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TOP exhibitions not to be missed in September

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In this month of September, Paris is adorned with new captivating exhibitions that will delight art lovers! Parisian museums and galleries deploy priceless treasures, from classic works to contemporary creations, to offer everyone an unforgettable immersion in the world of artistic creation. Paris has exceptional exhibitions in store for you that will awaken your senses and nourish your mind throughout the month of September!

“ALAÏA / GRÈS, Beyond fashion” at the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation

In the silence of their workshops, Madame Grès and Azzedine Alaïa, like sculptors, pursued an artistic quest devoted to sewing. Mrs Sandstone, discreet and determined, has sublimated the art of draping, whileAzzedine Alaia, having studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of Tunis, brought his unique vision to the cut. Their common ambition has never been altered by the world of fashion, but rather magnified, placing them as pillars of fashion history.

This unpublished exhibition brings together, for the first time, the creations of Madame Grès and Azzedine Alaïa, exploring their formal principles, their research on cuts, the harmonies of fabrics and colors that they share. Evening and day dresses of these two couturiers invite the visitor to a timeless lesson beyond trends. THE 60 creations exhibited bear witness to the dialogue between Sandstone and Alaïa, two tenacious artists who have become master fashion sculptors, each in their own way.

Azzedine Alaïa Foundation – 18 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

“8 BILLION HUMANS… WHAT NEXT? » at the Humathèque on Campus Condorcet, in Aubervilliers

The exhibition entitled “8 Billion Humans… and After? » will be held at the Humathèque of the Condorcet Campus, in Aubervilliers, September 22 to November 10, 2023. It promises to be an unmissable event! In November 2022, our planet crossed the symbolic threshold of 8 billion inhabitants, a figure that raises many questions about our common future.

This exhibition aims toexplore these crucial questions. Fruit of the collaboration between Science Actualités and INED, “8 Billion Humans… and After? » will shed scientific light on demographic projections. It offers an enlightened look at the evolution of the world population then looks at possible scenarios for the demographic future of the Earth, necessary adaptations within our societies facing these new balances, and the capacity of the planet to accommodate such a multitude of human beings! 

Condorcet Campus – Humathèque – Cr des Humanités, 93300 Aubervilliers

The Marguerites of Gaumont at the Gaité Lyrique

exhibitions in September

Du September 15, 2023 to December 22, the prestigious Lyrical gaiety offers the public an immersion in the subtle union between music and cinema. In 2003, Christophe Chassol started a collaboration with Gaumont to create the iconic melody of the famous daisy logo. Twenty years later, the artist offers a contemporary look on the remarkable catalog of Gaumont, through an exhibition, a concert and a series of screenings of a rare singularity.

This immersive experience transcends the boundaries of art, subtly harmonizing music with the seventh art. The gallery offers an unprecedented experience, where the melodic vibrations blend delicately with the moving images. Thus, Chassol brilliantly reveals the very essence of cinematic beauty !

The Gaite Lyrique – 3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris

“Workonpapers” by Gilles Bensimon at the Larock-Granoff Gallery

exhibitions in September
Gilles Bensimon

Du September 14 to October 15, 2023, at the gallery Larock Granoff, discover an unknown aspect of the famous fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon. A talented artist and inspired creator. For the very first time, he reveals his "Workpapers". A collection of 50 unpublished works on paper. Rendez-vous in the captivating universe of Gilles Bensimon. Under no circumstances should you miss this exhibition which will not leave art lovers indifferent.

Larock-Granoff Gallery – 13 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris

Amedeo Modigliani at the Orangery Museum

exhibitions in September

Take advantage of the last fine days of the season in the Tuileries Garden. Amedeo Modigliani and Paul Guillaume settle in Musée de l'Orangerie from September 20 to January 15. This exhibition recounts the crossed destiny of the two men, an artist and a dealer. The Italian painter meets Paul Guillaume in the heart of Montmartre and it is in a hidden studio that he will create his most beautiful pieces. The exhibition traces history by presenting paintings such as the "Woman with the Velvet Ribbon". A very Parisian and cosmopolitan visit not to be missed.

Orangerie Museum – Tuileries Garden, 75001 Paris

Treasures in black and white at the Petit Palais

exhibitions in September

Du September 12 to January 14, the black and white universe is honored at the Petit Palais. It is a very particular style which is presented, that of the print. This ancient technique gives rise to singular and original works. The exhibition highlights the greatest artists of this style, such as Toulouse-Lautrec or Auguste Renoir. These are only 2 names among the 45 artists which are exposed. It's a real ride through different painting techniques and through the ages. A digital part is also present, the ideal opportunity for the most gamers to use the interactive tablet to create their own print! It is also the perfect opportunity to discover the gardens of the Petit Palais and to offer you a gourmet snack in this exceptional place.

Petit Palais – Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso at the Luxembourg Museum

exhibitions in September

For the 50th birthday of the death of the famous painter Pablo Picasso, le Luxembourg Museum offers an exhibition on two icons of the XNUMXth century: Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein. From September 13 to January 28, visitors will be able to experience more than a century of art through poetic, musical and graphic works. Great figures will also be exhibited, such as Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse or even Bob Wilson. The friendship between Stein and Picasso, a poet and a painter, is perfectly represented through this exhibition. An appointment not to be missed for all XNUMXth century art lovers.

Luxembourg Museum – 19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris

Nicolas de Staël at the Museum of Modern Art

exhibitions in September

Du September 15, 2023 to January 21, 2024, the prestigious Paris Museum of Modern Art invites you to an exceptional cultural experience! Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the iconic Nicolas de Staël. A key figure in French post-war art. With a rare elegance, this exhibition invites you to explore an artistic retrospective of exceptional scope, devoted to this genius of colors and shapess. It reveals little-known aspects of his career and unveils artistic treasures rarely accessible to the general public.

The exhibition thus recounts a unique journey, in the presence of an exquisite selection of nearly 200 paintings. Drawings, engravings and notebooks, from the most prestigious collections in Europe and the United States. This exceptional event is an exclusive opportunity for art enthusiasts to admire the legacy of a visionary artist, who was able to sublimate emotions through his unique creations. The finesse of his work, between control and audacity, will lead visitors into a world full of beauty and depth. An exhibition not to be missed!

Paris Museum of Modern Art – 11 Avenue du President Wilson, 75116 Paris

“Scents of the Orient” at the Institute of the Arab World

exhibitions in September

Du September 26, 2023 to February 11, 2024, Arab World Institute offers an extraordinary adventure. A bewitching exploration at the heart of the perfumes of the Orient and their captivating history. It's a exhilarating journeyWhere ancient and contemporary works mingle harmoniously, enriched by smelling devicescaptivating scents and scents exclusively created by the master perfumer Christopher Sheldrake. This exhibit offers an abundance of fascinating items, including manuscripts, textiles, paintings, photographs and nearly 200 other works of art.

Each fragrance and balm exposed testifies to the way in which perfume permeates Arabic traditions, thus perpetuating a history as old as time itself.

Institut du Monde Arabe – 1 Rue des Fosses Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris

“20 years” by Daniel Arsham at Galerie Perrotin

exhibitions in September

Du September 2 to October 7, 2023, simultaneously with Perrotin from Paris and New York, the talented artist Daniel Arsham offers a preview of a series of works that trace the evolution of his artistic practice over the 20 last years. Recognized as one of the most iconic figures in contemporary art, Arsham is famous for his ability to visually transform cultural objects into artifacts, and to magnify the power of nostalgia by transcending temporal borders, confusing past, present and future.

This exhibition testifies to the diversity of the arsham creativity, with works featured in a variety of scales and materials, thus illustrating the rich multidisciplinary production of the artist. Of the works on paper and paintings coexist harmoniously with life-size architectural creations. Carved sculptures in geological materials, as well as manipulable objects. Among the centerpieces of this remarkable exhibition, a collaboration with the Star Wars saga which stages the famous characters of the film in “archaeological” techniques fictitious, specific to the universe of the creator.

Don't miss this unmissable event which promises to captivate the senses with the creative audacity of the artist. A rare opportunity to celebrate two decades of artistic genius.

PERROTIN-PARIS – 76 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

“Fashion in motion” at the Palais Galliera 

Summer exhibitions

Le Galliera Palace questions the relationship between fashion and sports. This chronological exhibition is to be discovered from June 16, 2023 to September 7, 2025. This extraordinary exhibition brings together approximately 200 works unpublished presenting the history of fashion since the XNUMXth century. On your way, you will surely find pieces loaned exceptionally by the National Sports Museum (Nice). The Forney Library (Paris). CHANEL Heritage. The Emile Hermès collection. THE Rykiel Creation. Or the Japanese house Yohji Yamamoto

The route of the exhibition highlights a vision on fashion over the centuries, its trends, its silhouettes… But also a look at the democratization of sport. Do not hesitate any longer, and visit this unusual exhibition ! 

Galliera Palace – 10 Av. Pierre 1er of Serbia, 75116 Paris

“Ron Mueck” at the Cartier Foundation

Summer exhibitions

Located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, the Cartier Foundation invites you to discover the incredible work of Ron Mueck. This australian sculptor exceptional exhibits a group of works never shown in France alongside emblematic works from his career. Admire his monumental installation Mass (2017), presented for the very first time outside Australia. As well as a large-scale sculpture designed for the occasion. There Cartier Foundation was the first French institution to host a personal exhibition of Ron Mueck in 2005. Subsequently, the Foundation devoted a more complete exhibition to him in 2013. 

Du June 8 to November 5, the foundation is continuing its long-term dialogue with this single artist.

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain – 261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris

"Catherine Deneuve, Right Bank, Left Bank" at the Galerie de l'Instant 

Summer exhibitions

Du June 22 to 1er October, you have to discover or rediscover one of the most famous and charismatic French actresses, Catherine Deneuve. True legend of the big screen, la Gallery of the momentoffers about sixty shots to admire the actress from all angles. Behind each photo is a story, an anecdote or simply a smile. A true female icon, she poses with other figures known to the general public such as Marcello Mastroianni or Yves Saint Lawrence.  This is a rich exposure to discover this summer!

The Gallery of the moment – 46 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris

– SHAPES – the new Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

Summer exhibitions

Shapes offers a contemporary perspective on the work of the famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent. In collaboration with the artist Claudia Wieser, this exhibition takes a artistic dimension outstanding. Thanks to an innovative layout, Claudia Wieser establishes a fascinating dialogue between the iconic textile pieces by Yves Saint Laurent and graphics from the museum's collections.

Through a careful selection of close of forty models, ranging from haute couture to ready-to-wear, including accessories and sketches, this exhibition offers total immersion in the world of Yves Saint Laurent. Each piece is highlighted in such a way as to capture the attention visitors, who can thus appreciate the subtle details, the quality of the craftsmanship and the stylistic innovation that have made the fame of the couturier.

The linking of the creations of Yves Saint Laurent with the decorations and works of Claudia Wieser creates a single resonance, harmoniously blending shapes, colors and textures. This artistic combination gives rise to a immersive experience which transcends the boundaries of fashion, inviting visitors to reflect on the relationship between art, fashion and contemporary culture.

Yves Saint Laurent Foundation – 5 Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris

Rio Buenos Aires 1909 exhibition, at the Albert Khan Museum 

Du June 27 to November 19, South America of the year 1909 invites himself to Paris. streets of Buenos Aires in Argentina at the beach ofe Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the exhibition follows the journey ofAlber Kahn, a famous businessman during one of his trips. He will be the author of the first autochromes in color on Brazilian soil and his own shots will be exhibited. through his photos, Albert Kahn immerses usat the heart of his journey so immersive and colorful. This fun course invites you to take the time to discover the stories contained in an image, to blend into the atmosphere thanks to the sound effects and historical sound comments. 

Albert-Kahn Departmental Museum – 2 Rue du Port, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Takashi Murakami at Le Bourget

In the heart of Le Bourget, in the gagosian gallery, are currently the works of the artist Japanese Takashi MurakamiUntil December 22, the colorful universe of the artist is exhibited under the name of “Understanding the New Cognitive Domain”. Many colorful works will propel visitors to the other end of the globe, right in the heart of japanese island. Giant paintings, sometimes up to 23 meters long, bear witness to the skill of the artist. This exhibition is also an opportunity to discover several paintings by “lucky cats”. It's just a walk in theAsian universe not to be missed this summer!

Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Center – Carrefour Charles Lindbergh, 93350 Le Bourget

Naples in Paris at the Louvre

Du June 7 to January 8, 2024,  Louvre Museum signs an exceptional partnership with the Italian Museum of Capodimonte. At the heart of the wings of the most beautiful French museum are exhibited some sixty of the most great masterpieces of the Neapolitan museum. The works presented are all more exceptional than the others. The varied production makes the moment even more pleasant. World famous works like Danae by Titian will complete your visit to the museum. This collaboration is therefore a mandatory stop during a visit to Paris. An exhibition not to be missed under any circumstances!

Louvre Museum - 75001 Paris

The Paris of Gustave Eiffel at the Cité de l'Architecture 

What better way to discover an exhibition on Gustave Eiffel, in front of his most famous work? Until January 8, 2024, City of Architecture offers "The Paris of Gustave Eiffel". Facing the Eiffel Tower, this exhibition is an opportunity to look at other of his works. Like the famousstatue of liberty in new york ! This is an opportunity to unveil the different facets de l 'entrepreneur, engineer and scientist Gustave Eiffel. Many media are used to bring the works of French genius to life. Photographs, digital tools, objects and models will be staged to evoke the Parisian life of Eiffel. It is also an opportunity to discover its working methods. A magic exhibition not to be missed this summer.

Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine – 1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris

Fashion and Sport, from one podium to another at MAD

“FASHION AND SPORT, FROM ONE PODIUM TO THE ANOTHER” will be the exhibition not to be missed at Museum of Decorative Arts. Du September 20 to April 7, 2024,  sport meets fashion in the perspective of Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This is an opportunity to discover the close ties that unite these two fascinating backgrounds. It is 450 pieces of clothing and accessoriesphotographs, posters, paintings, sculptures... which are staged in one of the most beautiful Parisian museums. Sportswear has influenced contemporary fashion in many ways and it's thanks to figures like Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin or Gabrielle Chanel that this exhibition sees the light of day. 

Today jogging and sneakers have become for some, high-end and essential pieces of fashion. This is the case with brands like Balenciaga or Off-White which highlight sportswear in their collections. Of course, we must not miss all thehistory of LacosteFamous tennis clothing brand, which has now become an essential brand. 

Museum of Decorative Arts – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

An Art Nouveau at the School of Jewelry Arts

This exhibition will surely be of interest to high jewelry enthusiasts. Indeed from June 2 to September 30, 2023,School of Jewelry Arts presents a unique exhibition that illustrates the unique place occupied by jewelry at the turn of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. This exhibition for free will highlight this prosperous period of the history of jewelry art through a selection of nearly 100 roomsfrom museum, heritage and private collections. This exhibition promises to be a real gem! 

THE SCHOOL, School of Jewelry Arts – 31 Rue Danielle Casanova, 75001 Paris

Visit the “Art-gent” exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris

Organized by the Money of Paris, "Art-gent" invites you to dive into the heart of the history of depiction of money in art and the delicate relationship artists have with money. This exhibition runs more than 20 centuries of art history. From ancient Egypt to contemporary art, on the theme of complex reports between Art and Money. Contemplate some hundred and fifty pieces from diverse backgrounds of Simon Vouet, Warhol, Degas and more. 

You have until September 24, 2023 to discover them!

The Paris Mint – 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris

Metamorphosis at the Cité des Sciences

Metamorphoses opens the doors to a playful and enchanting universe, through an unprecedented dialogue between science and imagination. The exhibition is divided into five spaces. “The marvelous forest”, “My beautiful mirror”, “The world of shadows”, “A thousand and one looks” and “The carnival”. The scenography, deliberately evocative and non-figurative, will immerse you in singular immersive universes. This marvelous exhibition, that will appeal to young and old, will accompany you from April 4, 2023 to November 24, 2024.

City of Sciences – 30 Av. Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris

"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at the Portes de Versailles

If you are a fan of the young wizard and his magical universe, you will be delighted to learn that an official exhibition is dedicated to him from April 21 to October 1, 2023. This unique and detailed exhibition will delight you with captivating storytelling and at its interactive technology innovative. Relive your favorite moments of the Harry Potter saga, thanks to the accessories, costumes, characters and immersive settings. Do not miss this unique opportunity to experience a magical experience in the world of Harry Potter.

Porte de Versailles – 1 Pl. de la Pte de Versailles, 75015 Paris


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