Paris Internationale — Deuxième édition
Past: October 19 → 23, 2016
Paris Internationale returns in 2016 for it’s sophomore edition in a new location at 51 Avenue d’Iena. A hôtel particulier built in 1897 notably known as the Parisian residence and salon of prominent art collector Calouste Gulbenkian. From October 18th to the 23rd, the four story mansion which spans over 3,000 m2 will host 60 participants including 53 galleries and 7 project spaces hailing from 19 countries.
Continuing the sentiment of its inaugural edition this year’s event will feature a mosaic of rooms with strikingly specific characteristics, juxtaposing a variety of atmospheres as a testament to the distinctive identities of the many participants. By privileging specificity over neutrality, audiences will encounter distinct artworks within spaces already embedded with history and presence. From underground tiled rooms haunted by the specter of domestic service to ornate wood paneled libraries ingrained with the dust of prior knowledge to neoclassical grand ballrooms saturated with past social norms, this year’s fair will provide a setting inclined towards curiosity, exploration and attention.
A joint initiative from 5 emerging galleries, Crèvecoeur, High Art, Antoine Levi, Guillaume Sultana and Gregor Staiger, Paris Internationale aims at proposing an appropriate art fair model merging distinct, yet complementary, visions of contemporary art. Responding to the current climate of art fairs in regards to both artistic production and reception Paris Internationale is a collective attempt at negotiating the terms that constitute contemporary art and its economies.