Our selection of some interesting things to do, see and experience in Paris this week and over the weekend. 

David Hockney Retrospective | Centre Pompidou - Art exhibitions 2017 Paris | Urban Mishmash
David Hockney, A Bigger Splash, 1967. Tate. Purchased 1981. © David Hockney

Exhibition

David Hockney Retrospective at Centre Pompidou

A retrospective of artist David Hockney’s work opened last week at Centre Pompidou. This comprehensive exhibition includes more that 200 works by the artist who just celebrated his 80th birthday. These include his iconic paintings of swimming pools and double portraits as well as the more recent Yorkshire landscapes. While you are at the Centre Pompidou, do take time out to visit the retrospective of American photographer Walker Evans’s work and the brilliant photographic experiments by Steven Pippin at the free photography exhibition in the basement Gallery of Photographs.

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Film

Festival du Film de Fesses

The fourth edition of Parisian erotic film festival Le Festival du Film de Fesses kicks off this week on June 29, 2017. This year’s edition will feature international and French films (short and long formats) with sexuality, intimacy and erotism as their themes. On until July 2, the programme is available here.

Malasie en Fete 2017

A festival to celebrate the Malaysian culture and arts, La Malasie en Fete will be held this Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Jardin d’Acclimatation. Perfect for all age groups, the workshops include a cooking class by Malaysian chef Norman Musa, traditional batik painting and kite making. For details, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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