Erró, les grands tableaux 2018, Galerie Ernst Hilger, stand B23
Erró is to be counted among the major figures of the European avant-garde of the 1960s. In the history of the art of that period, his name is associated not only with the renewal of pictorial figuration, because of his invention of narrative collage-paintings of critical or satirical intent, but also with the happenings movement and the wave of experimental cinema. Although he is often attached to artistic groups like Surrealism, Narrative Figuration or Pop Art, his work cannot be reduced to any of them. In contemporary art, he has remained a free agent.
With the support of : Reykjavík Art Museum.
Hungarian Focus - Art Market Budapest – Inda Gallery + Viltin Gallery, stand E1
Art Market Budapest, the Central and Eastern Europe’s international contemporary art fair, presents at Art Paris 2018 a special focus highlighting three generations of Hungarian women artists represented by two leading galleries art galleries from Budapest, Inda and Viltin.
Presented artists: Marianne Csáky, Agnes Eperjesi, Ilona Lovas, Zsófia Schweger
Misk Art Institute, Riyadh
An overview on the emerging contemporary Saudi art scene, stand B17
The Misk Art Institute is a new organization operating under the auspices of the Misk Foundation, established by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Led by Saudi artist Ahmed Mater, the institute was created to encourage grassroots artistic production in Saudi Arabia and enable cultural diplomacy and international exchange. In inaugurating the institute’s local and international program, the foundation aims to inspire dialogue within Saudi Arabia and the world.
For Art Paris, Misk Art Institute unveils the works of 9 artists, representatives of the emerging contemporary Saudi art scene: Ahmed Angawi (1981), Amr Alngmah (1982), Eiman Elgibreen (1981) Halah Alfadl (1985), Lulwah AL Hamoud (1967), Rawan Almqbas (1995), Sarah Al-Abdali (1989), Sarah Shaiban, Ayman Zedani (1984).
90 years on, Never at rest, stand G9
The canvas of Oscar Rabin’s life has always been rough and somewhat jagged. Born in Moscow, he spent first half of his life (fifty years) in the USSR. In his second half of life, for the last forty years, Rabin has been living in Paris but the atmosphere of Moscow still lingers in his studio.
His paintings, or his “images”, as he calls them, are now owned by the best museum and private collections in the world. Oscar Rabin’s art has stood the test of time by remaining creative, visionary and relevant.
With the support of : Russian Day and Russian Museum
Alexia Turlin, "L’art c’est la vie bordel” (Art is life for God’s sake!), Galerie Rosa Turetsky (Geneva), North Bar / South Bar
We've all taken a break and drunk a coffee some time or other - and who has never torn the corner off a sachet of sugar and poured the contents into their coffee or tea? By making a connection between her artistic practice and day-to-day life, Alexia Turlin turns this trivial gesture into a "little" artistic intervention. Little in size perhaps, but her entertaining idea nevertheless has the potential to take on a particular resonance and engage with visitors because of its ability to surreptitiously amuse. In fact, thousands of sachets of sugar signed by the Swiss artist will be distributed at each of the food outlets at Art Paris. Each sachet sports a memorable, cursive message: "L'art c'est la vie bordel" (Art is life for God's sake!). Whether your preference is for white or brown sugar, each sachet will give you food for thought. And if you've heard of Robert Filliou, it is a fine tribute to an artist who is famous for having done away with the separation between life and art in his work, convinced as he was that: "Art is what makes life more interesting than art".
A project by Galerie Rosa Turetsky.