Our choice of art galleries in Marais: part one

Cover photo credit Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire http://www.fillesducalvaire.com/


Marais Gallery Picks: Part One


Skip the famous Paris museums and take a stroll down gallery lane to discover what is on display within in the sphere of the art market. A sure place to start is in the Marais, where several of the city’s most renowned galleries are situated. Make your plans for a Thursday “vernissage” evening, when several of the neighborhood’s galleries have their openings between c.a. 6-8 pm. (check their websites to make sure what goes on, see below).


filles-du-calvaire-2 photo credit Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire http://www.fillesducalvaire.com/


Depart from the subway station Filles du Calvaire and point your nose towards the Seine to walk down Rue des Filles du Calvaire and make a stop at number 17. Here you find Galerie les Filles du Calvaire, which is mostly known for its representation of international photographers, among them the Portuguese artist Helena Almeida, who was dedicated a solo exhibition in 2016 at the museum Jeu de Paume by Concorde, Paris. The gallery, which was inaugurated in 1996, occupies two floors in an industrial building and besides fine-art photography, abstract painting, installation and video works are shown.



thaddaeus-ropac Photo taken from BonjourParis https://bonjourparis.com/galleries/the-ultimate-paris-walking-tour-art-galleries-in-the-marais/


Continue down the same street that eventually turns into Rue Vieille du Temple, and you hit Rue Debelleyme on the left-hand side and the international gallery Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, founded by the Austrian art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac in 1983. Apart from the Marais gallery, Thaddaeus Ropac can be found in Pantin (Paris), Salzburg, and London. With its four-floor space in Marais, the gallery has many famous names on its list, including Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol and Antony Gormley. You might run into paintings on the first floor, then climb the stairs to come across sculpture, drawings or installations as you get higher up, depending on current displays.



galerie-karsten-greve Photo credits Paris Info https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/141832/Galerie-Karsten-Greve



The building right next door houses Galerie Karsten Greve, which is always a smart choice among the Marais galleries. Named after its founder, an established art dealer who has made use of his network of artists from his career, the gallery presents works by internationally known artists, mixed with art by younger, contemporary artists. A favorite in Greve’s artist younger stable is Gideon Rubin (b. 1973) with his narrative, elegant paintings that elaborate on the function of memory.



galerie-roynette Photo taken from Galerie Laure Roynette http://www.galerie-art-paris-roynette.com


After closing the door to Karsten Greve, walk a few meters down the street and take a right on Rue de Thorigny, where you will soon find yourself in front of Galerie Laure Roynette, a relatively new gallery in the area (est. 2011) that focuses on young, emerging French artists. Performance art, painting, video art, and photography fills the gallery’s schedule, and what singles it out is the dominant representation of women artists.



Now it is time to head over to discover the galleries on the other side of Rue Vieille du Temple, but first a food- and drink stop. Perhaps at Le Saint-Gervais by Jardin de l’Hôtel Salé – Leonor Fini, a green space that was a fruit garden in the middle ages, and is now a public park dedicated to the French Surrealist artist Léonore Fini. To be continued…


Galerie les Filles du Calvaire
17, rue des Filles-du-calvaire
75003 Paris
Current Exhibition: Fragments, artists: Katrien De Blauwer, Noémie Goudal, Claudia Huidobro, Anni Leppälä, Benjamin Mouly, Pablo Jomaron & Quentin Leroy, Catherine Poncin, Esther Teichmann
Until January 14, 2017


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
7, rue Debelleyme
75003 Paris
Current Exhibition: Porte-bouteilles, artist: Marcel Duchamp
Salvage, artist: Robert Rauschenberg
Until January 14, 2017


Galerie Karsten Greve
5, rue Debelleyme
75003 Paris
Current Exhibition: Time and Tide, Artist: Georgia Russell
Until January 7, 2017


Galerie Laure Roynette
20, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris
Current Exhibition: Histoires de points/Stories in Stitching, artists: Brankica Zilovic, Anne Paris-Cindric
Until January 14, 2017


Le Saint-Gervais
96 Rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris


Charlotta Nordström

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