Splendors of the Oases of Uzbekistan

This exhibition gives us the opportunity to dream about a crossroads of civilizations, in the heart of Central Asia, in Uzbekistan, where the names of Samarkand and Bukhara resonate. But many other commercial oases in this country have revealed works that are now classified as World Heritage sites.

World Heritage Site.

A large selection of these masterpieces, which have never left the country and have been specially restored, are presented in this exhibition, such as the monumental wall paintings of the ambassadors’ palace in Samarkand and its region, pages from one of the oldest monumental Korans from the beginning of Islam from Katta Langar, in Sogdiana, and other treasures in gold from Bactria (Dalverzintep), in silver, in silk, in ceramics. It is also an opportunity to admire some masterpieces of the famous 16th-century Bukhara school of miniature painting.

Thanks to exceptional loans from major European museums, the exhibition brings together nearly 130 works and invites us to take a journey through space and time. This account of seventeen centuries of fabulous history allows us to understand how this region on the borders of China and India was able to fascinate Alexander the Great, but also the Caliphs of Baghdad, beyond the Iranian world, towards the east.

This area of exchange and cultural influence allowed Western and Eastern civilizations to dialogue and mix harmoniously.

Date : from 23 November 2022 to 6 March 2023.

Location : Louvre Museum.

Address : Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Price : €17

Schedule : Wednesday to Monday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Metro : line 1 Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre station

Gérard Garouste

The Centre Georges Pompidou is holding a retrospective exhibition devoted to Gérard Garouste, one of the most important contemporary French painters, born in 1946, who is a figurationist without concession.

Gérard Garouste was a student at the Beaux-arts de Paris at the end of the 1960s, and his reading of Marcel Duchamp’s interviews with Pierre Cabanne prompted him to defy the ban on painting at a time when conceptual practices were the order of the day.

Thus, he became a painter, in the most traditional sense of the term, focusing on technique, which he never ceased to perfect, by observing the masters in the Louvre: Poussin, El Greco, Tintoretto…

In the 1980s, he began to create large paintings under the sign of Greek mythology, to which he superimposed his personal mythology around the figures of the Classic, the Indian, the Apollonian and the Dionysian, which, according to him, is in all of us.

Alongside 120 major paintings, often of very large format, the exhibition also gives a place to the sculpture and graphic work.

This exhibition allows us to grasp the full richness of Gérard Garouste’s unclassifiable career, whose life of study, but also of madness, and his enigmatic work, feed off each other in a striking dialogue.

With his large figurative canvases, the artist revisits the history of art through the genres of painting, which he seeks to exhaust.

The exhibition dedicated to him follows step by step the path and the personal mythology of one of the most important French painters.

Museum : Centre Georges Pompidou

Address : Place Georges Pompidou 75004 Paris

Price : 15€.

Schedule: open from Wednesday to Tuesday from 11 am to 9 pm.

Metro : Hôtel de Ville station lines 1 and 11

Châtelet station lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14

RER : Châtelet-les Halles lines A, B, D

Lekha Singh – Women carry the world

On their heads, on their backs, on their shoulders, at arm’s length or close to them, for centuries they have carried children, transported wood, water, food, bricks or mountains of cotton.

Follow them through this exhibition, which reveals the spectacular burdens they carry.

American photographer Lekha Singh pays tribute to the women of the world.

Each in their own way, women carry a part of the world. It is time to bring them into the spotlight, and this is what the American photographer does so brilliantly.

On the tracks of the fields, the roads of the markets, the paths of the villages or the tumult of the cities, you will follow sportswomen, mothers, doyennes with ankles cracked by the heat of the day or teenagers who put their nascent strengths to the test.

Exhibition until 02 January 2023.

Musée de l’Homme : 17 Place du Trocadéro 75016 Paris

Open every day except Tuesdays, 01 January, 14 July and 25 December.

Opening hours: from 11am to 7pm.

Price: 13€.

Metro: line 6 Station: Trocadéro

PARIS PLAGE

Like a taste of the holidays, every year for 20 years (and yes Paris-Plage is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year), the arrival of Paris Plage is the iconic event of the Parisian summer.
For this new edition, the activities are concentrated on the two historic sites of the capital, the quays of the Seine from the Pont des Arts to the Pont de Sully and on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette.
To blow out its candles with us, the City of Paris has gone all out. From July 9 to August 21, many summer activities take over the capital.
On the program: free swimming, kayaking, shaded relaxation area, mist garden, petanque…
Something to enjoy sunny days.
Since 2002 and the publicized example of Paris, many French cities and foreign capitals have taken up this idea, such as Metz, Toulouse, Brussels and Jerusalem.

Roland-Garros 2022

The 126th Rolland Garros French Tennis Tournament will start on Sunday May 22, 2022.
Since 2006, Rolland Garros has traditionally opened on a Sunday with single matches over the first three days. Then the double matches will take place from Wednesday May 25, 2022 and the double mixes on Friday May 27, 2022.
In total, the competition brings together 128 players, 64 double teams and 32 mixed teams.
The men’s final will take place on Saturday June 4th and the women’s final is scheduled for Saturday June 12th.
Price: from 40 euros
Location: Stade Rolland-Garros, 3 Avenue Gordon Benett, 75116 PARIS.
Line 9: Michel-Ange Auteuil, Michel-Ange Molitor stations
Line 10: Porte d’Auteuil, Michel-Ange Molitor, Boulogne Jean-Jaurès or Pont de Saint-Cloud stations

POP AIR – AN INFLATABLE EXPERIENCE

La Villette présente « Pop Air », réalisé en collaboration avec le Ballon Museum de Rome.

Après « Au-delà des limites » en 2018, exposition monumentale du collectif japonais teamLab, la Villette renoue avec un projet d’art immersif et ludique.

Des œuvres monumentales de plus d’une quinzaine d’artistes internationaux réunis pendant 5 mois pour une expérience gonflable inédite.

Les 5000 mètres carrés de la Grande Halle se métamorphosent et vous invitent à vivre une expérience hors norme au cœur d’œuvres monumentales, des plus gonflées aux plus colorées.

« Pop Air » est un format innovant et sur-mesure dans lequel art, artiste et public coexistent.

« Pop Air » s’annonce comme le rendez-vous incontournable pour petits et grands, curieux et férus d’expériences insolites.

Du 14 Avril 2022 au 22 Août 2022

Lieu : la Grande Halle

Ouvert tous les jours de 14h à 20h

Tarif : 20€

Métro : Ligne 5 station Porte de Pantin

Tram numéro 5 station Porte de Pantin

Exhibition Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) is an architect and creator of genius, who left his mark on Spain at the turn of the 20th century.

For the first time in fifty years in France, and at the Musée d’Orsay, a large-scale exhibition is dedicated to this master of Art Nouveau.

In an immersive museography, it will show the spectacular creations of this singular artist, notably presenting sets of furniture never exhibited in France.

Through the few surviving drawings by the artist, models and numerous works of furniture, the exhibition will reconstruct what characterizes Gaudi.

The exhibition will also endeavor to show the creative process of the architect in the midst of an exceptional local artistic profusion linked to « Modernism » or the Art Nouveau movement in Spain, supported by distinguished sponsors, anxious to distinguish the Catalonia, identity land of Mediterranean nature.

Date: until July 17, 2022.

Orsay Museum

1 rue de la Legion d’Honneur 75007 Paris

Price: 12€

Bus 73, Musée d’Orsay station

RER C station Musée d’Orsay

Line 12 Solferino station

EXHIBITION ON CHARLES RAY

A major figure in the art of our time, the American sculptor Charles Ray (born in 1953), is making cultural headlines: in dialogue with the artist, the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection is devoting a major exhibition to him.

The works of Charles Ray are part of a deep knowledge of the history of classical art and Antiquity.

Whether the work is produced in steel, cement, fiberglass, polished steel, or aluminum, Charles Ray’s practice calls upon various processes, between artisanal work and cutting-edge industrial technology, always concealing its sometimes dizzying complexity. and the often very long time of its elaboration.

His artistic practice places the question of space at the center of his research and offers the viewer an experience of the relationship to reality, more complex, more mysterious.

The artist also has fun “making us look twice”. Even more: as much by their « strange familiarity », their ambiguity, as by their unspeakable precision that looks like prowess, Charles Ray’s works destabilize, as if under the effect of a hallucination, almost managing to shake the space around them. they, reality itself, silently bringing the observer into a form of fiction.

The exhibition will end on June 06, 2022

Trade exchange: 2 rue Viarmes 75001 Paris

Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Closed Tuesdays and May 01

Price: 14€

Metro: line 1 station Louvre6Rivoli

line 4 station Les Halles

line 7, 11 and 14 Châtelet station

How to become a parisian in one hour

This show is written, directed and performed by Olivier Giraud.

In 2001, Olivier packed his bags and left for the United States. He obtained a 6-year visa, and quickly became Maître d’Hôtel in one of the most prestigious hotels on the East Coast, in Palm Springs, Florida.

With his professional experience on the other side of the world, Olivier was passionate about the cultural differences he observed between the French and the rest of the world.

He then decided to write a show about Parisians because his American clients always asked him the same question: “Why are Parisians so arrogant?” “. This show is written all in English, and will be interpreted as such.

After two years of writing, he presented his project to many entertainment professionals to obtain their support. Unfortunately his project is cataloged as doomed to failure. No one wants to bet on him, a choice is then necessary: ​​to create his own production company “La French Arrogance Production”.

The show attracts both French and international spectators.

Date: until June 30, 2022

Venue: New Arrivals Theater

Address: 24 Boulevard des Poissonnières 75009 Paris

Price from 24€

Metro: line 6 and 9 Grand Boulevards stations

Buses: 85, 74, 48, 39 and 20

MAJOR EUROPEAN TOUR FOR THE ROLLING STONES’ 60TH ANNIVERSARY

The band formed in 1962, and hail from London, England.
The original band was made up of guitarist and frontman Brian Jones (now deceased), pianist Ian Stewart (also sadly deceased), vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards.
Today the group is made up of Mick Jagger, still on vocals, as well as his sidekick Keith Richards, on guitar, and Ron Wood, also on guitar.
Today March 14, 2022, the legendary group announced a major European tour called Sixty, to celebrate the group’s 60th anniversary.
With two dates in France. The first date will take place on July 19, 2022 in Lyon, and the second date in Paris at the Paris Longchamp racecourse on July 23, 2022, just after the Lollapalooza festival.
The tour will pass through 10 countries, for a total of 14 concerts. It will begin on June 1, 2022, and end on July 31, 2022 in the mythical city of Liverpool, where another great rock group, the Beatles, is from.
Places: Longchamps racecourse in Paris.
Address: 2 Routes des Tribunes 75016 Paris.
Price: from 56.50€ to 342.50€
Bus line 43 – Hippodrome de Longchamps station.
2 shuttles will be available: one leaving from Porte Maillot and one from Porte d’Auteuil.