Art Paris September 2020
Art Paris, the spring art fair that was postponed and reinvented as a virtual online art fair, will be returning to the Grand Palais from the 10th to the 13th of September.
A fair that focuses on passion rather than speculation
Every spring, Art Paris brings together 112 galleries from 15 different countries in an art fair that combines a regional exploration of European art from the post-war period to the present day with a cosmopolitan approach to art from other geographical horizons: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Art Paris has a strong editorial line that is expressed throughout the fair’s different themes and sectors and which aims to encourage discovery and rediscovery. In so doing, it fosters passion for art in all its forms in a beautiful and convivial setting.
An overview of the French art scene: Common and Uncommon Stories
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, guest curator Gaël Charbau brings together the work of 18 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.
Solo Show: A Showcase of 21 Monographic Exhibitions
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 21 solo shows distributed throughout the fair.
Promises: A Sector for Young Galleries and Emerging Talents
Purposefully placed at the very heart of the Grand Palais, “Promises” will host 14 young galleries from Abidjan, Brussels, Lima, Lisbon, Rome, Sofia, Marseilles 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). The galleries will each be presenting between one and three emerging artists – and benefit from financial sponsorship from the fair.
Paris, the world art capital
With the opening of private foundations, bold new architecture, dynamic institutions and an active art market, Paris is more than ever a World art capital. The fair’s special VIP programme, “Springtime in Paris”, illustrates the effervescence of the Parisian art scene this spring.
Making contemporary art accessible to all
Art Paris is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to the widest audience, offering some 80 guided tours of the fair as well as a number of specific tools, in particular its elaborate yet eminently practical website which presents a virtual visit of the fair and filters allowing visitors to search for works by artist, price, geographical provenance and technique...
Art Paris 2021
The next edition of Art Paris will take place from 7-11 April 2021. It will be the first fair to take over the ephemeral Grand Palais on the Champ-de-Mars, a magnificent temporary structure fit for the 21st century designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, which will host events in Paris until the Grand Palais reopens to coincide with the 2024 Summer Olympics.