Prehistory: A Modern Enigma

The Weight of the Past

Through September 16, 2019 | Centre Pompidou | By Heidi Ellison

I was as fascinated by the exhibition “Prehistory: A Modern Enigma” at the Centre Pompidou as the artists featured in it were fascinated by prehistoric art. The premise of the show is that the many new scientific discoveries made during … Read More

Extreme Manuscripts

Heartfelt Messages from the Past

Through July 7, 2019 | Bibliothèque Nationale de France | By Nick Hammond

The overarching idea of “Extreme Manuscripts,” the new exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, is highly original. Instead of showcasing sets of full manuscripts that would go on to form part of the canons of great literature, it concentrates … Read More

A Vision for Painting

It’s Alive!

Through August 26, 2019 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | By Heidi Ellison

Painting has been declared dead many, many times – and not just by the Constructivists in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution (see our review of the exhibition “Red” at the Grand Palais) – but the patient always makes a miraculous … Read More