ART PARIS 2021


ART PARIS 2021

The First Modern and Contemporary Art Fair to Take Up Residence in the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars

After being the first art fair in the world to open its doors in September 2020 after lockdown restrictions ended, Art Paris will also be the first art fair to take up residence in the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars from 9 to 12 September 2021. Designed by reknown architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this spectacular temporary structure which is situated in front of the École Militaire and close to the Eiffel Tower, will host events scheduled at the Grand Palais until the building reopens for the Olympic Games in 2024.


A Strong 2021 Selection Marked by the Arrival of Major Leading Galleries-vol

Art Paris has established itself as a major art fair for modern and contemporary art. This forthcoming edition will bring together 141 galleries from over twenty countries, displaying art spanning post-war to the contemporary period. Whilst Art Paris is a place for discovery, its distinctive feature is a special emphasis on the European scene combined with the exploration of new horizons of international creative hubs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Regional and cosmopolitan, the 2021 edition counts 38% of new participants and is marked by the arrival of leading international galleries including Almine Rech, Continua, Massimo de Carlo, Lelong & Co, Kamel Mennour, Perrotin and Thaddaeus Ropac.


Portraiture and Figuration. A Focus on the French Scene

Since 2018, Art Paris has consistently supported the French contemporary art scene by inviting curators to lend a subjective, historical and critical eye and to design a special project highlighting French artists featured at the fair. After François Piron in 2018, Camille Morineau and her association AWARE in 2019 and Gaël Charbau in 2020, it will be the turn of guest curator Hervé Mikaeloff to share his perspective on contemporary French artist with Portraiture and figuration. A Focus on the French Scene, bringing together some twenty artists around the theme of the portrait and the renewal of figurative painting in France.


"Solo Show": A Showcase of Some Twenty Monographic Exhibitions

Since 2015, Art Paris has encouraged the presentation of monographic exhibitions – a key moment in artists’ careers – by inciting galleries to present specific single artist-focused projects. The 2020 edition will feature some twenty solo shows distributed throughout the fair.


"Promises": A Sector for Young Galleries and Emerging Talents

"Promises", the sector that focuses on young galleries created less than six years ago, provides a forward-looking analysis of cutting-edge contemporary art, whether it hails from Guatemala with La Galería Rebelde, Africa on the stands of 31 Project and Véronique Rieffel, China with Galerie Marguo, or Europe with two galleries from Marseille (France), Double V Gallery and Le Cabinet d’Ulysse, and Parisian exhibitors Hors-Cadre, Pauline Pavec and Septieme Gallery. Participating galleries can present up to three artists and Art Paris finances 45% of the exhibitor costs.


Paris, A Major Center for Contemporary Art

Paris is more than ever a major center for contemporary art. The “In Paris during Art Paris” VIP programme will showcase the very best cultural events which Paris major art world hub and City of Light has to offer as it embarks on a period of renewed hope as new galleries will open their doors, and institutions reopen...


Making Contemporary Art Accessible to All

Art Paris is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to the widest audience, offering some 80 guided tours of the fair as well as a number of specific tools, in particular its elaborate yet eminently practical website which presents a virtual visit of the fair and filters allowing visitors to search for works by artist, price, geographical provenance and technique...

Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
  • Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes


ART PARIS 2021, 9 - 12 SEPTEMBER
GRAND PALAIS ÉPHÉMÈRE, 23rd edition


141 exhibitors from 20 countries • more than 900 artists represented • 35% foreign participants • 65% French galleries • 39% newcomers


EXTENSIVE MEDIA PRESENCE BOTH IN FRANCE AND INTERNATIONALLY

With more than 130 advertisements in the French and international press • 50 online medias • 125 banner ads • 185* TV & radio commercials • 3,440 posters throughout Paris • 450 accredited journalists, comprising 370 French journalists and 80 internationals • some 270 news articles in 10 countries • 455,741 pages viewed on www.artparis.com • 127,900 single visitors

Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
  • Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
  • Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
  • Grand Palais Éphémère - Wilmotte & Associés Architectes