Tuesday, May 5
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.
Gagosian presents two complementary exhibitions celebrating Ed Ruscha. This show is a group exhibition that pays homage to Ruscha’s influential artists' books, with works by more than fifty artists from different generations.
Ed Ruscha Books & Co.
Gagosian presents two complementary exhibitions celebrating Ed Ruscha. This show brings together two aspects of the artist’s own work: a selection of prints made over the past forty years with rarely seen photographs.
Ed Ruscha Prints and Photographs
This exhibition brings together an assortment of characteristically narrative autobiographical works (drawings, paintings, films, and books) made by Dorothy Iannone between 1961 and 2015. The artist’s work, which was notably censored in 1969 in the context of an exhibition organized by Harald Szeemann for the Bern Kunsthalle, continues to explore themes of free love and overt sexuality.
Dorothy Iannone Welcom To Our Show
Greek artist Vassilakis Takis, who settled in France in 1954, celebrates his ninetieth birthday with an exhibition of nearly fifty kinetic sculptures presented at the Palais de Tokyo. The musical and magnetic works on view date from 1960 to the present.
Takis: Magnetic Fields
Taryn Simon’s first monographic exhibition at a French institution includes works made since 2000 demonstrating the American artist’s ongoing rigorous research and investigations. In addition to her material findings (documents, photographs, and ephemera presented in a quasi-scientific manner), a selection of Simon’s video works is also on view. Simon’s work is also on view at Almine Rech’s Paris gallery, from February 21 to March 14, 2015.
Hervé Télémaque’s retrospective brings together more than seventy drawings, collages, sculptures, and assemblages that trace the artist’s prolific career from Port-au-Prince (where he was born in 1937), to New York in the 1950s, to Paris, where he has been based since 1961. Using diverse materials including bright acrylics, magazine clippings, found objects, and coffee grounds, Télémaque’s unique style combines elements of Pop, narrative figuration, Dada, and assemblage.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.