Héroïnes Romantiques

Dramatizing Life and Death

Through September 4, 2022 | Musée de la Vie Romantique | By Nick Hammond

In our world of conflict, plague, dictatorships and the rise of the far right, it is hard to escape the feeling that things are regressing rather than progressing. However, one discernible area of positive advancement can be found in the … Read More

François Boisrond: A Retrospective

Sponging Up Life

Through November 6, 2022 | Musée Paul Valéry | By Heidi Ellison

After seeing the François Boisrond retrospective at the Musée Paul Valéry in Sète, one has the impression that this French painter, little-known outside (or even in) his country, is like a sponge, soaking up everything he sees and urgently transposing … Read More

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori

Never Too Late to Out Talent

Through November 6, 2022 | Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain | By Heidi Ellison

“There was no stopping her from painting,” says Amanda Gabori, daughter of painting powerhouse Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (Sally Gabori for short), currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Paris’s Fondation Cartier. Normally, there would be nothing surprising about an … Read More

Toucher le Feu

Playing with Fire

Through October 3, 2022 | Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet | By Heidi Ellison

The exhibition “Toucher le Feu” (“Touch Fire”) at the Musée Guimet rights an age-old wrong: historically, Japanese women were banned from making ceramics. They were not allowed to use a potter’s wheel or “touch the fire” of the kilns. As … Read More

Simon Hantaï & Fugues in Color

Painting Takes Off

Through August 29, 2022 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | By Heidi Ellison

Painting takes flight from the traditional flat canvas on a stretcher in the two current exhibitions at Fondation Louis Vuitton. Upstairs, the works of the five artists featured in “Fugues in Color“ interact with the high-ceilinged, light-filled, oddly shaped galleries, … Read More

Devenir (un Autre) Animal

The Animal Within

Through September 18, 2022 | Domaine de Chamarande | By Heidi Ellison

One of my favorite places in the Paris region is the Domaine de Chamarande. It’s easy to reach by train from Paris (41 minutes, with frequent departures), and it’s only a five-minute walk from the station when you get there. … Read More