Paris Update Events 19.10.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

October 20

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents La Page Blanche, directed by Murielle Magellan.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Through October 22

Orlando revisited

Joseph Nechvatal, creator of virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations, presents the exhibition “Turning the Viral Tempest,” based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

Galerie Richard, Paris

Through October 23

Festival of Movement

Performance, dance and moving images come together as vehicles to discuss today’s sociopolitical quandaries at Move 2021.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

October 19-23

Art fair in Nadar’s studio

Paris Internationale: a contemporary art fair with 60 exhibitors. Register online.

35, boulevard des Capucines, Paris

October 20-23

Mega contemporary art fair

Paris’s longstanding annual contemporary art fair, FIAC, has now been replaced by Paris+ par Art Basel.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

October 20-23

Asian art

Asia Now: 75 galleries will show works by 250 contemporary artists from across Asia. This year’s theme is Feux de Joie (Flames of Joy).

Monnaie de Paris, Paris

October 21-23

African Art and Design

AKAA–Also Known As Africa, an excellent fair devoted to African contemporary art and design, returns for its seventh edition with 40 galleries and 128 artists.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

October 21-23

Art fair

Le Salon d’Automne’s festival presents contemporary art in all disciplines

Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris

October 21-23

Gin mill

No doubt about the subject of this new fair, the Gin Addict Festival will feature some 200 brands, from France and elsewhere.

Parc Floral, Paris

October 20-24

Modern art

Whether you’re an experienced collector or a casual art fan, there’s something for everyone at the Moderne Art Fair.

Place de l’Étoile, Paris

Through October 30


The king of melodrama, director Douglas Sirk, is the subject of a retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

October 21-30

Artisanal shopping fair

Find housewares, food and seasonal shopping at this year’s Foire d’Automne.

Paris Expo, Paris

October 27-30

Multimedia art festival

Artists from a range of different crafts illustrate the importance of the cultural patrimony during the International Heritage Fair.

Carousel du Louvre, Paris

October 27-31

Science film festival

Films on everything from dinosaurs to the search for extraterrestrials at Pariscience.

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

October 26-November 1

Film festival for kiddies

Mon Premier Festival features some 100 films and more for kids aged two and up.

Various locations, Paris

October 13–November 12

Calder Unfolding

The Almine Rech gallery presents a major exhibition of the work of Alexander Calder, including the mobile pictured above: “Untitled” (1963).

Almine Rech, Paris

Through November 15

Homage to Serge

The Gainsb’Art project shows works by some 40 artists inspired by France’s beloved enfant terrible and troubadour Serge Gainsbourg (1928-91).

Yoxeone Art Gallery, Paris

Through November 28

Master filmmaker

Retrospective of the work of the great Akira Kurosawa. Pictured above: still from Kurosawa’s film Ran (1985).

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

October 15–December 11


The festival Photo Days brings photography shows to 100 venues, including galleries, museums and festivals.

Various locations, Paris and environs

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

Through February 9, 2022

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

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