The 3 Best Exhibitions Of 2015
Living in Paris or New York means that you have plenty of exhibitions to attend. Here are the ones we really liked.
1# – Haïti at The Grand Palais in Paris
Focusing on Haitian art from the 19th century to the present day, the exhibition takes an approach that is at once historical, social and cultural. Against a background of urban chaos and vigorous popular culture, this exploration of the visual arts aims to go beyond the archetypes of naïve and primitive painting and transcend the restrictive magico-religious and exotic vision associated with Haitian art.With nearly 150 works, Hyppolite’s Kiss or the Art of Haiti presents art free of any rigid framework, readily mingling poetry, magic, religion and political commitment thorough a great variety of forms, blurring the boundary between art and the street, between a world of forms and everyday life.
Curators: Régine Cuzin, freelance curator, founder of the association OCEA, Paris and Mireille Pérodin Jérôme, director of the Ateliers Jérôme, Port-au-Prince. This exhibition is organized by the Reunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais
2#- Congo Kitoko at Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris
A place of extraordinary cultural vitality, the creative spirit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be honored in the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain with André Magnin, Chief Curator.
3#- China: Through the Looking Glass at The Metropolitan Museum in New York
This exhibition explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion is juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.