6 exhibitions not to be missed in Paris this summer
We are going to tackle the beautiful season and a number of remarkable exhibitions are coming to an end this summer. We present here a selection of exhibitions worth a visit with a particular focus on one of them.
Subodh Gupta, at the Monnaie de Paris, an image of the world until August 26
The Monnaie de Paris, which is one of the oldest companies in the world, still active, is installed in a beautiful mansion of the late eighteenth century. The institution presents an artist whose works are part of the most famous collections in the world. This retrospective is the first exhibition in France dedicated to Subodh Gupta.
Born in 1964 in New Delhi and son of a modest family, Subodh Gupta grew up in the Bihar. His work consists mainly in a decontextualization of banal objects of everyday life, to deliver a critical reflection on the turbulences of our world.
"In India, in the small towns, there are two types of works of art for the middle class that can be seen: The art of calendars and the sculptures of the gods and goddesses present in the temples. But we could not see contemporary art, "he says.
"In the theater, I was responsible for makeup, I played, I created the posters of the shows, I was responsible for ticket sales. All these things have influenced me and still inspire me, as long as this allows me to express myself "
"The Pot is in the water and the water is in the pot" (Subodh Gupta, 2012)is a vision of the exile of people left behind.
"Twenty years ago, 90% of Indians used stainless steel utensils in everyday life. It was a very common material for the country. Cookware describes the food. An empty plate describes hunger or even death. A full plate describes abundance, prosperity and life "(Subodh Gupta)
"Faith Matters" (2007-2008) presents "tiffin boxes", these lunch boxes that the Indians use to carry their meal for the day. The tifflin boxes are moving on a treadmill. The work bears witness to the famine that affects populations whil4 others are transporting more and more food from one point to another in the world.
"The skull is a vanity of life and at the same time, in India, it appears in many rituals. In India, vanity is represented by the skull which covers various aspects "(Subodh Gupta)
Very Hungry God (Subodh Gupta, 2006), is a contrast between opulence and misery
SUBODH GUPTA, LA MONNAIE DE PARIS FROM 4/13 TO 8/26
11, Quai de Conti 75006 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Wednesday until 9 PM
Other exhibitions to see
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich, the Russian avant-garde at the Pompidou Center until July 16
"Magnificent exhibition at the Pompidou Center artists of the Russian avant-garde and their contrary ideas. From Chagall, figurative and dreamlike, and from Malevich, the theoretician and master of thought. Modern art makes its revolution "(Le Figaro 04-14-2018)
From Wednesday to Monday from 11 am to 9 pm and until 11 pm on Thursday
Delacroix at the Louvre until July 16th
The Louvre has taken up this real challenge by bringing together for the first time as many works by this artist who was as innovative in his time as he was productive.
Saturday to Monday, 9 am to 6 pm. Night visits on Wednesdays and Fridays until 10 pm
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From Calder to koons, jewels of artists at the Museum of Decorative Arts until July 8
The Museum of Decorative Arts gives us a unique opportunity to discover a rather exceptional collection of jewellery by artists such as Picasso, Dalí, Man Ray, Ernst, Dubuffet, Louise Bourgeois, Rauschenberg, Calder and many others.
Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and until 9:00 PM on Thursdays
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Diego Giacometti at the Picasso Museum until November 4
This exhibition presents the exceptional order of 50 pieces placed by the Museum to Diego Giacometti (Alberto's brother) on the occasion of its inauguration in October 1985, just before the artist's death.
From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM and the weekend from 9:30 to 6:00 PM
Nymphéas (Waterlilies) The American Abstract Art and the last Monet at the Orangerie until August 20th
This event celebrates the centennial of the water lilies. When all the Nymphéas were inaugurated in 1927, it sparked a very mixed craze. It was only after the Second World War that the New York art scene placed Monet as an essential source of abstraction. The exhibition confronts American painters from the current of "abstract impressionism" with Monnet's late works.
From Wednesday to Monday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM