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Blek Le Rat, Bohémian Rhapsody (detail) 2012 / Galerie Ange Basso
Founded in 1999, Art Paris has established itself as Paris’ leading spring art event. Art Paris returned for its 20th anniversary to illustrate the Paris art scene’s effervescence this spring. This edition played host to 142 galleries presenting nearly 1000 artists from 73 countries.
Monique Frydman, Senantes 14, 1992 (detail) / Bogéna Galerie
Among the 142 galleries presenting some 1000 artists, we surveyed of some highlights from the general sector as well as the monographic exhibitions, which, for the 2018 edition featured an unprecedented number of 36 solo shows of international artists.
Ingmar Bergman / The Seventh Seal
Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, is honored with retrospectives organized around the world for his 100 year anniversary. Various dates and locations including Cineteca Nacional de Chile in Santiago, Toronto International Film Festival, and The National Film Archive in Prague.
Under the title Protection, internationally renowned artist Bettina Pousttchi has created a setting of new works specifically for the art area of the Lokremise, which will be shown here for the first time. On view through June 17, 2018 at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.
This is the second series in a three-part project created following travels in different cities across the world. This series, Shanghai by Erwin Olaf focuses on the young adult who must survive in a metropolis. Through June 7, 2018 at Magda Danysz Gallery.
Drawn largely from MOCA’s extraordinary collection of photography, this exhibition brings together the works of three of some of the most influential photographers of modern life, Brassaï, Diane Arbus, & Nan Goldin. At Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / MOCA through September 3, 2018.
Nan Goldin, Brassaï, and Diane Arbus whose collective treatment of Real Worlds is on display at MOCA; Erwin Olaf’s series covering citizens of Shanghai surviving in the modern world; Bettina Pousttchi’s thought provoking installation as a kind of homage to the former Twin Towers on view at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Pauline Caplet’s classic approach to photography; Nuno Moreira’s black and white, introspective and enigmatic explorations; and reintroducing Ingmar Bergman whose centenary of birth is honored through screenings, talks and film festivals around the world.