Here’s what you should see this week-end

Two new exhibitions and a new artist’s residency : impossible to get bored this weekend ! As Spring approaches, the Parisian artistic scene is boiling! Artsper invites you as well, to Metz for the last days of an exhibition that you should not miss, while the fans of video art have an appointment in Florence.


KIEFER – RODIN at the Musée Rodin


Anselm Kiefer, Les cathédrales de France © Anselm Kiefer, ph. Georges Poncet, private collection

For the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, the Rodin Museum gives carte blanche to a contemporary artist, Anselm Kiefer, affirming his will to display a contemporary program. It is their similar career paths and creative processes that connect Auguste Rodin and Anselm Kiefer, which the exhibitions perfectly emphasizes. With these crossed paths, discover two artist seeking for the truth.

Where? Musée Rodin, 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris

When ? From March 14 to October 22, 2017

Robert Mapplethorpe at the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery


© Robert Mapplethorpe

From March 10th, the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery is presenting “Objects”, a collection of unique and rare pieces by Robert Mapplethorpe exhibited for the first time in Paris. Known for his famous photographs in black and white, Robert Mapplethorpe did these 3 dimensional objects at the beginning of his career. He tells us more about his artistic approach, and reveals his fascination for subjects such as mysticism, esotericism and fetishism. Thus, the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery invites us to discover another facet of this genius photographer.

Where? Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 7 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris

When? From March 10 to April 29, 2017

The Villa Molitor, a new meeting place for artists in Paris


There is something new going on in the Parisian artistic scene! A new artists’ residency opened its doors in the capital, at the Villa Molitor. A particularity about this project, is that this artists’ residency can be visited, the opportunity to discover and preview the work of young contemporary artists, or even observe the artists in the process of creating. The opening of this space of creation is a continuation to the past of the Molitor Pool. In fact, after it was abandoned in 1989 and until its rehabilitation in 2014, the pool became a reference point of Parisian street art, a real ground of expression for international artists, from the New York legend “Seen” to Parisian “Psyckoze”. A renaissance that you should not miss for any reason, especially because the Villa Molitor will host the famous duo of artists from New York, FAILE, for its first exhibition.

Where? Villa Molitor, 2 Rue de la porte de Molitor, 75016 Paris

When ? Opening Thursday March 16, 2017, visits by appointment from Wednesday to Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm

Exhibitions in other places 

METZ. An imagined museum- Three European collections: Center Pompidou, Tate, MMK, at the Center Pompidou in Metz


Daniel Spoerri, The Shower (détrompe-l’œil), 1961 Photo credit: © Philippe Migeat – Center Pompidou, MNAM-CCI / Dist. NMR-GP© Adagp, Paris

There are the last days to take advantage of this exhibition at the Center Pompidou in Metz. An experience that you should not miss, since this exhibition will immerse you in an scenario of science fiction where art seems doomed to disappear. To compose this scenario and challenge the memory of art, three prestigious collections are gathered, that of the Tate Liverpool, the MMK Frankfurt and that of the Center Pompidou, making this unusual exhibition another way to approach modern and contemporary art.

Where? 1 Parvis des Droits de l’Homme, 57020 Metz

When? From October 19, 2016 to March 27, 2017

FLORENCE. « Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance » at the Palazzo Strozzi

Bill Viola is exhibiting in Florence, for the first time. The Palazzo Strozzi has indeed dedicated an exhibition to this undisputed master of video art. An immersive experience that will makes us discover the works of the artist, from the beginning of his career in the 70s to today. Exploring spirituality, experience and deception, the artists approaches humanity with a poetic and strongly symbolic style. An opportunity to experience something new and discover a famous artist and a contemporary Florence.

Where? Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze, Italia

When? From March 10 to July 23, 2017