A new start for Art Paris Art Fair, the springtime fair for modern and contempor...
A new start for Art Paris Art Fair, the springtime fair for modern and contemporary art in Paris.
Held from 29th March to 1st April 2012, Art Paris Art Fair is the springtime event for modern and contemporary art in France that brings together 120 galleries from 15 countries under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais.
With a new leadership the fair has been renamed Art Paris Art Fair and has undergone a complete transformation. This year sees 56% of newcomers to the fair, with some 40% of participating galleries from abroad. Also new is a VIP programme of visits entitled "Springtime in Paris," a series of talks a new section dedicated to cutting edge contemporary design called "Limited Edition." Another novelty is "Large Format," a project presenting close to a dozen monumental works at the centre of the fair.
The "Limited Edition" section aims to explore the relationship between art and contemporary design
Open to all forms of artistic expression, Art Paris Art Fair 2012 is launching a new section showcasing European design. Curated by expert Bénédicte Colpin, this "Limited Edition" section brings together a selection of cutting edge galleries such as Pierre Alain Challier, Galerie Matignon, Slott Galerie and White Moon Gallery who will show exclusive pieces made by top contemporary designers.
The "Limited Edition" section is supported by Série Limitée Les Echos
"Springtime in Paris:" a tour of the best of what's on in town
Art Paris Art Fair has organised a programme of visits for its invited VIP guests entitled "Springtime in Paris" which will offer private access to the major events on the arts scene this spring. This includes exhibitions such as "Neon: who's afraid of red, yellow and blue" at La Maison Rouge, "Joel-Peter Witkin: Enfer ou ciel" (Hell or Heaven) at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, "Ai Wei Wei: Entrelacs" at the Jeu de Paume, "Resisting the Present, Mexico 2000/2012" at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. These come in addition to the specialized fairs taking place at the same time, in particular the Salon du Dessin 2012 and Drawing Now.
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Preview (by invitation only) on Wednesday 28th March 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris
Opening hours: Thursday 29th March and Saturday 31st March from 11:30 am to 8pm, Friday 30th March from 11:30 am to 10pm, and Saturday 1st April from 11:30 to 7pm.
Entrance fee: 20 EUR /10 EUR for students