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Is everything art ? Ben at Musee Maillol
September 13, 2016
From September 14, 2016 to January 15, 2017
In the late 1950s, Benjamin Vautier (b. 1935) known as Ben, declared: ‘I sign everything’. This statement, corroborated by his images and actions, illustrates his belief that the world and indeed art, is a whole, and that everything constitutes art. Each phrase, however brief, reveals a meditation on important issues such as truth in art, the role of the artist in society and the relationship between art and life itself. His ‘écritures’ or written texts reflect his own personal questions and bear testimony to a critical spirit that is quick to question everyone and everything, including himself. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s ready-mades. Ben takes possession of the newly reopened Musée Maillol for the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the artist in Paris. Bringing together over 200 artworks principally from the artist’s own personal collection, as well as private collections, this retrospective, which features several previously unseen installations, provides the public with an insight into the multiple and complex facets of this iconoclastic, provocative and prolific artist, an advocate of the non-conformist and the alternative for over 50 years.
Hodler, Monet, Munch at Musée Marmottan
September 14, 2016
From September 15, 2016 to January 22, 2017
This exhibition will highlight major contributions by Ferdinand Hodler, Claude Monet and Edvard Munch to modern painting in the XX century.
This presentation shows how each of them handles seemingly insurmountable challenges in the field of painting such as the representation of light on water, the blaze of the sun seen front the front, or even the figuration of luminous variations on the trunk of a tree.
With the selection of enchanting works, assorted with excerpts from mails, the event will draw a parallel between the three painters: the vision of their art and perseverance at times to the point of risking being misunderstood by the public.
Magritte, La Trahison des images, 1928-29 - Centre Pompidou
September 20, 2016
From September 21, 2016 to January 23, 2017
The Centre Pompidou is devoting a thematic exhibition to the work of the Belgian artist René Magritte.
This completely new exhibition reinterprets the entire work of the artist in the light of five "figures" to which Magritte made constant reference in his work: fire, shadows, curtains, words and the fragmented body.
Through an approach based on these themes, the exhibition reveals the artist's thinking on questions of resemblance and realism, and highlights his works dealing with the deceptive representations of the world.
The exhibition brings together Magritte's paintings with antique images, illustrating mythological narratives of the invention and definition of painting.
Tintin in the Grand Palais
September 27, 2016
28 September 2016 to 15 January 2017
There is no longer any need to present the career of Georges Remi, known as Hergé, Belgian cartoonist best known for The Adventures of Tintin. Often referred to as "the father of the European comic strip", he was one of the first French-speaking authors to use American-style comic strip with speech bubbles. The exhibition looks back on his creative approach, fed by the cinema, painting, photography and adventure novels and his passion for drawing. It shows how the universally recognised drawings of Hergé fit in with both his era and the history of art.
Icônes de l'Art Moderne. La Collection Chtchoukine - Louis Vuitton Foundation
October 06, 2016
22 October 2016 to 20 February 2017
The exhibition pays tribute to one of the greatest Art patron of the early 20th century, Sergei Shchukin, the visionary Russian collector of French modern art. From the end of the 19th century, Sergei Shchukin, the important muscovite industrialist, began to integrate himself into the Parisian arts milieu of the era, which tasked itself with defending the impressionist, post-impressionist and modern movements. The exhibition will present a significant ensemble of 130 major pieces by the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern masters from the Shchukin collection, with particular emphasis on the art of Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rousseau, Derain, Matisse and Picasso, alongside works from Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.