What to do this week-end? The exhibitions you shouldn’t miss

Artsper highlights the striking exhibitions this weekend. Sculptures pinned to the ground, weightless balloons, infinitely shaped actresses… Out of the ordinary takes over the exhibition halls!


A pied d’oeuvre(s)- Monnaie de Paris – 40th anniversary of Centre Pompidou


La Monnaie de Paris – Centre Pompidou © evous

Centre Pompidou celebrates its 40th anniversary at Monnaie de Paris by presenting its 40 works, laid out on the floor. The verticality of the sculpture is convoluted but the list of guests make a big difference. The anniversary celebrates the works of Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Tony Cragg, Luciano Fabro, James Lee Byars, along with current emerging artists like Pipilotti Rist, Tatiana Trouvé, ORLAN… They all bring new momentum to sculptures and pin them to the ground. Horizontality makes us lose our bearings. This anniversary is not only “amazing” but is also an invitation to understand our relationship with space.

Where ? La Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris
When ? 31st March 2017 – 9th July 2017

Manifesto de Julian Rosefeldt – Beaux-Arts de Paris

Beaux-Arts de Paris © Julian Rosefeldt 

13 immersive screens of 13 Cate Blanchetts, tantamounts to 13 spectator experiences. The German artist Julian Rosefeldt, has produced a “« Grand theater of the world » for the spectators. The actress puts on a role of a bum, teacher, host, a worker…Futuristic declarations fold up with Dadaist and situationist remarks, among other things. Julian Rosefeldt draws inspiration from fifty legendary manifestos, which are a reflectionpassion of the contemporary work. Find out more in the preamble of the exhibition.

Where ? Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, 14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
When ? Until the 20th April



Art Sablon Bruxelles


KRJST © Studio recollection

An idea implemented by Joana Balavoine and Jonathan Kugel, two passionates with a sharp eye inaugurate a journey of three days in the antiquarian quarter of Brussels. They unite time periods, tendencies, trends and all this makes up Art Sablon, a clever concept combining contemporary art and ancient art in the same space. A kaleidoscope of contemporary art and a comprehensive panorama as it is able to capture the essence of two temporalities

When ? 20th until 23rd April 2017
Where ? The antiquarian quarter of Brussels
RSVP : contact@artsablon.com

Los Angeles, une fiction – MAC Lyon

Ed Ruscha, Back of Hollywood, 1977 © Collection MAC Lyon

Los Angeles in the limelight, where 3 commissioners, 34 artists (including Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, Paul McCarthy), 84 writers spin a myth of a cartography and of the legendary city of angels. A true artistic melting pot, the city holds a treasure of fantasies filled with illusions, between sparkles and disappointments, splendor and misery. The exhibition sways between reflection and contemplation, politics and break-out, text and image. The second most populated city of USA is able to focus on fiction and reality, which shapes up the mask of the American dream that was recently shaken up. However, the commissioners have depicted these aspects brilliantly. In fact the book Los Angeles, a fiction is an incriminating evidence.

Where? MAC Lyon, Cité Internationale, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon
When? Until 9th July 2017


Philippe Parreno : A Time Coloured Space – Fondation Serralves, Porto

 A Time Coloured Space imitates a refrain, a procedure where a leitmotiv repeats itself at regular intervals. A myriad of helium balloons take over the 13 roofs of Casa de Sarralves in Porto. A unique work of art due to its light variation. Philippe Parreno plays around with these shades and imparts a new aura to an identical object. The melody of Chostakovitch is played on a loop in the background, it creates a mise en abyme effect on the visual presence.

The exhibition highlights rhythm and the relationship between balloons but also emptiness and fulfillment, verticality and horizontality, heaviness and weightlessness more than the object itself.

Where ? Casa De Serralves,  Rua D. João de Castro, 210 de 4150 à 417 Porto Portugal
When ? Until 7th May 2017