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Pissaro Father of Impressionism

Fri 18 Feb - Sun 12 Jun

Ashmolean Museum

This major exhibition - of works drawn from the Ashmolean collections as well as international loans - spans Pissarro's entire career. Camille Pissarro is one of the most celebrated artists of 19th-century France and a central figure of Impressionism.

Visual Arts

Alice Theobald: Il y aura (There Will Be)

Wed 9 Mar - Sun 5 Jun

South London Gallery

IL Y AURA (There will be) is a new film installation by French-British artist Alice Theobald. In a Parisian apartment, a young woman arrives in an older man’s home for an ambiguous language lesson. The film stars actor Thibault de Montalembert and the artist.

Visual Arts

If you prick us, do we not bleed?

Wed 16 Mar - Sun 12 Jun

National Gallery

Ali Cherri, the National Gallery Artist in Residence in 2021, presents work that considers how histories of trauma can be explored through a response to museum and gallery collections, introducing cabinets of curiosity into the heart of the Sainsbury Wing.

Visual Arts

Céline Condorelli with Ben Rivers and Jay Bernard: After Work

Sat 2 Apr - Sun 5 Jun

South London Gallery

Céline Condorelli's work addresses the boundaries between public and private, art and function, work and leisure, in order to reimagine what culture and society can be, and the role of artists within them.

Visual Arts

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

Wed 6 Apr - Sun 16 Oct

Wallace Collection

Drawing on the outstanding artworks of the Collection and spectacular international loans, the exhibition highlights the exceptional talent and innovation of both Walt Disney Animation Studios artists and the creative pioneers of the French 18th century.

Visual Arts

Alienarium 5

Thu 14 Apr - Sun 4 Sept

Serpentine Galleries

What if aliens were in love with us? An immersive, supernatural and sensory environment by artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, who envisions the Serpentine as Alienarium 5.

Visual Arts

Les Lalanne: Makers of Dreams

Thu 28 Apr - Fri 29 Jul

Ben Brown Fine Arts

Ben Brown Fine Arts is honoured to announce Les Lalanne: Makers of Dreams, an extensive survey of the work of the late legendary French artistic duo François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, choreographed by Italian designer Manfredi della Gherardesca.

Visual Arts

Through A Modern Lens: Photographs by Brassaï, Bill Brandt and Irving

Fri 6 May - Sat 2 Jul

Malborough gallery, London

Marlborough London is pleased to present Through A Modern Lens, a group exhibition featuring iconic images by three of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Brassaï (born Gyula Halász, 1899-1984), Bill Brandt (1904-1983), and Irving Penn (1917-2009).

Visual Arts

Britannicus

Thu 26 May - Sat 25 Jun

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Son or pawn? Lover or manipulator? Brother or usurper? Britannicus is a chilling portrait of a dictator’s rise to power, translated and adapted by Olivier Award-winning writer Timberlake Wertenbaker in a stunning new production directed by The Stage Debut Award-winning Atri Banerjee.

Performing Arts

Eric Baudelaire and Alvin Curran: When There Is No More Music to Write

Sat 28 May - Tue 18 Oct

Spike Island

Curated in collaboration with music historian Maxime Guitton, the exhibition includes three new films by Eric Baudelaire, two large-scale ‘sound sculptures’ by Alvin Curran, and an archive display assembled by Guitton.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Dinos

Sun 29 May

O2 Academy Islington

Dinos built his reputation on the stage of underground rap battles ‘Rap Contenders‘, appearing under the name ‘Dinos Punchlinovic’. He has since released gold and platinum-certified albums - just reward for his thoughtful and technically accomplished style

Contemporary Music

Of Sin and Salvation: The Cinema of Robert Bresson

Wed 1 - Thu 30 Jun

BFI Southbank

Bresson crafted some of the most enduring classics in all of cinema. Don’t miss the BFI’s tribute to this legendary French director whose sublime minimalism has influenced a number of filmmakers from Paul Schrader to Christopher Nolan.

Films & TV

French 79

Wed 8 Jun

The Garage

Under his stage name, Simon Henner has been making electronic music since 2014. As a producer he has worked with Husbands, Nasser and Kid Francescoli, while his own debut album Olympic, with a sound that's both synthetic and organic, took off worldwide

Contemporary Music

November Ultra

Thu 9 Jun

St Pancras Old Church

Franco-Spanish pop singer November Ultra, the former singer and songwriter of Parisian-based indie band Agua Roja, is getting a lot of attention for her warm, comforting and cinematic bedroom pop and heart-piercing vocals. Catch her before she goes stellar.

Contemporary Music

RIOPY

Sat 11 Jun

Union Chapel in Islington

French pianist and composer, Riopy is at the top of the US Billboard charts for several months. After he was named a Young Steinway Artist, he recorded three albums that have reached a worldwide audience. He plays one special concert in Islington.

Classical Music, Contemporary Music

Magma

Fri 17 - Sat 18 Jun

The Garage

The giants of 70s French progressive rock, who invented their own mythology - Kobaïan - as well as a uniquely powerful musical language, are in London for two dates and with a new 11-piece line-up, led as ever by indefatigable drummer Christian Vander.

Contemporary Music

Céline Condorelli: After Work

Sat 25 Jun - Sat 3 Sept

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh

Céline Condorelli's work has evolved through art, architecture and design and has remained committed to the articulation of transformation throughout, from raw materials, cultivation and extraction, to processes of industrialization and labor.

Visual Arts

Nicolas Deshayes

Sat 25 Jun - Sat 30 Jul

Modern Art, London

Nicolas Deshayes (b. 1983, Nancy, France) lives and works in London. He creates abstractions exploring the dichotomy between the sterility of modern syntheticism and the innate chthonian dirt of the organic.

Visual Arts

Caroline Wendling: Hypoteinousa

Sat 2 Jul - Sat 1 Oct

Wysing Arts Centre

Taking its title from the Greek word meaning ‘stretching under’, Hypoteinousa is a sound walk through Wysing's rural landscape. In dialogue with the 19th century science fiction novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Hypoteinousa draws Wysing topography.

Visual Arts

Jane Birkin

Sat 9 Jul

Barbican Centre

The British actress who became a French fashion, music and film icon is back in London for a show to promote her soaring, expansive and self-penned new album, Oh! Pardon tu dormais…, made in collaboration with Étienne Daho and Jean-Louis Piérot

Contemporary Music

The EY Exhibition: Cézanne

Wed 5 Oct - Sun 12 Mar

Tate Modern

Focusing on the many tensions and contradictions in Cézanne's work, this exhibition seeks to understand the artist in his own context, as an ambitious young painter proudly from the Mediterranean South, yet eager to make it in metropolitan Paris.

Visual Arts

Clara Luciani

Wed 26 Oct

O2 Kentish Town Forum

Once a member of La Femme, Luciani has established herself as a magnetic and stylish artist in her own right, winning two Victoires de la Musique, going triple platinum with debut album Saint-Victoire and representing 'la variété française' at its best

Contemporary Music

Rone

Mon 31 Oct

Oslo

Rone is one of the key French producers of his generation, creating techno that's brimming with soul. His most recent album, 'Rone & Friends', is packed with exciting collaborations and he has recently soundtracked Jacques Audiard's film 'Paris, 13th District'

Contemporary Music

Bertrand Belin

Sat 10 Dec

Lafayette

Singer-songwriter and actor Belin has been highly acclaimed over the years for his sharp, erudite but affecting lyricism and elegant interweaving of chanson, pop and American rock. He will be promoting his keyboard-laden seventh album Tambour Vision,

Contemporary Music