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Art Paris Art Fair 2017 @ Grand Palais
March 30 - April 2
Held form 30th March to 2nd April 2017, Art Paris Art Fair is a springtime art fair focusing on discovery. Art Paris Art Fair 2017 brings together 139 galleries from 29 countries at the Grand Palais to explore European art from the post war period to the present day as well as international emerging art scenes.
Since 2012, the fair has built a reputation for its exploration of art scenes from around the world. After Asia, Art Paris Art Fair continues in its commitment to bring to light emerging art scenes. In 2017 Africa is guest of honour with a project curated by independent cultural consultant and exhibition curator Marie-Ann Yemsi. The objective is to work with galleries and artists from both the African continent and the diaspora to highlight the richness and diversity of contemporary African creativity. A symposium, a programme of video projections and several special projects will broaden this exploration and offer an in-depth vision of the creative fertility and energy of the African continent.
Solo Show. Introduced in 2015, the “Solo Show” section includes some 20 galleries disseminated throughout the fair. This section designed to encourage the discovery or rediscovery of the work of a particular modern, contemporary or emerging artist. Special sponsored rates apply to “Solo Show” and a significant media campaign is designed to promote it. This includes the renewed partnership between Art Paris Art Fair and Le Bus Direct Paris Aeroport. In this joint project, five artists from the 2017 “Solo Show” section are selected and their work displayed on the buses.
Promises. Art Paris Art Fair 2017 supports young galleries and emerging talents. The “Promises” section is dedicated to young galeries that are under six years old. It is located in the centre of the Grand Palais and is made up of 12 galleries that may present up to three artists maximum. The fair covers part of their costs.