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10 must-see gallery exhibits in Paris this summer
If we can’t visit museums, why not take advantage of the opportunity to (re)discover Paris art galleries that have reopened their doors? From art to design and photography, AD magazine has narrowed down 10 temporary gallery exhibits that are worth a visit in the capital.
This exhibit devoted to crowds, the world, dance, and life brings together photographs by Bernard Cantié, Richard Dumas, Elliott Erwitt, Bruce Gilden, Alexander Gronsky, William Klein, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Joel Meyerowitz, Daido Moriyama, Janine Niépce, Claude Nori, Jean-Marie Périer and The Anonymous Project.
Until July 4, 2020. Galerie Polka, 12, rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, www.polkagalerie.com.
Pierre Charpin – Similitude(s)
Five years after Marbles & Clowns, his last solo exhibit at Galerie kreo, designer Pierre Charpin presents Similitude(s), an ensemble of new pieces that give pride of place to form and color. The creative placement of coffee tables and side tables, vases and mirrors, light fixtures, and drawings evoke successions of vertical and horizontal landscapes.
Until July 31, 2020. Galerie kreo, 31, rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris, www.galeriekreo.com
For its reopening, the Galerie David Zwirner has chosen to honor Philip-Lorca diCorcia. The exhibit showcases images from a series of eleven editorial projects that the American photographer created for W magazine between 1997 and 2008 and includes several never before exhibited photographs.
Galerie David Zwirner, 108, rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris, www.davidzwirner.com
Jean-Philippe Delhomme – Los Angeles Langage
Known for his illustrations, Jean-Philippe Delhomme was inspired by an extended stay in LA for this collection of about fifty small-format oil paintings based on photo snapshots.
Until August 14, 2020. Galerie Perrotin, 76, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, www.perrotin.com
Knowing that more than 80% of museum collections are composed of works by male artists, against less than 20% by female artists, the Galerie Italienne is switching it up, flipping the ratio with 80% women alongside 20% men. Among other artists, the works of Sylvie Auvray, Joseph Beuys, Anne Deguelle, Nina Roos, Kiki Smith, Hema Upadhyay, Joana Vasconcelos and Xavier Veilhan will be on display.
Until July 11, 2020. Galerie Italienne, 15, rue du Louvre, 75001 Paris, www.galerieitalienne.com
Antony Gormley – In Habit
This new exhibit of Antony Gormley’s sculptures and works on paper is structured around a gigantic installation that adds complexity to the space. Consisting of continuous square aluminum tube, Run II aims to awaken our awareness of how we move around in our constructed habitat.
Until June 20, 2020. Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, 7, rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris, www.ropac.net
For its summer exhibit, galerie Almine Reich has brought together works by Karel Appel, John M Armleder, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Brian Calvin, Johan Creten, Gregor Hildebrandt, Allen Jones, Alexandre Lenoir, Taryn Simon, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Thu Van Tran and Tursic & Mille.
From June 13 to August 1, 2020, Galerie Almine Reich, 64, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, www.alminerech.com
Ray K. Metzker – Quand les mains tissent la lumière
Les Douches la Galerie presents its second exhibit devoted to the work of the virtuoso of light, American photographer Ray K. Metzker. Traversing several series, some fifty prints bear witness to his ever-renewed interest in experimentation. Captured between 1957 and 1982, these photographs take us through the streets of Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and a few European cities.
Until July 31, 2020. Les Douches la Galerie, 5, rue Legouvé, 75010 Paris, www.lesdoucheslagalerie.com
Chiharu Shiota – Inner Universe
Famous for his monumental installations of braided thread, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has been questioning the notion of limits and surface for years. Galerie Templon presents two in situ installations as well as a series of new sculptures exploring the “Inner Universe”.
From May 30 to July 25, 2020, Galerie Templon, 28, rue du Grenier-Saint-Lazare, 75003 Paris, www.templon.com
Niele Toroni – Un tout de différences
Pursuant to his artistic method defined in 1966, “Travail-Peinture” which consists of monochrome No. 50 paintbrush strokes repeated at regular 30 cm intervals, Swiss minimalist artist Niele Toroni presents a new series of works across different media, including photos.
Until July 25, 2020, Galerie Marian Goodman, 79, rue du Temple, 75003 Paris, www.mariangoodman.com