Germany/1920s/New Objectivity/August Sander is the somewhat awkward title of a mammoth exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. Bringing together some 900 works of painting, photography, architecture, design and film, this is the first panoramic overview of the New Objectivity movement in France.
Aurae is a fascinating exhibition bringing together eleven works by Canadian artist Sabrina Ratté in large-scale immersive installations, combining videos, sculptures, prints and architecture.
The exhibition Réclamer la Terre (Reclaim the Earth) at the Palais de Tokyo brings together works by fourteen artists and collectives who explore different ways of existing in the world and reconnecting with the environment.
Fata Morgana is the first edition of the contemporary arts festival at the Jeu de Paume arts centre in Paris. It brings together works that explore how visual technologies produce the images which mediate our experience of the world.
Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is a small but exquisite exhibition that for the first time reunites the paintings Van Gogh made of the olive groves during his stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy.
The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of my favourite museums, but it's been years since my last visit. On a perfect day in April I spontaneously and for no particular reason finally visited it again.
How to get back the time Covid stole. W bosons. Female self-portraitists. The Environmental Impacts of Computation and Data Storage. A crisis in physics? Language processing programs. Biomechanical interactions. Olga Tokarczuk. W.F. Hermans. Vasily Grossman. Felix Valloton. And more.
To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centenary of his death the Musée Carnavalet has dedicated a wonderful exhibition to Marcel Proust, his relationship with Paris and the place of the city in À la recherche du temps perdu.
I’ve never been a big fan of the work of Georg Baselitz. I’ve always considered his inverted paintings a gimmick. This is why I initially skipped the Baselitz retrospective at the Centre Pompidou. But, with some time to kill I visited the exhibition after all. I don’t regret doing so.
The exhibition Ubuntu, un rêve lucide at the Palais de Tokyo, is a vibrant group show, which brings together some twenty artists whose works bring the Ubuntu philosophy to life.
The exhibition Das Gehirn in Kunst und Wissenschaft (The Brain in Art and Science) at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn was much larger than I had expected. It is both a cultural history of neuroscience and an exploration of the interaction between art and science.
At the last minute I visited Adam, Eve and the Serpent. Works from the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, an excellent exhibition of modern and contemporary art.