THING TO DO – 2021 – Galleria Continua, Paris – Photo: Sara De Santis

If you don't have anything planned yet this week, you will certainly find something to do and see at the Galleria Continua which is located in the heart of the Marais. Its three founders Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo have invested the 800 m2 of former wholesalers which have become a “premises” dedicated to contemporary art.

To make an impression, the artist JR took possession of the place by displaying his life scenes of supernatural proportions.

In this hybrid gallery halfway between the “cathedral and the supermarket”, JR did not just stick his posters in surprising places, he took advantage of the trust of the three gallery owners who entrusted him with the keys, to place a choice of works of art, books and groceries from here and elsewhere, as beautiful as they are delicious.

THING TO DO – 2021 – Galleria Continua, Paris – Photo: Sara De Santis

Word for word, JR said when appropriating this new space: “wanting to marry these two universes, to create a place inhabited by art where we come to stroll, we return a few weeks later to discover a new universe”. Because what you don't know is that this exhibition ends on February 21, 2021, to make way for new curators, designers and artists.

Naïve faces, maps of the world, unusual objects, heterogeneous assemblages, local products... can be discovered in this new multidisciplinary gallery which will soon host a café, a boutique, as well as a room dedicated to meetings and conferences.

Quickly open the door of the Galleria Continua and let yourself be immersed in this surprisingly exotic setting where artists from all continents and all cultures rub shoulders.

Things to do – Galleria Continua
87, rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
From Tuesday to Saturday 10AM - 17PM
until February 21, 2021
Tel: +06 87 02 14 01

THING TO DO – 2021 – Galleria Continua, Paris – Photo: Sara De Santis

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Text: Sandrine Maggiani

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