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TOP exhibitions to see in April

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Paris is an exciting city of art, fashion, music, gastronomy and much more. Thus, it constantly sees new exhibitions appearing in the many museums of our beautiful city. Here are the must-see exhibitions in April. 

“The world as it is” at the Bourse du Commerce

April exhibitions

The exhibition “The world as it is” to the Commerce Exchange from March 20, 2024 and until September 2, 2024, presents an exclusive selection of works from the Pinault Collection, highlighting the vitality and diversity of contemporary art.

Bringing together renowned artists such as Maurizio Cattelan and Jeff Koons as well as emerging talents, the exhibition explores philosophical reflections and questions about our time. Inspired by a tale of Voltaire, it offers an ambivalent vision of a world in movement, while inviting visitors to introspection through an immersive installation de Kimsooja.

Trade Exchange – Pinault Collection – 2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris

Paolo Roversi at the Palais Galliera 

April exhibitions

From March 16 to July 14, 2024, the Paolo Roversi exhibition at the Palais Galliera reveals no less than 5 decades of photographs. It also reveals how the artist seized fashion to create a unique work. It's about the first monograph dedicated to the photographer in the heart of the capital! During his career, Paolo Roversi worked for prestigious magazines (Spindrift Italian and French, Self-centeredLuncheon…). His life is also marked by his collaboration with the greatest fashion designers. Notably Yohji Yamamoto, Romeo Gigli or even Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons.

Over the years, Paolo Roversi search, invent your own photographic language. Welcoming coincidences and accidents as opportunities to renew oneself. Thus, this exhibition which brings together140 works including unpublished images, prints Polaroid, archives (magazines, catalogs, etc.) reveal the professional and artistic journey ofan exceptional fashion photographer.

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

“The birth of department stores” at the Museum of Decorative Arts

April exhibitions

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of department stores at the exhibition event at decorative arts museum, April 10 to October 13, 2024. Discover the temples of modernity and consumption such as Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette and many others, which shaped the urban landscape of the 19th century. Explore their evolution through political, social and cultural changes until their consecration at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925. fascinating immersion in the era of department stores awaits you!

Decorative Arts Museum – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

“Once upon a time there were stadiums” at the City of Architecture and Heritage

April exhibitions

Explore the fascinating evolution of the stadium through an immersive exhibition at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, in anticipation of Olympic Games. Find out how this unit of length of the ancient Greece has evolved to become a global symbol of sport! From municipal stadiums to modern sports arenas, dive in in the history and architecture of these monuments emblematic. Also explore the themes of democratization, performance and globalization through captivating sequences. An exploration enriching of inheritance cultural and sporting stadiums await you!

Until September 16, 2024, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine – 1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris

Algerian Passions with Étienne Dinet at the Institut du Monde Arabe 

April exhibitions

Dive into the universe by Étienne Dinet (1861-1929). An exceptional artist who knew how to transcend the limits of orientalism to capture the very essence of Algeria. Algerian by adoption, Dinet is one of the rare painters to escape criticisms of exoticism and judgments of the colonial gazeUntil June 9, 2024, the Institut du Monde Arabe invites you to (re)discover the unique work of this artist, who has become a visual icon of post-independence Algeria

Thus, the IMA invites you to dive into the vibrant paintings of Étienne Dinet, where the deep passion he harbored for this country is revealed. Whose land, faith and cause he embraced. Don't miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of a visionary artist!

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

" Match. Design and sport – a story turned towards the future” at the Luxembourg Museum

April exhibitions

Immerse yourself in the dynamic interplay between sport and design at the exhibition " MATCH. Design & sport – a story turned towards the future » at the Luxembourg Museum, from March 13 to August 11, 2024. Discover how design has shaped sports history and improved athletic performance through the innovative use of materials, ergonomics and aesthetics.

By highlighting the links between these two worlds and exploring the future prospects, this captivating exhibition offers insight into the essential role of design in the evolution of sport. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the mutual inspiration between sport and design, with examples ranging from automobiles to ready-to-wear.

Luxembourg Museum – 19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris

Discover the Egypt of the Pharaohs, from Khufu to Ramesses II, at the Atelier des Lumières 

March exhibitions

Dive into ancient Egypt and explore the treasures of a legendary civilization that has shaped history for 3 millennia. The exhibition begins with the poetic evocation of grains of sand, lifted by the desert wind. It thus reveals the remains of ancient Egypt. You will be transported back in time, reliving the emotions of French scientists during the Egyptian Campaign from 1798 to 1801, immortalized by the painter's drawings David Roberts.

Finally, your journey will continue along the majestic Nile. The sacred river that has nourished this civilization for millennia. So, until January 5, 2025, discover the daily life of ancient Egypt through treasures of bas-reliefs, paintings as well as ancient papyri !

Atelier des Lumières – 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris

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Maurice Renoma presents the Mythology of the Goldfish exhibition at the Paris Aquarium

The Paris Aquarium and its pools become the ideal setting for displaying the small plastic goldfish of Maurice Renoma. This joyful and quirky artistic mascot. It is designed to raise public awareness of these causes that concern us all. Of which the impact is likely to change our future. 

Through this immersive and educational walking exhibition, this unprecedented collaboration between the Paris Aquarium and the artist allows us to promote the founding principles of the Aquarium. Knowing how to educate and learn. Particularly with regard to young audiences. In fact, it will constitute the society of tomorrow and will be an actor in the choices on the future of the planet.

Until May 3, 2024 - Aquarium Paris – 5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris

“Transparencies – The power of materials” at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum

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Le Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris is dedicated to its new fashion exhibition. This time exploring the art of transparency and highlighting the subtle behavior of fabrics. Of February 9 to August 25, 2024, visitors will have the opportunity to delve into the second chapter of “ Transparencies“. A couture saga that began the previous summer at the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais.

For this Parisian suite, the 16th arrondissement museum chose the talented curator Anne Dressen to highlight the art of this delicacy. In accordance with the vision of Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition, imagined by the architect Pauline Marchetti, explores the way in which Yves Saint Laurent challenged the very nature of clothing since the 60s. Using materials such as chiffon, lace and tulle to play with the suggestive power of transparency. A captivating exploration not to be missed. 

I love Yves Saint Laurent, I'll take my place!

" Metro ! Greater Paris on the move” at the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine 

December exhibitions

While the first guys Grand Paris Express ends, the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine presents a unique exhibition dedicated to the metro, its history and urban transformations which are linked to it. Until 2th June 2024, this exhibition invites you to take an interest in mobility as well as urbanity, such is the challenge of this exhibition which crosses the history of technology, visionary projects and the fictional universe linked to the metro, projecting the visitor into a new mental map of Greater Paris. The route seamlessly showcases French genius facing the contemporary challenges of the resilient city and the ecological transition.

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

“Shamanic Visions, Arts of Ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon” at the Musée du Quai Branly  

December exhibitions

Le Quai Branly Museum invites you to explore the captivating world of “Shamanic visions”. A unique exhibition not to be missed from November 14, 2023 to May 26, 2024. This exhibition highlights the shamanic art of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. A practice closely linked to spirituality, giving rise to works that are both astonishing and fascinating. The exhibition reveals the richness of this shamanic art through works that explore the explosion of colors and geometric patterns. 

These creations are deployed on a multitude of media such as clothing, objects, pottery and jewelry, thus revealing the diversity and creativity of this artistic expression. You will also discover several works of contemporary artists Shipibo-Konibo, thus offering a contemporary look at this age-old tradition. 

Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac – 37 Quai Jacques Chirac, 75007 Paris

“Iris Van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses” at MAD

January exhibitions

Du November 29, 2023 to April 28, 2024, the exhibition « Iris van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses »celebrates the visionary genius of one of the most innovative fashion designers of her generation. Pioneer in the integration of new technologies In her designs, Iris van Herpen transcends conventional fashion norms by exploring traditional know-how and futuristic perspectives. 

Featuring a selection of over 100 pieces of haute couture designed by Iris van Herpen, the exhibition establishes a dialogue with contemporary works of art by creators. Collectif Mé, Wim Delvoye, Rogan Brown, Kate McCGwire, Damien Jalet, Jacques Rougerie. As well as design creations from Neri Oxman, Ren Ri, Ferruccio Laviani and Tomáš Libertíny. Elements from the natural sciences, such as corals or fossils, resonate with historical pieces. The exhibition explores the body's relationship with space, its connection with clothing, as well as its interaction with the environment. 

Decorative Arts Museum – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Conduct an investigation in Madagascar to save the Joba Mena at the Palais de la Porte Dorée

Set off to discover a quest as fascinating as it is vital in the immersive exhibition of the Tropical Aquarium. In search of Joba Mena, a freshwater fish of Madagascar critically endangered. Until September 1, 2024, immerse yourself in a captivating adventure, perfect for the whole family! Inspired by a true story, the exhibition takes you from the streets of London to the rivers of Madagascar.

Discover an extraordinary human adventure, where scientists, aquarists and residents from the Big Red Island join forces to save a critically endangered species. During this three week shipping, researchers traveled miles of roads and surveyed seven rivers in search of a female Joba Mena fish. Their objective: to build a backup population to save this endangered species. 

Tropical Aquarium – 293 Av. Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

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