The year 2023 will begin under the sign of art! From music with Gainsbourg to fashion with Paul Smith, via contemporary art or classical Italian painting, superb exhibitions will be on display all over Paris at the start of the year. Here is our selection of must-do cultural outings in Paris in early 2023.
"Serge Gainsbourg, The exact word" at the Public Information Library of the Center Pompidou
Enigmatic songwriter and emblematic of his generation, Serge Gainsbourg was talented lyricist, influenced by many authors, from Huysmans to Baudelaire… His music, and even the character of Gainsbarre itself, were strongly impregnated with various influences, between poetry and literature. The BPI of the Center Pompidou offers an exhibition on the singer's relationship to words. Manuscripts are revealed there for the first time, as well as a selection of works taken from the shelves of his personal library, rue de Verneuil.
Public information library, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris. From January 25 to May 8.
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“Picasso celebration, the collection is taking on colors! » at the National Picasso Museum
The National Picasso Museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of the disappearance ofe Pablo Picasso, which will take place in April 2023. The British designer Paul Smith, famous for his creations in colorful stripes with kitsch accents, is invited to honor the museum's collection. Other artists, such as Cheri Samba ou William Kuitca also take part in the exhibition. A colorful scenography associated with the universe of the British designer, which will lead the visitor to a more contemporary reading of the works of Picasso.
Picasso National Museum, 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris. From March 7 to August 27, 2023.
"Money in Art, the exhibition" at the Monnaie de Paris
At the Money of Paris, an exhibition questions the representation of money in works of art. A fascinating analysis, from Antiquity to today, on themes such as the representation of luxury and poverty, to understand the evolution of our relationship to money over the centuries. On the program, artists from all walks of life, from Degas to Renoir passing through Andy warhol.
Mint of Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris. From March 30 to September 24, 2023.
"Sayed Haider Raza" at the Center Pompidou
Do you know Sayed Haider Raza ? This contemporary Indian painter, sometimes unknown to the general public, was one of the founders of the Progressive Artists Group (PAG) movement, born in 1947, and whose vocation was to create "a new way of expressing India in the post-colonial era. The Center Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to him for the first time. The ideal opportunity to discover the warm-coloured paintings, imbued with symbolism by this intercultural artist, who spent a large part of his life in France.
Center Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris. From 15 Feb. 2023 to May 15, 2023.
“Léon Monet” at the Luxembourg Museum
At the Musée du Luxembourg, an astonishing exhibition is dedicated to Leon Monet. Claude's forgotten brother, who nevertheless played an important role in the career of the painter, was a privileged support of Monet, with whom he shares the affection of color. Having also frequented other impressionists, such as Sisley, Pissarro or Renoir, Léon Monet has built up a remarkable collection. Paintings, drawings and photographs will be on display during this exceptional exhibition.
Luxembourg Museum, 19 Rue De Vaugirard, Paris 75006. From March 15 to July 16, 2023.
“Matisse. Cahiers d'art, the turn of the 30s" at the Musée de l'Orangerie
Leader of the Fauvism movement, Henri Matisse is a major figure in XNUMXth century painting. The Musée de l'Orangerie presents an exhibition dedicated to the painter's career during the 30s, a pivotal period for Matisse, whose work evolved and transformed following an initiatory trip to French Polynesia. Do not miss !
Orangerie Museum, Tuileries Garden, 75001 Paris. From March 1, 2023 to May 29, 2023.
“Eternal Mucha” at the Immersive Grand Palais
Immerse yourself in the work of Alfons Mucha, an emblematic figure of Art Nouveau, at the Immersive Grand Palais. This new space dedicated to the programming of immersive exhibitions is nestled in the Opéra Bastille.
Opera Bastille, 110 Rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris. From March 22, 2023 to August 20, 2023.
"Manet / Degas" at the Musée d'Orsay
The Musée d'Orsay offers us a contrasting dialogue between the works of Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas, major painters of the end of the XNUMXth century. This exhibition brings together for the first time the works of these two artists with a tumultuous relationship, both accomplices and rivals, highlighting their similarities and contrasts.
Orsay Museum, 1 Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris. From March 28 to July 23, 2023.
“Before the storm” at the Bourse du Commerce
A new artistic season begins at the Bourse de Commerce! The Pinault Collection presents "Avant l'orage", an exhibition bringing together fifteen contemporary artists, whose works, films or installations question the urgency of an ecological awakening and the influence of climate change on the seasons and nature. .
Bourse du Commerce, 2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris. From February 8 to September 11, 2023.
“Giovanni Bellini” at the Jacquemart-André Museum
Discover the works of the Italian Renaissance master, John Bellini in Musée Jacquemart-André. This retrospective presents the style and influences of this precursor of the venetian school to a prolific career, with a vast selection of works on loan from major European museums.
Jacquemart-André Museum, 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. From March 3 to July 17, 2023.
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"Tintin, the immersive adventure" at L'Atelier des Lumières
Are you an incorrigible fan of Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock or Professor Tournesol? This is an outing you should enjoy. Head to the Atelier des Lumières to discover "Tintin, the immersive adventure", an incredible exhibition imagined by Culturespaces and Moulinsart...
From the 1st edition of Tintin in the Land of the Soviets in 1929 until more recent publications, this exhibition highlights the famous report to the powder puff. Young and old will be able to relive the many adventures of the character imagined by Hergé, who has never ceased to fascinate for more than a century.
Come and experience total immersion in the world of Tintin !
Or : Atelier des Lumières, 38 rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris.
When : From October 21 to January 22, 2023.
“On the roads of Samarkand. Wonders of silk and gold” at the Institute of the Arab World
From November 23, the IMA offers a superb exhibition " On the roads of Samarkand ". On the program: a collection ofunique works constitutive of Uzbek identity, dating from the XNUMXthe until the beginning of the XXe century. Sumptuous coats chapans and gold-embroidered accessories from the Emir's court, painted wooden saddles, silver horse harnesses set with turquoise, precious embroidered hangings suzanis, carpets, silk ikats, jewelry and costumes from the nomadic culture as well as about fifteen orientalist paintings...
This retrospective magnifies the rebirth of artisanal splendors exhibited for the first time outside the museums of Uzbekistan… In total, you will be able to admire several hundred pieces, and as many splendours made at the turn of the XXe century. We prefer to warn you, they will immerse you in the history and ancestral know-how of a fascinating country. Over a course of more than 1100 m² unfold nearly 300 unpublished pieces, representative of the treasures of theUzbekistan.
Or : the Arab World Institute, 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris.
When : From November 23, 2022 to June 4, 2023.
"Gold les Ors by Yves Saint Laurent » at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum
From October 14, 2022 to May 14, 2023, the Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum is hosting an exhibition focused on the hour. The opportunity to rediscover this symbolic color through the creations and memories of the legendary couturier.
After having cut his teeth with the great Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent presents his first eponymous collection on 29th January 1962. It was the start of an incredible career that the 26-year-old fashion designer was far from imagining! Breaking the codes of femininity, it continues to inspire 60 years later... An important anniversary that will be celebrated with great fanfare with this anniversary exhibition at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
For this exhibition, the Parisian museum highlights a key element of the couturier's work: gold. From the first buttons he used to dress up his peacoats to entirely golden dresses, none of his collections have escaped this! This “magic shade” is an integral part of the designer's creative palette. And for good reason, all materials lend themselves to these sparkles: brocade, lace, lamé, sequins, leather, embroidery... Gold illuminates the darkest fabrics and colors with a touch of chic. This burst of brilliance, sometimes discreet, sometimes flamboyant, Yves Saint Laurent has made it his signature.
In total, you will be able to discover around forty haute couture and ready-to-wear dresses, as well as objects collected by Pierre Bergé and brought back from Oran or Marrakech by Yves Saint Laurent, or accessories created by Loulou of the Cliff. Among them, the jeweled dress made for her fall-winter 1966-1967 collection, looks worn by Catherine Deneuve...
This exhibition promises a leap into the couturier's sunny memories...
Or : 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris.
When : From October 14, 2022 to May 14, 2023.
“Monet – Mitchell” at the Louis Vuitton Foundation
From Tuesday, October 5, the Louis Vuitton Foundation presents a beautiful exhibition bringing together the works of Claude Monet and Joan mitchell. An immersive journey through the work of two great artists who marked their time with their unique perceptions...
In partnership with the Musée Marmottan Monet, this exhibition highlights for the very first time in France, the major works of these two sacred monsters of Impressionism for whom the landscape was above all colored dazzling before being forms... You will therefore be able to admire them, distributed over 4 floors, starting with a retrospective of the American artist Joan mitchell (1925-1992) in the basement.
As usual, the Vuitton Foundation allows a cross-reference between modern Art et contemporary art. This exposure shows the similarities of these two artists from two different eras. We thus set off to discover the singular perceptions of these painters when faced with the same landscape. In total, this exhibition brings together 36 works by the French artist and 80 by the American artist. Imposing works in large formats that explode in color before our eyes.
Or : 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris.
When : From October 5, 2022 to February 27, 2023.
"Mirror of the World" at the Luxembourg Museum
This fall, the Musée du Luxembourg reveals the treasures of the Dresden art cabinet. In Europe, between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, the wars of power were also fought on the artistic scene and owning very beautiful works of art of one's time testified well to the wealth and power of a sovereign. The Electors of Saxony were great collectors! These ruled over one of the states of the Holy Roman Empire. Over the centuries, they have accumulated a myriad of treasures…
On the program of the exhibition: a hundred exceptional works and objects, dating between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. Works of art, instruments, scientific books, materials and other ethnographic objects… Exceptional pieces from all over the world!
Or : 19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris.
When : From September 14, 2022 to January 15, 2023.
"Frida, beyond appearances" at the Palais Galliera
It is surely the most awaited exhibition of the season ! From next September 15 (and until March 5, 2023) the Galliera Palace will host the exhibition Frida, beyond appearances to celebrate the best-known Mexican artist…
After “Love Brings Love, the parade tribute to Alber Elbaz. », the Palais Galliera offers a beautiful retrospective highlighting the life of Frida Kahlo. On the program: for the first time in France,
you can admire 200 objects borrowed from the Blue house. Clothing, correspondence, accessories and other cosmetics… Pieces that come directly from the house where Frida was born and raised. Among the most beautiful exhibits: ethnic dresses, prehispanic jewelry in gold and silver but also exceptional correspondence. Discover Frida Kahlo like you've never seen her before through this exhibition which promises to be colorful, just like the personality of the Mexican artist!
Or : 10 Avenue Pierre 1er of Serbia, 75116 Paris.
When : From September 15, 2022 to March 5, 2023.
« Parisian citizens” at the Carnavalet Museum
From September 28, 2022 to January 29, 2023, discover thehistory of feminism and women's rights in Paris, with the unprecedented exhibition " Parisian citizens! " at Carnavalet Museum.
The oldest Parisian museum will offer at the end of September a real dive into the history ofemancipation of women, throughout the history of France. " Parisian citizens! » highlights the struggle of the French women. We can admire the struggles of the most famous Parisians for their rights: Olympe de Gouges or Gisele Halimi. You will therefore be able to admire unpublished images of battles, demonstrations and commitments, from the freedom of the city of the French Revolution to the obtaining of parity in politics in 2000. A story told through paintings, sculptures, photographs, films , posters, books and other clothes! Among these collector's items: the lock of hair of Marguerite Durand, feminist woman and founder of the newspaper The sling.
This exhibition therefore brings together the memory of the struggles for the emancipation of women around the history of feminism in Paris, often little-known and revolutionary women, between communards, suffragettes, pacifists, resistance fighters, collectives of immigrant women or trade unionists. Everything is presented chronologically and we dive back into important moments in history such as the right to education, the right to vote or even access to artistic creation.
Or : 23 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris.
When : From September 28, 2022 to January 29, 2023.
« Edvard Munch. A poem of life, love and death » at the Musée d'Orsay
In this autumn of 2022, an exhibition of the work of the great Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is organized by the Musée d'Orsay, in collaboration with the Oslo Munch Museum. This embraces the entire career of the Nordic artist, with a global reading of his abundant work – 60 years of creation! –, which remains partly unknown. On the program: a hundred paintings but also drawings, prints and engraved blocks, reflecting the diversity of his work... A work that is both fundamentally coherent and at the same time eternally renewed.
Or : Esplanade Valéry-Giscard-d'Estaing, 75007 Paris.
When : From September 20, 2022 to January 22, 2023.
« Facing the Sun. A Star in the Arts” at the Musée Marmottan Monet
On November 13, 1872 in Le Havre, Claude Monet painted from the window of his hotel a view of the port under the mist. Exhibited two years later under the title Impression, rising sun, the painting inspires the critic Louis Leroy with the term "impressionist" and thus gives a name to the group formed by Monet and his friends: Renoir, Degas, Manet, Cézanne, Sisley... In total, nearly a hundred drawings, paintings and photographs from the Observatory retrace the history of the representation of the sun in the arts, from Antiquity to the present day.
Or : 2 rue Louis-Boilly, 75016 Paris.
When : From September 21, 2022 to January 29, 2023.
« Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli” at the Museum of Decorative Arts
Since this summer, the Museum of Decorative Arts has devoted a major retrospective to Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Famous (in particular) for her collaboration with artists from the Parisian avant-garde such as Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Man Ray in the 1920s, Elsa Schiaparelli marked the history of haute couture.
From July 6 to January 22, 2023, Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli plunges the public into the world of this great Italian lady through a rich collection of costumes, accessories, jewelry, perfumes, drawings, as well as paintings, sculptures, photos and posters of the greatest creators of the time.
Designer costumes inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli also highlight her impact and the extent of her legacy. A couture exhibition not to be missed!
Or : 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.
When : From July 6 to January 22, 2023.