Jana Gunstheimer, Punished Image #2, 2015, graphite on paper, 59 x 46 cm, courtesy Galerie Conrads and the artist, copyright VG Bild-Kunst ,photo : Matthias Knoch

Jana Gunstheimer
 – Goethe Institut

Jana Gunstheimer, Image in Meditation

Goethe Institut

From March 31st to May 19th, 2016
Opening: March 30th, 7.30pm


As part of the fair of contemporary drawing “Drawing now“
An exhibition of the Goethe Institut of Paris in cooperation with the Morsbroich Museum

In her work, Jana Gustheimer (born in 1974, living and working in Jena) takes as a theme the images themselves – their life, the process of their creation and how they become images. The exhibition presents works from the past five years. The focus is on the self- contemplative, personified image. It’s all about the artistic work process, censorship and self-censorship, about images the world allows to be created and about those which are just mumbo-jumbo. There are images seeking the meaning of life, sleepless images and those which have been made under dwindling motivation.


Goethe-Institut de Paris
17, Avenue d’Iéna
75116 Paris
From 31st March to 19th May


From Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm
Saturday from 9am to 2pm


Free admission


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Jana Gunstheimer
, Punished Image #2, 
, graphite on paper
, 59 x 46 cm
, courtesy Galerie Conrads and the artist, copyright VG Bild-Kunst, photo : Matthias Knoch

L’Esprit singulier, collection de l’Abbaye d’Auberive – Halle Saint Pierre

L’ESPRIT SINGULIER – Abbey Auberive Collection
Halle Saint Pierre

From March 30th to August 26th, 2016 



The purpose of this exhibition is to highlight the singularity of the French Collection of the Abbey of Auberive .
Its founder, Jean-Claude Volot,  led by his desire, his intuition and his emotions, brought together more than 2500 pieces of art works.
This unique set of works forms one of the largest modern and contemporary art collection where outsider art, figurative expressionism and sacred art interact.

In this exhibition we will present drawings of the following artists :

ABELLO VIVES Josée Francisco – ADAM Sabhan – AÏNI Philippe – ALFANDARI Alexandre – AMOURETTE Pierre– APPEL Karel – ARICKX Lydie – BELIN Murielle – BELLMER Hans  –  BETTENCOURT Pierre – BIHOREAU Willy – BIZIEN Vincent – BLANQUET Stéphane –  BOIX-VIVES Anselme – BOUDEAU Joseph-Emmanuel – BRU Georges – BUSSET Nicolas – CADIOU Patrice – CERREDO Fabian – CHAISSAC Gaston – COMBAS Robert  – DECAUX Roger – DÉGÉ Guillaume – DEREUX Philippe – DEUX Fred – DI ROSA Hervé – DADOGHISLAINE – GILLET Roger-Edgar – GUINAMAND Cristine – HARLOFF Guy – ICHIBA Daisuke  – KHELIF Kamel – KORICHI Youcef – LAGNIEU Hélène – LEGROS Laetitia  – LINDSTRÖM Bengt – MABOUNGA Gatien – MACRÉAU Michel – MARSHALL Francis – MÉNICHETTI Eudes – MIHINDOU Myriam  – MOIZIARD Andrée et Jean – MOLINIER Pierre – MUSIC Zoran – NITKOWSKI Stani  – PASTOR Gilbert – PENCRÉAC’H Stéphane – PETIT Marc – PIGNON-ERNEST Ernest – MARYAN – PONS Louis – POUGET Marcel – REBEYROLLE Paul – RENARD Emmanuelle – RICOL Raphaëlle – ROCHARD Irénée ROULLAND Jean – RUMSEY Paul – RUSTIN Jean – SABAN Ody – SEVELLEC Ronan-Jim  – SORENTELLA José Garcia – VALDES Agnès – VELICKOVIC Vladimir – VENTOUSSAVRANKIC Davor – – WITKIN Joel-Peter – XINGJIAN Gao – ZHENJUN Du.



Halle Saint Pierre
2 rue Ronsard
75 018 Paris
From 30th March to 26th August


From Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm
Saturday from 11am to 7pm
Sunday from noon to 6pm


Full price: €8.50
Reduced price: €6.50


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Maryan, Sans titre, série Napoléon, 1973-1974, crayon gras sur carton, 101,76 x 76 cm © Collection de l’Abbaye d’Auberive

Yves Chaland, Chaland explorateur, 1990 © Isabelle Chaland

Safarix – Musée de la chasse et de la nature

Musée de la chasse et de la nature

From March 30th to July 17th, 2016 


What kind of links can we see between hunt and comic strips? From Rodolphe Töpffer, its inventor, to contemporary cartoonists Ruppert et Mulot, including Hergé, Bilal or Uderzo, every master of comics become one day a bubbles hunter. Safarix proposes to show the visual relationship between hunt and comics, through about fifty remarkable originals plates, cover illustrations and albums in first editions. A renewed way of seeing the hunt and considering an art whose museological qualities are now established.

-Claude d’Anthenaise et Vincent Bernière


Musée de la chasse et de la nature
62 rue des Archives
75 003 Paris
From March 30th to July 17th


From Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm
Wednesday night until 9.30pm


Full price: €8
Reduced price: €6


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Yves Chaland, Chaland explorateur, 1990 © Isabelle Chaland

Albert Marquet (1875-1947), Le Pyla 1935, huile sur toile, 50 x 61 cm Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux// © ADAGP, Paris 2016 : Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mairie de Bordeaux : Cliché L.Gauthier

Albert Marquet – Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Albert Marquet, Painter of Time Pending
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

From March 25th to August 21st, 2016 


The Musée d’Art moderne is commemorating Albert Marquet (1875–1947) with a major monographic exhibition of over one hundred paintings and drawings, some of them being shown in France for the first time.
The chronological and thematic layout of the exhibition allows viewers to rediscover an artist who defies pigeonholing, and who evolved with the movements of his time – from Post-Impressionism to Fauvism – without ever losing his stylistic independence.


Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
From 25th March to 21st August


From Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Late night Thursday until 10pm


Full rate: 12 €
Concessions: 9 €


More information:

Press release




Albert Marquet (1875-1947), Le Pyla , 1935, huile sur toile, 50 x 61 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux// © ADAGP, Paris 2016 / Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mairie de Bordeaux / Cliché L.Gauthier

Abdelkader Benchamma – Christie’s

Abdelkader Benchamma, curiosités & merveilles
Christie’s France

curator of the exhibition: Philippe Piguet

From 24th March to 1st April 2016


Christie’s auction house and DRAWING NOW created a friendly partnership since 2014, to make contemporary drawing better known to the public.
Upcoming March; DRAWING NOW PARIS celebrates its 10 years anniversary. On this occasion, several exhibitions will take place in Paris and around, institutions and museums, to make this anniversary a great contemporary drawing event.

In this respect, Christie’s auction house is pleased to display the work of the 5thlaureate of the DRAWING NOW award, Abdelkader Benchamma, during the spring drawing sales. This initiative is to reinforce the public’s interest to this medium and to contribute to a memorable meeting between collectors and amateurs.
The works of Abdelkader Benchamma will be shown in Christie’s viewing rooms from March 24th to April 1st at the same time of the exhibitions of the Modern Works on Paper and Old Master drawings which will be offered at auction on March 31st and April 1st.
Abdelkader Benchamma’s project will be presented on March 23rd during a preview on invitation at Christie’s. This date will coincide with the launch of the Old Masters and Modern works on paper exhibitions and auctions of Christie’s.


Christie’s France
9 avenue Matignon
75 008 Paris
From 24th March to 1st April


From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


Free admission
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Abdelkader Benchamma, Rayon bleu T, 2013, fusain encre et stylo sur papier, 220 x 150 cm © Abdelkader Benchamma

L’enfance de l’art (n°6), 2015 Hématite, encre sur papier et verre soufflé. Dimensions - 60 x 50 cm Unique Courtesy Dove Allouche et galerie Gaudel de Stampa, Paris

Dove Allouche – Fondation d’entreprise Ricard

Fondation d’entreprise Ricard

Curator Kate Macfarlane

From 22nd March to 7th May 2016


« Dove Allouche’s new body of work is informed by his interest in parietal art, an extension of his fascination with earth’s primordial elements.  Using fugitive materials and processes associated with both drawing and photography, Allouche produces artworks that capture the passage of time and that in their unfolding wrestle with the mysteries of the earliest forms of image-making.
Mea Culpa of a Sceptic, the title of the exhibition, is taken from a paper written by the eminent Palaeontologist Emile Cartailhac, in 1903, after he visited the Altamira Cave in Spain to see the cave paintings.  In the paper he admits his considerable role in refuting, over a period of more than two decades, the possibility that these accomplished works could have been produced by our ‘primitive’ Ice Age ancestors.   Once Cartailhac admitted his mistake, he pursued his study of the findings and altered the ensuing course of art history.
Taking this story as a starting point, Allouche has employed characteristically innovative forms of image production to pursue the possibility of the fabrication process itself generating the imagery, bypassing the lens of the camera and avoiding authorial gesture. »

Kate Macfarlane, curator of the show, February 2016.


Fondation d’entreprise Ricard
12 rue Boissy d’Anglas
75008 Paris
From 22nd March to 7th May


From Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm
Guided tours each Wednesdays at 12:30 pm and Saturdays 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm

Free admission
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Dove Allouche, L’enfance de l’art (n°6), 2015, hematite, ink on paper and blown glass, size : 60 x 50 cm, unique, courtesy Dove Allouche and Gaudel de Stampa gallery, Paris.

Miquel Barceló, Le Grand Verre de terre, (verrière de l'atelier de céramiques, Vilafranca, Majorque), 2015, argile sgraffiée sur verre, Copyright Adagp, Paris, 2016, Photo Agustí Torres, 2015

Miquel Barcelό – Bibliothèque nationale de France / François Mitterrand

Miquel Barcelό. Sol y sombra
Bibliothèque nationale de France / François Mitterrand

From 22nd March to 28th August 2016


Miquel Barceló makes the BnF his creative area with a monumental clay and light-woven fresco drawn either with the stylet or the finger over the glass wall of the Julien Cain alley. This spectacular intervention opens the exhibition path that presents the ceramics, sculptures and paintings that compose the carved work of the Catalan artist.


Bibliothèque nationale de France
site François-Mitterrand
quai François Mauriac
75 013 Paris
From 22nd March to 28th August


From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm
On Sunday, from 1pm to7pm

Allée Julien Cain: free
Galerie 1: 9 euros, Reduced rate: 7 euros


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Miquel Barceló, Le Grand Verre de terre, (verrière de l’atelier de céramiques, Vilafranca, Majorque), 2015, argile sgraffiée sur verre.
Copyright Adagp, Paris, 2016. Photo Agustí Torres, 2015

Contemporary Drawn – The Arts Décoratifs

Contemporary Drawn
An Arts décoratifs course

From March 17th to June 28th, 2016


Result of a selection carried out in close collaboration with the – young and “historical” – art galleries to be featured in the tenth edition of Drawing Now Paris, this exhibition, covering the spaces dedicated to post-1940 collections of the Museum of the Arts décoratifs, questions a contemporary drawing on the brink of the beautiful and the useful. An abstract of different generations of artists at work, the exhibition, built on the identity of the graphic gesture, questions the legacy and influence of the ornamental repertoire of the home, the city and the body on a contemporary creation whose interdisciplinarity mixes the codes of Art, Design and Industry

Nicolas AIELLO – Pierre ALECHINSKY – Geneviève ASSE – Clément BAGOT – Jean BEDEZ – Cathryn BOCH – Thomas BROOMÉ – Robbie CORNELISSEN – Sépànd DANESH – Luc DOERFLINGER – Sylvain DUBUISSON – Camille FISCHER – Alexander GORLIZKI – Jane HAMMOND – Zarina HASHMI – Yang JIECHANG – Evi KELLER – Rui MOREIRA – François MORELLET – Jean-Christophe NORMAN- Stéfane PERRAUD – Hanns SCHIMANSKY – Elmar TRENKWALDER – Levi van VELUW – Claude VIALLAT – Alexis YEBRA
Scenography by Christophe CUZIN


Agnès Callu
(PhD/ HDR)
Heritage Curator at the Museum of the Arts décoratifs
Head of the Graphic Arts Department – Cabinet des Dessins

Project team
Hélène Andrieux and Catherine Gouédo
Assistant curators of the Graphic Arts Department – Cabinet des Dessins
Jérôme Banvillet
Head of Operations of the Museum of the Arts décoratifs

Les Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
From March 17th to June 28th

From Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm
Thursday evening until 9pm


More information:  Partner’s exhibition of the Route
Press release (French version)


Stéfane Perraud, Lettre à Gilgamesh, fragment 1bis, 2013, marbre de Tinos, paladium, led, 35 x 70 x 4 cm, courtesy Galerie de Roussan et Stéfane Perraud

usages assemblages | assemblage 1 (David Tremlett, Gilgian Gelzer), © fracpicardie | des mondes dessinés – André Morin, 2015

Usages assemblages – fracpicardie | des mondes dessinés

usages assemblages
assemblage 2 | from January 22nd to April 24th, 2016
assemblage 3 | from March 15th to July 8th, 2016

at fracpicardie | des mondes dessinés


fracpicardie | des mondes dessinés
45 rue pointin
80000 amiens
from January 22nd to April 24th
from March 15th to July 8th

Free entrance


More information: www.frac-picardie.org



usages assemblages | assemblage 1 (David Tremlett, Gilgian Gelzer), © fracpicardie | des mondes dessinés – André Morin, 2015

Escalier d’honneur de l’Hôtel Salé © Fabien Campoverde

Picasso. Sculptures – Musée national Picasso-Paris

« Picasso. Sculptures »
at Musée national Picasso-Paris
From March 8th to August 28th, 2016


The exhibit aims to examine an understudied aspect of Picasso’s sculptural works. This aspect is the diversity of dimensions of the artist’s sculptural work constructed through his series and variations, cast iron creations, prints, and photographic enlargements, realized in a selection of his original sculptures. The exhibition will provide a new look at the cast iron creations by systematically presenting them with their “double” or “variants.”



Musée national Picasso-Paris
5 rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris
From March 8th to August 28th

From Tuesday to Friday: 11.30am to 6pm
Weekends and French Holidays: 9.30am to 6 pm
€12,50 – €11



Escalier d’honneur de l’Hôtel Salé © Fabien Campoverde