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Explore current and upcoming exhibitions across Paris' best galleries, institutions and non-profit art spaces.

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Paris has presented some of history's most groundbreaking exhibitions, augmenting the city's status as a global art capital. The city has also produced some of the world's most iconic artists, including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and the famousdesigner Jean Paul Gaultier. The city attracts visitors to see the Eiffel Tower, Parc de la Villette, Arc de Triomphe and its numerous Parisian museums and art spaces.

Some notable institutions include the Picasso Museum, Bourse de Commerce, Musée d'Orsay, Grande Halle de laVillette, and the National Museum of Modern Art. Visitors also are drawn to current and permanent collections found at Capodimonte Museum, Palais Galliera, Petit Palais, Musée de l'Orangerie, Atelier des Lumières, Centre Pompidou, Albert Museum, Fondation Louis Vuitton, and the Louvre's Salle de la Chapelle.

Best Exhibitions to See in Paris

Paris, France, is a magnet for contemporary art in all its forms—paintings, portrait artworks, drawings, sculpture,contemporary photography, virtual reality displays, installation art and more. The permanent collections, temporary exhibits and one-off installations of its museums and exhibition spaces mean cutting-edge contemporary art is permanently on display across the city.

Major exhibitions featuring masterpieces created by French and international contemporary artists are regularly presented by Paris galleries and institutions. Paris was a significant city in the artistic career of Manet, Degas, Monet and their contemporaries, and was a place where Picasso created much of his work. Although originally from Spain, Pablo Picasso's death occurred in France.

Those visiting Paris will discover the city is home to some of the world's most reputable art fairs, attracting thousands from around the globe. FIAC (Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain) was previously regarded as one of the most important art fairs in the global contemporary art scene. Paris+ParArtBasel is how considered the major international art fair for the art crown. Dedicated to showcasing the best works from French and international artists, it attracts serious collectors from around the world.

Paris is a city that offers art enthusiasts the opportunity to see a range of art, in addition to contemporary art. Art lovers see a display of Japanese prints, an exhibit inspired by ancient Egypt, or the personal collection of late Italian painting icons. Oone will find an exhibition to suit all tastes. For contemporary art, view the exhibition profiles to see the artistic highlights of this year. Each profile details the institution or museum's collection and information about the artist, including information for new publications.

Bringing Together the Leading Art in Paris

Visit Almine Rech, Rue de Turenne, to view artists such as Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami's, whose exhibition in 2023 addresses Picasso in _Pleasure of Picasso. _These art pieces, referencing the style of Picasso and Andy Warhol, showcase Tanaami's exploration of when the ordinary and beautiful collide.

Visit Dumonteil Contemporary to see exhibitions, such as PANEL Pink, a group exhibit. This exhibition took viewers on a thought-provoking journey, delving deep into the intricate symbolism and significance of pink. In the exhibition, you could discover how artists utilise colour to challenge societal norms, evoke nostalgia, explore gender constructs or celebrate the inherent beauty of femininity. Each piece in PANEL Pink offered a unique lens through which to explore the complexities and nuances of the colour through paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures.

At A2Z ArtGallery, visitors were invited to view an important exhibition called Hors sol: Espaces Inextricables. This group exhibit was an immersive exhibition that expresses the artists' view of the future through a contemporary lens.

With so many art spaces, including the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Grand Palais on Avenue Winston Churchill, Cahiers d'art, and Orangerie Museum, world-class exhibitions are always on display in Paris. To see what contemporary art is showing in its important commercial galleries like Perrotin, Gagosian and more, then visit Ocula.

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