Art Paris Art Fair 2013


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Art Paris Art Fair 2013

Past: March 28 → April 1, 2013

Art Paris Art Fair brings together 144 galleries from 20 countries under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais. The fair presents modern and contemporary art and is confirming its identity as the art event that focusses on the art scenes of the East — Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For the first time, it has decided to invite a country as guest of honour. This year it is Russia.

Russia, country of honour

In line with its policy of exploring the art scenes of the East, Art Paris Art Fair has invited Russia as guest of honour. A central space in the fair is dedicated to some 10 galleries from a number of cities in Russia including, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Vladivostok while some 15 European galleries show work by Russian artists. With around 90 artists represented, Art Paris Art Fair is an opportunity to discover or rediscover Russian art, with work made by leading talents from the diaspora of the 1920s and 1930s — such as Boris Grigoriev and Aleksandr Yakovlev — the non-conformists who opposed the Soviet power culture from 1960 to 1991 — Vladimir Andreenkov, Erik Bulatov, Igor Makarevich — to the stars of the contemporary art scene — AES+F, Olga Chernysheva, Oleg Kulik, Boris Mikhailov, Pavel Pepperstein, Olga Kisseleva, Alexei Vassiliev.

The leading figures of Russian photography also are at the fair such as Nikolay Bakharev and Alexander Gronsky at Grindberg Gallery and Rauf Mamedov at Lilja Zakriova Gallery.

Promises : a new section dedicated to young galleries

This year Art Paris Art Fair is launching a new section entitled Promises, reserved for galleries that have been established for less than five years and which have never participated. Twelve galleries are taking part in this new initiative which aims to provide an opportunity to discover new talents.The 2013 selection includes the following : 16th Line, Leonardi Agosti, Backslash, Duplex 10m2, Edward Cutler, Gallery L’Aléatoire, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, NK Gallery, Gallery de Roussan, Vincent Sator,Trinity Contemporary, XPO Gallery.

Artdesign Platform : exploring the links between design and contemporary art

The objective of the Artdesign platform is the exploration of the links and cross-over between design and contemporary art. Nine cutting-edge galleries have been selected to present one of a kind, exclusive pieces made by contemporary talents. On show will be for example the “sculpture-objects” made by Hubert Le Gall presented as a one-man show by Mazel Gallery, unique pieces by Mattia Bonetti at Cat-Berro gallery, and the latest work by designers Arik Levy, matali Crasset and Pupsam at Slott gallery. Domeau & Pérès gallery will present a thematic « monochrome » show while MiniMasterpiece gallery will uncover jewels made by artists and designers.For its first participation, Perimeter Art&Design honors the African design, while Mitterrand+Cramer Gallery will show work by Maarten Bas, Arik Levy andTom Dixon.

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