Art Paris brings together 145 galleries from some 20 countries at the Grand Palais. The fair focusses on discovery and presents a wide panorama of modern and contemporary art. Art Paris Art Fair also shows design, photography and art books.
From 26 th to 29 th March 2015, Art Paris Art Fair brings together 145 galleries
from some 20 countries at the Grand Palais. Headed by Guillaume Piens
since 2012, the fair focusses on discovery and presents a wide panorama of
modern and contemporary art. Art Paris Art Fair also shows design, photo-
graphy and art books. The fair has undergone a profound renewal with some
50 % newcomers and galleries from abroad. Since 2012, a rigorous selection
process and a multi-disciplinary, dynamic approach to contemporary crea-
tion have resulted in a constant rise in the number of visitors to the fair.
With a strong international focus, the fair has positioned itself as a pioneer in the exploration of regions of the world whose artistic creation is seldom, if ever, shown in France. Art Paris Art Fair looks at a different geography of the art world that takes visitors off the beaten track to places like Casa- blanca, Zürich, Moscow, Bucharest or Singapore.
After Russia and China, Singapore and Southeast Asia are guests of honour for the 2015 edition. This platform is directed by Iola Lenzi, a curator, resear- cher and Southeast Asia specialist who curated the exhibition “The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia,” shown at the ARTER Founda- tion in Istanbul (September 2014 to January 2015). Eight Singapore-based galleries including Art Plural Gallery, STPI, Chan Hampe Galleries, Element Art Space, Yeo Workshop, iPreciation, Intersections and Sundaram Tagore Gallery will demonstrate the diversity of talent from Cambodia, Burma, Ma- laysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. A pro- gramme of talks and video screenings will complement this presentation of what is a little known but booming art scene.
The general sector will also include a number of galleries and artists from Southeast Asia Including Burma’s Aung Ko at Primo Marella, Vietnam’s Dinh Q. Le and Bui Cong Khanh at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, and from the Phi- lippines, Manuel Ocampo at Nathalie Obadia and Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan at Hélène Bailly.
This year’s general sector has undergone deep changes with the arrival of modern art galleries such as Boisserée (Cologne), Luca Tommasi (Milan), Galerie Maeght(Paris), as well as others dealing in contemporary work such as Plutschow and Andrés Thalmann from Zürich, Flowers from London, Re- nate Bender and Tanit from Munich, Maria Lund from Paris and Istanbul’s Sanatorium and Krampf Gallery.
Another novelty in 2015 is the record number of 35 solo shows: Atelier Van Lieshout (Carpenters Workshop Gallery), Thomas Agrinier (Galerie Estace) Henni Alftan (Galerie Claire Gastaud), Nicolas Alquin (Galerie Koralewski), Ni- lufar Banisadr (55Bellechasse), Ruedi Bechtler (Galerie Ziegler), Fouad Bel- lamine (Galerie Frédéric Moisan) Léa Bénétou (Galerie Des Petits Carreaux), François Calvat (Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke),Aldo Chaparro (Spazio Nuovo), Paz Corona (Les Filles du Calvaire), Stéphane Crasneanscki (Ilan Engel Gal- lery), Gérard Fromanger (Galerie Caroline Smulders), Francesca Gagliardi (Galerie Géraldine Banier), Shaun Gladwell (Analix Forever), Herbert Hamak (Tanit), Ren Hang (Galerie Nicolas Hugo), Patrick Hughes (Flowers Gallery), Thomas Jorion (Galerie Insula), Hur Kyung-Ae (Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts), Jane Lee (Sundaram Tagore Gallery), Frank Maier (Ambacher Contempo- rary), Renato Mambor (Pierre Alain Challier), Yassine Mekhnache (Krampf Gallery), Mohamed Melehi (Loft Art Gallery), Ivan Messac (Galerie Baudoin Lebon), Radenko Milak (Duplex 100m2 & l’Agence à Paris), Paul Neagu (Alle- gra Nomad Gallery), Dawn Ng (Chan Hampe Gallery), Jean-Pierre Pincemin (Galerie Jacques Elbaz), Jean-Pierre Ruel (Galerie Espaces 54) Julio Rondo (Galerie Andreas Binder), Lyndi Sales (Galerie Maria Lund), Sam Szafran (Galerie Claude Bernard), Swoon (Galerie L.J.).
The Promises section, successfully introduced in 2013 as a way of promoting the discovery of new international talents, this year includes 12 galleries that are under five years old and are taking part in the fair for the first time. This is Art Paris Art Fair’s specific effort to help young French and international galleries become better known and reveal new talents. They include Pod- bielski (Berlin), Christopher Gerber (Lausanne), Heinzer Reszler (Lausanne), Jo van de Loo (Münich), TJ Boulting (London), Galerie ArchiRAAR (Brus- sels) and Rivière / Faiveley (Paris).
The ArtDesign section explores the relationship between design and contem- porary art. Now in its fourth year, it brings together carefully selected galle- ries presenting unique or very limited edition pieces produced by contem- porary talents. Journalist Élodie Palasse Leroux, design columnist, curator (50 Years of Singapore Design), founder of Sleek Design, is overseeing the 2015 selection that includes Nec Nilsson et Chiglien, School Gallery/ Olivier Castaing and Armel Soyer. In addition, Carpenters Workshop gallery in the general sector is taking part in the fair for the first time.
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Opening: Wednesday 25th March: 6pm – 10pm
avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Professional Preview, Wednesday 25th March: 2pm – 6pm
Vernissage, Wednesday 25th March: 6pm – 10pm
Public opening hours
Thursday 26th March 11.30am – 8pm
Friday 27th March 11.30am – 10pm
Saturday 28th March 11.30am – 8pm
Sunday 29th March 11.30am – 7pm
Adults and children over age 10: €22
Students and groups of 10 or more: €12
Free admission for children under age 10