Posted on Sep 10, 2021 3:04 PMUpdated Sep 10, 2021, 3:33 PM
Georgia O’Keeffe at the Center Pompidou
We can describe as sublime the exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe at the Center Pompidou, the American artist too long ignored on this side of the Atlantic. Everything in her art is overflowing with sensuality, starting with her flowers but also her landscapes. An artist of immense freedom who plays with colors and depth in painting.
Until December 6. www.centrepompidou.fr/fr.
Christo and the Arc de Triomphe
It is the last ephemeral work imagined by Christo & Jeanne-Claude, the mythical couple of monumental packaging. The Arc de Triomphe, covered with her silver dress held by a blood-red belt, will shine with all its fires and stir to the rhythm of the wind for two weeks. Every weekend, Place de l’Etoile will be pedestrianized for the occasion. A gesture that already belongs to the history of art, also visible live on video.
From September 18 to October 3.
Pissarro in Basel
If we tend to classify Camille Pissarro in the category of classical impressionists, this exhibition puts its importance in the history of art into perspective. The anarchist who believes in youth and in permanent research thus collaborates with his most illustrious contemporaries: Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat… their paintings are each time placed side by side. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel is important for understanding the evolution of the avant-garde in France at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Until January 23. https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch.
Botticelli to Jacquemart-André
The Jacquemart-André museum has accomplished the little miracle of successfully borrowing around 70 works from around the world that evoke the immense master of the Italian Renaissance and his production in the studio. Up to eight people worked with him. This is to say if the idea of collaboration is important in this exhibition where we find, among other things, two graceful Venus, considered to be the first official female nudes in the history of Western art.
Until January 24. www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/fr/.
Richard Long and Roni Horn at Château La Coste.
The wine estate near Aix en Provence remains one of the most successful sculpture parks in the world, with its monumental works by Louise Bourgeois, its small chapel designed by Tadao Ando and its temporary exhibitions such as huge pebbles of glass like crystallized water, by contemporary American artist Roni Horn or the installation of stones collected in the region by British Land Art legend Richard Long. And then a walk in the pine forest is an excellent way to remember the landscapes of Paul Cézanne who lived nearby.
Until October 24. chateau-la-coste.com/fr
the photos of the Moma at the Jeu de Paume
The Jeu de Paume museum presents a selection of 230 photos from the collections of the Moma in New York and more precisely of a set purchased from a Swiss collector, Thomas Walter. Its specificity: to show key works in the history of the discipline in the first part of the 20th century. The very famous photos of Berenice Abbott or Edward Weston and discoveries.
From September 14 to February 13. jeudepaume.org.
Spring of September in Toulouse
One month for an urban stroll in Toulouse in order to discover the fifty or so artists chosen by curator Christian Bernard, including several figurative painters such as Yan Pei Ming, Gerard Fromanger or Yves Belorgey. The title of the event “On the ashes of the hacienda” is a poetic way of referring to our chaotic time …
From September 19 to October 19. Toulouse. printempsdeseptembre.com/fr/le-festival
Anni and Joseph Albers at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris
They met in 1922 and together believed in a humanist art that would use, among other things, the virtues of craftsmanship. Madame has created all her life in relation to fabric, weavings, patterns. After using glass, Monsieur plunged into experiments with polychromy on canvas, ending with his mythical series “Homage to the square”, a feast of endlessly colored variations in painting. For the contemplative pleasure of colors when they speak to each other.
Until January 9. mam.paris.fr.