Paris Update 30.03.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

April 7-10

Spotlight on African art

The1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will present the work of 50 artists from Africa and the African diaspora.

Christie’s, Paris

Through May 19

Un-still life

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

April 9-16

Novel dance festival

Corcondan(s)e puts together choreographers with writers to produce original performance pieces from scratch.

Various locations, France

April 5-10

Cutting-edge design

PAD, the world’s first design fair when founded in 1998, is still going strong.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Through April 3

Painting en plein air

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

Spotlight on Mali

This year’s Africapitales Festival focuses on Malian artists working in various disciplines.

Various venues, Paris

Through April 5

Ukrainian cinema

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

The Joy of Life

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.

Forma, Paris

Through June 21

Drawing season

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

Restored film festival

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

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, Paris

April 7

Free stuff exchange

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

April 22-24

Massive book fair

The Festival du Livre brings together publishers, authors and book lovers.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

April 2-May 29

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

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

April 1

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents La Brigade, followed by a Q&A with director Louis-Julien Petit.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris


Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.


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