PARIS.- Held for the past three years in the historic Grand Palais in Paris, in the last ten years artparis has become one of the most important events in Paris for those involved with the international art scene.
An important meeting point for professionals in the contemporary and modern art markets, each year the fair attracts a mix of long-time art collectors as well as amateurs of art. (41,000 visitors in 2008)
115 of the most dynamic galleries of modern and contemporary art currently active on the international art market have already reserved their places under the glass and steel dome of the Grand Palais.
Fourteen countries represented
With one third of the galleries coming from outside of France, fourteen countries are represented in total. Europe figures in the first place with France (78 galleries), Italy (7 galleries), Belgium (6 galleries), Germany (5 galleries), Switzerland (4 galleries), Hungary (2 galleries), Luxembourg (2 galleries), Austria (1 gallery), Spain (1 gallery), Great Britain (1 gallery) and Monaco (1 gallery). Asia is also present with three galleries making the trajectory from China.
In 2009, 32 new galleries have joined as exhibitors of artparis (they were 25 in 2008). They are: Galerie Albert Baumgarten (Germany), les Editions Jacques Boulan (France), Galerie Guy Bärtschi (Switerland), Chinatoday Gallery (Belgium), La Cinquième Galerie (France), Galleria dArt Contini (Italy), David Nolan Gallery (US), Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin (France), Laurence Esnol Gallery (France), Gimpel Fils (Great Britain), Granville Gallery (France), Galerie Guillaume (France), Heart Galerie (France), Ifa Gallery (China), In Camera Galerie (France), Galerie Loft (France), Louise Alexander Gallery (Italy), Galerie Metropolis (France), Nessim Galeria (Hungary), Paris Globe (France), Galerie Pascal Polar (Belgium), Galerie Olivier Robert (France), Robinsons Art Gallery (Belgique), Galerie Schirman et de Beaucé (France), School Gallery (France), Galerie Lucien Schweitzer (Luxembourg), Galerie Slomka (France), Taïss Galerie (France), Galerie Sabine Vazieux (France), Galerie Olivier Waltman (France), Wanted Paris (France), Yu Gallery (France).
Chosen for their focus on quality and the variety of their artistic choices, side by side with the most well-known and established galleries they will offer a vast panorama of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries as represented through a range of media from painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, installation and performance.
This year, artparis is putting a new focus on photography with artparis photography. Fifteen specialized galleries will be exhibiting in this sector:
Acte 2, Camera Obscura, Philippe Chaume, Emotion, In Camera, la Galerie de LInstant, CM Art, Nessim Galeria, Obsis, Paris Globe, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Françoise Paviot, Olivier Waltman, Wanted Paris et Esther Woerdehoff.