Art Paris — 2021

Exhibition

Mixed media

Art Paris
2021

In 11 months: April 7 → 11, 2021

With 150 galleries from around twenty different countries and some 1 000 represented artists, Art Paris is a leading spring art event, one that combines a regional exploration of European art from the post-war period to the present day with a cosmopolitan approach that encompasses art from other horizons, such as Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Alongside the main programme, the fair will present a critical and subjective overview of the French scene with a selection of 22 artists curated by Gaël Charbau around the notions of narrative and the juxtaposition of unique and universal stories, while a focus, led by Carolina Grau, will explore the identity and diversity of four cities, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid and Porto, with a selection of galleries and artists and parallel projects, such as video programme, conferences, specific installations, bearing witness to the artistic awakening of Spain and Portugal.

In addition, Art Paris encourages the presentation of monographic exhibitions while supporting young galleries and emerging artists within the “Promises” sector.

An overview of the French art scene: Common and Uncommon Stories

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Gabriel Leger, Oeil, 2018 Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Sator, Paris

Each year, in support of the French scene, Art Paris invites a curator to engage critically and historically with a selection of projects by French artists presented by participating galleries. In Common and Uncommon Stories, independent curator and art critic Gaël Charbau brings together the work of 22 artists, most of which were born in the 1980s, responding to the notion of the narrative and the ambiguous interplay between singularity and universality in storytelling. He has also been invited to write a text presenting each artist and their work.

Guest curator: Gaël Charbau, independent curator and art critic

Southern Stars: An Exploration of the Iberian Peninsula

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Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva, Les petits carreaux se débinent ou les étendards, 1953 Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Berès

Following its extensive survey of the Latin American scene in 2019, Art Paris turns to the Iberian Peninsula, bringing light to Spanish and Portuguese art from the 1950s to the present day. 25 galleries will be presenting works by a selection of 77 artists — from modern masters to contemporary artists. In parallel, projects including a video programme, site-specific installations, and conferences at the Instituto Cervantes and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris will highlight the creative effervescence flourishing in this part of Southern Europe.

Guest curator: Carolina Grau, independent exhibition curator

“Solo Show”: A Showcase of 20 Monographic Exhibitions

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Soly Cissé, Champ de coton, 1969 Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Chauvy

Since 2015, Art Paris has encouraged the presentation of monographic exhibitions — a key moment in artists’ careers — by inciting galleries to present specific single artist-focused projects. The 2020 edition will feature around 20 solo shows distributed throughout the fair.

L’Atlas (1978), Galerie Géraldine Zberro Roger Ballen (1950), Galerie Caroline Smulders & Galerie Karsten Greve Steeve Bauras (1982), YCOS-Project Mahjoub Ben Bella (1946), Galerie Provost-Hacker Soly Cissé (1969), Galerie Chauvy Li Chevalier (1961), Raibaudi Wang Gallery Robert Combas (1957), Galerie Perahia Antonio Crespo Foix (1953), Michel Soskine Inc. Ian Davenport (1966), Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea Hervé Di Rosa (1959), Art to Be Gallery Luc Doerflinger (1966), Galerie Modulab Jesse A. Fernandez (1925-1986), Orbis Pictus Gregory Forstner (1975), Galerie Zink Waldkirchen Xiao Guo Hui (1969), Christopher Cutts Gallery Invader (1969), Galerie Ange Basso Jacques Martinez (1944), SPARC Spazio Arte Contemporanea Miaz Brothers (1965), Wuderkammern Jorge Luis Miranda Carracedo (1970), Galerie Vallois Ayako Miyawaki (1905-1995), Galerie Frédéric Moisan Hermann Nitsch (1938), Lukas Feichtner Galerie Sascha Nordmeyer (1977), Galerie Slotine Dagmar Van Weeghel (1974), Niki Cryan gallery Jean-Pierre Schneider (1946), Galerie Univer / Colette Colla Peter Weber (1946), Galerie Renate Bender

Promises

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Bertrand Robert, série Le souffle de mes os, 2019 Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Ségolène Brossette

Purposefully placed at the very heart of the Grand Palais, “Promises” will host 14 young galleries from Abidjan, Brussels, Lima, Lisbon, Rome, Sofia, Marseille and Paris, many of which will be exhibiting at Art Paris for the first time this year. The galleries will explore rarely represented art scenes, from Europe — in particular Bulgaria at Structura Gallery (Sofia); Africa, with 31 Project, Galerie Véronique Rieffel (Paris/Abidjan) and Septieme Gallery (Paris); and Latin America, represented by Galerie Younique (Lima/Paris) and 193 Gallery (Paris). The galleries will each be presenting between one and three emerging artists — and benefit from financial sponsorship from the fair.

The 2020 selection:

193 Gallery (Paris) 31 Project (Paris) Galerie Ariane C-Y (Paris) Art Sablon (Brussels) Galerie Bessières Art Contemporain (Chatou) Galerie Double V (Marseille) Galeria Foco (Lisbon) H Gallery (Paris) Galleria Anna Marra (Rome) Galerie Véronique Rieffel (Abidjan) Ségolène Brossette Galerie (Paris) Septieme Gallery (Paris) Structura Gallery (Sofia) Galerie Younique (Lima)

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Avenue Winston-Churchill

75008 Paris

T. 01 44 13 17 17

www.artparis.com

Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau
Franklin D.Roosevelt

Admission fee

Full rate €27.00 — Concessions €14.00

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