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Our selection of exhibitions in Paris for this Autumn & Winter 2022

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The reputation of the Parisian cultural offer is well established! That’s why many exhibitions, sometimes from all over the world, take their place in the largest museums of the capital. Discover the selection of our suggestion for this Autumn & Winter 2022, along other unmissable classics, enunciated just below. By AL & AP

..where technology melts with glamour.
Behind the entrance curtain, enter a fairy universe..

This Winter 2022, the centenary fashion Maison Chanel invites you to its brand new exclusive grandiose exhibition, baptized Le Grand Numéro de Chanel, settled in the contemporary Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, from December 15th, 2022 to January 9th, 2023 (photo credits: AL).

At this occasion, enjoy a unique journey through the olfactory universe through the multiple fragrances and entities proposed by Chanel, among different types of incredible art installations dedicated to each personality of various perfumes (from Coco Mademoiselle until the iconic Chanel N°5). Along this golden circuit, you could attend numerous beautiful sensational surprises


..while this intimate blue bar would tell you more about this Blue line.
A giant video mapping would retrace you some Chanel icons..

Among them, first a punctual improvisation dancing performances, a fanfare to welcome you in this magical experience around a scented carrousel. At this holiday occasion, Le Grand Numéro de Chanel wishes to highlight its perfumery know-how, through an incredible scenography for each fragrance, where the main Chanel‘s items collide with the high perfumery series of Les Exclusifs, and other typical perfumes from this Coco Chanel‘s house.

Prepare yourself in this exhibition, after crossing the cathedral room, to admire an exceptional video mapping, order a perfume sample at the Chanel Bleu blue bar, ask for a make-up session and try your Chanel Chance with some bets in the classy casino club. 


..facing a certain brand identity thanks to this service station.
Chanel is not only perfumery but also fashion, with those dresses..

Otherwise, if you’re kind of historical and corporate cultures, why don’t you even admire into some vintage mythical Chanel perfume advertising campaigns? Those posters are explicitly visible in a catwalk, next to a couple of Haute-Couture dresses that would surely bewitch you again.

In a last stop, a showroom waits for you with the classic Chanel products to bring back home with the tote bag from the exhibition. A good occasion also to acquire exclusive by-products, especially proposed for the exhibition, such as LP playlist set by Bertrand Burgalat, a chess game, a tarot game along other decorative objects to adopt at your place.


Le Grand Numéro de Chanel, 2 Place Joffre, 75007 Paris (France) / Phone : 00 33 (0)1 40 13 48 00. Free but with prior registration on the official website.

..embodied by this majestic Panther, as Cartier‘s ambassador.
Just put your hands close to the walls and eventually wait for scents..

In the same period, why not becoming surprised by the avant-garde Objet Sentant Non Identifié exhibition organized by the legendary Cartier house? Settled near Invalides, in the heart of the former Air France offices, from December 1st to 11th, 2022, this unusual experience would convey you to perfumes and enigma

Therefore, the creator Mathilde Laurent has decided to share us her olfactory universe, through this simply act called OSNI 2. Based on the fact that scents can take us back to distant memories and eventually revive emotions, you would be undoubtedly fascinated by the creations of Mathilde Laurent, reviving the spirit of the Cartier house (photo credits: Cartier). 
..sometimes recalling ancestral Cartier‘s posters.
A mysterious name code for an innovative exhibition..

The concept of this intimate art installation is clear, anchored in a niche, you would meet ancient divinities like in the good old times. Accompanied by the illustrious Panther of Cartier, enjoy the opportunity to smell the bewitching perfumes imagined by Mathilde Laurent, surrounded by a soft soundscape that completely immerses us in this mysterious and magical Cartier galaxy.

We therefore admire this Panther walking majestically all around the visitors. Once passed a curtain made of scented water, let’s walk by the welcoming panther walking all around you, and sometimes disappearing in and around behind the shadows. The interaction goes further if you intend to touch this panther, she  could scratch you with a perfume shower, as a sort of jungle reminiscence. 
OSNI 2 aka Le Mythe Parfumé, imagined in collaboration with the Bureau of Extraordinary Affairs (an art and design firm based in London), 2, rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie, 75007 Paris (France). Free but with prior registration on the official website.

..the famous lobster dress, here in front of Salvador Dali.
A magical entrance, as often in the Museum of Decorative Arts..

Nearby the Louvre Museum, don’t miss the tribute that the Museum of Decorative Arts honors, until the January 22nd, 2023, to the audacious and inspiring work of the Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Discover her wide and endless inspiration which was nourished by a privileged relationship with artists from the Parisian avant-garde milieu of the 1920s and 1930s (photo credits: AP).

Almost 20 years after the retrospective dedicated to her Fashion Art in 2004, the museum wanted to revisit her artwork in order to make the public rediscover her innovative fantasy, her taste for spectacle and her artistic modernity. This exhibition, untitled “Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli”, brings together 520 masterpieces.


..such an elegant dark dress for cocktail parties.
One other example of the typical Schiaparelli pink..

In this rich selection exhibited here, you could stimulate your curiosity through 272 costumes and fashion accessories, set nearby 248 paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfume bottles, ceramics, posters and photographs signed by the most famous personalities of that time, Man Ray to Salvador Dalí, from Jean Cocteau to Meret Oppenheim or Elsa Triolet.

This major retrospective, curated by Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière, also highlights the heritage of the Schiaparelli style with silhouettes interpreted by famous couturiers paying homage to this talented woman. Among them, we could count on Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix.


..cocktail dresses‘ suggestions for other occasions.
When pink and golden notes meet, such an explosion for eyes..

For your information, the Texan designer Daniel Roseberry, pursues and revives the legacy of Elsa Schiaparelli as the director of the Schiaparelli house since 2019. The exhibition is presented in the Christine & Stephen A. Schwarzman fashion galleries in a poetic and immersive scenography entrusted to Nathalie Crinière, where black tones melt with golden accents.

Beneath those sparkling golden ceiling and black toned walls, contrasting to alternative immaculate atmospheres, you would surely spend a nice time contemplating those endless exchanges between ancient vestiges and more contemporary creations. More signs that Elsa Schiaparelli‘s spirit gets born again in Paris.


Musée des Arts Decoratifs, at the address of 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris (France).

..or rather at this Kaléidoscope, composed from the same wood?
Would you stare at this Solstice, realized in Douglas fir..

Then, in the same quarter, you would be surely bewitched by the second thematic exhibition proposed by the Galerie Negropontes. This time and until the 15th October 2022, you may admire a beautiful dialogue between two artists with complementary universes and common influences, despite different creative materials.  

For instance, the Swedish capillary artist Ulrika Liljedahl and the French wood sculptor Etienne Moyat are glad to display their last realizations, the time of a certain communion with Nature. Indeed, the first one focuses her art on colorful variations over weaving horsehair while the other one who’s coming directly from Limoges, works on amazing wooden shapes and sculptures.


As far as we can see, both of them use these natural materials by sublimating their best angles and reflects. Thanks to the framework brought to light by the Negropontes Gallery, you may easily contemplate the elegance of those avant-garde but elegant art pieces.

From those creations that could naturally settle in any type of interior, you would have the choice between those hair fibers, full of various taints or the monochrome wooden panels (photo credits: Galerie Negropontes).
..versus an Oval Cremino Nebula by Gianluca Pacchioni.
Théo and Sunny Side II items by Eric de Dormael..

From October 18th until the end of December 2022, the Negropontes Gallery offers you to discover no less than thirty artworks realized by the seven contemporary artists, represented by the structure. On the sidelines of the art fairs where the gallery would be present, such as the Salon Art + Design I New York and Design Miami/ Basel, you have the choice to keep in touch with the Parisian artistic presence.

Therefore, the États d’Art exhibition would introduce you in another way, the various universes of those artists. Once again a particular scenography would be displayed to offer you the best of those colorful conversations where those various original pieces interact with themselves in this contemporary framework.



Galerie Negropontes, 14-16 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 (France) / Phone : 00 33 (0)1 71 18 19 51. More information on their official website.

..with the ambivalence between life and death in artistic representation.
Sophie Ristelhueber revisits there one of her fundamental inspirations.. 

We follow our art tour in the Left Bank of Paris with the new Legacy exhibition hosted at the Institut Giacometti. This colorful installation brings together unpublished ancient artworks but also recent productions realized by Sophie Ristelhueber, along a group of masterpieces from Alberto Giacometti (photo credits: Institut Giacometti).

For your information, this artist is already internationally renowned for her photographic path around the question of memory and war. Nonetheless, as a complementary contributor, Sophie Ristelhueber offers as well here an interesting reflection  around the remains of family memory, settled in specific places and objects of reminiscence.



..but alternative half-light effects highlight the rest. 
The beautiful sky dome of the museum enlightens you..

That’s why, until the November 30th, discover the beautiful art experience proposed by Sophie Ristelhueber, around the persistent role of the family constellation and the environment of her childhood. Thanks to a selection of painted portraits and plaster heads, her own family home is associated with Giacometti‘s native village.

For instance, this is the scene of a certain part of childhood told here and the subject of numerous photographic series. A correspondence between individual experience and human condition get unveiled here, underlying the imagination of two connected artists. A striking face-to-face organized between the photographic series that Sophie Ristelhueber, realized in hospitals on repaired bodies, and the scarified sculptures of Giacometti.


Institut Giacometti, 5 Rue Victor Schoelcher, 75014 Paris (France) / Phone : 00 33 (0)1 44 54 52 44. More information on the official website.

..sometimes those sculptures may recall oriental spirits.
Such a pleasure to be welcomed with a row of metallic harmony..

For his come-back in France, the Canadian artist (from Québec) Jean Brillant has chosen to transform the Galerie LOFT, settled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, into a veritable metallic workshop. Therefore, from October 6th until November 5th 2022, immerse yourself into his monumental realizations, where steel may be either a raw material but also a whole philosophy (photo credits: AL).

With this installation, this inspired and nomad artist invites us to travel in this natural framework, inspired from Canadian rivers and forests. A communion of elements finally represented into those steel sculptures, as a sort of upcycled reincarnation.



..facing the fully steel made Penta Gode, from 2019.
One other outdoor piece from this Meta Mineral concept..

Spread between the two locations of this Galerie LOFT, you would have the privilege to get closer to the unique creative process of Jean Brillant. Another dimension from Quebec is offered to you, from a perennial ephemerality, captured the time of a contemplation, where the different materials of metal and stone melt together for an amazing shape.

Strong of a rich international artistic path, the artist tends to share a personal message, where gigantism meets futurism, with a hint of social perspective. Indeed, his studio is situated in a former industrial factory, in the heart of Montreal, where his own Ateliers Jean-Brillant feed a unique meeting point for artists and art enthusiasts. 


Galerie LOFT, 3 bis & 4 rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris (France). More information on the official website.


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