My Top 5 Cultural Events in Paris this Fall
It’s time to face the facts: summer is well and truly over. But fret not: fall is synonymous with culture, an exciting season filled with enriching discoveries. From retrospectives to exhibits, concerts, and launches, Paris is brimming with activities that make autumn the perfect time to visit the City of Light. Here’s a glimpse at some upcoming events you really shouldn’t miss. Mark your agendas!
Until November 22, run to the prestigious Gagosian Gallery to admire the exceptional work of famous fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. This retrospective presents an incredible look back on 90s fashion. Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss and Christy Turlington, among others, are immortalized by the master of black and white, who has time and time again transformed the image of women and enhanced their beauty with his raw and natural approach.
Peter Lindbergh, Gagosian Gallery, until November 22, 2014
François Truffaut at La Cinémathèque française
Jules and Jim, Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows), Le Dernier Métro (The Last Metro)… Film lovers, don’t miss this retrospective entirely dedicated to François Truffaut’s fabulous work. It’s the perfect opportunity to rediscover his many films and to discover unreleased scripts, annotations, drawings, photos, and more.
François Truffaut, Cinémathèque Française, until January 25 2015
David Altmejd at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Starting October 10, the strange creatures of Quebec artist David Altmejd invaded the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. For the first time in France, the museum is presenting a retrospective dedicated to the young (barely 40 years old!) Montrealer, whose gigantic hybrid figures adorned with mirrors and monumental sculptures have earned him quite a reputation.
Expo Flux de David Altmejd, MAMVP , until February 1, 2015
Frank Gehry retrospective at Centre George Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou is presenting a retrospective of the legendary Canado-American architect Frank Gehry. Come discover the extent of his talents and skills, as well as technology’s important role in the creation of his extraordinary buildings : : Guggenheim in Bilbao, Dancing House in Prague, EMP Museum in Seattle. And if you’d like to see Gehry’s work up-close, I recommend visiting the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Designed by the master himself, this brand-new museum in Bois de Boulogne presents the Arnaud family’s modern art collection.
Jeff Koons retrospective at Centre George Pompidou
After New York, the controversial Jeff Koons, creator of the legendary Balloon Dog, is landing at the Pompidou Center for his first European retrospective. A colorful, rich and captivating exhibit – and a great way to silence his critics.
Jeff Koons retrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, from November 26, 2014 to April 27, 2015