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
Brussels-based artist Nicolas Party presents new pastels inspired by Félix Vallotton’s 1916 painting Four Torsos, which depicts four female nudes seen from behind. Party’s large black-and-white nudes drawn directly on the walls of the Centre Culturel Swiss create a sensual backdrop for his framed colorful pastel landscapes.
Nicolas Party Pastel et nu
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 Eliasson Contact
Marian Goodman is presenting two recent video works by Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra, which debuted at Manifesta 2014. One of the videos introduces Marianna, a young Russian classical dancer, and the other, projected on three walls of the gallery, depicts rhythmic gymnasts in St. Petersburg.
Following the Centre Pompidou’s Jésus Rafael Soto retrospective in 2013, Galerie Perrotin dedicates its Paris and New York spaces to the late Venezuelan Op artist. On view are important historical and recent works (from 1957 to 2003), many borrowed from the artist’s estate and from various institutions.
Jesus Rafael Soto Chronochrome
Known for her critiques of consumer culture, Croatian artist Dora Budor uses materials from the film industry to create her latest body of work. Wall-mounted sculptures and a pair of movie theater–style armchairs are festooned with actual Hollywood special effects artifacts such as silicone scars and cyborg prosthetics.
Dora Budor The Architect's Plan, His Contagion, and Sensitive Corridors
Jessica Stockholder’s sixth show with Nathalie Obadia includes a monumental site-specific installation created in response to the gallery’s architecture. Shown together with seven smaller sculptures, Stockholder’s landscape of ordinary objects appears simultaneously orderly and chaotic.
Following her 2014 presentation at the Serpentine Galleries in London, American artist Trisha Donnelly’s fourth show with Air de Paris similarly adheres to her wont—the exhibition provides neither explanatory wall text nor a press release, thus challenging viewers to interpret the works according to their own associations and impulses.
Daniel Buren’s fourth solo show at Kamel Mennour is a site-specific installation, made of marble, stone, granite, and graphite. Buren is familiar with the exhibition space, as he exhibited there more than three decades ago, when it belonged to Galerie Eric Fabre.
Daniel Buren Au Fur et à Measure
Reprising the snake motif from his presentation at the Swiss Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, Valentin Carron’s current exhibition features “belt snakes,” which are shown in the context of a barn facade with an exact replica of a 1950s sculpture by Swiss artist Andre Gigon.
Valentin Carron L'Autoroute du Soleil à Minuit
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Known primarily for his interventions in public and private spaces, so-called anti-happenings, the late Slovakian artist Július Koller aimed to break down barriers between art and life. The current exhibition presents a work that was part of the artist’s performance at the 2003 Venice Biennale.
Július Koller A. for Atlantis
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.