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Ellsworth Kelly’s “Windows” at Pompidou and Cahiers d’Art

Modest and transcendent, limpid and luminous, an intimate exhibition of some 50 works at the Centre Pompidou, through May 27, 2019, pays tribute to American painter Ellsworth Kelly, whose poetic minimalism redefined artistic abstraction. The exhibition’s curator, Jean-Pierre Criqui, has brought together for the first time the series of six iconic works on windows, starting […]

Another side of David Perlov at Paris’ Jewish Museum

As Jean Clair’s fascinating “Sigmund Freud: From Looking to Listening” comes to an end at Paris’ Museum of Jewish Art and History, a modest, more easily overlooked exhibition, on display through March 31, is still well worth the detour. Tucked away in a one-room contemporary-art gallery to the right of the museum’s elegant courtyard Filmmaker, […]

 Eva Magyarósi “Récits privés” at the Galerie 24 Beaubourg

On display through February 16 at Paris’ Galerie 24 Beaubourg, a solo exhibition by Hungarian artist Eva Magyarósi brings together her delicate and mysterious drawings, collages, prints and videos, which together make up a fragile dream world imbued with power and poetry. Curated by Paul Ardenne, Récits privés—initiated by Barbara Polla, writer and director of […]

Make it new! Jan Dibbets and medieval art at the French national library

On a lovely spring afternoon in April 2014, Charlotte Denoël, chief curator of medieval manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the French national library in Paris, invited the Dutch conceptual artist Jan Dibbets to consult some documents she felt might be of interest to him. The two had met previously and she had already […]

Final days: Gustave Moreau, towards dream and abstraction

Was Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), a Symbolist painter known for his poetic, intensely personal, often fantastic depictions of mythological and biblical subjects, also a pioneer of abstraction? This question is explored in the surprising exhibition “Gustave Moreau: Vers le Songe et l’Abstrait” (Towards Dream and Abstraction). Although the exhibition is in its last days at the  […]

Italy blocks deal to lend works by da Vinci to the Louvre in 2019

In November it became clear that the Italian government might overturn their agreement to loan a number of works by Leonardo da Vinci to the Louvre this year for a massive exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Old Master’s death. Well, it seems that Italy’s populist ‘Italians-first’ government will in fact block these loans. […]

Record breaking attendance for Louvre in 2018 with help from Beyoncé and Delacroix

2018 turned out to be a fantastic year for the Louvre. On January 3rd, the museum reported just how good of a year they had in terms of attendance. With 10.2 million guests, the Paris institution crushed their previous record of 9.7 million visitors set in 2012. The uptick in attendance was a major increase […]