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Paris Art Guide

Europe's City of Light has seen major changes in its cultural scene over the last decade. International fairs, new museum and gallery spaces, and a wave of young collectors have seen Paris bolster its identity, which combines art historical depth with cutting-edge trends.

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From the hip Le Marais quarter in the 4th arrondissement, to Champs-Elysées, edgy Belleville, chic Saint Germain, and the sprawling suburb of Pantin in the northeast, galleries across Paris are part of a vibrant and diverse scene, which saw the arrival of Gagosian in 2012, Los Angeles' Freedman Fitzpatrick open a second space near Hotel de Ville in 2018, and David Zwirner's arrival in 2019. Countless galleries are spread across the city, with events such as Paris Gallery Weekend—launched in 2014 by Marion Papillon—offering the opportunity to explore spaces such as Galerie Lelong & Co., Xippas Gallery, Perrotin, Galerie Templon, and In Situ – fabienne leclerc, alongside a talks and performance programme.

High quality exhibitions are present all throughout the year at spaces such as Marian Goodman Gallery, which has sought to introduce European art to American audiences for over 40 years at their New York base, with a roster of names such as Leonor Antunes, Dara Birnbaum, Nairy Baghramian, and Marcel Broodthaers. In Pantin, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac holds its second Paris space in a 19th-century boiler factory and copper workshop just shy of 5,000m2, with past exhibitions by artists such as Georg Baselitz, Imran Qureshi, and Anselm Kiefer.

In October each year, international and French galleries participate in the city's major Foire internationale d'art contemporain (FIAC). Founded in 1974 and held at the iconic Grand Palais exhibition hall between Champs-Élysées and the Seine River, the established fair brings around 200 galleries together to showcase modern and contemporary artworks. FIAC's satellite fairs include Paris Internationale, showcasing emerging and independent art spaces, along with Asia Now, which presents artists from across Asia to a European audience.

Paris teams with blockbuster exhibitions around the year, at institutions ranging from the Louvre to the Musée Rodin, Musée Marmottan Monet, Musée National Picasso-Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Centre Pompidou. The Palais de Tokyo, which reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations, is the largest contemporary art centre in Europe, staging around 40 exhibitions each year. Collectors such as François Pinault are invested in the city's cultural future, with his third museum—the other two being located in Venice—slated to open in June 2020 at an estimated cost of $170 million nearby the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, and foundation Cartier's new location, opening in 2024. Elsewhere, Guillaume Houzé's Rem Koolhaas-designed space in Le Marais district, Lafayette Anticipations, 'acts as a catalyser, providing artists the unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit.'


Current Exhibition | Paris
2–25 July 2020
Marcel Dzama

Blue Moon of Morocco

David Zwirner View Exhibition
Marcel Dzama, Moving On (2020) (detail). Courtesy David Zwirner.
Blue Moon of Morocco
Current Exhibition | Paris
2–30 July 2020
Pierre Alechinsky

Prints from the 1960s and the 1970s

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Pierre Alechinsky, Prints from the 1960s and the 1970s, Galerie Lelong & Co., 13 rue de Téhéran, Paris (2–30 July 2020). Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.
Prints from the 1960s and the 1970s
Current Exhibition | Paris
27 June–25 July 2020
Group Exhibition

DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION

Galerie Chantal Crousel View Exhibition
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Contract (AOC L) (2014) (detail). Silkscreen on linen. 243 x 182 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION
Current Exhibition | Paris
25 June–1 August 2020
Kristina Jansson

The Veil

Andréhn-Schiptjenko View Exhibition

Exhibition view: Kristina Jansson, The Veil, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris (25 June–1 August 2020). Courtesy Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris. Photo: C Maignien.

The Veil
Current Exhibition | Paris
20 June–1 August 2020
Group Exhibition

Jardin d’Eden

Galerie Dumonteil View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Jardin d’Eden, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris (20 June–1 August 2020). Courtesy Galerie Dumonteil. Photo: © Nikolai-Saoulski.
Jardin d’Eden
Current Exhibition | Paris
18 June–24 July 2020
Marc Desgrandchamps

Barcelona

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris View Exhibition
Marc Desgrandchamps, Barcelona, Barri Gòtic (2018) (detail). Ink and gouache on paper. 20 x 29 cm. Courtesy galerie Lelong & co. Paris.
Barcelona
Current Exhibition | Paris
18 June–10 October 2020
Frank Horvat

Vraies Semblances, 1981 - 1986

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris View Exhibition
Frank Horvat, Alice (a) (1986) (detail). Archival pigment print. Edition 2/12 + 3AP. 47 1/4 x 30 13/16 inches. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris.
Vraies Semblances, 1981 - 1986
Current Exhibition | Paris
13 June–1 August 2020
Group Exhibition

Summer

Almine Rech View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Summer, Almine Rech, Paris (13 June–1 August 2020). Courtesy the Artists and Almine Rech. Photo: ©Rebecca Fanuele
Summer
Current Exhibition | Paris
4 June–24 July 2020
Group Exhibition

Rhythms and Vibrations

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Rhythms and Vibrations, Galerie Lelong & Co., 13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris (4 June–24 July 2020). Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris.
Rhythms and Vibrations
Current Exhibition | Paris
30 May–25 July 2020
Chiharu Shiota

Inner Universe

Templon View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Chiharu Shiota, Inner Universe, Templon, 28 Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris (30 May–25 July 2020). Courtesy Templon.
Inner Universe
Current Exhibition | Paris
23 May–18 July 2020
Sarah Sze
Gagosian View Exhibition

Sarah Sze, Ripple (Times Zero) (2020) (detail). Oil, acrylic, acrylic polymers, ink, aluminium, archival paper, oil stick, pencil, graphite, string, pushpin, diabond, and wood. 114 x 142 1/2 inches / 289.6 x 362 cm. © Sarah Sze. Courtesy Gagosian. Photo: Rob McKeever.

Sarah Sze
Current Exhibition | Paris
23 May–25 July 2020
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
David Zwirner View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Zwirner, Paris (23 May–25 July 2020). Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Current Exhibition | Paris
23 May–14 August 2020
Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Los Angeles Langage

Perrotin View Exhibition
Courtesy Perrotin.
Los Angeles Langage
Current Exhibition | Paris
23 May–14 August 2020
Gabriel Rico

Nature Loves To Hide

Perrotin View Exhibition
Gabriel Rico, II Mural, from the series 'Reducción objetiva orquestada (2016 - 2021)' (2020) (detail). Mixed media, brass, neon. 315 x 390 x 15 cm. Courtesy Perrotin.
Nature Loves To Hide
Current Exhibition | Paris
16 May–31 August 2020
Niele Toroni

Un tout de différences

Galerie Marian Goodman View Exhibition

Exhibition view: Niele Toroni, Un tout de différences, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris (16 May–31 August 2020). Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: Rebecca Fanuele.

Un tout de différences
Current Exhibition | Paris
11 May–11 July 2020
Group Exhibition

Collective exhibition

A2Z Art Gallery View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Collective exhibition, A2Z Art Gallery, Paris (11 May–11 July 2020). Courtesy A2Z Art Gallery.
Collective exhibition
Current Exhibition | Paris
14 March–14 July 2020
Penny Goring

Escape from Blood Castle

Campoli Presti View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Penny Goring, Escape from Blood Castle, Campoli Presti, Paris (14 March–14 July 2020). Courtesy the artist and Campoli Presti, London / Paris. 
Escape from Blood Castle
Current Exhibition | Paris
12 March–24 July 2020
Richard Serra

New prints

Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Richard Serra, New prints, Galerie Lelong & Co., 13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris (12 March–24 July 2020). Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris.
New prints
Current Exhibition | Paris
6 February–24 July 2020
Antoni Tàpies

Tàpies Today

Galeria Mayoral View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Tàpies Today, Galeria Mayoral, Paris (February 6 – July 24, 2020). Courtesy Galeria Mayoral.
Tàpies Today
Upcoming Exhibition | Paris
29 August–26 September 2020
JR
Perrotin View Exhibition
© JR. © Courtesy the artist & Perrotin.
JR
Upcoming Exhibition | Paris
29 August–10 October 2020
Izumi Kato
Perrotin View Exhibition
Courtesy Perrotin.
Izumi Kato
Upcoming Exhibition | Paris
5 September–10 October 2020
Rirkrit Tiravanija

untitled 2020 (once upon a time) (after jasper johns)

Galerie Chantal Crousel View Exhibition
Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.
untitled 2020 (once upon a time) (after jasper johns)
Upcoming Exhibition | Paris
5 September–24 October 2020
Ed & Nancy Kienholz

Solo Show

Templon View Exhibition
Ed & Nancy Kienholz, Jody, Jody, Jody (1994). Mixed media assemblage. 243.8 x 274.3 x 121.9 cm. Courtesy Templon.
Solo Show
Upcoming Exhibition | Paris
10 September–31 October 2020
Pierre et Gilles

Errances immobiles

Templon View Exhibition
Courtesy Templon.
Errances immobiles

Current Exhibitions In Paris

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Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Dzama, Blue Moon of Morocco at David Zwirner, Paris
2–25 July 2020 Marcel Dzama Blue Moon of Morocco David ZwirnerParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Pierre Alechinsky, Prints from the 1960s and the 1970s at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
2–30 July 2020 Pierre Alechinsky Prints from the 1960s and the 1970s Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
27 June–25 July 2020 Group Exhibition DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION Galerie Chantal CrouselParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Kristina Jansson, The Veil at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris
25 June–1 August 2020 Kristina Jansson The Veil Andréhn-SchiptjenkoParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Jardin d’Eden at Galerie Dumonteil, Paris
20 June–1 August 2020 Group Exhibition Jardin d’Eden Galerie DumonteilParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Marc Desgrandchamps, Barcelona at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
18 June–24 July 2020 Marc Desgrandchamps Barcelona Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Frank Horvat, Vraies Semblances, 1981 - 1986 at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
18 June–10 October 2020 Frank Horvat Vraies Semblances, 1981 - 1986 Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris38 Avenue Matignon, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer at Almine Rech, Paris
13 June–1 August 2020 Group Exhibition Summer Almine RechParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Rhythms and Vibrations at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
4 June–24 July 2020 Group Exhibition Rhythms and Vibrations Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Chiharu Shiota, Inner Universe at Templon, Paris
30 May–25 July 2020 Chiharu Shiota Inner Universe Templon28 Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Sarah Sze, Sarah Sze at Gagosian, Paris
23 May–18 July 2020 Sarah Sze GagosianParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Philip-Lorca diCorcia at David Zwirner, Paris
23 May–25 July 2020 Philip-Lorca diCorcia David ZwirnerParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Los Angeles Langage at Perrotin, Paris
23 May–14 August 2020 Jean-Philippe Delhomme Los Angeles Langage PerrotinParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Gabriel Rico, Nature Loves To Hide at Perrotin, Paris
23 May–14 August 2020 Gabriel Rico Nature Loves To Hide PerrotinParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Niele Toroni, Un tout de différences at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
16 May–31 August 2020 Niele Toroni Un tout de différences Galerie Marian GoodmanParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Collective exhibition at A2Z Art Gallery, Paris
11 May–11 July 2020 Group Exhibition Collective exhibition A2Z Art GalleryParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Penny Goring, Escape from Blood Castle at Campoli Presti, Paris
14 March–14 July 2020 Penny Goring Escape from Blood Castle Campoli PrestiParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Serra, New prints at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
12 March–24 July 2020 Richard Serra New prints Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Antoni Tàpies, Tàpies Today at Galeria Mayoral, Paris
6 February–24 July 2020 Antoni Tàpies Tàpies Today Galeria MayoralParis
Contemporary art exhibition, JR, JR at Perrotin, Paris
29 August–26 September 2020 JR PerrotinParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Izumi Kato, Izumi Kato at Perrotin, Paris
29 August–10 October 2020 Izumi Kato PerrotinParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2020 (once upon a time) (after jasper johns) at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
5 September–10 October 2020 Rirkrit Tiravanija untitled 2020 (once upon a time) (after jasper johns) Galerie Chantal CrouselParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Ed & Nancy Kienholz, Solo Show at Templon, Paris
5 September–24 October 2020 Ed & Nancy Kienholz Solo Show Templon28 Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Pierre et Gilles, Errances immobiles at Templon, Paris
10 September–31 October 2020 Pierre et Gilles Errances immobiles Templon30 rue Beaubourg, Paris

Ocula Member Galleries In Paris

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A2Z Art Gallery contemporary art gallery in Paris, France A2Z Art Gallery Paris, Hong Kong
Almine Rech contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Almine Rech Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai
Andréhn-Schiptjenko contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Andréhn-Schiptjenko Stockholm, Paris
Campoli Presti contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Campoli Presti London, Paris
David Zwirner contemporary art gallery in Paris, France David Zwirner New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong
Gagosian contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Gagosian New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong
Galeria Mayoral contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Galeria Mayoral Barcelona, Paris
Galerie Dumonteil contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Galerie Dumonteil Shanghai, Paris
Galerie Marian Goodman contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Galerie Marian Goodman New York, Paris, London
Perrotin contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Perrotin Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo
Templon contemporary art gallery in 30 rue Beaubourg, Paris, France Templon Paris, Brussels
Templon contemporary art gallery in 28 Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris, France Templon Paris, Brussels
Tornabuoni Art contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Tornabuoni Art Florence, Milan, Lucca, Paris, London, Crans Montana

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