ART PARIS ART FAIR, THE SPRINGTIME EVENT FOR MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
BUILDING ON THE SUCCESS OF THE 2013 EDITION, ART PARIS ART FAIR WILL BE HELD FROM 27TH TO 30TH MARCH AT THE GRAND PALAIS FOR THE 2014 EDITION WITH CHINA AS GUEST OF HONOUR
A MORE INTERNATIONAL SELECTION
In 2013, Art Paris Art Fair is confirming its identity as the art event that focuses on the art scenes the East (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia). With 74 newcomers to the fair, the 2013 selection brings profound changes and a notable expansion of its international dimension. This year, 20 countries are represented (compared to 16 in 2012) and a total of 43% of participants are from abroad.
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 will be dedicated to some 11 galleries from a number of cities in Russia including, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Rostov on Don and Vladivostok while some 20 European galleries will show work by Russian artists. With around 90 artists represented, Art Paris Art Fair will be an opportunity to discover or rediscover Russian art from the 1930s to the most contemporary production.
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 who have never participated in the fair. Twelve galleries are taking part in this new initiative which aims to provide an opportunity to discover new talents.
The Artdesign platform is exploring 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.
in cooperation with both the art and coffee table books section of French National Union of Publishers (SNE) and Artcurial art bookshop. This section includes some 30 publishers. For the duration of the fair, artists, authors and art historians will meet the public and sign their books.
A series of talks and a VIP programme for collectors entitled “Springtime in Paris” will focus on the best of contemporary art and contribute to highlight the role of Paris as one of Europe’s leading capitals for art.
ART PARIS 2013 IN FIGURES
- 53,257 visitors to the fair, marking an 11% increase over last year with an exceptional peak of 13,847 guests for the opening night
- 6 500m² in Grand Palais in the heart of Paris
- 144 exhibitors from 20 countries
- 1 500 artists, 48 000 visitors
- 43% international galleries and 57% French galleries
- 52% new participants
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE
- 90 advertisements in the French and international print media
- 400 articles published in 15 countries in specialized publications as well generalist, economic, fashion and design titles.
- Close to 1,000 accredited journalists.
- Street advertising throughout central Paris