Art Paris Art Fair
Art Paris Art Fair
Past: March 29 → April 1, 2012Art Paris Art Fair : Un nouveau visage ? Organisée du 29 mars au 1er avril, la foire Art Paris devient Art Paris Art Fair et porte en elle la promesse d'un renouveau. Avec un nouveau comité de sélection et une ligne plus cohérente que les années précédentes, le pari pourrait bien être relevé.
Under the leadership of a new team and renamed “Art Paris Art Fair” the 2012 edition is marked by a complete transformation of the fair. A selection of 120 galleries from 16 countries, 56% of which are first time participants, are coming together under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais to present a wide panorama of international modern and contemporary art.
The spotlight is on the scenes of Europe at this year’s Art Paris Art Fair: an exploration of the regions focusing on singular emerging local prospects from Marseille to Helsinki, Cologne to Lisbon, Zagreb to Vienna and Budapest. The European theme is a good opportunity to (re)visit the major trends of the 20th Century which continue to influence today’s artists: geometrical abstraction from the post-war period, new realism, cinetism and research into optical phenomena from the 1960s, Viennese actionism from the 1970s, painting that made a come-back in the 1980s…
While Art Paris Art Fair embraces Europe in the wider sense — as far as the Balkans — it also seeks to showcase international art that is emerging from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Open to all forms of artistic expression, Art Paris Art Fair 2012 is launching a new section highlighting contemporary design called “Limited Edition” as well as a space entitled “Large Format” dedicated to showing monumental pieces inside the Grand Palais.
The intention of the fair is also to contribute to the advancement of contemporary art as well as confirming Paris’ place as a great cultural capital in the world. In line with this ambition, the fair is introducing a series of conferences as well a programme of visits under the headline “Springtime in Paris” targeting collectors and institutions. The objective is to provide guests with privileged access to the wealth of artistic and cultural events taking place in the City of Lights this spring.