The1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will present the work of 50 artists from Africa and the African diaspora.
Through May 19
The thinktank Forum Vie Mobile presents The Lives We Lead, a photography collection documenting the changing, in-motion lives of a diverse range of people living across France. Above: Yohanne Lamoulère’s On the Road series charts a 22-year-old taking on her family’s truck-driving legacy © Yohanne Lamoulère, Tendance Floue Pour Forum Vies Mobiles.
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Corcondan(s)e puts together choreographers with writers to produce original performance pieces from scratch.
Various locations, France
PAD, the world’s first design fair when founded in 1998, is still going strong.
Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
Through April 3
Only a short time left to see “Sur le Motif,” a wonderful exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century open-air paintings, accompanied by an inspiring show of the work of contemporary printmaker Charles Donker.
Fondation Custodia, Paris
Through March 31
This year’s Africapitales Festival focuses on Malian artists working in various disciplines.
Various venues, Paris
Through April 5
In solidarity with Ukraine, La Cinémathèque Française presents The Long Farewell (Dolgie Provody, 1971), a melancholy film about a son leaving home by the late Soviet-Ukrainian director Kira Muratova.
Through April 4
Works by Matisse, de Kooning and other art world luminaries are on show in the exhibtion “Le Bonheur de Vivre” at this new Paris gallery.
Through June 21
Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.
Various venues, France
Through April 3
The latest edition of Toute la Mémoire du Monde brings to light the work of archivists, studios and laboratories to preserve film footage from the past.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Through May 22
The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.
Jeu de Paume, Paris
Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on March 31 at noon.
Maison des Acteurs du Paris Durable, Paris
The Festival du Livre brings together publishers, authors and book lovers.
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
April 2-May 29
The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.
Through June 16
To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of events.
Shakespeare and Company, Paris
Lost in Frenchlation presents La Brigade, followed by a Q&A with director Louis-Julien Petit.
Club de L’Étoile, Paris
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.