We’ll always have Paris
As the art world continues to open back up, we’ve compiled a very long list of exhibitions we can’t wait to work our way through. Top of that list is Atelier des Lumières’ latest light attraction in the City of Lights itself, Paris.
Since it opened in April 2018 with an exhibition devoted to Gustav Klimt, the Atelier des Lumières has welcomed nearly 2.6 million visitors and has become one of the most important cultural sites in Paris, combining digital innovation with artistic creativity.
Located in a fully restored former 19th-century foundry, it’s the first digital art centre in Paris and home to immersive digital exhibitions of the most famous artists in art history.
In its two latest exhibitions, you can immerse yourself in the artistic worlds of Monet, Renoir and Chagall, or get into the blue world of Yves Klein, thanks to 140 video projectors of more than 500 works, which are held in collections around the globe.
If you’re a fan of Impressionism, it really doesn’t get much better than Monet, Renoir, and Chagall: Journeys Around the Mediterranean, which features the masterpieces of 20 artists, including Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck and Dufy. Across seven sequences, lasting 40 minutes, visitors will be taken from one artistic movement to another: from Impressionism to pointillism and Fauvism.
In the 1880s, the Mediterranean attracted many artists, who left Paris and the northern regions behind in favour of the southern shores, between Collioure and Saint-Tropez. Here they developed a new approach to the representation of light and colour. This digital exhibition will show how all these artists had links with the Mediterranean and how it inspired them to take their work to its finest expression.
The Atelier des Lumières is open seven days a week, Monday to Thursday, 10am to 6pm and until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm on Sunday. Safety measures are also in place. Masks are obligatory for everyone over 11, groups are banned and visitors are required to stay at least one metre apart.