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The 5 best exhibitions of the moment in Paris

Paris is full of fascinating exhibitions that cover a multitude of fields, from fine arts to fashion to science and technology. Whether you are a classic art enthusiast or a lover of new contemporary trends, Paris offers a diversity of captivating exhibitions that will satisfy all tastes. Difficult to select the greatest successes, which here are, in all subjectivity:

Joann Sfarr "The Drawn Life"

The exhibition retraces the journey of this extraordinary artist whose creativity has flourished for more than three decades through comics, cinema and literature.

Born in 1971 in Nice, Joann Sfar found in the art of drawing much more than a simple passion. It became for him a way of life, a way of perceiving the world, a true “drawn life”.

Through Joann Sfar's most emblematic creations, the exhibition reveals the coherence of her work, from countless personal notebooks to those of "Klezmer", from children's stories (with a section dedicated to young visitors) to erotic plates devoted to painter Pascin. At the heart of this exhibition, "The Rabbi's Cat" symbolizes the artist who placed the Jewish voice, more cultural than religious, at the heart of his stories.

From October 12, 2023 to May 14, 2024 at MAHJ

Mark Rothko Foundation Vuitton

Deployed throughout the Foundation's spaces, the exhibition offers a chronological journey retracing the entire career of Mark Rothko, from his first figurative paintings to the abstraction that characterizes his work today. Visitors will have the opportunity to delve into Rothko's artistic world, guided by the artist's famous quote: "I became a painter because I wanted to elevate painting to be as poignant as music and poetry .”

Rothko's works are presented in the highest room of the Frank Gehry-designed building, alongside the large figures of Alberto Giacometti, creating an environment close to that imagined by Rothko for a UNESCO commission that was never been materialized.

from October 18, 2023 to April 2, 2024 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

Oriental perfumes at the Arab World Institute

Manuscripts, miniatures, textiles, paintings, photographs, installations, videos... nearly 200 works, as well as the raw materials from which perfumes are sourced, tell the story of the importance of fragrances, ointments, oils, balms, waters or fumigations in cultural practices, social and intimate aspects of the Arab world. Their dialogue shows how perfume irrigates traditions and still permeates daily life today. Oriental Perfumes are indeed the still vivid imprint of an ancient and deeply rooted culture.

From Arabia to India, from the Indonesian islands to the borders of Asia, the visitor begins his journey by discovering the origin of the rare and precious species that made the reputation of Arab merchants.

from September 26, 2023 to March 17, 2024 at the IMA

Corps à Corps Pompidou center

In an exhibition merging two exceptional photographic treasures, that of the prestigious Center Pompidou on one side, and that of the famous French collector Marin Karmitz on the other, an unprecedented picture of photographic representations of humanity in the 20th and 21st centuries emerges. centuries. This captivating exhibition features more than 500 photographs and documents from the lenses of some 120 photographers, both historical and contemporary.

The exhibition reveals fascinating links between these artists. Through shared obsessions in their approach to the subject and their photographic style, these connections illuminate a particular aspect of the photographic act.

from September 6, 2023 to March 23, 2024 at the Pompidou Center

and finally Expo Paris de la Modernité at the Petit Palais

and finally Expo Paris de la Modernité at the Petit Palais

This artistic journey, both chronological and thematic, draws its originality from its specific location in the Champs-Élysées district. This emblematic place, at the heart of modernity, was the scene of the latest creations presented at the Salons d'Automne et des Indépendants at the Grand Palais, highlighting the works of Rousseau, Matisse, van Dongen, and many others.

The Petit Palais played an essential patriotic role during the First World War by exhibiting mutilated works and organizing Mimi-Pinson cockade competitions. In 1925, it took center stage at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, a melting pot of Art Deco, international avant-garde and traditional pavilions.

The tumultuous history of "modern Paris" is marked by artistic collisions, scandals such as the "cage aux fauves", the "Kubism" of Braque and Picasso, and even the erotic Nijinsky as a faun during the creation of the Rite of Spring by the Ballets Russes in 1913. Temporary

exhibition from November 14, 2023 to April 14, 2024

Whether you're a seasoned art lover or simply curious, these exhibitions have something to offer everyone in the arts world.

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