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Friday, May 22

  • Ends Tomorrow, May 23rd 2015

  • The subjects of Wolfgang Tillmans’s recent large-scale pictures are downed trees—casualties of a severe windstorm that swept through Essen, Germany, in 2014—and pixelated images of digital static. The latter vibrate like Op art paintings.

    Wolfgang Tillmans Lignine Duress

    Apr 18 - May 23, 2015

    Galerie Chantal Crousel

    10 rue Charlot  / +33142773887 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends May 30th 2015

  • Focused on works from the 1970s, this exhibition demonstrates the inventive painting technique developed by Russian artist Jules Olitski. During this particularly prolific period, the late artist made sculptural monochromes using a combination of spray paint and acrylics that she spread onto the canvas using pieces of cloth or a scraper.

    Jules Olitski Paintings from the 70's

    Apr 18 - May 30, 2015

    Galerie Daniel Templon | Paris

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

  • In his fourth exhibition with Marian Goodman, Chinese artist Yang Fudong shows a new multi-screen video installation and two related photographic series. Typically devoid of narrative, the film is a colorful fantasy involving women in bathing suits in an artificial waterfront setting.

    Yang Fudong

    Apr 18 - May 30, 2015

    Marian Goodman Gallery | Paris

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

  • Ends June 6th 2015

  • This group exhibition organized by Olivier Renaud-Clement features Fernanda Gomes, Arturo Herrera, Jannis Kounellis, Adam Marnie, Joel Shapiro, and Kishio Suga. Their diverse works, made between the 1960s and today are united by themes of destruction, construction, and transformation.


    Apr 29 - Jun 6, 2015

    Galerie Almine Rech | Paris

    64 Rue de Turenne  / +33145837190 /

  • Bridget Riley’s first solo show in Paris since her 2008 retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne presents new works including a wall painting and canvases of various shapes and sizes. These latest black-and-white paintings echo the artist’s earliest optical works from the 1960s.

    Bridget Riley

    May 5 - Jun 6, 2015

    Galerie Max Hetzler | Paris

    57 Tue du Temple  / +33157406080 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends June 21st 2015

  • For his first exhibition in France in more than fifteen years, Bruce Nauman engages directly with the Fondation Cartier’s unique Jean Nouvel–designed glass building. The show, which features work from the past two decades, includes pieces that have never been shown before in France.

    Bruce Nauman

    Mar 14 - Jun 21, 2015

    Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain

    261 boulevard Raspail  / +33142185650 /
    Tue 11am to 10pm, Wed - Sun 11am to 8pm

  • Ends July 5th 2015

  • La Monnaie presents Marcel Broodthaers’s seminal work, Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles (1968–1972). This impressive recreation of Broodthaers’s conceptual museum includes loans from collections around the world including the Louvre and the V&A.

    Marcel Broodthaers

    Apr 18 - Jul 5, 2015

    Monnaie de Paris

    11 quai de Conti /
    Sun - Wed 11am to 7pm, Fri - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends July 6th 2015

  • Curated by Suzanne Pagé, this exhibition brings together twentieth-century masterpieces by the likes of Giacometti, Léger, Malevich, Mondrian, Munch, Picabia, and Rothko. The iconic works gathered from collections far and wide including the Hermitage, MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Tate, the Pompidou and the Musée d’Orsay illustrate how “rule breaking” has shaped the evolution of modern art.

    Les Clefs d’une Passion

    Apr 1 - Jul 6, 2015

    Fondation Louis Vuitton

    8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi  / +33140699600 /

  • Ends July 12th 2015

  • Carol Rama’s first retrospective in France traces the Italian artist’s career from the 1930s to the 2000s. Exploring weighty subjects such as death, pleasure, and madness, and using diverse materials (from watercolors to cut bicycle tires), Rama’s oeuvre vacillates between figuration and abstraction.

    Le Passion Selon Carol Rama

    Apr 3 - Jul 12, 2015

    Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MaM)

    11 avenue du Président Wilson  / +33153674000 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 24th 2015

  • Chris Burden’s first solo exhibition in Paris in more than twenty years takes over Gagosian’s expansive showroom at Le Bourget airport. The former hangar provides ample accommodations for Burden’s large-scale works including models of bridges (real and imagined), a suspended sports car, and a functional seventeenth-century cannon.

    Chris Burden

    Apr 25 - Jul 24, 2015

    Gagosian Gallery | Le Bourget

    800 Avenue de l'Europe, Le Bourget  / +33148161647 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends September 9th 2015

  • Paris-based artist Isabelle Cornaro has created a temporary site-specific tableau on the lower level of the Palais de Tokyo. Made with spray paint, Cornaro’s in-situ wall paintings are based on the artist’s own photographs.

    Isabelle Cornaro

    Apr 11 - Sep 9, 2015

    Palais de Tokyo

    13, Avenue du Président Wilson  / +33147235401 /
    Tue - Sun 12pm to 9pm