The brand new Fondation Louis Vuitton will open to the public on Monday the 27th of October, after three special open days for the Inaugural Weekend. An exhibition about the architecture of Frank Gehry, who designed the building for the Fondation will be presented in dialogue with the first major European retrospective of his projects, organised simultaneously at the Centre Pompidou which is also hosting an exhibition by Latifa Echakhch, winner of the 2013 Prix Marcel Duchamp.
The always-influential Palais de Tokyo is hosting Inside, a collective exhibition defined by its own curators as "a unique experience, a risky voyage through oneself in which the exhibition space is the subject of the metaphor" and the visitors will enter into the installations.
This year's edition of Ouvertures/Openings at the Musèe du Louvre brings together artists who work in the interstices between dance and performance, questioning the body as a medium, support, and vehicle through a broadened experience of choreography.
For the ‘moving image’ lovers, there is the not to be missed Inventing the Possible at Jeu de Paume, with a selection of the most interesting and active video-artists around. And while Nira Pereg’s videos transform religious events into a sort of theatrical performance at the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, British filmmaker John Smith merges documentary and fiction of everyday life episodes in the independent space of La Galerie.
FIAC ART WEEK
Derived from an idea of David Lynch, Argentinian painter Guillermo Kuitca presents The Inhabitants, an installation created especially for the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.
Undoubtedly, African art is holding the attention of many this year: with the interdisciplinary event Le Maroc Contemporain, the respected Institut du monde Arabe focuses on Morocco and presents a major exhibition of the developing contemporary scene.
Among The Outdoor Projects (Hors les Murs) are the collateral events of the FIAC, with contemporary artworks displayed in emblematic and historic sites in the heart of Paris. Notably, in the Jardin des Plantes and the various sites of the National Museum of Natural History - the Grand Gallery of Evolution, the Greenhouses, and the Menagerie. Also, there will be the not to be missed performance Augurii, by Romina De Novellis and Luc Petton.
If you want to breathe art out of the crowded city center openings, you can choose to experience Lee Ufan's 10 new sculptures from his Relatum series at the Royal Palace of Versailles, or to think about the life of objects with The Registry of Promise: The Promise of Moving Things, a collective exhibition at the distinguished Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry.
Source: My Art Guides
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