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What about Contemporary Art in Paris?

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Gala

2 hoursHosted in English, Spanish and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 7 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Paris is known among other things for the Museums, all tourists come and visit the Louvre, the Orsay, Pompidou, for that you do not need me.
My proposal is to show you what does not exist in museums... what happens today in the international art scene. What perception do artists have of our contemporary environment?
We will take a walk through a small and not so well known section of the charming Parisian neighborhood, Le Marais.
I will show you what happens in the art scene today through a selection of Parisian galleries.
We'll chat with artists, we will analyze the works of the artists on display and compare the different techniques with which today's artists show us their perception of the world.
At the end of the tour, we will sit down in my favorite cafe to discuss everything we saw with a hot coffee in our​ hands.
Other things to note
I recommend to the curious a camera and a notebook with a pencil to take notes in case you are interested in the work of an artist in particular.
Paris is known among other things for the Museums, all tourists come and visit the Louvre, the Orsay, Pompidou, for that you do not need me.
My proposal is to show you what does not exist in museums... what happens today in the international art scene. What perception do artists have of our contemporary environment?
We will take a walk through a small and not so well known section of the charming Parisian neighborhood, Le Marais.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffe

Meet your host, Gala

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have a degree in Museology and Cultural Heritage Management,
I worked in the design of art exhibitions in different Museums around the world and I currently work in Paris at the Center Pompidou.
I love my work, thanks to which I am always connected with different artists.
I would like to share my passion to understand the perception of the artist about the moment of history. Understand what is behind the work.
If you want to know more about me, I leave here my Instagram account, https://www.instagram.com/galakumec/.
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Where you'll be

The tour is centered around 7 blocks from the northern part of the Le Marais neighborhood. The meeting point will be Place Thorigny, we will go around the Picasso Museum until we reach Rue Charlot where we will find the old and charming Marche des Enfants Rouges and we will end the walk where we will sit in a cafe in front of "Le Carreau du Temple".

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Elyse
February 2020
Pour ma conjointe et moi, l’art contemporain était un mystère entouré d’une énigme réservé à quelques initiés qui tenaient seuls les codes nécessaires à la compréhension de ces objets étranges qui se vendent des fortunes. C’est donc avec enthousiasme et l’esprit ouvert que nous avons passé quelques heures en compagnie de Gala et visiter en sa compagnie plusieurs galeries du marais. Experte en histoire de l’art et muséologie, Gala est la guide rêvée pour ce voyage au cœur d’un monde à priori difficilement accessible. Après un bref survol de l’évolution artistique de Rembrandt à Picasso en passant par Marcel Duchamp, elle nous amène rencontrer les divers artistes et galleristes afin écouter et échanger sur leurs démarches respectives. Ce fut pour nous un privilège de rencontrer ces jeunes tels le vermontois Maxwell Williams ou la fort sympathique belge Laurie Van Melle et les entendre nous expliquer leurs parcours. «  Pourquoi est ce contemporain? » nous demande Gala devant certaines pièces, tel un professeur qui interroge ses élèves afin de nous faire réfléchir sur les messages et la proposition de l’artiste; nous amenant à comprendre par nous même la signification des œuvres. Ce moment passé en sa compagnie fut pour nous très instructif, fort plaisant et une porte d’entrée vers ce monde magnifique qu’est l’art contemporain
Pour ma conjointe et moi, l’art contemporain était un mystère entouré d’une énigme réservé à quelques initiés qui tenaient seuls les codes nécessaires à la compréhension de ces obj…
La
February 2020
Gala was very nice and explained everything really well ! You can tell she is very passionate about art. She loves to get into conservations about small details that most people would miss! Loved her .
Eric
February 2020
Nous avons passé 2 heures fantastiques avec Gala, nos enfants et une jeune new-yorkaise à déambuler de galerie en galerie dans le Marais. Outre la variété des artistes et des styles que nous avons découverts dans des galeries de grande qualité, nous avons eu l’impression de passer un moment sympa et cool entre amis. C’est le talent de cette jeune guide argentine férue d’art contemporain, de savoir vous faire partager sa passion avec le sourire. Merci Gala, c’était top !
Nous avons passé 2 heures fantastiques avec Gala, nos enfants et une jeune new-yorkaise à déambuler de galerie en galerie dans le Marais. Outre la variété des artistes et des style…
Amanda
February 2020
Gala is a great guide and friend! She knows arts and the city very well and it was extremely fun to explore local galleries with someone that can always share professional and interesting insights! Don’t miss this tour if you’re curious about arts!
Gala is a great guide and friend! She knows arts and the city very well and it was extremely fun to explore local galleries with someone that can always share professional and int…
Lisa
January 2020
We got really lucky in finding one of Gala's tour experiences. We joined her Contemporary Art in Paris tour - which she leads with enthusiasm and passion and curiosity that was infectious. It was a pleasure to meet someone whose aim was not necessarily to inform or educate us about art, but to guide us through some galleries to see and think about and engage in a discussion about art. She chose a great cross section of galleries with deeply interesting and powerful stories of art and the artists themselves; and all the galleries were welcoming and full of information and details for our questions. And we booked another contemporary art tour with Gala! She is a delightful host, well-educated in art and history, but more importantly, a lovely person to guide us through great experiences!
We got really lucky in finding one of Gala's tour experiences. We joined her Contemporary Art in Paris tour - which she leads with enthusiasm and passion and curiosity that was inf…
Shihao
December 2019
Gala is really a good Host! She took us to different kinds of galleries and really care about what we think. Some Gallery is not easy to find, if I am alone. But with Gala it’s total different, in some galleries the staff introduced us many details about the artistic work and I also learned something!
Gala is really a good Host! She took us to different kinds of galleries and really care about what we think. Some Gallery is not easy to find, if I am alone. But with Gala it’s tot…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Expect to have a great time!