10 Best Winter Exhibitions in Paris

Paris is plentiful when it comes to art exhibitions and this winter is no exception. With more than 20 large scale exhibitions on show at the moment, we have selected the best 10 for those who will be spending their Christmas in Paris.

 

1) René Magritte: Treason of Images (until January 23)

Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou

A great retrospective of the famous surrealist painter René Magritte in the spectacular Centre Pompidou.

A great retrospective of the famous surrealist painter René Magritte in the spectacular Centre Pompidou.

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Le Corbusier @ Centre Pompidou

The retrospective exhibition Le Corbusier: Mesures de l’homme at Centre Pompidou is a must see for those interested in Le Corbusier himself. Rather than only focusing on his architectural works, the exhibition also presents his career as an artist and exhibits an ensemble of paintings, furniture, sketches, models and sculptures of the influential architect Le Corbusier who was also an urban planner, theorist, sculptor and a painter.

A colorful painting by Le Corbusier representing the Modulor, a system of proportions based on the human scale devised by the master architect.

A colorful painting by Le Corbusier representing the Modulor, a system of proportions based on the human scale devised by the master architect.

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Tribal Artefacts in Paris: Musée du Quai Branly

Musée du Quai Branly in Paris is a museum of tribal objects and artefacts and definitely a must-see for those interested in the genre. Its building, designed by the star architect Jean Nouvel, is also an interesting piece of contemporary architecture.

Although the collection of Quai Branly is rich, colourful and fascinating, like other European and North American museums with colonial collections, it does not present the genuine story of the origins of its objects. And the visitors ought to ask the question, how come ritualistic tribal objects from Polynesia, Australia or Madagascar end up in Paris, completely removed from their original contexts.

Fancy architecture by Jean Nouvel - Part of the museum overlooking the street is covered by a vegetal wall. The museum is preceded by a very strange glass window, which continues for meters separating the museum garden from the street. (Notice the Eiffel Tower in the background)

Fancy architecture by Jean Nouvel – Part of the museum overlooking the street is covered by a vegetal wall. The museum garden is preceded by a very strange glass window, which continues for meters separating the garden from the public street. (Notice the Eiffel Tower in the background)

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La Liste des Musées Étranges par Orhan Pamuk

Le Musée de l’Innocence est un roman, qui raconte l’amour douloureux de Kemal, écrit par Orhan Pamuk, l’écrivain turc qui est un lauréat du prix Nobel de littérature.

Ce roman, est sans doute un ouvrage bizarre ; il a été écrit comme une catalogue de musée pour le Musée de l’Innocence qui a été créé par Pamuk en liaison avec le roman portant le même nom. Dans son roman, Pamuk parle, d’une manière passionnant, de quelques musées excentriques, intéressants et étranges.

Ci-dessous vous pouvez trouver la liste des villes où se trouvent les musées mentionnés par l’écrivain. Les enthousiastes des musées sont invités à les visiter.

Masumiyet Müzesi'nden iki kare.

Deux Images du Musée de l’Innocence.

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ORHAN PAMUK’TAN ANTİKA MÜZELER LİSTESİ

Masumiyet Müzesi’nde Kemal Basmacı’nın sancılı ve çılgın aşkını uzuun bir müze kataloğu / roman karışımı olarak okuyucuya sunan ve en az Kemal’in aşkı kadar çılgın bir projeyle romandan dışarı çıkıp vücut bulan ve kitapla aynı adı taşıyan müzeyi 2012 yılında ziyarete açan Orhan Pamuk, kitabında birtakım antika (ilginç, eğlenceli, tuhaf, alışılmamış) müzelerden bahseder.

Aşağıda adı geçen şehirlere yolu düşen müzeseverler, müzelerle ilgili son derece duygusal ve özgün fikirlere sahip Pamuk’un kitabında heyecanla anlattığı antika müzelerden birini ziyaret etmek için aşağıdaki listeden müze seçmeye davetliler.

Masumiyet Müzesi'nden iki kare.

Masumiyet Müzesi’nden iki kare.

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