One of the most beautiful contemporary galleries in France has been located on the Rue de Turenne since 2005, the hipster corner of the equally as hip Parisian Marais.
The gallery was opened by Emmanuel Perrotin in his apartment in 1993 – who decided to stop buying additional artworks, but rather open up his gallery and its contents to the wider public.
Emmanuel, who once said in an interview: "I cannot be blamed for my nationality" has most certainly been the wunderkind-gallerist in the art world for the last years. Therefore, paying him a visit at his Parisian gallery is a must for all art connoisseurs alike.
All the more so because the current group exhibition is a particular gem to be cherished and marvelled at. A flying elephant, porcelain, photography, sculpture . . . and if you happen to find a fortune cookie in the lift 'en miniature' – feel free to hold on to it. The exhibition will run until the 5th of May.
Featured artists: Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Wim Delvoye, Elmgreen & Dragset, Lionel Estève, Daniel Firman, Bernard Frize, Bharti Kher, Kolkoz, Klara Kristalova, Guy Limone, Takashi Murakami, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Paola Pivi, Claude Rutault, Michael Sailstorfer & Xavier Veilhan.
The annexe gallery is home to the solo exhibition 'The Voulez Vous Chaud' by the Austrian artist collective Gelitin until the 21st of April 2012.
The art is quite challenging to describe – which is definitely a good sign.
So we decided to just take a handful of pictures instead and provide you with a homepage link: GELITIN
If you happen to have some more spare time at your hands – the courtyard is home to the in-house bookshop, rounding off the concept.
Rue de Turenne