published Thursday, 12 February 2015
Whether you’re a professional collector or simply an art lover, the Art Paris Art Fair is certain to be of interest this spring. The 2015 edition will take place at the prestigious Grand Palais from 26th to 29th March, and 140 galleries from 20 countries will present an exceptional range of modern and contemporary art. Book your stay at the elegant and inviting Hotel Montfleuri to be within easy reach of this thrilling event.
Art Paris Art Fair explores areas of the world that may not be as well represented in France as other regions, and whose artists are rarely shown overseas. You’ll have the unique opportunity to see a wide range of contemporary art from locations such as Casablanca, Bucharest, Zurich, Bangkok, Singapore or Moscow as Art Paris Art Fair aims to bridge the creative gap between East and West.
An international focus
Southeast Asia and Singapore will be guests of honour for the 2015 edition of Art Paris Art Fair at the invitation of section curator Iola Lenzi. This exciting part of the show allows you to discover artists from Cambodia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand who are represented by 12 galleries based in Singapore. You’ll also have the chance to take part in talks and video screenings that will enhance the presentation of this little known but thriving art scene.
30 solo shows by a range of talented young artists from France and overseas are presented in the General section and offer a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. Be sure to visit the Promises section of Art Paris Art Fair, where the focus is on young galleries who are making their mark on the international art circuit, and the Art Books section where artist’s books and coffee table volumes are on show.
The ArtDesign area is in its 4th year, and will be overseen by Elodie Palasse Leroux the founder of Sleek magazine for 2015. This not to be missed space allows a dozen galleries to show very limited or unique pieces by talented contemporary artists.
PAD, in conjunction the Art Paris Art Fair
This exceptional fair is further enhanced by PAD, or Paris Art and Design which takes place on the same dates at Esplanade des Feuillants close to the Tuileries metro station. PAD is an exclusive design exhibition that presents collections from local and international dealers who have strong ties to international contemporary art and design. The event aims to focus on links between modern and historical art and design, and will have a stronger emphasis on Primitive Arts for 2015.
Make a note of these prestigious exhibitions in your planner, and book your stay at Montfleuri Hotel in advance. This beautifully realised French Touch hotel is the perfect complement to Art Paris Art Fair and PAD and is just minutes from the venues by taxi or metro.
• 2015 edition of the fair, Art Paris Art Fair : March 26 - 29, 2015
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8e
Metro : Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau, lines 1,13 - Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, lines 1, 9
RER C : Invalides
• Paris Art Design : March 24 - 29, 2015
Esplanade des Feuillants, Access 234 rue de Rivoli
Facing the rue de Castiglione, Paris 1er
Metro : Tuileries, line 1
Picture copyright holder: Art Paris Art Fair - Photographer Michel Setboun - AFP service
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