THIS WEEK’S URBAN ART EXHIBITIONS - OCTOBER 19-26

October 20, 2013

Oct.20.2013 - Every Sunday we’ll give you a selected overview of the urban- and contemporary- art exhibitions and fairs for the following week. This week Paris is the place to be if you want to visit the most interesting art exhibitions. Following the last weeks London’s art schedule, Paris is sure to be equally interesting.

FIAC – RENDEVOUS A PARIS

Starting: 24 OCTOBER 2013

Grand Palais

Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France

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This year’s FIAC, Fonds Municipal d’Art contemporain, will make its artworks available for the public from Thursday till Sunday. The fair will feature 187 exhibitors representing 3188 artists. Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, JR and Takashi Murakami are only a few of the highlight-artists this year. Be sure to visit the FIAC if you are in Paris next week.

FIAC Paris 2013
FIAC venue - Grand Palais

SKWAK – BE ABSURD

Ending: 20 OCTOBER 2013

Art to Be Gallery

44, rue Saint-Andre, Lille, France

arttobegallery.com

Having welcomed Ernset Pignon-Ernest within its walls in September, the young Lille gallery Art to Be, just one year old, is now showing the Lille artist Skwak. He will begin the autumn season with a large exhibition at the Hotel Europa in Lille Saint-Sauveur, under the banner of Lille 3000. Coming from the background in illustration and toy design, Skwak acknowledges the influences from Jerome Bosh and Herve di Rosa in his creations. Completely new works are also to be found at Art to Be. For a long time he awaited the recognition of his hometown, and now it has finally happened.

Skwak for Art to Be Gallery
Skwak- Absurd In My Mind

MOSKO – RETOUR D’INDE

Ending: 24 OCTOBER 2013

Galerie Oblique

17, rue Saint-Paul, Paris, France

galerieoblique.fr

Co-founded in the late 80’s by Gerard Laux alias Mosko, Mosko et associes have always had a changing line-up. A tireless contributor to street art, with the Retour d’Inde exhibition, this artist is exhibiting work that he completed during a residence in Pondicherry in winter 2012. For his second exhibition at the Galerie Oblique, Mosko’s bestiary thus appears in a new medium: A selection of printed jute cloth rice sacks, collected during his stay in India, where he was influenced by color.

Mosko for Galerie Oblique
Mosko Retour d'Inde

ETAT DES LIEUX, PARIS 2013 – GROUP SHOW

Ending: 26 OCTOBER 2013

Galerie du Jour – agnes b.

44, rue Quincampoix, Paris, France

galeriedujour.com

Agnes b, collector, patron of the arts and fashion designer, is above all contemporary art lover. In her Galerie du Jour she concentrates on the art from the streets since 1984, and so she regularly exhibits work by street and graffiti artists. The last show to date? Graffiti, etat des lieux, in 2009. Fast-forward to 2013, and we have an overview of the current Parisian scene, from collage to graffiti. In particular we see Ludo, Eric Lacan, OY and Poch, and also some chosen members from PAL and French Kiss. All these artists come to engage in a dialogue on their respective ways of working.

Etat de Lieux
Etat de Lieux exhibtion at Galerie du Jour

JANA &J’S – IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO THEY ARE

Started: 19 OCTOBER 2013

Galerie Openspace

56, rue Alexandre Dumas, Paris, France

openspace-paris.fr

Austrian and French, photography and stencils, indoor and outdoor, they’re better off as two! The world of Jana & Js concentrates on the idea of openings, onto the world or into oneself, introspection… Two things appear regularly in their work here: The window, an essential element of towns and buildings, and the camera, whose lens can capture each instant of their journeys and rambles. They are returning to Paris in October at the Galerie Openspace, where the doors, not the windows, will be wide open to welcome them!

Jana & JS
Jana & JS exhibition at Openspace Gallery Paris

Retrieved from: Graffiti Art Magazine #19

RON ENGLISH – POPAGANDASTAN

Starting: 26 OCTOBER 2013

Corey Helford Gallery

8522 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, USA

coreyhelfordgallery.com

Corey Helford Gallery presents new works by world famous artist/provocateur, Ron English. A pioneer of street art and pop surrealism, English has created his most ambitiously conceptual exhibition to date. POPAGANDASTAN is a series of lavishly painted canvases depicting the expansive universe that lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness, somewhere down an inter-dimensional rabbit-hole.

Ron English
Ron English - POPAGANDASTAN exhibition

Retrieved from: Corey Helford Gallery

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