Summer Exhibitions

© F.Aurat/Tara Expéditions

Travel with Tara this summer via several exhibits in Paris retracing the legendary schooner’s various expeditions.

  • From June 9 to July 18: “Tara, Sailors, Scientists and Artists – A Mediterranean Voyage” at the Galerie du Jour. 

Tara hosted 11 artists aboard for 2 to 3 weeks each, from June to November 2014.
One expedition with 2 objectives: for scientists, to study the presence and impact of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea; and for artists, to record this experience.
The schooner, more accustomed to polar ice caps than the balmy climate of southern Europe, became a scientific and artistic platform for 7 months with the sailors’ expert guidance.
Working in various media, from immersive video to abstract drawings based on macroscopic imaging, the artists became researchers and enthusiasts of this fascinating element.
The Mediterranean Sea was the setting for this joint venture between 3 vocations, so close yet so distinct. Plastic, mark of our society, was the common denominator. The exhibition “Tara, Sailors, Scientists and Artists – A Mediterranean Voyage” transcribes their shared adventure and personal paths.
Artists: Carly Steinbrunn. Christian Revest. Clemence Lesacq. Emmanuel Regent. Katia Kameli. Lola Reboud. Lorraine Cat. Malik Nejmi. Spencer Lowell. Sylvain-Jacques Couzinet. Yoann Lelong.



Address: LA GALERIE DU JOUR – agnès b.
44, rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday: 11-12:30 and 13:30 – 19:00

More informations here.

  • From June 1 to June 26: “Water of the Sea” at the Tara Base

Following the experience in 2014 between Tara and the Ecole des Arts Déco which resulted in the exhibition “The Secret World of Plankton” shown at the Tara base in June 2014 , and soon to be displayed at the Pavilion de l’eau (in June 2015), a new collaboration emerged naturally. This year, students are working  on the theme “Water of the Sea” in resonance with the upcoming COP 21.

Affiche-format-integre-682x1024 - copie

Address: Tara Base
11, Boulevard Bourdon, 75004 Paris
Monday to Friday: 10:00 -18:00

 More informations here.

  • From June 5 to September 5, 2015: “The Secret World of Plankton” at the Pavillon de l’eau

AN EXHIBITION OPEN TO ALL organized by Tara in collaboration with students from ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris, and Eau de Paris.

le monde secret du plancton


Le monde secret du plancton – Tara Oceans (52 minutes)
From the air, the Earth is blue. But what do we really  know about the world’s oceans? What organisms live there? A team of scientists embarked aboard the schooner Tara to try and answer these questions. Follow the scientists on their incredible journey. Four episodes will be presented on consecutive Saturdays: June 13, June 20, June 27,  and July at the Pavillon de l’eau.

Prisonniers volontaires de la banquise - Tara Oceans (52 minutes)
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.