Maurizio Cattelan is Not Afraid of Love

 

 

A Maurizio Cattelan exhibition is (always) nothing more than a spectacular event! This season, the artist’s creations await us at the Monnaie de Paris (Mint of Paris), a valuable museum and exhibition space on the Rive Gauche (left bank) accessible through the historic Pont-Neuf. The venue is technically a numismatics museum which also hosts very interesting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art (including a mind-blowing Jannis Kounellis show earlier this year).
 
Everything you know about Cattelan’s work is here: Pope John Paul II hit by a meteorite, the artist emerging from a hole on the floor and several taxidermy animals (well, mostly horses). Most importantly, the exhibition shows us all the issues that the artist usually addresses his comments towards by using his delightful dark humor; religion, class, the media, order, modern culture.
 
Monnaie de Paris, Maurizio Cattelan, Not afraid of love exhibition. Installation view. La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour), 1999.
 
Monnaie de Paris, Maurizio Cattelan, Not afraid of love exhibition. Installation view. Untitled, 2001
 
Monnaie de Paris, Maurizio Cattelan, Not afraid of love exhibition. Installation view. Untitled (Gerard), 1999.
 
Monnaie de Paris, Maurizio Cattelan, Not afraid of love exhibition. Installation view. Untitled, 2007.
 
Monnaie de Paris, Maurizio Cattelan, Not afraid of love exhibition. Installation view.
 
Monnaie de Paris, Maurizio Cattelan, Not afraid of love exhibition. Installation view. Novecento, 1997.
 
Monnaie de Paris, Maurizio Cattelan, Not afraid of love exhibition. Installation view.
 
The exhibition will be on view until January 15, 2017.

 
USEFUL INFORMATION

THE MUSEUM
Founded in 864, Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) is France's longest standing institution and the oldest enterprise in the world. It is primarily a numismatics museum but there is an interesting art exhibitions' programm all-year-round.
 
ADDRESS
Monnaie de Paris, 11 quai de Conti, 75006 (see map below)
 
GETTING THERE
METRO: Pont Neuf (Line 7), Odéon (Lines 4 and 10), Saint-Michel (Line 10)
RER: Châtelet (RER A and B), Saint-Michel (RER B and C)
BUS: Lines 24 and 27. Stop: Pont Neuf - quai des Orfèvres - Lines 58 and 70. Stop: Pont Neuf - quai des Grands Augustins
 
 
ADMISSION
€10
 
OPENING HOURS
Open every day, 11 am – 7 pm. / Late Thursday opening until 11 pm.
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