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26 Jun 2015


Application deadline: 5th October 2015
31st March – 3rd April 2016, Grand Palais
South Korea Guest of Honour


31st March – 3rd April 2016
Preview: 30th March 2015,
from 2pm to 10pm Application deadline: 5th October 2015


+33 (0)1 56 26 52 13
+33 (0)1 47 55 19 31

Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill,
75008 PARIS

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The leading Springtime event for modern and contemporary art in Paris
Held in the Grand Palais from 31st March to 3rd April 2016, Art Paris Art Fair is the leading event in the Spring art calendar of the French capital, bringing together some 145 galleries from a score of different countries.

Open to all forms of artistic expression including design, Art Paris Art Fair offers a broad vision of art from the post-war period to the present day while the thematic sectors focus on discovery. The exhibitions in Solo Show present an in-depth look at the work of an individual artist while Promises showcases young galleries and emerging artists. Digital mapping and video art are given pride of place with monumental projections on the façade of the Grand Palais.

The 5th edition of the 'Springtime in Paris' programme of visits for collectors and art professionals at the end of March highlights the dynamism of the Parisian art scene, in particular with several new contemporary art spaces and architecture that are defining the new face of the French capital in the 21st Century.

Applications are now open until 5th October 2015. For any further information, please contact Béatrice Campillo, Exhibitor Relations Manager, T. +33 (0)1 56 52 12 –

South Korea Guest of Honour
After Singapore and Southeast Asia, Art Paris Art Fair confirms its established identity as a fair that looks to the East. In 2016, South Korea will be guest of honour, an invitation that comes in the context of the celebration of France-Korea year that will offer an exceptional insight into contemporary artistic production from this Asian country.

Korean exhibition curator Sang-A CHUN has been asked to oversee the South Korea Guest of Honour project which promises to highlight the rich diversity of artistic creation form the 'land of the morning calm,' from the emergence of a specific contemporary art scene in the 1980s to the effervescence of the present day. The programme includes a selection of galleries from Seoul, Busan and Daegu, talks, performances, video screenings…

South Korea Guest of Honour at Art Paris Art Fair 2016 is part of the official programme of France-Korea Year 2015-2016 (

55,735 visitors in 2015 including 17,000 on opening day
6,500m² at Grand Palais in the heart of Paris
145 exhibitors from 20 countries, 2,200 artistes represented
50% international galleries, 50% French galleries, 50% new participants

Preview (by invitation only), Wednesday 30th March 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Opening hours:
Thursday 31st March, 11.30am – 8pm
Friday 1st April, 11.30am – 9pm
Saturday 2nd April, 11.30am – 8pm
Sunday 3rd April, 11.30am – 7pm

Art Paris Art Fair Managing Team
CEO: Julien & Valentine Lecêtre
Fair Director: Guillaume Piens
Director of Communications and Partnerships: Catherine Vauselle

Art Paris Art Fair Selection Committee
Carina Andres Thalmann, Galerie Andres Thalmann (Zürich)
Alain Chiglien, Galerie Nec Nilsson et Chiglien (Paris)
Ernst Hilger, Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna)
Jean-François Keller, Art Collector
Diane Lahumière, Galerie Lahumière (Paris)
Barbara Polla, Galerie Analix Forever (Geneva)

Press Agency
Heymann, Renoult Associées
Sarah Heymann | Eléonore Grau,
Italian press: Eleonora Alzetta,
English and Spanish press: Julie Oviedo,
German press: Bettina Bauerfeind,
T. +33 (0)1 44 61 76 76 |

Art Paris Art Fair – 55 avenue Kléber 75116 Paris - France
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