While 1-54 Paris will be held at Christie’s from 9-10 April 2022, wander through the French capital and go visit wonderful contemporary art exhibitions!
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
From 14 December 2021-8 May 2022
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
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
Place Jean-Michel Basquiat – 75013 Paris
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
From 7 April – 31 May 2022
7, rue Arsène Chéreau – 93100 Montreuil
Aboudramane : Chambre à part
14 April 2022 | 5pm
For more than forty years, the Ivorian sculptor Aboudramane Doumbouya has been developing a singular work around the architectural object. Trained as a carpenter, Aboudramane left Côte d’Ivoire at the age of 23 for Italy and then France, where he settled in 1985 and later showed in Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, and Stuttgart. 1993 marked the important exhibition at the Museum of African Art in New York “Home and the World: Architectural Sculpture by two contemporary artists” where he exhibited in conversation with the Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez, under the curatorship of Susan Vogel. Sixteen works covering the entire production of the artist, from 1989 to 2021, among which five rare sculptures exhibited by the artist in the iconic show of 1993, are here presented today for the first time on the secondary market.
Exposition du 7 au 13 avril 2022
118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – 75008 Paris
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.
From 15 March-23 April 2022
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.
16 rue des Coutures Saint Gervais – Paris 75003
This year, with its new project “Art Collab Series”, Little Africa pursues one of its main missions which is to highlight and promote the diverse art and culture of Africa while offering new and innovative forms of artistic expression for the art market and artists.
This project is first and foremost a commitment by Little Africa to support emerging and confirmed artists who, for one part, will not all sign in an art gallery and perhaps their place is simply not there?; for the other part, sick for various creative projects. Other scenes of expressions may exist for them and that is what we are trying to do.Art Collab x Fred Ebami: let’s pop it all! is an invitation to come and discover the classics of pop artist and graphic designer Fred Ebami as well as a selection of new creations!
From April 9th – May 6th 2022
6bis Rue des Gardes, 75018 – Paris