Surprising and fascinating exhibitions for late summer and early autumn
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With its many cultural venues, Paris is constantly renewing its exhibition offerings. In addition to major events at the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and the Louis Vuitton Foundation, there are quality events offered by institutions such as the Musée Picasso, the recently reopened Musée Carnavalet, and the Musée Jaquemart-André. But Paris is also open to other cultures and other lands, as demonstrated by the Palais de Tokyo and the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet. Here is what you can see there during your stay at the Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel this late summer and early autumn…
A major collective exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo
Until September 4th, the exhibition Reclaim the Earth occupies the spaces of the Palais de Tokyo, the imposing and majestic building next to the Seine that was established at the time of the 1937 International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life. In this wake-up call and rallying cry, 14 artists from totally different backgrounds express themselves through painting, sculpture, and photography. Eschewing domination and subordination in favour of kinship and cooperation, these artists from different generations and cultures use elements such as earth, fire, water, plants, and minerals to examine the link between nature and humanity. The idea is also to overcome the divide between nature and culture, through a journey that everyone, contemporary art enthusiast or neophyte, can appropriate.
The art of contemporary ceramics
A short stroll away is the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet, where, until October 3rd, you can discover a distinctly original exhibition entitled Touching the Fire, Female Ceramicists in Japan, devoted to Japanese ceramics. Retracing the trends since the opening of this form of art to women after the Second World War, it takes the visitor in the footsteps of a dozen contemporary creators from very different worlds. Exploring both traditional and modern techniques, colours, shapes and subjects, this exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to learn about this mode of expression and its astonishing vitality and diversity.
In the 4th floor rotunda
Staying within the Musée Guimet, you can also admire the astonishing work on silk by the artist Yang Jiechang that is currently on display in the prestigious 4th floor rotunda space. Weaving links between the themes and ancestral techniques of Chinese art and current modes of expression such as video or installations, he offers here a new interpretation of the eleventh day of Boccaccio's Decameron. This monumental painting on silk, 18 metres long, is accompanied by 11 illustrated porcelain vases. It immerses the visitor in a utopia where love, compassion, equality and harmony reign. This captivating and moving vision is on display until October 24th.
The new cultural season in Paris promises to be exciting. We have selected a few ideas for you, but the Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel team remains ready to advise you on others. Whatever your choice, don't forget to book your tickets online as quickly as possible!
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