Le Rêveur de la Forêt

Out of the Woods

Through February 23, 2020 | Musée Zadkine | By Heidi Ellison

The Musée Zadkine, one of my favorite places in Paris, is tucked away at the end of an alley near the Luxembourg Garden. The small museum, the former home and studio of sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1888-1967), is a peaceful haven … Read More

The World According to Roger Ballen

Chaos Rules!

Through July 31, 2019 | Halle Saint Pierre | By Heidi Ellison

American Photographer Roger Ballen does not have a very uplifting outlook on life. “Who’s the boss?“ he asked rhetorically at the press opening of the exhibition “The World According to Roger Ballen” at the Halle Saint Pierre. “Chaos!” he answered … Read More

Trees

Large Protagonists of the Living World

Through January 5, 2020 | Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain | By Heidi Ellison

Trees are trending at the moment, with new discoveries about their ability to communicate with and help each other and even other species, and their importance to the environment the subjects of many publications. In any case, everyone loves trees, … Read More

Berthe Morisot

Not Just a Pretty Painter

Through September 22, 2019 | Musée d'Orsay | By Heidi Ellison

Berthe Morisot (1841-95), a key French Impressionist painter, has not been the subject of a major exhibition in France since 1941. Is this because she was a woman and therefore dismissed as a minor painter? Perhaps. The current exhibition of … Read More

Time Capsule at Fluctuart

Fluctuat nec Mergitur

Exhibition "Time Capsule" through September 22, 2019 | Fluctuart | By Heidi Ellison

Fluctuart is a gallery, but not a white cube. It’s a street-art gallery, but it’s located on the River Seine, not on the street. And, interestingly, graffiti artists would have a hard time defacing (or beautifying, depending on your point … Read More

City Prince/sses

The Tempestuous Kingdom of Creation

Through September 8, 2019 | Palais de Tokyo | By Heidi Ellison

Paris’s Palais de Tokyo recently traveled to five sprawling mega-cities – Dhaka, Lagos, Manila, Mexico City and Tehran – in search of artists who push the boundaries of contemporary art with outrageous and/or outsized works. The result is “City Prince/sses,” … Read More