You Had Me at Bonjour – Paris Tip List – Fall ’22 - ART FIX
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You Had Me at Bonjour - Paris Tip List - Fall '22

The art world bows down to Paris… The opening of the Paris+ par Art Basel this week marks the rise of the French capital as the new center for the art market. In a major-shake up, the prestigious Art Basel fair took over the FIAC’s Grand Palais slot and secured the traditional fall dates.

Grab your walking shoes and a café-au-lait to go, and join Art Fix for an unforgettable sejour through the buzzing Paris art scene. Check out our carefully curated list of must-see art destinations in the city of love & culture, featuring galleries, exhibitions, museums, and the hottest spots in town right now.

ART FAIR FLAIR

Grand Palais Éphémère | Paris + par Art Basel 

The prestigious Art Basel fair has come to Paris at the monumental Grand Palais Éphémère: a temporary structure in Champs-de-Mars facing the Eiffel Tower. And Art Fix was there…

Next month at this same location you will also find:

Paris Photo

Calling all photography lovers to the biggest international art fair for photography, both old and new!

OUTDOOR HIGHLIGHTS

Get your art fix without missing out on Paris sunshine in the fall! Take a stroll through Jardins des Tuileries or the Place Vendôme and discover stunning sculptural works on the way. 

1. Alicja Kwade | Au cours des mondes (2022) 

Alicja Kwade’s stone spheres are scattered across the winding staircases of the Place Vendôme – a true balancing act that should not be missed! Remember Kwade from episode 2, where we showed her site-specific installation at The Met’s Roof Garden in New York? 

2. Niki de Saint Phalle | Obélisque bleu avec fleurs 

Art Fix Tip: Need a guide? Until 23 October, volunteers from the École du Louvre will be available at all outdoor locations to tour with you between 15:00h and 17:30h. 

MUST-SEE MUSEUM SHOWS 

Petit Palais | Ugo Rondinone

Missed Ugo Ronidone’s humansky installation at the Biennale in Venice? Pas de problème! You can still catch this intricate play of the four elements fire, water, air and earth at the Petit Palais’s rotunda this fall.

Art Fix Tip: This obvious photo-op will spruce up your Insta feed for free! No entry ticket required. Be sure to download the Petit Palais App for detailed insights on the artworks. 

Psst! Our Art Fix secret is the Café Le Jardin.

Musée de l’Orangerie | Mickalene Thomas: “Avec Monet”

  • Until February 6, 2023
  • Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde (côté Seine)
  • musee-orangerie.fr

In 2011, American artist Mickalene Thomas was an artist-in-residence at Claude Monet’s home in Giverny. For this exhibition, she has revisited that experience and interpreted the Impressionist artist’s house with her own visual language—a rich collage composed from photographs of Monet’s garden as well as printed and painted elements delineated with Swarovski crystals.

Bourse de Commerce, Pinault Collection | Une Seconde D’éternité

The perfect synthesis of art and architecture: travel through space-time and get a glimpse of eternity in this spectacular exhibition with 15 installation artists. Make sure to book tickets in advance.

Palais d’Iéna | Lucia Koch: Double Trouble

  • Until 28 October
  • 9 Avenue d’Iéna
  • lecese.fr

Lucia Koch transforms a cold, towering government building into a playful and inviting space with her colorful, fluid installations. 

Art Fix Tip: Free Entrance until 18:30!

Centre Pompidou | Alice Neel: Un regarde engagé

Missed her show at the Met? Don’t fret, because this retrospective of the feminist artist Alice Neel is only a 10 minute walk away, at the Centre Pompidou. 

Musée D’Orsay | Kehinde Wiley

As an extension of the Kehinde Wiley exhibition, organized at the Venice Biennale, the Musée d’Orsay is displaying three monumental works by the artist.

Musée D’Orsay | Edvard Munch: A Poem of Life, Love, and Death

  • 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur
  • Until 22 January 2023
  • musee.orsay.fr

Looking for a more classical art fix? The Musée D’Orsay will take all 19th century art lovers back to the roots: marvel at the works of some of the most famous artists to date, like Munch, Monet and Van Gogh. 

Art Fix Tip: Hungry for more? Stop by the beautiful museum restaurant, or the Café Campana (just past the Impressionist Gallery), for an atmospheric meal.

Musée de la Chasse & de la Nature | Carolein Smit: Dents! Crocs! Griffes!

The recently renovated Musée de la Chasse & de la Nature is easily one of our top five fave museums in Paris! The museum melds traditional decor with modern presentation – as does Carolein Smit with her mind-bending ceramic sculptures – embodying the best of both worlds. 

Palais de Tokyo | Cyprien Gaillard: Humpty\Dumpty 

With this two-part exhibition you can combine your love for art with a shopping spree! See Gaillard’s extraordinary artistic interpretation of contemporary Paris at the Palais de Tokyo, and also at Lafayette Anticipations, a collab with Galerie Lafayette.

Giuseppe Penone, Rovesciare i propri occhi - progetto, 1970, 16 foto b/n, 27x20cm

Musée Jeu de Paume | Reversing The Eye

An exploration of the Italian avant-garde, or arte povera, that will make you look inward and reflect. Featuring Giuseppe Penone from our Fall tiplist!

Musée Picasso-Paris | Farah Atassi

Did we have too much Champagne or is her eye really growing from her forehead? You won’t believe your eyes, for this exhibition will make you fall in love with Cubism all over again. 

Panthéon Paris | Ann Veronica Janssens: 23:56:04

This installation is a guaranteed show-stopper, offering a fresh perspective on the Panthéon’s imposing neoclassical architecture. 

Art Fix: While in the Panthéon, don’t miss the recently installed permanent works by Anselm Kiefer.

Fondation Louis Vuitton | Monet – Mitchell

The combination you didn’t know you needed: lose yourself in a sea of colors in this innovative and unparalleled dialogue between Claude Monet and Joan Mitchell – our Paris must-do.

GALLERIES

CHAMPS-ELYSÉES

Skarstedt | Sue Williams

Just across the road from one of Art Fix’s Parisian hot spots, Restaurant Market, fall in love with the Kandinsky-esque compositions of the New York-based artist. 

White Cube | Earthseed: Julie Curtiss, Loie Hollowell and Marguerite Humeau

Get in touch with your spirituality in this mystic, feminist dystopia created by the works of these three renowned female artists. 

Mariane Ibrahim | Yukimasa Ida: Now Is Gone (Maintenant N’est Plus)

The second solo-exhibition of the Japanese artist showcases evocative brushstrokes, bold colors and sculptural works that’ll make your jaw drop. 

LE MARAIS

David Zwirner | Carol Bove: Vase/Face

From the colorful exhibitions above, this show is a complete 180-degree turn with its monochrome environment in which Carol Bove makes steel and glass look fragile and breakable. 

Perrotin | Genesis Belanger: Blow Out

Already featured in Episode 7 on contemporary crafts, you can now observe the poppy, surrealist ceramics of this wonderful sculptress in person.

Almine Rech | Vaughn Spann: Reflections, Refractions

No need for that morning coffee, because this exhibition will wake you right up. Revel in the dynamism of Spann’s bold color palette that nearly vibrates off the canvas. 

Galleria Continua | Adel Abdessemed: Out, Out Brief Candle

Paris is burning. No wait, it’s the artist Adel Abdessemed, sculpted to carry a fiery globe on his shoulder. This exhibition definitely has the shock-value we’ve been looking for – luckily there’s a fireman overseeing the gallery at all hours. 

SAINT GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS 

Kamel Mennour | Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

Who knew something as mundane as a plate could become exciting? Matthew Lutz-Kinoy proves that ceramics are the craft-turned-art staple this year, taking inspiration from both English and Japanese traditions. 

Galerie Eric Mouchet | Kendell Geers: The Plague Is Me

This retrospective of Geers’ long artistic career gives you the opportunity to discover previously unknown works cleverly interwoven with the work of surrealist French poets. Need a hand navigating the artist’s conceptual intellect? Check out our interview with Kendell Geers for the inside scoop.

Looking for a pièce de résistance? You can’t miss the luxury car that crashed into the doors of the gallery (by accident), which was intentionally left as-is by the artist.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED: ART AT THE PERIPHERIES OF PARIS

If you find yourself wandering a little farther than intended, fear not, because there’s more to see on the outskirts of Paris.

Galleria Continua Les Moulins | Subodh Gupta, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sisley Xhafa

Mirror mirror on the wall, what’s the best art fix of them all? If you’re getting tired of tradition, these multimedia sculptures of mirrors, stainless steel installations, and towering labyrinths are just the fix for you! The industrial interior and high ceilings of the gallery space make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin | Miquel Barceló: Grisailles

  • 69 Avenue du Général Leclerc
  • Until 7 January 2023
  • ropac.net

The Mallorcan artist’s monochrome animals, flowers and bones are an homage not only to nature, but to the Northern European tradition of Grisailles painting, following in the footsteps of Flemish masters like Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch. 

SHOPS

Samaritaine 

The lavishly renovated department store Samaritaine, is a piece of beautiful authentic Paris grittiness reinvented as a luxury attraction for tourists. Make sure you don’t miss the top floor featuring a stunning glass roof on an Eiffel-styled iron frame.

Kith Paris 

  • 49 rue Pierre Charon (Champs- Elysées) 
  • eu.kith.com

A temple of sneakers and fashion, this new store features collaborations with artists like KAWS, Murakami and much, much more. One for celeb spotting, Fixers. 

Dover Street Little Market

Dover Street Little Market is a small shop in Paris, showcasing seven brands under the umbrella of the famous and hip Dover Street Market in London. 

RESTAURANTS

Gigi Paris

For a taste of Italy in the heart of Paris: Newly opened restaurant Gigi has landed on the roof of the Champs-Elysées theater, with a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower. Make sure to reserve a table outside if the weather is nice. 

Brunch at Sadelle’s at Kith 

The Big Apple takes Paris, Sadelle’s is a New York brunch institution offering classics like bagels, chopped salads, and other signature dishes with a twist. 

Riv’K

If you can’t decide what to eat, head over to Riv’K for the best Israeli-Asian meal you’ve ever had.

Bambini (Palais de Tokyo)

This is the terrace everybody is talking about. The latest Paris Society project, led by Laurent de Gourcuff, is located at the foot of the Palais de Tokyo. Arranged as an ode to dolce vita, the Bambini restaurant combines fresh pasta, homemade pizzas and cocktails. 

La Terrasse des Archives

Steps away from Le Musée du Chasse, you’ll find La Terrasse des Archives – a charming, lavish terrace featuring traditional dishes. Perfect for a sunny lunch or for a quick coffee!

Le Petit Keller 

This cute restaurant embodies the phrase ‘Du pain, du vin, on est bien!’ (Some bread, some wine, one is fine!)

Rose Kitchen

This Thai chef sources all her produce from her own farm in Mallorca. We say dig in!

Brutos

This buzzing, stylish locale offers an exquisite rib-eye steak and other contemporary South American cuisine. 

DRINKS

Rivié Restaurant (Hoxton Hotel) 

An all-day brasserie offering creative French dishes with an Asian twist and featuring a secret bar. 

Rooftop National

Enjoy an aperitif alongside the most stunning views of Paris – no reservation required. 

Le Barav

Buy your own bottle of wine in the next door shop and drink it at your table at Le Barav. 

Fréquence

For cocktails, vinyls and great vibes.

HOTELS

Madame Rêve

Only a few minutes away from the Bourse du Commerce and the Samaritaine department store, the Madame Rêve Hotel embodies the new trend of the French luxury hospitality. The rooftop bar and restaurant have the best view in town.

The Hoxton 

The Hoxton is a Paris mainstay. Modern, stylish and offering plentiful Parisian flair, this 18th century residence can be found in the 2nd Arrondissement, which is packed with good food, great bars and historical architecture. 

The Residence Nell

Located in Paris’ 9th Arrondissement, The Residence Nell features 17 apartments and studios designed by Patrick Jouin, combining the luxury of a pied à terre with modern decor.

CitizenM Champs Elysées 

This hotel has the best of both worlds — the comfort of a luxury hotel but with a modern twist. The hotel group is highly recommended for the world’s best beds, great showers, lively lobbies and inspiring art. Make sure you ask one of the ambassadors to tell you more about the works featured all over the hotel.

Hotel National des Arts et Métiers

Encore une fois: another Art Fix fave, this buzzy hotel is known for its rooftop bar hosting a rare 360-degree view of the capital. It’s great for all times of the day – from a morning coffee to a pre-dinner pit stop. The rooms are of Parisian size but even our tallest Art Fixer was comfortable.