Paris La Défense Open Gallery, art at your fingertips!

Paris La Défense Open Gallery, art at your fingertips!

You know little, if at all, about the permanent collection of Paris La Défense, and you missed the third edition of the Extatiques, the contemporary art exhibition? Nothing is lost! Discover or rediscover a selection of the area's must-see artworks and all those of Les Extatiques through interactive strolls on the website Paris La Défense Open Gallery !

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Presentation of an artwork in an itinerary

If you didn't know it yet, Paris La Défense is an open-air art museum. Great names in contemporary art, such as César, Miró, MoIf you didn't know it yet, Paris La Défense is an open-air art museum. Great names in contemporary art, such as César, Miró, Moretti and Calder, have left their mark on the area throughout its development. Frescoes, statues and ponds represent the major trends, from abstraction to surrealism, kinetic art and land art.
In 2018, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, Paris La Défense has even become a not-to-be-missed event with the launch of Les Extatiques, an exhibition of contemporary art, affirming the district as a cultural destination in its own right.

We invite you to take a stroll around the exhibition, but also through ten permanent artworks, emblematic of the area, thanks to a brand new immersive digital experience.
With Paris La Défense Open Gallery, plunge into the heart of artwork without leaving your home, and discover a variety of content around the artwork and its artist through photo galleries, anecdotes and archive images.

What's new in 2021?

Three new itineraries will be proposed to you throughout the year:

  • Hidden artworks: "the inaccessible collections"
    Have you always wanted to know more about the "hidden" artwork in the area? The permanent collection of Paris La Défense does indeed contain many secrets. Whether lurking in the bowels of the district, or perched in the air more than 100 metres away, we will reveal the secrets of these little-known artworks to you.
    For fans of the unusual: you can discover this route on Open Gallery in the spring.

  • "Les Extatiques 2021" trail
    As for the 2020 edition, a virtual tour of the Extatiques 2021 will allow you to discover the artworks in the open-air contemporary art exhibition. The theme of this 4th edition: ecstasy... we won't tell you more for the moment!
    For exhibition aficionados: visit Open Gallery this summer.

  • Parcours "Emblematic towers of Paris La Défense"
    Far from just having a collection of artworks, Paris La Défense is also a world-class architectural landmark, with 59 towers of different generations with renowned signatures. In the autumn, we will offer you the chance to stroll through a selection of IGH (high-rise buildings) emblematic of the business district.
    Notice to skycrapers: the tour will be available on Open Gallery in the autumn.retti or Calder, have left their mark on the area throughout its development. Frescoes, statues and ponds represent the major trends, from abstraction to surrealism, kinetic art and land art.
    In 2018, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, Paris La Défense has even become a not-to-be-missed event with the launch of Les Extatiques, an exhibition of contemporary art, affirming the district as a cultural destination in its own right.

While waiting for a piece of artwork from Les Extatiques #2020 to be selected to join the permanent collection, we invite you to take a stroll around the exhibition, as well as ten permanent artworks, emblematic of the area, thanks to a brand new immersive digital experience.
With Paris La Défense Open Gallery, plunge into the heart of artwork without leaving your home, and discover varied content around the artwork and its artist through photo galleries, anecdotes and archive images.

We wish you a pleasant stroll... and stay tuned for the next news!

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