Like every year, the Grand Palais will be featuring contemporary art of every kind, for the 2016 Art Paris Art Fair, dedicated to contemporary, international and youth artwork. This year, South Korea has been invited as a special guest, with Sang-A Chun as its curator. With 80 South Korean artists, the generation of the original modernists will also be represented, like Ungno Lee at the crossroads of Eastern and Western tradition that the masters of abstract art linked to the Dansaekhwa movement, a mysterious and poetic art in the monochrome Korean style. The most well-known ambassadors of this style Lee Ufan and Myeong-Ro will be there, key figures for the international artistic scene. After past successes, the 2016 Art Paris Art Fair is emphasizing its effort to extend to artists abroad, showing more than 70 foreign galleries out of the total 143 galleries gathered together at the Grand Palais.
To name a few of the participating galleries: A. Galerie (Paris), Gallery Roza Azora (Moscow), Nadja Brykina Gallery (Zürich), Hua Gallery (London), Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art (Vienna/Salzburg, Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris/Brussels), Galerie VU’ (Paris), as well as Daniel Templon (Paris), Sundaram Tagore (New York, Hong Kong, Singapour) and Flowers (London, New York).
This year, the fair will be exploring the European regions and will present galleries from particular cities around the world like Bob Gysin (Zurich), Art Bartschi & Cie (Geneva), La Balsa Arte (Bogotá), Silk Road (Teheran), Studio Visconti (Milan) and the return of de Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art (Neuchatel) as well as regional galleries, with three from Marseilles (Galerie Didier Gouvernnec Ogor, Béa-Ba et Najuma), two from the Bordeaux region (DX et Xénon), one from Lille (Cédric Bacqueville), Lyon (Françoise Besson), Rennes (Oniris) and a gallery from Strasbourg (Galerie Jean-Pierre Ritsch Fisch).
Art Paris Art Fair is also the perfect occasion to discover Solo Shows, around 20 personal exhibits shown throughout the fair, that let the public discover or rediscover modern, contemporary or emerging artists through a personal exhibit. This year, the Syrian artist Fadi Yazigi with Tanit, the French painter Damien Cabanes at the Eric Dupont Gallery, to just name a couple.
The “Promesses” youth gallery selection will finally be reveled at the Art Paris Art Fair, including 50 Golborne (London), ART’LOFT Lee-Bauwens Gallery (Brussels), Bildhalle (Zurich), Galerie Béa-Ba (Marseille), Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam), Espace L (Geneva),Galerie Virginie Louvet (Paris), selected for their innovation.
So, are you ready for the Art Paris Art Fair?
Official website: Art Paris Art Fair
From May 31st to April 3rd 2016
Where: Grand Palais
Hours: 11:30 am-8 pm, Thursdays close later at 9pm and Sundays close early at 7pm
Prices: 25€ full price, 12€ discounted price, -10 years old are free
Gagnez vos deux places pour assister à Art Paris Art Fair, du 30 mars au 2 avril 2017In order to win, answer all questions and if you're correct you'll be able to take part in the drawing of the winners.
From 30 March 2017 to 2 April 2017
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris 8
M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
-10 ans: Free
tarif réduit: 12 €
tarif plein: 25 €
Horaires : 11h30-20h, nocturne vendredi jusqu'à 21h - fermeture dimanche à 19h