« Once upon a time… impression-
nisme » in Montréal. The only Canadian stop on the historic tour of one of the finest collections of Impressionist art from America, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montreal welcomes the Clark collection. Chosen for their remarkable qualities, 74 paintings including pieces by Bonnard, Corot, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Pissarot and Toulouse-Lautrec are being exhibited. This selection also includes some twenty paintings by Renoir and “Little Dancer of Fourteen Years” by Degas. After Montreal, the pieces will leave for Japan, China and South Korea before returning to the Clark Institute to mark the reopening of their great halls in July 2014.
Until January 20, 2013
«Kristin McKirdy» at the Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres. In residence at the Cité de la Céramique since 2008, the American artist Kristin McKirdy tenure will be coming to an end this year. A ceramist and art historian, she drew on the national collections of ceramics and production workshops for multiple sources of inspiration, exploring the endless field of ceramics. This exhibition reflects on twenty years of creation, wealth and originality from the artist who appreciates organic shapes, curves and modules or the acute angle as a counterpoint to highlight the contrasting appearance of total roundness. Kristin McKirdy has realised a dozen projects during her residency full of references drawn from the iconography of the eighteenth century, as well as celebrating the refinement that the artist has brought back into style.
Until January 7, 2013
«Rain Room» at the Barbican Centre in London. While the Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents “Before the Rain”, the Barbican Center is offering a retrospective of Random International, “Rain Room.” Their biggest and most ambitious Installation occupies an area of 100 square meters of waterfalls that visitors can peruse, discovering how to control the rain. Upon entering The Curve, you can hear the water, you can feel the moisture in the air before discovering the thousands of droplets which, as they fall, respond to the presence of visitors and their movements. Created in 2005 by Stuart Wood, Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, Random International is known for its unique approach to digital art.
Until 3 March 2013
« Collection Merzbacher, le mythe de la couleur » at the Fondation Pierre-Gianadda de Martigny. This exhibition is dedicated to one of the largest private collections in Europe, that of Werner and Gabrielle Merzbacher, bringing together works that reflect their exclusive interest in colour. With over one hundred works by some fifty artists – some of them amongst the most important of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the exhibition exhaustively documents the evolution of this area of modern art. Long kept secret, this incredible collection has only very rarely been presented since 1998.
Until November 25
Meet the artists of the Carré du Seine. Every first Sunday of the month, Le Courtyard by Marriott Paris Boulogne hosts an event called the Art Brunch, a special encounter with an artist. Here, Carré de Seine, the association of art galleries from Boulogne, will ask an artist to invest in the walls of the hotel and especially the Oleo Pazzo bistro. On the occasion of this arty brunch, you can meet B.Philippe on November 4, François Delebecque on December 2 and Aude Carre-Sourty on January 6, 2013.
“Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery” at the Frick Foundation. True to its tradition of exhibiting masterpieces from outside of New York City, the Frick Foundation is presenting 58 drawings from Courtauld Collection in London. This exhibition, exceptional due to the number of drawings being presented, traces the evolution of the strokes of the greatest European artists from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.
Works by Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, but also Turner, Géricault, Degas, Cézanne and Van Gogh lead us into the world of these masters of the line.
Until January 27, 2013
Flowers and butterflies at Buccellati jeweler that helps through this new collection the association “Paris Tout P’tis “.
Inspired by nature, earrings, rings, necklaces, rhodium silver and vermeil cuffs perpetuate the tradition of the Milanese jeweler with a contemporary twist to appeal to the younger generations. The expertise and the refined craftsmanship of the house have been put to use by the younger girls of the family since 2010 to create the collection Buccellati Blossom. The jeweler will again help “Paris Tout P’tit” with a percentage of sales of the new collection donated to the association that distributes food and hygiene products for babies from poor families. Montaigne Market joins this campaign by launching the jewelry in his shop in Paris.
Sold at Montaigne Market, 57av. Montaigne 75008 Paris.
Tel: +33 1 42 56 58 58
« Ymer&Malta à fleur de peau » in Paris. Following the “Petites Illusions” collection and the “Marbre Poids Plume” exhibition, design duo Ymer&Malta asked five artists to reinterpret the “Blister” bench in a contemporary version of the classic padded leather seat. The goal: to reduce it to its minimum function, to strip it down to a simple folded surface. To show that all the expertise of the seat maker can be expressed in the complex work of the surface. The leather is formed here by bonding and marrying a frame of three-dimensional rhombuses as closely together as possible, in the manner of a vacuum package. The frame evolves and opens up progressively from below, and so the object appears to be placed on the ground.
Until 25 January 2013. 44, rue La Condamine – 75017 Paris
“Van Cleef & Arpels, the art of fine jewelry” at the Arts Décoratifs. The boldness of design by a large house of jewellery is being put under the spotlight in the nave of the Musée des Arts décoratifs, with more than 500 jewels that have been the hallmark of Van Cleef & Arpels since 1906. These prestigious pieces are being exhibited alongside numerous archived documents and drawings. More than a century of design is a testimony to the excellence of the technical innovations that have been handed down from generation to generation by the golden hands of the ateliers. The “mysterious set”, the transformable jewels, the Minaudière and even the couture inspired pieces characterize the highly recognizable style of the house.
Until February 10, 2013 www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr