Paris Preview: The Scene

Take time out from the shows to see what’s new in the City of Light. Here, a smattering of recent findings.

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SHOWTIME: It’s a rich season for art in Paris. The Musée d’Art Moderne’s “Decorum” exhibition focuses on the art of textiles, culling more than 100 rugs and other woven creations by modern and contemporary artists.

Also à la mode is photography, as three shows attest. Swedish photographer Anders Petersen has his personal world on display for the first time in Paris through more than 300 black-and-white images of street scenes and portraits.

The Cartier foundation is presenting a survey of Latin American photography, focusing on the relationship between text and image through the work of 72 artists from 11 countries.

Finally, color is the subject of a show at the Grand Palais, which offers highlights of Raymond Depardon’s reporting career from the late Fifties until today.

The Centre Pompidou is exhibiting the Guerlain Donation, involving works on paper spanning creations from anonymous painters to bigger names like Richard Prince. Up two floors, “Surrealism and the Object” has rooms devoted to key figures in the artistic movement, including Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti.

A few days remain to see the Musée du Luxembourg’s latest exhibition, “The Renaissance and Dream,” which comprises works by Hieronymus Bosch, Paolo Veronese and Albrecht Dürer, among others.


— Anne-Aymone Gheerbrant

“Decorum. Carpets and Tapestries by Artists,” to Feb. 9
Musée d’Art Moderne
11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116
Tel.: +33-1-53-67-40-00
Open Tues. to Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“Anders Petersen [Photographs],” to Feb. 2
Bibliothèque Nationale de France Richelieu
5 Rue Vivienne, 75002
Tel.: +33-1-53-79-49-49
Open Tues. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., noon to 7 p.m.

“América Latina 1960-2013,” to April 6
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014
Open Tues. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Wed. to Sun., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Raymond Depardon: A Sweet Moment,” to Feb. 10
Grand Palais, Galerie sud-est,
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008
Tel.: +33-1-44-13-17-17
Open Wed., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thurs. to Mon., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain,” to March 31
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004
Tel.: +33-1-44-78-12-33
Open Wed. to Mon., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“Le Surréalisme et l’objet,” to March 3
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004
Tel.: +33-1-44-78-12-33
Open Wed. to Mon., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“The Renaissance and Dreams. Bosch, Veronese, El Greco…,” to Jan. 26
Musée du Luxembourg
19 Rue Vaugirard, 75006
Tel.: +33-1-40-13-62-00
Open Mon. and Fri., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Other days, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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