An Overview of the French Art Scene:
Common and Uncommon Stories

An overview of the French art scene: Common and Uncommon Stories

An overview of the French art scene: Common and Uncommon Stories

Art Paris supports the French scene by associating an exhibition curator’s subjective, historical and critical point of view with a selection of specific projects by French artists presented by participating galleries. For Common and Uncommon Stories, Gaël Charbau will select twenty artists whose works highlight narrative notions and tell unique and universal stories. The selection will favour solo and duo shows.
This overview of the French art scene will have a prominent position in the fair’s promotional materials and communication.

Guest curator: Gaël Charbau, independent curator and art critic


In 2003, Gaël Charbau founded the contemporary art journal Particules. He curates the Audi Talents awards and is the director of the Bourse Révélations Emerige, which supports emerging artists working in France. He regularly organises exhibitions in Europe and Asia and works with various institutions, programmes and patrons. He is the artistic advisor for Universcience (Palais de la Découverte and Cité des Sciences) and was the artistic director for Nuit Blanche 2018.

Gaël Charbau, guest curator for the 2020 edition
  • Gaël Charbau, guest curator for the 2020 edition