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Whitewaller Paris 2018: Your Top 12 Must-Do List

Below, you’ll find Whitewaller‘s Top 12 list of recommendations and things you won’t want to miss during your stay in Paris.

FIAC perennially marries modern masterpieces with emerging trends, attracting seasoned collectors and international art professionals. This year’s selection welcomes exhibitors from 27 countries to the Grand Palais.

FIAC Street Painting
Lang & Bauman
Galerie Loevenbruck
Courtesy of the artists and the gallery.

ASIA NOW immerses itself in the contemporary Asian art scene, showcasing 40 Asian and Western galleries dedicated to promoting Asian artists. In its fourth edition, ASIA NOW welcomes galleries from over 10 countries.

“Geometries Sud” at Fondation Cartier
Bringing together 250 artworks from the Pre-Columbian period to the present, “Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” pays tribute to the geometry, color, and variety of Latin American art. Modern and contemporary highlights include a ballroom designed by the Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani.

Belle Maison Courtesy of Belle Maison.

Basquiat at Fondation Louis Vuitton
Thirty years after his death, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s energetic, challenging work remains profoundly relevant. Attesting to his work’s enduring importance, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents “Jean-Michel Basquiat,” a highly anticipated, monumental show of 120 works.

Tomás Saraceno at Palais de Tokyo
Tomás Saraceno describes himself as someone who lives and works “in and beyond the planet Earth.” In his largest project to date, Saraceno floods the Palais de Tokyo with this concept.

Maison Souquet Courtesy of Maison Souquet.

Omar Ba at Galerie Templon
Galerie Templon opens its fall season with a solo exhibition by Omar Ba. Entitled “Autopsy of Our Consciences,” the show takes on a critical stance, looking at recent history, environmental concerns, and the artist’s personal story.

Tadao Ando at Pompidou
For half a century, the boxer-turned-architect Tadao Ando has concerned himself with the dialogue between architecture and nature, championing simple, geometric shapes and the integration of natural elements into design.

Fondation Cartier Freddy Mamani
From Neo‐andina series Photos
© Tatewaki Nio
This work was produced with the support of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac.

Grayson Perry at Monnaie de Paris
The London-based artist Grayson Perry is known for his sardonic interpretations of traditional materials and mediums. Divided into ten themed chapters, “Vanity, Identity, Sexuality” will similarly tackle the erosion of societal values, particularly the concept of masculinity.

Belle Maison
Newly opened Belle Maison, the two-floor gourmet hotspot founded by Chef Franck Baranger and Associates Edouard Bobin and Nicolas Chatelain, shines with striking interiors by Émilie Bonaventure. Subtle décor, infused with contemporary, timeless design, complements a menu full of fresh seafood sourced from short distribution circuits for respectable marine resourcing.

Ralph's Courtesy of Ralph’s.

Serving guests a timeless menu with an elegant twist, Ralph’s is a welcoming restaurant that delicately offers a comfortable, lush courtyard and a sophisticated, warm interior with high ceilings and dark wood.

Maison Souquet
A modern-day refuge in Montmartre, Maison Souquet offers an intimate take on luxury, signed by Jacques Garcia. The five-star hotel wonderfully reproduces sensual atmospheres once seen in Paris’s maisons closes—or “pleasure houses”—with sumptuous decor and deliberate design.

ASIA NOW Courtesy of ASIA NOW.

Frederic Malle
Upon entering Frédéric Malle, guests are greeted with a unique, futuristic display—architectural and artistic plywood bookshelves line the space and fill its center. With these Jakob + MacFarlane–designed “hives,” shoppers can choose from the store’s sophisticated selection of perfumes.





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