Paris Update Events 21.10.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

October 27

Art and Written Word

Louise Rogers Lalaurie talks about her new book Matisse: The Books.

University of London Institute in Paris

October 25-26

Scavenger hunt for valuable art

In a unique event, visitors are invited to find (and keep!) works of art by stars like Takashi Murakami and Jean-Michel Othoniel that have been hidden in the Grand Palais. Reservation required.

Grand Palais, Paris

Through October 29

Women of Soviet Cinema

Until 1960, the USSR had more female directors than any other country: the Pionnières du Cinéma Soviétique retrospective explores their work.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

October 22-25

Multidisciplinary art fair

Galleries, publishers, fashion collectives, art publishers and experimental music labels will take over 15 private and public spaces in the about-to-be-renovated Paris hotel for the Salon de Normandy by The Community.

Normandy Hotel, Paris

October 23-28

Science film festival

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

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

October 22-29

Storefront art

Paris Internationale: a contemporary art fair with 26 galleries in a vacant grocery store.

12, rue de Montyon, 75009 Paris

October 21-24

Asian art

Asia Now: 30 contemporary galleries showing work by Asian artists.

9, av. Hoche, Paris

October 21-30

Outsider art

Signed works by 42 artists, including the famous and the more underground, are available at the Outsider Art Fair.

Atelier Richelieu, Paris

October 28-31

Celebrating culture

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

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

November 13-15

Photo fair

First-time exhibitors and first-time buyers are encouraged at Fotofever 2020.

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

November 13-15

African Art and Design

Also Known As Africa, France’s only design fair devoted to African style returns for its fifth edition. Above: Pink Nuns, a 2018 photograph by Nonzuzo Gxekwa, will be exhibited as part of the showing from Cape Town’s THK Gallery. © Nonzuzo Gxekwa, courtesy THK Gallery.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

November 6-21

Focus on photos in Saint Germain

Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, museums, cultural centers and bookshops.

Various locations, Paris

October 25

Examining history

Revolutions and revolts is the theme at the Arab Cultural Institute’s final Journée de l’Histoire.

Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Through June 2021

Discovering art history

Learn how to appreciate and analyze art in its historical context in a range of masterclasses offered by Les Paris de l’Art 2020/21.

Various locations, Paris & Online

Through October 31

French food frenzy

A celebration of gourmet French food, as seen by scientists, chefs and artists, complete with tastings, at the Cité de la Gastronomie Paris-Rungis. 

La Villette, Paris

Through October 25

Cinema in the time of Covid

Films completed during the pandemic are screened in solidarity with the film industry for Le Cinéma Comme Il Va. 

Centre Pompidou, Paris

October 21-27

Film festival for kiddies

Mon Premier Festival features some 400 screenings, premiers and more for kids aged two and up.

Various locations, Paris

October 23-November 1

Autumn shopping fair

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

Paris Expo, Paris

Through October 25

Festival of Jewelry

Designers, artists, photographers and historians come together to explore jewelry in France and beyond for Parcours Bijoux.

Various locations, Paris

Through November 13

Melodrama on film

For Tant qu’Il y Aura du Mélo, the melodrama or “women’s film” is reassessed in a new light.

Forum des images, Paris

November 7

LGBT+ Pride

LGBT in the streets. The annual Paris Pride Parade has been postponed to November 7, 2020.


Through December 31

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

October 22

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation presents Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait (Love Affair(s)), directed by Emmanuel Mouret.

L’Entrepôt, Paris

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