Galerie Jorge Alyskewic, 14 rue des Taillandiers (Tel: 331-48 06 59 23)
“Je ne donnerai pas de noms (comme une sorte d’affaiblissement des réalités)” [I won’t give any names (as a kind of attenuation of reality)] (4 March to 27 April)
Proper names serve to pull in the crowds, but they can also discourage people or put them off. This is no doubt why the Galerie Jorge Alyskewic has worked out an original way of introducing the works of its artists–by giving no names. A total mystery until the opening on 4 March.
Galerie Daniel Templon, 30 rue Beaubourg (Tel: 331-42 72 14 10)
“Robert Rauschenberg” (to 22 March)
The most recent paintings by this pioneer of American art.
Galerie Yvon Lambert, 108 rue Vieille-du-Temple (Tel: 331-42 71 09 33)
“Julian Schnabel” (to 28 March)
Julian Schnabel made a name for himself in the early 1980s at a time when the art world was at a loss, and made a rapturous rediscovery of painting. His huge pictures full of cultural references have not been so much in evidence recently and the star has obviously lost some of his sparkle. Of course that is no reason why this gallery which has already exhibited his work on several occasions should not do so again.
Galerie Samia Saouma, 16 rue des Coutures-Saint-Gervais (Tel: 331-42 78 40 44)
“Jean-Pierre Bertrand: drawings” (11 March to 22 April)
After manipulating images using photography, cinema and collage, Jean-Pierre Bertrand has moved back to his former skill.
Galerie Karsten Greve, 5 rue Debelleyme (Tel: 331-42 77 19 37)
“Louise Bourgeois: drawings” (to 3 April)
Louise Bourgeois has finally been recognised as a sculptor in her native land. As a side show to the exhibitions at the Pompidou Centre and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Karsten Greve gallery is showing a selection of drawings that are essential in shedding light on her work.
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, 7 rue Debelleyme (Tel: 331-42 79 99 00)
“Marie-Jo Lafontaine” (to 11 March)
Whether as a result of feminism or not, the fact remains that the marginalisation to which women were so long subjected is well and truly over, and contemporary art has a very female face, as evidenced by Marie-Jo Lafontaine who first made her name through videos.
Galerie Philippe Rizzo, 9 rue Saint-Gilles (Tel: 331-47 00 91 12)
“Laurie Simmons” (from the beginning of this month)
Another woman will inaugurate this gallery’s new premises–it is leaving rue de Lappe, but can be contacted on the above telephone number for information about programming.
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'New Rauschenberg'