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The wanderings of Art Paris, the sculptures of Isamu Noguchi at the LaM, iconic photos at the Palazzo Grassi...Our 5 cultural must-sees


Exhibitions, photographs, contemporary art... Every fortnight Madame Figaro delivers her cultural selection.

The Immortelle exhibition at MO.CO: painting ahead!

As we know, painting is an eternal return, an essential form of human writing from the beginning.

Sometimes, it is devalued in the wake of Marcel Duchamp who, definitively, launched: "Beast as a painter!"

And then she comes back with her desire for storytelling.

The life of the workshop and its rituals, the problems of frame, drying resurface.

Except that time has passed and the tradition is renewed thanks to the influx of images


To discover

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unfolds on the two art centers of Montpellier, the MO.CO and the MO.CO Panacée.

In other words, a very broad panorama of young French figurative painting over the past two decades.

Bringing together 350 works and 122 artists (Olivia Barcelo, Jean Claracq, Gaël Davrinche, Damien Deroubaix, Nathanaëlle Herbelin, Christine Safa…), the course demonstrates the plurality of stylistic, formal, conceptual and intellectual approaches.


until June 4, at MO.CO in Montpellier

Art Paris 2023, an internationally recognized fair

Jean Dewasne,

Age of living

Galerie Patrice Trigano

Art Paris

is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

After passionately painting and resolutely eco-responsible editions, this one is powerfully committed.

Since 2018, Art Paris has associated the subjective gaze of a curator with the French scene.

Marc Donnadieu delivers his vision with a choice of 20 artists from different generations who all explore the notion

of Art and Commitment


It offers a stroll through the participating galleries, bringing together the works of Damien Deroubaix, Prune Nourry or Hervé Télémaque...

Another red thread, that of

Exile, subtitled


and resistance

, entrusted to curator Amanda Abi Khalil, founder of

TAP (Tempory Art Platform)

in Beirut.

The two themes can intersect on the relationship to the other or the feeling of strangeness.

“Leaving a place doesn't mean not being there anymore,” she confides.

Chosen or forced exile is always suffered.”

Art Paris 2023,

from March 30 to April 2, 2023, at the Grand Palais Éphémère, artparis.


Isamu Noguchi, Extension Field of Sculpture

Louise Dahl-Wolfe,

Portrait of Isamu Nogushi

, 1955 Center for creative photography, the University of Arizona Foundation and Garden Museum Archive, New York/ARS ADAGP, Paris 2023

Even if the artistic destiny of Isamu Noguchi, Japanese-American sculptor (1904-1988), began in Paris, it was the LaM de Villeneuve d'Ascq which devoted its first major retrospective to him in France.

The exhibition of this major 20th century artist is also the kickoff of the fortieth anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Art Brut.

A total creator, Isamu Noguchi's interest in the creation of three-dimensional forms has no borders: in addition to his sculptures, he created stage sets (collaborating with Martha Graham), furniture, lamps, gardens and urban public spaces, such as his

Jardin de la paix

designed for the new UNESCO headquarters


Paris and inaugurated in 1958.

Exploring through 250 works unpublished aspects of his work, the exhibition illustrates the wishes of this precursor.

Or "to go beyond the art of objects" and "to widen the possibilities of sculpture".

A kaleidoscopic artist.

Isamu Noguchi, Sculpting the World

, from March 15 to July 2, 2023, LaM Museum

Chronorama, a treasure trove of photos at Palazzo Grassi

Bert Stern,

Twiggy wearing a mod minidress by Louis Féraud and leather shoes by François Villon

, 1967, Vogue Condé Nast

The Palazzo Grassi hosts


, an exhibition that retraces the last century, from 1910 to 1970, in 407 iconic photos.

These archives of the Condé Nast group (

Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Vanity Fair

…) acquired by Pinault Collection bring together photos of the biggest names in photography: Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Horst P. Horst, Lee Miller, Edward Steichen… The chronological route goes around the two floors of the palace, testifying to the artistic and aesthetic evolutions of each decade.

There is fashion, but also architectural photographs, still lifes, journalistic documents.

"The idea of


, subtitled

photographic treasures of the twentieth

and not masterpieces, underlines the curator Matthieu Humery, is to make this pantheon of singers and actors somewhat forgotten known to the youngest.

Chronorama, photographic treasures of the 20th century.

Until January 7, 2024 at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice.

Catalog of the exhibition available from La Martinière editions, 432 p, 75 euros.

Infinite Looping in Harmony, Hatch's new exhibition

Janine van Oene,

Calyx Couple

, 2022, Oil on canvas, 175 x 165 cm.

Jonathan de Waart, courtesy of the artist and Gerhard Hofland.

After presenting the first solo show by the Portuguese artist, Maria Appleton, Hatch, the art platform reserved for the young contemporary scene created by Margot de Rochebouet and Giovanna Traversa, is offering a collective exhibition in the heart of the Marais.

Infinite Looping in Harmony

brings together eleven artists including Arnaud Eubelen, Veronika Hilger, Victoire Incchauspé, Leo Orta, Janine van Oene… On the sidelines, Hatch invited Richard Sears, American musician and composer, to produce a soundtrack.

Paintings, sculptures, installations, performances interact with psychedelic music.

A sensory journey that confirms Hatch's place in the avant-garde.

Infinite Looping in Harmony


from March 28 to April 11, 2023, 43, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 75003.

Source: lefigaro

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