the street from the Grand Palais, and the pedestrian esplanade between. Site-specific installations include works by Jacques Villeglé and Lawrence Weiner.

    FIAC 2016

    Oct 20 - 23, 2016

    Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC)

    Avenue Winston Churchill  / +33147566421 /

  • Like humanized and seductively penetrable versions of Frank Stella’s object-paintings, Lisa Beck’s compositions of concentric, slightly imperfect rectangles stand at the center of the gallery like sentinels. Pairing her paintings with Mylar “mirrors”—which meet each canvas at a right angle—Beck gives geometric abstraction a trippy through-the-looking-glass treatment.

    Lisa Beck The House of Eternity

    Sep 16 - Oct 23, 2016

    Galerie Samy Abraham

    43, rue Ramponeau  / +33143580416 /
    Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm, Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends October 29th 2016

  • Crewdson’s latest series of elaborately staged photographs, which feel like Romantic paintings from the nineteenth century, were shot in the homes and forests of Becket, Massachusetts. Cinematic lighting and dramatic tableaux evoke a nightmarish state where the familiar seems strange and the strange is uncannily familiar.

    Gregory Crewdson Cathedral of the Pines

    Sep 10 - Oct 29, 2016

    Galerie Daniel Templon | Paris

    30 rue Beaubourg  / +33142721410 /
    Mon - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends November 12th 2016

  • The unlikely pairing of Duane Hanson’s hyperrealistic sculptures of the lumpenproletariat and Olivier Mosset’s minimalist paintings locates a weird common ground between two extreme approaches, as each artist strives to achieve his own vision of absolute reality.

    Duane Hanson, Olivier Mosset

    Sep 29 - Nov 12, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | Paris

    4 rue de Ponthieu  / +33175000592 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Menozzi de Rosa licorice and Murano glass are some of the Italian specialty products that Francesco Gennari uses to create minimalist works with maximum impact. Inspired by time spent in Paris, a gray concrete ring, suggesting stormy skies, contrasts beautifully with a luminous blue glass cube.

    Francesco Gennari Vorrei essere me stesso, ma solo alla luce del Sole

    Sep 23 - Nov 12, 2016

    Galerie Antoine Levi

    44, rue Ramponeau  / +33175576167 /
    Tue - Sat 2pm to 7pm

  • Ends November 26th 2016

  • Tibéri’s recent drawings and sculptures extend the viewer’s appreciation of the artist's humble materials by appealing to unexpected senses, like touch and sound. While his pencil drawings describe depth and physicality, a ceramic series represents thirteen different pieces of music.

    Julien Tiberi

    Oct 15 - Nov 26, 2016


    54 rue Chapon  / +33979261638 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends December 18th 2016

  • Given carte blanche to have his way with the Palais de Tokyo’s sprawling multilevel exhibition space, Tino Sehgal presents a selection of his own works mixed in with pieces by other artists of his choosing, including a drippy basement installation by Pierre Huyghe and a colorful ceiling by Daniel Buren. Sehgal’s largest project to date weaves together old and new interactive performances pieces.

    Tino Sehgal

    Sep 12 - Dec 18, 2016

    Palais de Tokyo

    13, Avenue du Président Wilson  / +33147235401 /
    Mon 12pm to 11:30pm, Wed - Sun 12pm to 11:30pm

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • Featuring more than forty new works installed across Perrotin’s three Paris galleries, this expansive show confirms the artist’s talent for seamlessly weaving artistic styles, ranging from traditional Japanese painting and contemporary manga to Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Grandiose and fun, the monumental panel painting A Picture of Lives
    Wriggling in the Forest at the Deep End of the Universe
    , 2015, acts as a useful anthology of the recurrent themes and characters populating Murakami’s hypercharged “superflat” universe.


    Sep 10 - Dec 23, 2016

    Galerie Perrotin | Paris, Turenne

    76 rue de Turenne  / +33142167979 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • Confirming Rosenquist's longtime fascination with technology and popular culture, this impressive collection of paintings (many of which are loans from the artist himself) includes the explosive “Meteor” series, where space rocks crash into pillars of Modern Art from Picasso to Brancusi. Examples of the artist’s less well-known collages are concurrently on view at Ropac's flagship gallery in the Marais (through October 15).

    James Rosenquist Four Decades, 1970–2010

    Sep 10, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Pantin

    69 avenue du Général Leclerc  / +33155890110 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • Cattelan’s largest show since his 2011 retrospective at New York’s Guggenheim features his likeness throughout the eighteenth-century salons of La Monnaie. Conceived as a kind of post requiem five years after he gave us his “all” in New York, the Paris exhibition shows Cattelan re-presenting works that may have seemed funny before but which are now cast in a more serious light.

    Maurizio Cattelan Not Afraid of Love

    Oct 21, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Monnaie de Paris

    11 quai de Conti /
    11am to 7pm daily, Thu 11am to 10pm