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02 Sep 2021

Art Paris 2021

Grand Palais Éphémère, 2021 © Patrick Tourneboeuf pour la Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais

A Strong 2021 Selection Marked by the Arrival of Major Leading Galleries in a New Venue, the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars
Art Paris 2021


From 9 to 12 September


Art Paris 2021
Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars

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Strong 2021 Selection Marked by the Arrival of Major Leading Galleries in a New Venue, the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars

From 9 to 12 September Art Paris will be the first art fair to take up residence in the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars. 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.

Art Paris has established itself as a major art fair for modern and contemporary art. This forthcoming edition will bring together 140 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 40% of new participants and is marked by the arrival of leading international galleries including Almine Rech, Continua, massimodecarlo, Lelong & co, Kamel Mennour, Perrotin and Thaddaeus Ropac.

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. For 2021, guest curator Hervé Mikaeloff will share his perspective on contemporary French artist with Portraiture and Figuration. A Focus on the French Art Scene, bringing together some twenty artists around the theme of the portrait and the renewal of figurative painting in France.

This 2021 edition will feature 26 solo shows. These monographic exhibitions spread throughout the fair allow visitors to discover or rediscover the work of modern and contemporary artists in depth.

'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.

Presented exclusively at Art Paris 2021, the Ether (Equality) project is the result of the collaboration between Japanese artist Kohei Nawa and the NFTs platform

The 2021 edition goes hand in hand with an exceptional period of cultural and artistic renaissance in the City of Light, as illustrated by the opening of foreign galleries and new venues, the renovation of existing cultural institutions and the inauguration of new ones. Paris is asserting its role as a major hub for contemporary art in Europe and this ongoing transformation of the Parisian art scene is reflected in the many activities on offer as part of the VIP programme, which is reserved for collectors and art professionals.

Discover the 2021 edition galleries.

Explore Art Paris 2021 on Artsy.

Art Paris
9-12 September 2021
Grand Palais

Trade only preview: Wednesday 8 September from 11 am to 9 pm. VIP and Prestige cardholders only.

Public Opening Hours:
Thursday 9 September: 12 pm - 8 pm
Friday 10 September: 12 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 11 September: 12 pm - 8 pm
Sunday 12 September: 12 pm - 8 pm

Art Paris Management:
CEOs: Julien & Valentine Lecêtre
Fair Director: Guillaume Piens
Communication Director: Catherine Vauselle