3 exhibitions to visit in Paris this month

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3 Exhibitions to Visit in Paris This Month

For those who’re not lying on the beach or working, why not head over to Paris to absorb some culture? One of the advantages of this metropolitan is that there’s always something interesting to see. Three exhibitions that are worth your time, if you ask us, are King Tut at the Grande Halle de la Vilette, Takesada Matsutani at Centre Pompidou and Tracey Emin at Musée d’Orsay.

1. King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette

From the entire ancient Egyptian history there’s no pharaoh that captures the imagination as Tutankhamun. The main reason behind his fame is that his grave was found intact by Howard Carter in 1922. Due to pillaging, most tombs in the Valley of the Kings were left with only murals. Also, he was the son of that other legendary pharaoh Akhenaton which makes him even more iconic.

In collaboration with the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Louvre, you can now behold 150 original items that come straight from Tutankhamun’s tomb, including 60 items that have never left Egypt before. Is this worth an hour or two of your time? The answer is definitely yes.

The exhibition runs until the 22nd of September

Address: Grande Halle de la Villette – 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
For more information visit La Villette’s website.

 

3 exhibitions to visit in Paris this month

2. Takesada Matsutani: L’Organique et Le Spirituel at Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou devotes a special exhibition to Japanese painter, printmaker and installation artist Takesada Matsutani this summer. Sixty years of his work are exposed for you to admire at the famous Parisian museum.

Takesada Matsutani was born in Osaka but moved to Paris in the sixties. Since then he has been traveling back and forth between Japan and France. Matsutani was a member of the second generation group of avant-garde Gutai artists. He’s best known for his techniques utilizing blown air into vinyl glue to produce bulbous ridges and forms in the surfaces of his works. His artwork can be found at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others.

The exhibition runs until the 23rd of September

Address: Centre Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
For more information visit Centre Pompidou’s website

3 exhibitions to visit in Paris this month

3. The Fear of Loving. Orsay through the eyes of Tracey Emin at Musée d’Orsay

Tracey Emin was invited by Musée d’Orsay to make a selection of drawings from the museum’s collections, rarely presented to the public, and bringing them into dialogue with her own works. The exhibition is meant to express our anxiety at being human when we are confronted with this complex yet essential aspect of our lives: love. Emin’s selection has the intention to bring the reality of our lives into questions.

UK-born artist Tracey Emin is known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. She has always expressed herself through a variety of media such as drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, amongst others. Her works have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

The exhibition runs until the 29th of September

Address: Musée d’Orsay – 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
For more information visit Musée d’Orsay’s website.

Photo credits: Michel Lunardelli, dineandtravel.me, Prudence Cuming Associates

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