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‘’La Peau Vive’’

In response to the invitation of Chapelle Vidéo, Frédéric Nauczyciel invests the chapel of Saint-Denis Museum of Art and History and presents "La Peau Vive", an installation that invites performers and the public to seize the museum space.
Scattered in the chapel, nine screens - the ninth, central, 6 meter wide, on which the eye hangs - give body to bodies, to live skins, tattoos... The installation evokes a kind of intimate museum, the story of a body that touches the skin as you touch the surface of the city.

Exhibition until May 29th, 2017

Saint-Denis Musée d’art et d’histoire
22 bis rue Gabriel Péri, 93200 Saint-Denis

Personal Exhibition    

Les baricades mistérieuses

Galerie Paradise is the only place in Nantes (France) dedicated to the residences of national and international artists. Galerie Paradise proposes a cycle of 5 to 6 artist residencies per year where the challenge is to create and exhibit, in a dynamic of exchanges with the public. Discover from April 12 an exhibition of the resident Margaux Bricler.

Exhibition until May 6th, 2017

Galerie Paradise
6 rue Sanlecque, 44000 Nantes


Marie Sommer

The Rentilly Cultural Park honors the work of Marie Sommer, a former resident of the CPIF (Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France) Research and Post-Production Atelier, in an exhibition devoted to her. The exhibition of Marie Sommer is a crossing of several works motivated by the notions of landscape and ruin. The vestiges of a vanished presence are now condemned to be slowly and patiently absorbed by nature. In negative, the archive image becomes a potential ruin of the photographic image. By venturing into these lands and landscapes, the artist questions our relationship to the experience of the present and to historical reality, and reveals what persists in the past.

Exhibition until May 7th, 2017

Parc Culturel de Rentilly
1 Rue de l'Étang, 77600 Bussy-Saint-Martin


Dangerous on-the-way

Mel O’Callaghan – whose work could be discovered during the Nuit Blanche 2016 and at the Palais de Tokyo during the festival DO DISTURB 2, in April 2016, is here continuing her reflections about ritual as a form of expression of the human condition, and the processes of self-transformation which emerge from the tireless repetition of the same actions.

For her solo show, she went to North East Borneo to attend the traditional harvesting of birds’ nests, a particularly dangerous ritual, performed twice a year by the Orang Sungai people, at a height of over 120 meters – going up to the summit of Simud Putih, or the “white cave” of Gomantong. Combining sculpture, performance and video, Dangerous on-the-way focuses more specifically on the ecstasies this ritual induces, that physical and mental state described in Greek philosophy as being “outside oneself”.

Exhibition until May 8th, 2017

Palais de Tokyo
13 avenue of Wilson President, 75116 Paris



Photographer whose work fits both in the field of visual arts and media, Samuel Gratacap is interested in the phenomena of migration and the transit areas generated by contemporary conflicts. His projects are the result of long periods of immersion - a time necessary to understand the complexity of situations and to restore, beyond numbers, maps and geopolitical data, what is the heart of it: trajectories and personal experiences.

Exhibition until May 14th 2017

MUDAM Luxembourg
3 Park Draï Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg


‘’Les riens font des mondes’’

Monographic exhibition of Fabien Léaustic, "Les riens font des mondes" evokes the random forms and the chance events that organize nature, make up the universe and arouse exaltation. Using the scientific method, he tries to reproduce the phenomenon of chance, almost elusive. The works he invented disrupt our vision of matter. The doubt that Fabien Léaustic sets in place passes by the appropriation of events a priori ordinary that he comes to sublimate; He becomes the reveller of those little things that make worlds and transform us.

Opening on Friday, March 24th, 2017at 6pm
Exhibition until May 27th, 2017

Le 87 / Art Exprim
87/89 rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris



The Galerie Eric Mouchet exhibits from April 1st the works of Samir Mougas. The sculptor notably reveals the series « Surfaces Informées » (Informed Surfaces) and « Objets Sombres » (Dark Objects). These pieces study the same ambivalence between physical presence and mental existence. The work of Samir Mougas is rooted in an imaginary that is born in the 1980s. Techno, but also cyberpunk literature, and a whole synthetic culture that goes through music, design, science fiction and technologies. The 1980s saw the development of networks, 3D animation and computer music as the last great futuristic moment in the history of culture.

Exhibition until May 27th, 2017

Galerie Eric Mouchet
45 rue Jacob, Paris 6ème


Circonstances atténuantes

At the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, 2017 opens with a new cycle of exhibitions devoted to urban art. Who better than the artists Lek & Sowat, recently returned from their residence at Villa Medici, to inaugurate it? Local and international artists, explorers, virtuosos, they promise to transfigure the Pavillon before its renovation. Under the direction of Elise Herszkowicz, their art, graphic, abstract, largely inspired by architectural and industrial influences, echoes the history of the place and the arrondissement. It will surprise you as much as it will move you.

Exhibition until July 22nd, 2017

Carré Baudouin
121 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020 Paris

Collective Exhibition    

Scénario fantôme

Named after title of the work of Virginie Yassef, the exhibition “Scenario fantôme” unveils the forces that make artists art and movements surreptitious and constant, to capture the contemporary world.

Laura Gozlan's Remote Viewing creates a disturbing atmosphere in which the images - extracted from auteur films and scientific documentaries - are diffracted on the wall from objects and mirrors on the floor. Transcription of the experience of remote vision, the work is conceived as a mental space where the imaginary as well as the extra sensorial experience are solicited.

Exhibition until May 21st, 2017
Free entry every day from 2 to 6pm

Frac Normandie
Caen, 9 rue Vaubenard 14000


Journées photographiques de Bienne

Image flows, the omnipresence of technology, the excesses of a globalized society, photographic challenges: these themes and many others are dealt with by the photographers of the 21st edition of the Journées photographiques de Bienne devoted to the notion of extreme.

The 28 exhibitions, including that of Florent Meng, are revealed along a well-known promenade that offers this year a different course with three new places. Tool of knowledge, object of entertainment, our society is no longer thinkable without images. The Festival, an appointment for emerging photography in Switzerland, echoes it.

Festival from May 5th to 28th, 2017

Bienne (Switzerland)


Architextures de paysage

At the Chateau d'Oiron, PA | Plateforme de création contemporaine offers the first major deployment of its thematic cycle entitled “Architextures de paysage”. All human activity generates lines: "strings and traces", distinguishes the English anthropologist Tim Ingold in his book. Through their works - drawings, videos, sculptures, installations, performances, etc. -, the artists featured in “Architextures de paysage #1” summon a number of landscape elements (light, skyline, natural or architectural elements, a host of signs, etc.) that they confront to the personal experiences that can be made of them. Among the artists represented, you can admire the work of Ali Tnani who conducts searches about data on the network, the question of the trace and the future of dematerialized archives

Exhibition until June 4th, 2017

Château d’Oiron
79100 Oiron


‘’Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde’’

From the design object to the architectural prototype, from the production workshop to the innovative laboratory projects, this exhibition brings together a young generation of artists, designers and architects who have taken 3D printing as a critical tool for experimentation. Imprimer le monde sheds light on the mutations of shapes within a "digital materiality" where a new typology of objects has appeared and whose 3D impression is the common denominator. Discover the contribution of Louise Akili to the soundtrack of Olga Neuwirth's sound work.

Exhibition from March 15th to June 19th, 2017

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

L’Éternité par les astres

“L’Éternité par les astres” (Eternity by the stars) is a collective exhibition curated by Léa Bismuth, adapted to the thought of Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881). The artists she invites emancipate themselves in their own way from a fatalistic and generalist view of the world by opposing singular and intensive, attentive and open readings. Their approach is motivated by a freeing of imposed perceptions, a desire to share experiences and knowledge. Looking at Blanqui's writing, their work can be interpreted as "a physical response, an aspiration to something else, to others ways". Discover on this occasion, the performance “Faire pleurer les nuages” of Marie Luce Nadal.

Exhibition until August 27th, 2017

Les Tanneries
234 Rue des Ponts, 45200 Amilly


Afriques Capitales

Bringing together more than sixty artists from all generations, including resident Youssef Limoud (Egypt), La Villette invites us to discover what is today more than a panorama of African creation. Discover also the second part of this exhibition in Lille, with the participation of Modupeola Fadugba (Nigeria).

Exhibition until May 28th
at the Grande halle of la Villette in Paris
And until September 3rd
at the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille


“La Règle du Jeu”

Cinematographic masterpiece whose scenario has become a classic, La Règle du Jeu enters the Repertoire of the Comédie-Française in a staging of the Brazilian Christiane Jatahy. Combining dramaturgical coherence and formal vivacity, it is from Jean Renoir – who was inspired by the Caprices de Marianne of Musset and the Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais - she created this theatrical version, breaking the boundaries between disciplines to sublimate the codes. In partnership with the Cité internationale des arts, the Comédie-Française was able to welcome in Paris the artistic team of Christiane Jatahy, including Paulo Camacho (director of photography, cameraman), Marcelo Lipiani (stage designer) and Julio Parente (video system manager).

Performances until June 15th, 2017

Comédie Française
Colette square, 75001 Paris


European Photo Exhibition Award

From March 3rd to May 1st 2017, the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg will be showing photo essays by twelve extraordinary young European photographers, including Marie Sommer, on the theme of SHIFTING BOUNDARIES. The artists were nominated specifically to participate in the third round of the European Photo Exhibition Award (epea), a joint project by the Körber Foundation and three other European foundations.
The theme of SHIFTING BOUNDARIES makes reference to these lines of separation and calls on us to direct our gaze at geographic, sociocultural, and psychological barriers. In their photo essays, the photographers deal with the shifting of boundaries and urban changes in the past and the present and examine processes of perception and digitization.

Exhibition until May 1st, 2017

The House of photography
Deichtorstraße 1, 20095 Hamburg (Germany)

Louise Akili

On April 26th the pianist Louise Akili performs at the Vinteuil salon of the Conservatoire nationale supérieur de musique et de danse of Paris, accompanied by the tenor Mathys Lagier.

Concert on Wednesday April 26th, 2017

CNSM de Paris
209 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris


Shadi Khries

Percussionist, DJ and producer, Shadi Khries has been a contributor to Acid Arab since 2013 and has just released the album KING GHAZI with Gilb'r on the label VERSATILE. Since 2016 he is also resident in the collective Station Endlos in Germany. Inspired by the atmosphere of the Wadi Rum, the desert of his country of origin, Jordan, his DJ set - Arabic Audio Techno - is a hypnotic mix of traditional Middle Eastern music and electronic sounds. He invites you to his upcoming events.

April 28th, 2017 : Babaganoush : An Arabic Techno Celebration !

Grand Rivage
34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris


Adrien Vescovi

What is the part of chance in the elaboration of a piece of art? This season, the invited artists will work individually or collectively on the theme of the intervention of chance in the process of creation. Thus, Adrien Vescovi chooses to leave nature, time and time to change his canvases, while Diogo Pimentao plays with the movements of his body to compose his installations. Manuel Scano Larrazabal, for his part, invents improbable and mobile machines capable of drawing in his place. Finally, Caty Olive and Laurent Friquet imagined an installation that triggers with the comings and goings of the visitors, especially at dusk. The artists' interventions are added to each other throughout the season.

Exhibition until October 29th, 2017

Le Cyclop
66 rue Pasteur, 91490 Milly-la-Forêt


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