Credit: ©2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Perrotin

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October

  • Until 21st December, 11am-7pm Tuesday-Saturday: /Japanse pop art/ Baka by Takashi Murakami in the ballroom of the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. If you’ve never been inside world-renown gallery-owner Emmanuel Perrotin’s magnificent space tucked in the Marais, then this is the perfect opportunity as he displays one the world’s top-selling artist Takashi Murakami’s works in the gallery’s ballroom – rarely open to the public – and it’s free. For those who aren’t familiar with the artist’s work, the big news is the return of one his iconic characters Mr DOB, an avatar of the artist inspired by Mickey Mouse and Sonic the hedgehog. 60 rue de Turenne, Paris 75003 (free).
©2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Perrotin
Photographer: Claire Dorn.
  • Tuesday 29, 6-8pm: /readings & screenings/ Déplacements, Dégagements, Débordements – exploring French film director’s Sylvain Georges’s book Noir Inconnu (black stranger/unknown). A collection of poems written by George inspired by the people and stories encountered on film sets, he explores the art of running (away) or of wandering. La Colonie – 128 rue la Fayette, Paris 75010 (free).
  • Thursday 31 October, 6.30-8.30pm: /paranormal/ The Believers, Expériences Vers l’Inconnu (the believers: experiences of the unknown). If you’re into all things unseen, then this one’s for you and it’s particularly fitting for the Halloween season too. A documentary series about two ‘believers’ Sandy and Jonathan and their experiences of paranormal activity throughout Europe. The directors will be at present to introduce the first episode of the third series. Le Pavillon des Canaux, 39 Quai de la Loire, Paris 75019 (free).
Screening of documentary at the Pavillon des Canaux in Paris free event

November

  • Every weekend, 2-6pm: /artist workshops/ Tucked in the 14th district of Paris, Le Jardin d’Enfer is one of the more recent art hubs to open. Its artists open their studios to the public every weekend – and you can also sit and chill in the leafy garden around the back, where you too can paint, play music…whatever you like! 61 Boulevard Saint Jacques, Paris 75014 (free).
  • Friday 1-30 November (opening night from 6pm): /art: displaced people and exile/ Vision d’Exil Festival by L’Atelier des Artistes en Exil. The third edition may be the last on this site as the colony of artists is being forced out by the city of Paris. We’ve heard the festival is still going ahead with installations, performances, plays, film screenings, debates, comedies and exhibitions focused around the relationship between exile and language . 1 place Mazas, Paris 75012 (free).
Vision d’Exil Festival in Paris 12
  • Friday 1, 4-8pm, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3, 11am-8pm: /Japanese food fair/ C’est Bon, Le Japon! The place to taste a piece of Japan’s unique culinary heritage, from tea to bentos, soups to cakes – what’s not to love? And it’s only 1€ for the day. Espace des Blancs Manteaux, 48, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 75004 (1€).
4 Japanese chefs for food fair in Paris
The C’est Bon, Le Japon! food fair
  • Saturday 2, daytime: /street art/ Soten is the next artist to paint Le Mur (the wall) in Oberkampf, Paris 11. Straight from Denmark, he’ll be creating a throw-up in that old-school 90s style we never tire of. Looking forward to this one. If you head on down after lunch, you usually catch a glimpse of the artists at work on the wall. 107 rue Oberkampft, Paris 75011 (free).
Soten
  • Monday 4, (every Monday until June 2020), 7-9pm: /learn Arabic/ Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Well, now you can learn Arabic with Mamadou from artist community Les Grands Voisins, who’s teaching classes every Monday evening. Sign up beforehand 07.53.07.57.69 (text message/Whatsapp/phone); mamadou.coursarabe@gmail.com. Les Grands Voisins, 74 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, Paris 75014 Atelier partagé, Bâtiment Robin – Porte 5 (10€ per class).
  • Tuesday 5, 7-9pm: /photography/ Niebla: Visiones del salto – solo show by Colombian artist Andrés Donadio, who explores the representations of Colombia’s Salto de Tequendama (Tequendama Falls) area, a cult region for Indians that’s the stuff of legends, that lives in the collective imagination of its population. Médiathèque Françoise Sagan – 8 rue Léon Schwartzenberg, Paris 75010 (free).
A hazy photograph of the Tequendama Falls in Colombia from the exhibition in Paris.
Tequendama Falls by Colombian artist Andrés Donadio
  • Friday 8 November 2019 to Saturday 11 January 2020, Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm: /photography/ Manfred Thierry Mugler: Photographe. Most of you will probably know the French fashion designer Thierry Mugler for his women’s collections or perfumes. Well, he’s also a photographer and his sleek high-fashion-editorial aesthetic shots which reflect his audacity and boldness, are on show at Polka, one of our favourite galleries in Paris. 12 rue Saint-Gilles, Paris 75003 (free).
Manfred Thierry Mugler: Photographe at Galerie Polka
  • Saturday 23 to Sunday 24, from 8pm: /natural wine festival/ La GoulAyance the fair that celebrates natural wines, a real trend on the rise at the moment. You’ll be able to taste the tipple lovingly made by 48 winemakers from all over France. Ground Control – 81 Rue du Charolais, Paris 75012 (10€ for a glass with which you’ll be able to taste about 200 wines!).
A fun take on the "We Can Do It!" poster for a natural wine fair
La GoulAyance natural wine fair
  • Thursday 28 November, 7-10pm: /leather workshop/ learn the ins and outs of making your own leather ‘cabas’ bag with Abacaxi, an expert leather worker from Les Grands Voisins artist community. Les Grands Voisins, 74 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, Paris 75014 – couloir Oratoire (135€ for the workshop).

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