Galerie du Jour
agnès b. opened Galerie du Jour, her contemporary art gallery, on rue du Jour in 1984. In 1998, the gallery moved to a bigger space on rue Quincampoix near the Pompidou Centre and kept the name Galerie du Jour. A new location will open in Paris in the fall of 2019 in the 13th arrondissement within the agnès b. Foundation. Stay tuned for details! “I wanted to create a gallery to be able to show what I love. It is called a gallery but one could say a place to show the various faces of things. I would also like to imagine new ways of circulating images, and give everyone access to it.” – agnès b.
The first Galerie du Jour
The first Galerie du Jour opened in 1984 on rue du Jour next to Saint Eustache church and today the location is an agnès b. women’s shop. The gallery moved to rue Quincampoix, to the historic address of the Jean Fournier gallery, where agnès b. worked part-time on the artworks inventory when she was 17 years old. Photography and graffiti are both strong commitments of the gallery since its opening.
With about ten exhibitions per year...
With about ten exhibitions per year, the agnès b. Galerie du Jour has presented painters, mixed media artists, and photographers, including Martine Barrat, Katsuhiko Hibino, Loulou Picasso, Roman Cieslewicz, Nan Goldin and Claude Lévêque. agnès b. also resolutely made a commitment following in the footsteps of the exhibition-manifesto of the Georges Pompidou Centre from 1989 The Magicians of the Earth, who took contemporary art borders outside of the European and North American continents. She regularly presents African and Oriental artists such as Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Acharay Vyakul or Seydou Keïta.
I've always liked graffitis
Et si nous parlions d'art !
The galerie is moving
A big closing party of the galerie du jour took place on saturday, january 27, 2018, with paintings by kraken, jonone, jonas mekas reading his anti-100 years of cinema manifesto, a visit from filmmaker agnès varda, and more! the galerie du jour closed its doors on rue quincampoix and will reopen in the fall of 2019 within the agnès b. foundation… stay tuned!
Off the walls
The Galerie du Jour agnès b. also participates in contemporary art and photography fairs across the world.
Librairie du Jour
Opened in September, 2001, the agnès b. bookshop is the natural continuation of the Galerie du Jour which over the years and exhibitions developed an important activity of publication: exhibition catalogs, co-editions, posters, artists’ postcards and zines.