Christian Marclay

Bang! Visible Sound

Through February 27, 2023 | Centre Pompidou | By Heidi Ellison

Like many people, I first discovered Christian Marclay through his spellbinding 24-hour video installation “The Clock” (2010), consisting of film clips showing the actual time, which was being shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. After having seen a section … Read More

Molière: Le Jeu du Vrai et du Faux

Plays on Truth

Through January 15, 2023 | Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu site | By Nick Hammond

The subtitle of the National Library of France’s exhibition commemorating the 400th birthday of the great comic playwright Molière – “Le Jeu du Vrai et du Faux,” meaning “play on truth and falsehood” – not only captures very well a … Read More

Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Redux

Through January 15, 2023 | Musée d'Orsay | By Heidi Ellison

This must be the season for exhibitions of the work of ballsy women artists in Paris’s museums. It’s about time. While I used the word to describe Alice Neel, whose work is on show at the Centre Pompidou, it could … Read More

Ugo Rondinone

Dancing with the Elements

Through January 8, 2022 | Petit Palais | By Heidi Ellison

Just in time for Art Basel, the new contemporary art fair that has replaced FIAC, the Petit Palais has opened an exhibition of the work of one of today’s leading contemporary artists, Ugo Rondinone. The show’s lowercased title, “the water … Read More

Oskar Kokoschka: Un Fauve à Vienne

Wild Thing

Through February 12, 2023 | Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris | By Heidi Ellison

Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was a wild young thing in staid turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna. A critic even called him the Oberwildling, or “head savage” of the exhibition ”Kunstschau,” where he exhibited his illustrated poem “The Dreaming Youths,” a tale of teenage sexual … Read More