An exhibition at Gagosian, Paris, is raising funds to aid in the reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris following the devastating fire of April 2019. Gagosian directors Serena Cattaneo Adorno and Jean-Olivier Després spoke to Jennifer Knox White about the generous response of artists and others, and what the restoration of this iconic structure means across the world.
Patti Smith takes us on a journey to visit the grave of French writer and activist Simone Weil.
Paris Photo 2017
November 9–12, 2017, booth B16
Grand Palais, Paris
Patti Smith, an internationally acclaimed musician, writer, and visual artist, has chosen a selection of her own photographs to be shown alongside works by other artists including Richard Avedon, Balthus, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Lindbergh, Vera Lutter, Sally Mann, Taryn Simon, Deborah Turbeville, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. Smith began taking photographs in 1978, eventually developing an emotionally unfiltered archive of solitary moments, to which she is continually adding. Her lifelong fascination with eulogy and remembrance is reflected in her selection of works by other artists. “Curated by Patti Smith” provides a glimpse of Smith and her fellow travelers, and is a coming-together of people, places, and relics.
Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe’s Slippers, NYC, 2002 © Patti Smith
Patti Smith in
Souvenirs de voyage: La collection d’Antoine de Galbert
Through July 28, 2019
Musée de Grenoble, France
Souvenirs de voyage explores Antoine de Galbert’s passion for contemporary art. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, primitive art, and religious and popular objects from the unique collection. Work by Patti Smith is included.
Patti Smith, Susan Sontag’s Grave, Paris, Montparnasse Cemetery, 2005 © Patti Smith
Patti Smith in
The Big Picture: A Transformative Gift from the Hall Family Foundation
April 28–October 7, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
The Big Picture will feature a selection of more than 800 photographs recently donated by the Hall Family Foundation. These new pieces span the entire history of the medium from a 1826 print by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography, to a 2016 work by Patti Smith.
Patti Smith, Tolstoy’s Bear, Moscow, 2016 © Patti Smith. Photo: courtesy Nelson-Atkins Media Services/Tiffany Matson