If 2017 ended on the opening of a remarquable exhibition dedicated to César at the Pompidou Center, 2018 is going to be filled with artistic events. What are the must-see exhibitions in 2018 ?
Zao Wou-ki : finally the retrospective !
After 2003, no big exhibition had paid tribute to the Chinese artist. The Modern Art Museum of Paris is going to please us from the 1st of June with the exhibition « Zao Wou Ki : Space is silence ». Get lost among the giant paintings of the Chinese artist, living in Paris, and influenced by the intensity of american artworks.
Eugène Delacroix at the Louvre
The Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York are gathering more than 180 paintings from the painter to be discovered on the 19th of March. Admire the masterpieces such as La Liberté guidant le peuple as much as his more mysterious artworks that will allow you to enjoy the evolution of Eugène Delacroix’s style.
Michael Jackson inspires artists
If Thriller or Billie Jean were a whole part of your life, Michael Jackson also influenced art. Andy Warhol or David LaChapelle have represented this vibrant artist. The artworks will be waiting for you at the Grand Palais, where the King of Pop will be reigning from the 23rd November 2018 with the exhibition « Michael Jackson, art icon ».
Jewelleries : these particular artworks
After the exhibition « Médusa, jewelleries and taboos » in 2017 at the Modern Art Museum in Paris, The Decorative Arts will be presenting a jewelleries lot. The museum displays the Diane Venet's Collection, the artist Bernar Venet’s wife. Modern and contemporary artists such as Alexander Calder, Picasso or Jeff Koons will punctuate your visit from the 7th of March to the 8th of July.
Salvador Dalí, Broche Cuillère avec montre-peigne, 1957. CollectDiane Venet © Philippe Servent, Paris
On Alfons Mucha’s footsteps
He is inevitably one of the greatest artists from the New Art next to Emile Gallé or Victor Horta. Alfons Mucha is famous for his posters, but his talent as an illustrator and a painter will also be highlighted on the 12th of September at the Musée du Luxembourg.
Basquiat : auction record in 2017, exhibition in 2018
You couldn’t afford Basquiat’s artwork on auction ? Don’t worry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton organises an exhibition about the artist from the 3rd of October. At the same time, an exhibition dedicated to Egon Schiele will also start.
Jean-Michel Basquiat In Italian , 1983
Acrylic, oil pastel, marker and assembly on canvas
mounted on a wooden frame 225 x 203 cm
The Brant Foundation
Egon Schiele Selbstbildnis mit Lampionfrüchten, 1912.
Oil and wood tempera 32.2 x 39.8 cm
Leopold Museum, Vienne Inv. 454 © photografie
Leopold Museum, Wien
Cross the parisian borders : Marcel Duchamp in Rouen
Did you know that Marcel Duchamp was from Rouen ? Marked by this revolutionary artist gone 50 years ago, the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Rouen is going to organise an exhibition about his career. His most famous ready-made - Fontaine et Roue de Bicyclette - are part of this exhibition to discover between the 15th of June and the 24th of September.