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ART & CULTURE

Now 42, the professional tennis player is exhibiting one of the rackets used in the longest match in history, played at Wimbledon in 2010, as part of the "Légendes Mondiales du Sport" exhibition at Samaritaine. An opportunity to share some emotionally-charged memories.

As part of the "Légendes Mondiales du Sport" exhibition at Samaritaine, the track and field champion is exhibiting the shorts, jersey and bib he wore when he won the 110-meter hurdles in Montreal in 1976. His career, his memories... Guy Drut tells us about some of his greatest moments.

The French fencer is not just a top-level athlete. He's also a photographer who captures behind-the-scenes shots taken at competitive events. These have been compiled in his book, Journal d'un Athlète, due for release on June 5 by Fisheye Éditions, and available at Samaritaine. In the meantime, he’s exhibiting his images in the department store and tells us here about his many passions.

In her studio,Agnst Design, the artist explores social issues through joyous, playful works that combine design and contemporary art. For Samaritaine, she reveals pieces that relate to sports and the body—the female body in particular.

This season, Samaritaine hosts a never-before-seen exhibition of iconic memorabilia from the world of sports. It’s a look back at a part of the store’s history, just in time for this summer’s special event.

PARIS VENISE

The Italian artist has always been fascinated by light and matter.

PARIS VENISE

Since 2017, Lee Shulman has been collecting slides. From these snapshots of daily life taken by anonymous people, he has created The Anonymous Project, a series of works, exhibitions, and books.

FACTORY

This multidisciplinary artist creates immersive settings that combine popular culture with identity issues. Whether through his sculptures, poems or everyday objects, he constructs visual narratives that play with scale and materials, and questions what it means to be a hero. To celebrate the unveiling of his collection of giant lollipops at Samaritaine, he sheds light on his artistic process, his relationship with sweet treats and childhood.

Experience more than 600 years of history through Samaritaine's window displays and stunning interior with an exceptional selection by Mathieu Lustrerie, accompanied by an exhibition that's sure to leave you starry-eyed. At the helm of this visionary house, Régis Mathieu shares his passion for these magnificent objects with us.

Samaritaine has given this artist carte blanche for the holiday season. Feast your eyes on an exhibition highlighting her razor-sharp wit, with food transformed

At Samaritaine, surrealist artist Lise Stoufflet is exhibiting two pieces of artwork that simultaneously illustrate an interplay of gazes and raise questions about society. Striking a balance between fantasy and free interpretation, Stoufflet discusses the source of her inspiration, which aligns perfectly with our "Paris Trompe-l'Oeil" theme all about illusions and visual trickery.

In honor of the exhibition "Paris, the World and Fashion," dedicated to photographer Frank Horvat and held at the Jeu de Paume in Paris from September 16 to 17, 2023, Samaritaine is partnering with the cultural institution to unveil four never-before-seen photographs by the artist.

At Samaritaine, shopping is an art in itself! So it's no surprise that the store continues to offer its French artistic vanguard a platform for free expression: Factory. Every year, a new cohort of Parisian artists comes to transform the Espace Rivoli. A way to make art even more accessible while showcasing the work of young, rising talents.For its 2nd edition, La Factory has chosen to use a 100% female quartet. From la rentrée in September, these young artists will distinguish the walls with exclusive XXL works for a whole year – making your visit to the Samaritaine all the more worthwhile.

Mineralities by Marie Allain. Artworks presented from March 28th to April 28th, 2022 Voyage restaurant, Samaritaine

Factory — a space for Parisian cultural expression. Created for young artists, this space for expression has rekindled our long history with art and creativity.

GUIDED TOURS

Come and discover Samaritaine in a different way! Samaritaine is inviting you on a guided-tour journey to celebrate its heritage, architecture and history.