Art Paris Art Fair: 20 years
Art Paris Art Fair
Avenue Winston Churchill
Le Grand Palais
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11:30am–8pm,
From April 5 to 8, 2018, Art Paris Art Fair celebrates its 20th anniversary, bringing together 142 galleries from 22 different countries at the Grand Palais
Since its creation in 1999, Art Paris Art Fair has became the leading modern and contemporary spring art event in Paris. A perfect place for discovery and rediscovery, the fair combines a region-by-region exploration of European art from the post-war years to the present day and a cosmopolitan perspective on the new horizons of international creation from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Alongside the main exhibition programme, the fair will present an overview of the French art scene, juxtaposing the subjective, historical and critical perspective of the exhibition curator and art critic François Piron. Switzerland is the guest of honour of the 2018 edition. Art historian and exhibition curator Karine Tissot has been entrusted with the Switzerland Guest of Honour programme. This spotlight will endeavour to promote the wealth and diversity of the Swiss scene with a selection of around one hundred artists represented by either Swiss or European galleries, a programme of videos projected on the façade of the Grand Palais and in the Project Room, not forgetting a presentation of Helvetia Art Collection’s latest acquisitions.
In addition, Art Paris Art Fair will present 36 monographic exhibitions in Solo Show and emerging artists in Promises.
The Switzerland guest of Honour programme has received the support of the Swiss Embassy in France. The video art programme is supported by Vidélio.
In Paris during Art Paris Art Fair
A wind of change is blowing in France and Paris is more than ever asserting its place as the world capital of art. The “Springtime in Paris” VIP programme, elaborated in partnership with the capital’s museums, highlights the best artistic events across Paris including Lutz Bacher, The Silence of the Sea at newly inaugurated Lafayette Anticipations Foundation, Neïl Beloufa , l’Ennemi de mon ennemi at Palais de Tokyo, Blacks Dolls at La Maison Rouge, Stéphane Dafflon, U+25A6 at the FRAC île-de-France Le Plateau, Subdoh Gupta at La Monnaie de Paris or Tarik Kiswanson at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard.