The high-level 2022 selection reflects the growing momentum of
this major spring event for modern and contemporary art.
Boosted by the success of the September 2021 edition that inaugurated the
Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars with a record-breaking 72,745
visitors, Art Paris is back from 7 to 10 April 2022 with a strong selection of 130
modern and contemporary galleries from some 20 different countries.
Both regional and cosmopolitan, this 24th edition counts 30% new exhibitors.
BK0364, 2018 © Miho Kajioka/ Courtesy Ibasho
Returning heavyweights Continua, Lelong & Co., massimodecarlo, kamel
mennour and Perrotin are joined by Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris, London) and
Bernier Eliades (Athens, Brussels). As far as French galleries are concerned, gb
agency, Christophe Gaillard, Catherine Issert, Pietro Sparta, Praz-Delavallade
and denise rené will be exhibiting for the first time at Art Paris alongside
international newcomers such as Fernando Pradilla (Madrid), Rodolphe Janssen
(Brussels) and Xippas (Brussels, Geneva, Montevideo, Paris, Punta del Este).
This edition also sees the arrival of Brame Lorenceau, Galerie des Modernes and
Galerie Jacques Bailly who will be enhancing the modern art offer.
The African art scene takes root at the fair with 1957 Gallery (Ghana), Loft
Art Gallery (Morocco) and Véronique Rieffel (Ivory Coast), who are joined by
Parisian galleries 31 Project, Magnin-A, Templon, Anne de Villepoix and Carole
Kvasnevski. The latter will be devoting its stand to South African artist Zanele
Focusing on discovering and rediscovering artists, Art Paris puts the spotlight
on independent and emerging galleries such as Backslash, Félix Frachon, Ibasho,
Eric Linard, Irène Laub and Oniris.art, which will all be joining the fair in 2022.
Art Paris also encourages the presentation of monographic exhibitions, whilst
supporting young galleries and emerging artists in the "Promises" sector that
brings together around ten exhibitors.
In 2022 and with two complementary themes, Art Paris presents a new approach to art that focuses on the living world.
Natural Histories: A Focus on the French Scene by Alfred Pacquement.
Since 2018, Art Paris has consistently supported the French contemporary art scene by
inviting curators to lend a subjective, historical and critical eye on a selection of specific
projects by French artists presented by participating galleries. With Natural Histories:
A Focus on the French Scene, independent exhibition curator Alfred Pacquement will
share his perspective on the French scene with a selection of 20 artists from different
generations, whilst considering the way in which these artists see the natural world and
how plants and animals have once again found their place in the contemporary aesthetic.
According to Alfred Pacquement: "From exploring, observing and taking stock of nature,
to noting how it is transformed or endangered, showcasing it and recounting its every
aspect... today, the interest of artists in the plant and animal kingdoms never ceases to
confirm its vitality."
Etel Adnan (1925-2021), Lelong & Co. - Gilles Aillaud (1928-2005), Loevenbruck - Dove
Allouche (1972), gb agency - Neil Beloufa (1985), kamel mennour - Carole Benzaken
(1964), Nathalie Obadia - Damien Cabanes (1959), Eric Dupont - Philippe Cognée
(1957), Templon - Johan Creten (1963), Perrotin - Marinette Cueco (1934), Univer /
Colette Colla - Hugo Deverchère (1988), Dumonteil Contemporary - Edi Dubien
(1963), Alain Gutharc - Eva Jospin (1975), Suzanne Tarasiève - Guillaume Leblon (1971),
Nathalie Obadia - Jean-Michel Othoniel (1964), Perrotin - Anne et Patrick Poirier (1941
et 1942), Mitterrand - Eric Poitevin (1961), Dilecta - Armelle de Sainte Marie (1968),
Jean Fournier - Barthélémy Toguo (1967), Lelong & Co. - Tursic & Mille (1974), Max
Heztler - Justin Weiler (1990), Paris-B
Art & Environment by Alice Audouin.
Independent exhibitor curator, environmental specialist and Art of Change 21 founder
Alice Audouin, will orchestrate a selection of 17 French and international artists (selected
from amongst the exhibiting galleries), whose work tackles environmental issues such as
global warming and the loss of biodiversity. According to Alice Audouin: "A new generation
of artists born into the period of ecological crisis puts environmental issues at the heart
of its practice. For these artists, ecology is not just a theme, but rather an expression of
their relationship with the world. They are reinventing both ways of living together and
the collective values of society. From ecofeminism to post-anthropocentrism, they are
asserting their role as the avant-garde to the full and optimistically initiating a future
where cooperation prevails over competition".
Et un jour... 2021 © Capucine Vever/ Courtesy Galerie Eric Mouchet
Elsa Guillaume (1989), Backslash - Noémie Goudal (1984), Les Filles du Calvaire •
Romuald Hazoumé (1962), Magnin-A - Suzanne Husky (1975), Alain Gutharc - Fabrice
Hyber (1961), Nathalie Obadia - Tadashi Kawamata (1953), kamel mennour - Vincent
Laval (1991), Sono - Douglas Mandry (1989), Binome - Lucy+Jorge Orta (1966 and
1953), Marguerite Milin - Michelangelo Pistoletto (1933), Continua - Pia Ronïcke (1974),
gb agency - Recyclegroup: Andrey Blokhin (1987) and Georgy Kuznetsov (1985),
Suzanne Tarasiève - Lou Ros (1984), Guido Romero Pierini - Lionel Sabatté (1975), 8+4
• Pascale Marthine Tayou (1966), Continua - Sarah Trouche (1973), Marguerite Millin •
Capucine Vever (1986), Eric Mouchet.
Art Paris adopts a sustainable approach that's a first in the world of art fairs
Art Paris, organised by France Conventions, is a regional art fair that gives pride of place
to proximity, drawing local visitors and favouring local transport solutions. In 2022, the
fair commits to developing an environmentally responsible approach to organising an
Karbone Prod, founded by Fanny Le Gros, will join forces with environmental consultants
Solinnen and Art of Change 21 to assist Art Paris with the implementation of a life cycle
assessment-based sustainable approach in what will be a first for an art fair*.
This pioneering initiative is supported by French environmental agency ADEME. In the
longer term, the aim is to develop a tool for designing environmentally friendly art fairs.
"Solo Show": seventeen monographic exhibitions
Stellar 1, 2021 © Alia Ali / Courtesy 193 Gallery
17 solo shows spread throughout the fair allow visitors to discover or rediscover in depth
the work of modern, contemporary or emerging artists: Alia Ali (193 Gallery) - Shagha
Arianna (Septieme Gallery) – Jean-Charles Blais (Catherine Issert) - Marion Boehm (Loft
Art Gallery) - Julien Colombier (Le Feuvre & Roze) - Thomas Devaux (Bacqueville) - Alina
Frieske (Fabienne Levy) - Philippe Hiquily (Patrice Trigano) - Vincent Laval (Sono) -
Carlos León (Fernando Pradilla) - Antoine de Margerie (Eric Linard) - Zanele Muholi
(Carole Kvasnevski) - Ernest Pignon-Ernest (Art to be Gallery) – Rao Fu (Vazieux) - Hala
Schoukair (Bessières) - Tyler Thacker (Pact) - Tony Toscani (Stems Gallery).
"Promises": a sector supporting young galleries and emerging artists
"Promises", a sector focusing on young galleries created less than six years ago, provides
a forward-looking analysis of cutting-edge contemporary art. In 2022, this sector will
play host to nine galleries around half of which are new for this edition: Double V Gallery
(Marseille, Paris), Galerie Felix Frachon (Brussels), Hors-Cadre (Paris), La Galería Rebelde
(Guatemala City), Fabienne Levy (Lausanne), Gallery M9 (Seoul), Septieme Gallery
(Paris), She BAM! Galerie Laetitia Gorsy (Leipzig), Galerie Sono (Paris).
Paris, the place to be
Paris is in the midst of an exceptional period of cultural and artistic renaissance illustrated
by the opening of new galleries and venues, the renovation of existing cultural institutions
and the inauguration of new ones. More than ever before, the City of Light is asserting
its role as the place to be for contemporary art. The activities on offer as part of the
VIP programme, reserved for collectors and art professionals (by invitation only), bear
witness to the transformation of Paris's art scene, whilst showcasing the sustainable
initiatives of its cultural stakeholders.
11/08/2020, série Jour le jour (M20), 2022 © Anaïs Boudot / Courtesy Galerie Binome
Black Monday, 2017 © Jessica Craig-Martin / Courtesy Galerie Andres Thalmann
Übung #2 (Islanders 2002-04), 2003 © Anastasia Khoroshilova / Courtesy Galerie Ernst Hilger