Art & Commitment: A Focus on the French Scene by Marc Donnadieu
After Hervé Mikaeloff in 2021, Alfred Pacquement in 2022, in 2023 independent exhibition curator and curator in chief at Photo Élysée (Lausanne, Switzerland) Marc Donnadieu will be presenting his perspective on the French scene with a selection of 20 artists of different generations amongst participating galleries. His selection is based around these artists’ approach to the concept of “commitment”, whether a commitment to art, or to the world, its history and what is happening today.
Exile: Dispossession and Resistance, by Amanda Abi Khalil
According to Marc Donnadieu: “If art doesn’t change the world, some works of art do resist and, in their own way, counter the attacks to which the world is subjected. Such works make us more clairvoyant; they foster empathy and emancipation, obliging us to open our eyes to art and the world, to both their histories and current affairs. It is this commitment made by artists and their art that I want to put in the spotlight and contrast with the obscurity that is darkening the outlook today.”
Independent exhibition curator and founder of Beirut’s Temporary Art Platform (TAP) Amanda Abi Khalil will be selecting around twenty international artists from participating galleries based around the theme of Exile: Dispossession and Resistance.
"Solo Show": A Sector in Favour of Monographic Exhibitions
Art Paris encourages the presentation of monographic exhibitions spread throughout the fair. These solo shows allow visitors to discover or rediscover in depth the work of modern, contemporary or emerging artists. The "Solo Show" sector is specifically highlighted in the fair’s communication and promotional materials.
"Promises", a sector focusing on young galleries created less than six years ago, provides a forward-looking analysis of cutting-edge contemporary art. Participating galleries may present up to three artists and the fair finances 45% of their exhibitor fees.
Art Paris: The First Art Fair to Implement a Sustainable Approach
Art Paris is an art fair with a regional focus that gives pride of place to proximity and local sustainable solutions, especially in terms of transport and visitor management. In what was a first for an art fair, Art Paris 2022 made a commitment to developing a sustainable approach to its organisation based on a life cycle assessment (LCA). This pioneering approach made possible thanks to the help of Karbone Prod, in collaboration with environmental consultants Solinnen, will be renewed in 2023.
The life cycle assessment (LCA) takes into account a multitude of criteria to provide an overall view of the environmental impact of a product or process, listing and quantifying the materials and energy used throughout a product’s entire lifetime.
Whether the subject of consideration is a product, a service or a process, every stage of its life cycle is considered to establish an inventory of the relevant inputs and outputs from cradle to grave: extraction and processing of raw materials (including energy sources), manufacturing, distribution, usage and end-of-life disposal, not forgetting the various phases of transport.
Art Paris: The Place To Be!
Paris is in the midst of an exceptional period of cultural and artistic renaissance illustrated by the opening of new galleries and venues, the renovation of existing cultural institutions and the inauguration of new ones. More than ever before, the City of Light is asserting its role as the place to be for contemporary art. The activities on offer as part of the VIP programme, reserved for collectors and art professionals (by invitation only), bear witness to the transformation of Paris’s art scene.
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...