Friday, May 22
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.
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.
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.