1-54 Paris 2022
What’s On

While 1-54 Paris will be held at Christie’s from 7-10 April 2022, wander through the city and go visit other wonderful exhibitions on Contemporary Art!


Art Paris
Art Paris 2022

This year we’re happy to collaborate with another art fair in the French Capital, Art Paris! The historical Parisian art fair will be back from 7 to 10 April 2022 with a selection of 130 modern and contemporary galleries from some twenty different countries. Both regional and cosmopolitan, this 24th edition will be characterised by its commitment in favour of the environment with two themes – “Natural Histories” and “Art & Environment”.

From 7-10 April 2022

Grand Palais Éphémère
Plateau Joffre – 75007 Paris

Sarah Trouche, Svalbard, 2021. Courtesy of Galerie Marguerite Milin. The artist will be presented at this year’s Art Paris.
Musée des Arts et Métiers
Douce France. Des musiques de l’exil aux cultures urbaines, 2022. © Le Conservatoire national des arts et métiers.
The National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Cnam) presents “Douce France. From the music of exile to urban cultures”, an exhibition dedicated to cultural interbreeding, around the personality of Rachid Taha, an internationally renowned committed artist of the Arab rock.
Through the unique trajectory of the singer and musician, the exhibition revisits the artistic emergence of the so-called “beur” generation, a symbol of the mixed and joyful integration of youth from immigrant backgrounds.
Douce France. Des musiques de l’exil aux cultures urbaines.
From 14 December 2021-8 May 2022
60 rue Réaumur – 75003 Paris
La Part de L’Ombre © Musée du Quai Branly. Photo by Claude Germain.

Orchestrated by Julien Volper, curator at the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren (Belgium), the exhibition sets out to draw up a panorama of the traditional arts of Bandundu. Beyond the emblematic masks linked to the initiation rite of Mukanda (intended for young boys), La part de l’ombre intends to shed light on a more discreet production, that of wooden statuary, and provide several keys to analysis.

LA PART DE L’OMBRE. Sculptures du sud-ouest du Congo.
From 14 December 2021-10 April 2022

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

La Fab
Alice Mann, Keisha Ncube from the series Drummies, Tirage couleur © Courtesy of the artist and Collection agnès b.

Over the years, agnès b. has built up an important collection of contemporary art which now has nearly 5,000 pieces. It is through affinities, encounters with very diverse cultures and networks, based on “natural histories”, that she has brought together a unique ensemble. Agnès’ collection constitutes a constantly evolving multifaceted corpus , including photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations, sound, video and films. Rare and atypical, the collection is inseparable from a dynamic of artistic production and dissemination, participating in a commitment that goes beyond the position of a simple private collector.

L’Enfance Dans La Collection AGNÈS B.
From 24 February-20 June 2022

The Fab.
Place Jean-Michel Basquiat – 75013 Paris

Palais de Tokyo
Aïcha Snoussi, Sepulture aux noyé.es 2021, Installation. Courtesy of the artist.

Winner of the SAM Prize for Contemporary Art 2020. Aïcha Snoussi’s exhibition – her first in a French institution – takes the form of a damp and moving cave. You will find an underground bar straight out of the seabed, a pool table with a foamy surface from which come the songs of a line of underwater creatures, as well as the artifacts of a queer and ancestral civilization. Aïcha Snoussi deploys here her sprawling practice which takes its source in drawing to embrace sculpture, installation and sound composition. Through the evocation of nights spent at Plug, an alternative Tunisian club, she gives us her thoughts on desire, nostalgia and collective memory.

Aïcha Snoussi. Nous Étions Mille Sous la Table.
From 15 April-4 September 2022

13, avenue du President Wilson- 75116 Paris

Institut du Monde Arabe
Baya, Music, 1974. Gouache on paper, 100 x 150 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand 2018. Courtesy of Arab World Institute Museum.

Algérie mon amour highlights an exceptional collection, unique in the Western world, of modern and contemporary art from Algeria and the diasporas: that of the museum of the Arab World Institute. The exhibition wishes to testify to the fraternity and solidarity which bound Algerian and French artists and intellectuals during the most difficult years of their common history, fraternity and solidarity which continue to this day.

Algérie mon amour. Artistes de la fraternité algérienne 1953-2021.
From 18 March-31 July 2022

1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard – 75005 Paris

Fondation H
Installation shot from the exhibition Hyacinthe Ouattara: Inahbiting in the world that lives within us. Courtesy of Fondation H.

In the exhibition spaces the artist created an immersive in situ textile and sound installation that gives life to Inhabiting the world that lives in us. For this residency, Hyacinthe Ouattara continues his work on the human body, spirituality and issues related to the living world. Deployed on the two floors of the H Foundation, his installation is thought of as an organic place of meeting, sharing and meditation where the public is invited to participate by depositing scraps of fabric throughout the exhibition.

Hyacinthe Ouattara: Inahbiting in the world that lives within us
From 17 January-16 April 2022

24 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier – 75004 Paris

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery
M. Florine Démosthène, The Victory, 2022, Collage on canvas (ink, mylar, pigment stick and glitter), 152.5 x 122 cm. Courtesy of the Artist.

Across a series of figurative collages and small sculptures, Démosthène traverses a viewer through the kingdom of love. Within this new series, she is interested in how the African concept of love manifests and whether it exists in the confines of what love is now. The work emerges from the artists contemplation of conversations she has had while living and working in Ghana.

In the Realm of Love | M. Florine Démosthène
From 9 March-16 April 2022

18 Avenue Matignon – 75008 Paris

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux, À mes yeux, 195,5 x 101,5 cm, 2022. Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Cécile Fakhoury.

Mody : celui qui vient des deux mondes is the second solo exhibition of the artist Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux. During his four-month residency in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, the painter made the idea of deterritorialization as a global metamorphosis of self the beating heart of his latest plastic research.

Mody : celui qui vient des deux mondes | Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux
From 19 March-16 April 2022

29 avenue Matignon – 75008 Paris

Galerie Nathalie Obadia
Youssef Nabil, Self-Portrait with Botticelli, Florence 2009, 2009. Hand-coloured gelatin silver print – series of 10 each unique, 44 x 57 cm. Edition 4/10. Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

Highly personal, Memory of a Happy Place is the first presentation of a series of twenty photographs, as well as a new film titled The Beautiful Voyage. Born in Egypt in 1972, Youssef Nabil composes an oeuvre greatly influenced by his ambivalent relationship with his birth country, which he left at the age of thirty. This exodus infuses his work with a romanticised perception of the country filtered through the ambience of the golden age of Egyptian cinema from the 40-50s.

Memory of a Happy Place | Youssef Nabil
From 19 March-7 May 2022

3, rue du Cloître Saint-Merri – 75004 Paris

Galleria Continua
Jonathas De Andrade – Sobrecarregado, por Oristes / Overcharged, by Oristes – from the project Eu, mestiço / Me, mestizo 2017, UV print on Falconboard 16 mm, 359 x 179 cm. Photo: Allison Borgo.

Géometries Instables is a collective exhibition delving into the work of eleven Brazilian artists, and the fourth episode of a cycle of exhibitions that retraces the geographies in which the gallery has established itself over the years. The exhibition brings together recent works by Marcelo Cidade, Jonathas De Andrade, André Komatsu and Cildo Meireles, joined by a selection of historical artists, thanks to the precious collaboration of Pinakotheke de Sāo Paulo: Antonio Bandeira, Sérgio Camargo, Raymundo Colares, Antonio Dias, Judith Lauand, Candido Portinari and Franz Weissmann.

From 19 February-21 May 2022

87 rue du Temple – 75003 Paris

Galerie Imane Farès
Younès Rahmoun, Manzil-Hawd / Manzil-Jabal (House-Basin / House-Mountain), 2022, Two sculptures each composed of seven red copper plates and one element in transparent resin, 100 x 120 x 55 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Imane Farès.

Younès Rahmoun typically begins an artwork by collecting numbers, shapes, and objects from his surroundings. He then uses repetitive, familiar gestures to manipulate these elements and give form to everyday, ephemeral, or barely visible activities, such as praying, rolling dough, and breathing. His religious beliefs and his identification as a practicing Muslim also inform his work. He repeatedly employs numbers that are significant in Islam, such as seven and ninety-nine, and chooses to orient his installations in the direction of Mecca.

Younès Rahmoun | Madad
From 24 February-25 June 2022

41 rue Mazarine – 75006 Paris

Galerie Max Hetzler
Ernesto Neto, Installation view, Offrande pour une nouvelle conscience, 2022, cotton string crochet, cotton knit fabric, cotton padding, wooden structure, plywood, ceramic pots, lavender, santoline, rosemary, speakers, sand, river pebbles and wooden handles, 650 x 670 x 590cm. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler.

Ultimatum, Ernesto Neto’s first solo exhibition in Galerie Max Hetzler’s Paris space, seeks, through an important installation as well as other works of different formats, to alert humanity to the short amount of time it has left to reduce the inexorable consumption of the planet’s resources. It urges visitors to reconnect with nature and, through it, with themselves. Through his holistic vision, Neto wishes to bring humanity face to face with its responsibilities as a reminder that this countdown also concerns us. The artist encourages viewers to physiologically feel this belonging.

Ultimatum | Ernesto Neto
From 12 March-16 April 2022

57, rue du Temple – 75004 Paris

Galerie 127
Fatima Mazmouz, Des monts et des meres veillent. Courtesy of Galerie127.

Fatima Mazmouz creates works that critique the social constructions of womanhood and identity, and explores colonial inheritance. The body as a tool for communication is a central theme in her work, which often includes an element of performance by the artist herself. Growing up with a trader father offered her a glimpse into the running of a grocery store, which she sees as a microcosm for society at large, a human laboratory of sorts that allowed her to acquire an awareness of issues around domination and the representation of the other.

Fatima Mazmouz
From 7 April – 31 May 2022

7, rue Arsène Chéreau – 93100 Montreuil

Piasa Auction
Aboudramane Doumbouya, Untitled, 1990, Painted wood, straw, soil, 36,5 × 36,5 × 22 cm. Courtesy of Piasa Auction.

Aboudramane : Chambre à part
14 April 2022 | 5pm

118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – 75008 Paris

Septieme Gallery
Joël Degbo, Square de Pasteur, white pencil on paper, 12x16cm, 2021, Courtesy SEPTIEME Gallery.

Àγορά II (Agora in Latin letters) is Joël Degbo’s second solo exhibition, following Agora I, (specify place and date). This time, Joël Degbo has shared his creative process with his brother, Jean-Luc Degbo, urban architect. Together, they plunged into the heart of their childhood neighborhood, Bon Pasteur, in Villepinte in the 93 (a suburb of Paris), to propose a joint view. While Joël Degbo continues the exploration for which he is known through painting, he wishes to assert himself as a protean artist and give his vision a multitude of forms and mediums (modeling, videos, installations, drawings) in order to apprehend his subject under its various facets. This is how, for Joel, the patrimonialization of his childhood environment will be made possible by connections and interconnections.

Àγορά II
From 15 March-23 April 2022

31, rue de l’Université – 75007 Paris
Collective N.E.T

Michel EKEBA, Jean David NKOT and Géraldine TOBÉ were selected following a call for projects that brought together more than a hundred artists from the continent. Invited in residence by Jean-Michel Abimbola, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Benin, in the historic town of Ouidah (Republic of Benin), the visual artists created the monumental work “Memory of today, Memory of the future” through their collective N.E.T. The work will adorn the nose cone of the Ariane V rocket, which is scheduled to take off into space in December 2022.

Memory of today, Memory of the future
8 April 2022 | 11am-18pm
10 avenue des Champs Elysées – Paris 75008

Little Africa | E-Shop

Little Africa is a company dedicated to promoting African cultures in Paris and beyond through publishing, art, stories and tourism. Little Africa helps individuals, associations/foundations and businesses to connect and have a better understanding of African culture in Paris and elsewhere.

From 19 March-30 March 2022
6bis Rue des Gardes, 75018 – Paris

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