© Laure Prouvost – Parle Ment Branches (2), 2017. Branches, Plâtre, Peinture, 160 x 80 cm Courtesy de l’artiste et Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Bruxelles. Crédit photo: Bertrand Huet / tutti image.


Guillaume Apollinaire | Karel  Appel | Jean Arp  |  Bard Patrick | Christophe Berdaguer et Marie  Péjus | Hicham Berrada | Joseph Beuys | Constantin Brancusi | Victor Brauner | Marc Couturier | André  Derain | Jean Dubuffet | Max Ernst | Pascale Gadon- Gonzalez | Paul Gauguin | Alberto Giacometti | Natalia Gontcharova | Félix Gresset | Jean-Luc Hervé | Eva Jospin | Laurie Karp | André Masson | Ariane Michel | Edvard Munch | Eadweard  Muybridge | Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza | A. R.  PENCK | Giuseppe Penone | Javier Pérez | Pablo Picasso | Laure Prouvost | Bernard Réquichot | Germaine Richier | Auguste Rodin | Séraphine de Senlis | Raoul Ubac | Maurice de Vlaminck |  Theo Wiesen  | Ossip Zadkine

Drawing on multiple sources - poetry, philosophy, science - The Dreamer of the Forest crosses eras, media and genres. The exhibition brings together almost a hundred works by some forty artists. Thanks to exceptional loans from museums, private collections and artists, it sheds new light on Ossip Zadkine's work, the characteristic living materiality of his sculptures and their organic connection to the forest. Autobiographical, the title refers to the sculptor, to his intimate attachment to the forest.
The exhibition questions the fascination made of the mixed fear and enchantment that the forest arouses in the common imagination. Refuge of the living, the wild, the sacred, the wild world represents what escapes the human endeavours of domestication and rationalization of the world; what pre-exists and will survive them.
In a context marked by the rise of environmental and ecological concerns, this project engages in anthropological and artistic reflection around a theme that has given rise to many masterpieces since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and which remains of burning relevance among contemporary artists.
Guided by visionary watchmen who, to nourish their art or regenerate it, truly or metaphorically, make multiple round trips to the heart of the wilderness, visitors walk from the edge of the woods to the natural ecosystem and the mysteries of the forest. In this way, he discovers the evolution and transformation of the view of the forest, a living organism, perceived by some as a refuge of vital force, through a three-step process: The Edge - Genesis - Sacred woods, dormant woods.


Curators of the exhibition

Noëlle Chabert, directrice du musée Zadkine
Jeanne Brun, directrice du FMAC

Assistante d’exposition : Léa Jauregui                                                   


A 176-page catalogue with illustrations, 29.90 € - Ed. Paris Musées - ISBN: 978-2-7596-0439

Cultural offer around the exhibition
NUIT BLANCHE - October 5, 2019 / EXCEPTIONAL OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION from 7pm to 11pm - free admission
In January - Study day in collaboration with ENSAD

workshops, visits and conferences for all individual and group audiences
Information, booking: tel. 01 84 82 82 14 55/

Informations pratiques

Exhibition on display from 27 September 2019 to 23 February 2020
The exhibition will be open from tuesday to sunday (closed on monday and some hodidays, closed on 25th December, 1st January ) from 10:00am- to 18:00 - last entrance 5:30pm
Les expositions se déployant à l'ensemble des espaces du musée, l'entrée au musée Zadkine est payante lorsqu'une exposition y est présentée.


Full rate: 8 €
Reduced rate: 6 €
Free under 18 (see other conditions below) 

  • Reduced rates

- Youth and young adults (18-26)
- Large families and "Paris Pass Famille" holders
- School teachers and librarians
- "Navigo-Améthyste-Émeraude" card holders
- Members of : la Sauvegarde de l'art Français, la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français, la Société française d'archéologie et la Société nationale des antiquaires de France
- Groups of adults (at least 10 people)
- Groups of people from 18 to 26 (package of 10 reduced tickets)

  • Free admission  

- Young people under 18
- Holders of the Paris Musées Pass
- People in situation of handicap – holders of a disabled person’s card, priority card or parking card - and their guide
- Job seekers and Beneficiaries of social minima (RSA, allocation parents isolés, allocation personnalisée d'autonomie, aide sociale de l'État pour les réfugiés, minimum vieillesse, allocation solidarité aux personnes âgées and Paris Solidarité)
- INALCO students
- Students in arts, art history or archeology
- Groups of students from the Beaux-Arts ateliers of the city of Paris (and their guide)
- City of Rome inhabitants (Paris twin City)
- City of Paris employees and councillors in activity or retired
- Professional plastic artists with written evidence
- Art world professionals : International association of Art Critics, museum guides, French and foreign curators, « Commission du Vieux Paris », ICOM and ICOMOS members
- Journalists, art press reporters and federations
- Paris Tourist Office employees, City of Paris Congress employees and Ile-de-France/Seine et Marne Regional Tourism Committee employees
- Groups of children under 18

Reduced rate on presentation of a less than 3 month supporting document

  • Rate discount advantages :

- Upon presentation of the Paris Musées Pass, the admission to the Zadkine museum exhibitions is free and unlimited.


Musée Zadkine
 100 bis, rue d'Assas 75006 Paris

Metro: Notre-Dame des Champs (line 12), Vavin (line 4)
RER B: Port-Royal
Bus: 38, 82, 83, 91
Vélib’: 90 rue d'Assas, 13 rue Michelet
Autolib’: 15 rue Joseph Bara, 6 rue Michelet 

Tel: +33 (0)1 55 42 77 20 - Fax: +33 (0)1 40 46 84 27 


Open between 10 am and 6 pm.
Every day except Mondays and some public holidays.

Press area
Noëlle Chabert, conservateur général, directrice du musée Zadkine et Jeanne Brun, conservateur en chef, directrice du FMAC




Handicap accessible:

Exposition présentée du 27 septembre 2019 au 23 février 2020
Tous les jours sauf le lundi et certains jours fériés (fermé le 25 décembre, le 1er janvier) de 10h à 18h - dernière entrée 17h30
Les expositions se déployant à l'ensemble des espaces du musée, l'entrée au musée Zadkine est payante lorsqu'une exposition y est présentée.
TARIFS / Plein : 8 €  - Réduit : 6 €  - gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans Conditions gratuités et réductions

75006 PARIS

METRO ligne 12 Notre Dame des Champs, ligne 4 Vavin
RER B Port Royal
Bus : 83, 38, 91,82, 58

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