Category Archives: Paris

Paris: FIAC 2017 Highlights

After Frieze, the art world is gathering once more for the 44th edition of the International French Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris. As the fair drew to a close this week end, we look back at the highlights amongst … Continue reading

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Paris: Urban Week in La Defense

For its 4th edition the Urban Week festival returns to the business district of La Defense in Paris from 20 -23 September 2017 with a series of events celebrating street culture from street art, music, sports and food. Through the project … Continue reading

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Paris: Elzo Durt – Colors & Glory

With the 10th year anniversary of the music label Born Bad Records and the release of a monograph entitled “Complete Works”, Belgian graphic designer and illustrator Elzo Durt is showing 13 years of illustration in an exhibition called ‘Colors & … Continue reading

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Paris: John Giorno

Cahier d’Arts in Paris presents a series of prints of the works by New York artist John Giorno, as well as four new painting poems until the end of August. Part of the New York underground scene in the mid sixties, … Continue reading

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Paris: Okuda – The Dream of Mona Lisa

Anna Dimitrova from Adda Gallery and Montana Gallery and Valériane Mondot from Taxie Gallery join forces to celebrate a collaborative new gallery ADDA & TAXIE and present a monographic and the first Parisian exhibition of Spanish artist OKUDA SAN MIGUEL … Continue reading

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Paris: Xu Zhen – Civilization Iteration @Galerie Perrotin

‘Civilization Iteration’ is the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, showcasing Xu’s important series of works since 2013 when he started a brand in his own name. Iteration refers to the way of … Continue reading

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Paris: Chiharu Shiota ‘Destination’ @Galerie Templon

Following her eye-catching project at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris in early 2017, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is returning to both Galerie Daniel Templon‘s spaces with a spectacular site-specific installation and a series of new sculptures. She has … Continue reading

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Paris: Ludo ‘I’ve been missing you’ Solo Show

French artist Ludo is returning to Paris after five years with a new solo show namely titled ‘I’ve been missing you’ at Magda Danysz Gallery. After extensive travelling, creating installations in New York, monumental walls throughout the world and institutional … Continue reading

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Paris: Tristan Eaton ‘Uprise’ Solo Show

US artist Tristan Eaton who is currently on the front cover of SC Exhibition Magazine is exhibiting in Paris at Galerie Itinerrance. The solo exhibition titled ‘UPRISE’ is a visual history of protest and resistance. A look back on human … Continue reading

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Paris: Belin ‘Post Neo Cubism’ Solo Show

Having exhibited in Europe, US, Canada and Mexico, Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin is currently showing his first Parisian Solo Show called ‘Post Neo Cubism’,  curated by Nicolas Couturieux. Self-taught artist Belin has grown internationally as one of the … Continue reading

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Paris: Brusk ‘ In Memoriam’ Solo Show @Galerie Strouk

Famous for his large scale multicoloured murals on his own or with his crew, the Da Mental Vaporz, French street artist Brusk, is back to Paris for a new solo show ‘In Memoriam’ at Galerie Laurent Strouk.  It is his … Continue reading

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Paris: Aya Takano – The Jelly Civilization Chronicle

Japanese painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer and manga artist Aya Takano, is exhibiting ‘The Jelly Civilization Chronicle’, a selection of 26 paintings and several drawings on celluloid, all preparatory studies for a 186-page manga, unveiled in its entirety at Galerie Perrotin … Continue reading

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Streets in France: Recognize! Vote!

With the historical Presidential election in France divided with candidates including Far Right, we followed anonymous activist artist < + + as he campaigned prolifically as the 12th candidate. His pasters  feature his signature peaceful and poetic futuristic creatures and guardians of an imaginary micronation, … Continue reading

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Paris: JR – Wrinkles of the City Istanbul

Gallery Perrotin in Paris is currently showing the latest instalment of ‘Winkles of the City – Istanbul’, a project created by French artist JR, featuring monumental portraits across cities dedicated to the elderly people and their stories. In May 2015, JR … Continue reading

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Paris: Faile ‘Meet Me Halfway’

Brooklyn-based duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller a.k.a FAILE are exhibiting for the first time in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. The show titled ‘Meet Me Halfway’ presents a large range of media, from paintings, collages and stencils and works on carved wood featuring their … Continue reading

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Paris: Bom.K – Effets Secondaires

Four years after his last solo show in Paris (covered), graffiti artist Bom.K is returning to Paris for a solo show entitled Effects Secondaires (Side Effects) at Galerie Itinerrance opening on April 21st. The title of the exhibition refers to the sensations … Continue reading

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Paris: Levalet – ‘Nobodies’ solo show

After five years of touring France and abroad with his in-situ characters,  French street artist Levalet is presenting a new solo show in Paris at Galerie  BRUGIER-RIGAIL entitled ‘Nobodies’. The exhibition plays on identity and judgement. Even though « you … Continue reading

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Urban Art Fair Paris 2017

Following last year’s success with more than 20.000 visitors, the second edition of the Urban Art Fair in Paris is gathering art critics, galleries, collectors, artists and fans of urban art at the Carreau du Temple from April 20 to … Continue reading

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Paris: Lab14

Between December and 26 Feb 2017 a former building belonging to the French Post Office in the 14th district of Paris has been transformed by 30 street artists before its refurbishment.  Supported by ARTANA, Poste Immo and Altarea Cogedim, the … Continue reading

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Paris: Cleon Peterson ‘ Victory’ @ Galerie du Jour

American artist  Cleon Peterson  presents his first solo show at Agnés B’s Galerie du Jour in Paris. Entitled VICTORY, the new body of work features sculptures and paintings with his instantly recognizable black and white characters entangled in vicious cycles of violence. With a … Continue reading

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Paris: Invader PA_1266

In parallel to his current show ‘Hello My Game is’ at Musee en Herbe (covered) , French artist Space Invader is back to the streets of Paris with a new large mosaic featuring a self portrait in action, masked and … Continue reading

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Paris: Invader – My Game is…@ Musee en Herbe

Invader takes over Le Musée en Herbe in Paris for an exhibition entitled Hello, My Game Is… with over 100 new works on show. It’s the first exhibition of Invader in Paris since 2011 (see our coverage of the 1000 exhibition) . … Continue reading

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Release: Underground Does not Exist Anymore

Fresh from their return from their one year artistic residency at Villa Medici, Lek & Sowat present their latest book  ‘Underground Does not Exist Anymore‘ together with curator Hugo Vitrani. The book retraces the events between December 2012 and June 2014, … Continue reading

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Paris: Sowat – Studio Visit

From September 2015 to August 2016, French artists Lek & Sowat were the first Graffiti writers to become artists-in-residence at the prestigious Academy of France in Rome, the Villa Médicis. A mark of recognition for this atypical duo whose path has led them … Continue reading

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2015 Highlights

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back at the highlights of this incredible artistic year across Europe. Click on the pics to view more info. Solo Shows: Dran, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Cranio, Daniel Arsham, David Shillinglaw, Julian … Continue reading

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Paris: Brandalism – 600 ad takeover denouncing the hypocrisy of COP21 Climate talks

Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris this weekend -ahead of the United Nations summit beginning Monday 30 November. Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public … Continue reading

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Paris: Shepard Fairey ‘Earth Crisis’ at the Eiffel Tower

Shepard Fairey unveiled his latest work “Earth Crisis”: a giant sphere suspended between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower, a call to action to address the global environmental crisis. Visible from November 20 to 26th, it is … Continue reading

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Paris: Roule Petit Ougandais @ Quartier General

From 23 to 25 Octobre 2015, the association Roule Petit Ougandais and Yvette Production present Road to Mukono, an exhibition of customised skateboards by 80 international artists at Quartier Général  in Paris. The funds will help children in Uganda to learn and … Continue reading

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Paris: Brusk – ‘Ad Vitam Eternam’

Member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew , multidisciplinary artist Brusk is one of the leading figures of Street Art in France, with mastering techniques in graffiti , but also lightgraff, sculpture, installation and 3D animation. For his first Parisian … Continue reading

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Paris: Jeff Koons Retrospective – Centre Pompidou

In collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is currently presenting the first exhaustive retrospective devoted to Jeff Koons in Europe until 27 April 2015. Through a chronological itinerary, the retrospective features around 100 sculptures and … Continue reading

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Paris: Richard Prince – New Figures

New York based contemporary artist Richard Prince  goes neo-Cubist with a beautiful body of photo collage paintings titled New Figures at Gallery Almine Rech in Paris. The drawn lines, pale colors, and collaged shapes refer to Picasso’s elegant lines and … Continue reading

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Paris: Vhils – Vestiges

After completing his walls for the Paris Nuit Blanche (Covered here), Portugese artist Vhils just opened a new solo show ‘Vestiges‘ at Magda Danyz gallery. Engraving portraits and abstract patterns on cork, metal, wood and paper, Vhils continue to explore the … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Pimax (Paris)

We popped by the studio of Parisian artist Pimax as he prepares for his upcoming group show ‘GOLDO Expo’ at  Galerie Sakura. The studio space which used to store graves is surrounded by giant spraycans, a lifesize dummy policeman, as … Continue reading

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Paris: Quentin Garel, AJ Fosik & Kate Clark @ Galerie LJ

Galerie LJ is currently featuring a group exhibition on the theme of animal sculptures, with works from Quentin Garel, AJ Fosik and Kate Clark whose sculptures are a mix between taxidermy and anthropomorphism.                  View … Continue reading

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Paris: Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton, the philanthropic wing of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, is opening a 41,441-square-foot art museum in Paris on 27 October to share its cultural values with the general public. The new glass building was designed by the architect … Continue reading

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Paris: FIAC Highlights

The 41 Edition of the French International Art Fair (FIAC) started with a bit of scandal. The ‘Christmas Tree‘ by Paul McCarthy on Place Vendome which was supposed to officially launch the FIAC was destroyed before the opening by vandals … Continue reading

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Paris: FIAC / (OFF)ICIELLE ART FAIR / STREET ART

Also new this year for the FIAC / (OFF)ICIELLE  Art Fair is a Street Art programme, curated by Nicolas Laugero Lasserre. French and international artists have been invited to paint the walls on the wharf of the Cité de la Mode … Continue reading

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Paris: (OFF)ICIELLE Art Fair

After the art week in London ( covered here), Paris is hosting a series of art fairs and events. (OFF)ICIELLE, FIAC’s new event, is held from 22 to 26 October at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du … Continue reading

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Paris: 100Taur – Monsters in my closet

French Lowbrow artist 100TAUR ( see our studio visit here) just opened his latest solo show ‘Monsters in my closet‘ at Artoyz gallery in Paris. The exhibition features a comprehensive body of work, from drawings, engraving, mixed media paintings to taxidermy … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: 100TAUR (Toulouse)

Following his group shows in the US and recent installation at the Toulouse Museum (FR), we visited the cabinet of curiosities of Low Brow French artist 100taur as he prepares for his upcoming solo show ‘Monsters in my closet’ at the … Continue reading

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Streets: Paris Nuit Blanche 2014 – Part 3

For the last instalment of our Nuit Blanche  coverage  in Paris dedicated to Street Art, Swoon covered the walls of former Massena train station. The installation refers to the Motherhood theme, and her intricate lace paper cut-outs highlight the fragility and … Continue reading

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Streets: Paris Nuit Blanche 2014 – Part 2

As we continue wandering through the streets of Paris for the Nuit Blanche (covered here) we saw the new mural from Portugese artist Vhils at the Children Hospital Necker. As they were adding the finishing touches in the Halle Freyssinet, we … Continue reading

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Streets: Paris Nuit Blanche 2014 – Part 1

While usually artworks during the Nuit Blanche only last one night, this year selected artists have been invited to create long term works. We caught up with some of them as they prepare for the big night.  Large scale murals … Continue reading

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Streets: Borondo (Paris)

This year edition of the Nuit Blanche opening on the 4th October in Paris is celebrating Street Art with an open air museum in some districts. Fresh from the Nuart festival (covered here), Spanish artist Borondo has started painting a … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Ludo – Chaos Theory (Paris)

We visited the studio of French artist Ludo in Paris as he prepares for his London solo show Chaos Theory at Lazarides Rathbone. Using his trademark neon green and monochrome palette, Ludo’s new body of work illustrates themes of dissolute … Continue reading

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Paris Streets: Invader ‘Picasso’

During the summer Space Invader put up a new piece featuring a large pixelated portrait of Pablo Picasso. As always, placement is key, and it can be seen close to the Musee Picasso in Paris. The artist’s instagram account also features … Continue reading

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Paris: G I R L @ Perrotin

After initially meeting up in Miami in 2007, multi-talented musician/designer Pharrell Williams and French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin decided to continue their artistic collaboration seven years later with an exhibition curated especially for Galerie Perrotin’s new space, the Salle de Bal in Paris. Set … Continue reading

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Paris: Futura – Introspective

In parallel to his recent intervention at Palais de Tokyo ( covered here) NYC graffiti legend Futura opened a new solo exhibition in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. Titled “Introspection“, the show features a new body of works from his … Continue reading

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Paris streets: Alexone & Supakitch

French artists Alexone and Supakitch recently collaborated on a small house on the infamous Canal St Martin in Paris for Converse Clash Walls.       View the full set of pics here

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Paris: Lasco #3 – Palais de Tokyo

For the third instalment of the Lasco Project ( covered here) curator Hugo Vitrani invited seven  internationally renowned graffiti artists to infiltrate the Palais de Tokyo‘s cavernous basement level for the first time. LA based illustrator Cleon Peterson created a large black and … Continue reading

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