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What’s on in Paris: 3 Contemporary Art Exhibitions this Autumn

The who’s who of the art world air-kisses on the aisles of the Grand Palais [1] in October at the international contemporary art fair FIAC, one of the main art events of la rentrée culturelle (October 20-23). This year, for the first time, the event spills over to the Petit Palais across the street as well as the usual extra-muros exhibits at the Tuileries Gardens [2] and other venues across Paris. [3] To coincide with FIAC, we’ve selected three contemporary events to inspire your artistic explorations…

Soulevements Patriot 2002
Soulevements Patriot 2002. © Dennis Adams/ CNAP/ Courtesy Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie


When people say ‘enough’. This is the subject of this original trans-disciplinary event around the theme of human gestures that rise up in the world (or against it), looking at collective or individual actions and passions.

October 18 – January 15, Jeu de Paume [4] in Paris

Ben Is Everything Art_ Être 1975
Ben Is Everything Art_ Être 1975. © Collection Lella et Pierre Le Pillouër, Vallauris


The Musée Maillol [5] reopens following extensive renovation with the inaugural exhibition consecrated to the iconoclast Ben Vautier (known simply as Ben), a major figure in the contemporary art scene in France.

Until January 15 at the Musée Maillol [6] in Paris

Cattelan without Cattelan
Cattelan without Cattelan. @Maurizio Cattelan courtesy Monnaie de Paris


Five years after his ‘final-ever’ exhibition at the Guggenheim, the work of irreverent Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan lands at La Monnaie in Paris for a comeback.

October 22- January 8 at La Monnaie de Paris [7]

From France Today magazine

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