Film

Atlantique


Ghostly Romeo and Juliet

By Heidi Ellison

Having only seen the trailer, I went to the film Atlantique, directed by Mati Diop and winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, under the misapprehension that it was a film about the struggles of migrants … Read More

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Alexander Calder's "Janey Waney," in the Jardin des Tuileries during the FIAC contemporary art fair. © Paris Update

What's Happening in Paris This Week

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

October 17-20

Monster contemporary art fair

Nearly 200 galleries show their wares at FIAC. Above: A new sculpture by Yayoi Kusama graces the Place Vendôme during the fair.

Grand Palais, Jardin des Tuileries, Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, Paris

October 17-20

Multidisciplinary art fair

Galleries, publishers, fashion collectives, art publishers and experimental music labels will take over 15 private and public spaces in the about-to-be-renovated Paris hotel for the Salon de Normandy by The Community.

Normandy Hotel, Paris

October 17-20

Outsider art

Signed works from 42 artists, including the famous and the more underground, are available at the Outsider Art Fair.

Atelier Richelieu, Paris

Through October 20

Another art fair

At Bienvenue, 25 galleries show the work of their artists.

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Through November 14

Outdoor art

During the new Monumental event, outsized sculptures by four artists line the chic Avenue George V.

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Through October 20

Solo shows

Talented young artists display their work in solo shows across several locations during the UrbanArtFair. Free admission.

10, 18 & 19 rue de Turenne, Paris

October 16-20

Asian art

Asia Now: 30 contemporary galleries showing work by Asian artists.

9, av. Hoche, Paris

October 16-20

Art in a townhouse

Paris Internationale: a contemporary art fair in a Parisian townhouse.

11, Rue Beranger, Paris

October 18-20

World-famous flower show

One of the most anticipated events in Europe’s gardening calendar, Chantilly’s Journées des Plantes offers fun for all the family. Above: stalls and displays spill over the château’s beautiful grounds.

Domaine de Chantilly, Île-de-France

October 26-27

Spotlight on the moving image

The moving image is on show in all its transdisciplinary glory at Festival Second Square.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

October 18-20

Celebrating France’s architecture

The Department for Culture’s Journées Nationales de l’Architecture aims to bring French people closer to their country’s finest contemporary architecture.

Various locations throughout France

Through October 27

Photography and charity

French photographer and sculptor Nicolas Henry’s works on major figures in the history of Emmaüs are presented in Emmaüs, le Tour d’un Monde, an exhibition celebrating the well-known charity’s 70th birthday.

Place du Palais Royal, Paris

October 24-November 4

Young international artists

Youth takes precedence at the YIA Art Fair.

118, Rue de Rivoli, Paris

October 17-21

Art on the Champs

Art Élysées: 100 modern and contemporary art and design galleries in tents on the world’s most famous boulevard.

Champs Elysées, Paris

October 23-29

Film festival for kiddies

Mon Premier Festival features some 400 screenings, premiers and more for kids aged two and up.

Various locations, Paris

October 25-November 3

Autumn shopping fair

Find housewares, food and seasonal shopping at this year’s Foire d’Automne.

Paris Expo, Paris

Through December 31

Cultures of the world onstage

Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire.

Various locations, Paris

Through February 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France


October 24-27

Multimedia art festival

Artists from a range of different crafts illustrate the importance of the cultural patrimony during the International Heritage Fair.

Carousel du Louvre, Paris

Through October 19

Oktoberfest in Paris

The German beer festival comes to France.

Paris Event Centre

Through December 31

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

Through October 27

Irish visual art

Ursula Burke‘s work focuses on Northern Irish identity through embroidery, sculpture and drawing.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

October 17

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Pierrot le Fou (1966), directed by Jean-Luc Godard. An optional new wave movie tour will take place before the screening.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris