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31 Jan 2012

A new start for Art Paris Art Fair, the springtime fair for modern and contemporary art in Paris

Art Paris Art Fair
29th March – 1st April 2012
Grand Palais - Paris


29th March -1st April 2012 Grand Palais - Paris

+33 1 56265200

Art Paris Art Fair
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

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A new start for Art Paris Art Fair, the springtime fair for modern and contemporary art in Paris.

Held from 29th March to 1st April 2012, Art Paris Art Fair is the springtime event for modern and contemporary art in France that brings together 120 galleries from 15 countries under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais.

With a new leadership the fair has been renamed Art Paris Art Fair and has undergone a complete transformation. This year sees 56% of newcomers to the fair, with some 40% of participating galleries from abroad. Also new is a VIP programme of visits entitled 'Springtime in Paris,' a series of talks a new section dedicated to cutting edge contemporary design called 'Limited Edition.' Another novelty is 'Large Format', a project presenting close to a dozen monumental works at the centre of the fair.

The 'Limited Edition' section aims to explore the relationship between art and contemporary design
Open to all forms of artistic expression, Art Paris Art Fair 2012 is launching a new section showcasing European design. Curated by expert Bénédicte Colpin, this 'Limited Edition' section brings together a selection of cutting edge galleries such as Pierre Alain Challier, Galerie Matignon, Slott Galerie and White Moon Gallery who will show exclusive pieces made by top contemporary designers.
The 'Limited Edition' section is supported by Série Limitée Les Echos

'Springtime in Paris:' a tour of the best of what's on in town

Art Paris Art Fair has organised a programme of visits for its invited VIP guests entitled « Springtime in Paris » which will offer private access to the major events on the arts scene this spring. This includes exhibitions such as 'Neon: who's afraid of red, yellow and blue' at La Maison Rouge, 'Joel-Peter Witkin: Enfer ou ciel' (Hell or Heaven) at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 'Ai Wei Wei : Entrelacs' at the Jeu de Paume, 'Resisting the Present, Mexico 2000/2012' at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. These come in addition to the specialized fairs taking place at the same time, in particular the Salon du Dessin 2012 and Drawing Now.

Practical information:

Art Paris Art Fair
29th March – 1st April 2012
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Preview (by invitation only) on Wednesday 28th March 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
Opening hours : Thursday 29th March and Saturday 31st March from 11:30 am to 8pm, Friday 30th March from 11:30 am to 10pm, and Saturday 1st April from 11:30 to 7pm.
Entrance fee: 20 € /10 € for students
Travel: for travel arrangements and accommodation, please take advantage of our partnership with – E-mail:

Press office: 2e BUREAU

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List of exhibitors

10 Chancery Lane Gallery (Hong-Kong) - 313 Art Project (Seoul)* - A&B Gallery (Seoul / Karlsruhe)* - A. Galerie (Paris) - A2Z Art Gallery (Ivry-sur-Seine) - Acte2 galerie (Paris) - AD Galerie (Béziers) - Galerie Albrecht (Berlin)* - Louise Alexander Gallery (Porto Cervo) – A.L.F.A. Galerie (Paris)* - Analix Forever (Geneva) - Arts d'Australie Stéphane Jacob (Paris)* - Galerie Albert Baumgarten (Fribourg) - Galerie Albert Benamou, Véronique Maxé & Albert Koski (Paris) - Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès (Paris) - Bourouina (Berlin)* - Galerie Jean Brolly (Paris) - Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Luxemburg / Paris/ Saint-Etienne) - Galerie Pierre Alain Challier (Paris) - Galerie Michèle Chomette (Paris)* - °Clair Galerie (Munich) - Galerie Claude Bernard (Paris) - Confluence (Nantes)* - De Primi Fine Art (Lugano) – Delaive Gallery (Amsterdam)* - Dovin (Budapest)* - Galerie Dukan Hourdequin (Paris)* - Eidos Immagini Contemporanea (Asti)* - Erdesz Gallery (Budapest)* - Erika Deak Gallery (Budapest)* - Espace Beaumont (Luxemburg)* - Fabbrica Eos (Milan)* - Faur Zsófi Gallery (Budapest)* - Les Filles Du Calvaire (Paris)* - Flatland (Utrecht)* - Galerie Forsblom (Helsinki)* - Gagliardi Art System (Turin)* - Galerie Claire Gastaud (Clermont-Ferrand) - Galerie Bertrand Gillig (Strasbourg)* - Gimpel Müller (Paris/London)* - Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris)* - Galerie Bertrand Grimont (Paris)* - Galerie Guillaume (Paris) - Gallery H.A.N. (Seoul)* - Galerie Kashya Hildebrand (Zürich) - Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna) - Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris) - Galerie Catherine et André Hug (Paris) - IFA Gallery (Shanghai) - Ilan Engel Gallery (Paris) - Galerie Imane Farès (Paris)* - Inception Gallery (Paris)* - Inda Gallery (Budapest) - Galerie Catherine Issert (Saint-Paul de Vence) - J. Bastien Art (Brussels) - Galerie Jacques Elbaz (Paris)* - Galerie Jean Fournier (Paris)* - JGM Galerie (Paris)* - Anna Klinkhammer Gallery (Dusseldorf)* - Konzett Gallery (Vienna)*- Galerie Koulinsky / Cellule 516 (Marseille)* - La Galerie Particulière (Paris)* - Galerie Lahumière (Paris) - Baudoin Lebon (Paris) - Galerie Lelong (Paris) – Galerie Levy (Berlin /  Hamburg)* - Galerie Linz (Paris) - Magnum Gallery (Paris)* - Kalman Maklary Fine Arts (Budapest)* - Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art (Vienna)* - Galerie Martine et Thibault De La Châtre (Paris)* - Galerie Matignon (Paris)* - Mayoral Galeria D'art (Barcelona) - Galerie Alice Mogabgab (Beirut) - Galerie Lélia Mordoch (Paris) - Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris / Brussels) - Oniris (Rennes) - Galerie Orel Art (Paris) - Galerie Paris-Beijing (Paris / Beijing) - Galerie Priska Pasquer (Cologne)* - Pente 10 (Lisbon)* - Galerie Jérôme Poggi (Paris)* - Polka Galerie (Paris) - Catherine Putman (Paris)* - Rabouan Moussion (Paris) - Galerie Richard (Paris/New York)* - J. P. Ritsch-Fisch Galerie (Strasbourg) - Galerie Brigitte Schenk (Cologne)* - Sémiose (Paris) – Shuim Gallery (Seoul / Paris)* - Galerie Slott (Paris)* - Galerie Véronique Smagghe (Paris) - Galerie Stefan Roepke (Cologne)* - Galerie Rive Gauche Marcel Strouk (Paris) - Galerie Taïss (Paris) - Galerie Tamenaga (Paris) - Galerie Daniel Templon (Paris) - Galerie Toxic (Luxemburg) - Trait Noir-Aroya Galerie (Toulouse)* - Galerie Patrice Trigano (Paris)* - Galerie Vanessa Quang (Paris)* - Venice Projects (Venice) - Galerie Vieille Du Temple (Paris) - Galerie Vintage (Paris)* - VIPArt Galerie (Marseille) - Galerie VU' (Paris) - Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris) - White Moon Gallery (Paris)* - Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris)* - Young Gallery (Brussels)* - Espace Meyer Zafra (Paris) – Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill (Graz)* - Galerie Zürcher (Paris / New York)*

* new participant (list updated on January 30th, 2012)