What To Expect at Art Paris 2023

What To Expect at Art Paris 2023

Art Paris is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an edition that will bring together 134 galleries from 25 different countries at the Grand Palais Éphémère from 30 March to 2 April 2023.

This year’s theme, Exile: Dispossession and Resistance, has been entrusted to independent exhibition curator and founder of the Beirut-based TAP (Temporary Art Platform), Amanda Abi Khalil. It shines a spotlight on a selection of 18 international artists chosen from the exhibiting galleries whose work addresses questions in relation to exile.

Amanda Abi Khalil is an independent curator who shares her time between Paris, Beirut and Rio de Janeiro. She founded the TAP (Temporary Art Platform) in 2014. This curatorial platform is active in the contextual, public and social practices of contemporary art. It runs artist-in-residence programmes and manages public art commissions and research projects on art in the public space, while focusing on mediation between the art world, geographic regions and society in general.

“Leaving a place does not necessary mean we are no longer there. Whether exile is chosen or forced upon us, it is always something to be endured. Exile highlights our ties with the very people and places that give rise to the feeling of dispossession and transforms the remains of this other place into a condition of survival. These remains anchor us in the non-places we are trying in vain to reach. In the current context of tensions caused by migration, which is exacerbated by wars, economic and climate crises amongst other reasons, this theme sets out to address the complex, porous and highly personnel character of exile and understand it above and beyond purely geographical and identity-based connotations. Highlighted in artistic practices dealing with notions of hospitality, our relationship to others and feelings of strangeness, in an art world that often celebrates the mobility of artist this theme allows “accents” to have the floor.” -Amanda Abi Khalil

Hervé Télémaque, La Tâche Bleue, 1989, Galerie Rabouan Moussion

Boosted by the success of its previous editions, the 2023 selection pursues the fair’s development with a list of exhibitors renewed at 33% and the continued presence of a number of international heavyweights: Almine Rech, Continua, Lelong & Co., Mennour, Perrotin, Templon And Nathalie Obadia.

60% of the exhibitors are domestic galleries and 40% internationally-based. This deliberate choice enables the fair to showcase the wealth of the French gallery ecosystem that includes leading modern and contemporary art galleries and galleries based in towns all over France, while providing support to emerging structures with “Promises”, the sector for young galleries. “Promises” is a sector focusing on young galleries created less than six years ago, providing a forward- looking analysis of cutting-edge contemporary art. Noteworthy returning exhibitors include galleries such as Derouillon, Dina Vierny, Catherine Putman, Maria Lund and Anne-Sarah Benichou, whereas Maïa Muller will be taking part for the first time.

Hassan Musa, LE PASSEUR TRANQUILLE II (détail), 2019, Maïa Muller

This year’s Promises sector plays host to nine galleries: Baert Gallery (Los Angeles), Anne-Laure Buffard Inc. (Paris), Enari (Amsterdam), Gaep (Bucarest), Galerie Felix Frachon (Brussels), Hors-Cadre (Paris), La Galería Rebelde (Guatemala City), The Spaceless Gallery (Paris), This Is Not A White Cube (Lisbon).

Nge Lay, Les fenêtres, 2022, A2Z Art Gallery

Independent exhibition curator Marc Donnadieu shares his perspective on the French scene with a selection of 20 artists from different generations exhibited by this edition’s galleries. This focus explores these artists’ approach to the concept of commitment, whether a commitment to art and artworks, or to the world, its history and what is happening today.

According to Marc Donnadieu: “If art doesn’t change the world, some works of art do resist and, in their own way, counter the attacks to which the world is subjected. Such works make us more clairvoyant; they foster empathy and emancipation, obliging us to open our eyes to art and the world, to their history and current events. It is this commitment made by artists and their art that I want to put in the spotlight and contrast with the obscurity that is darkening the outlook today.”

Agathe May, Un monde en profondeur, 2013 Galerie Catherine Putman

Exhibitors List 2023

31 Project (Paris) • 193 Gallery (Paris) • 313 Art Project (Seoul, Paris) • Galerie 8+4 (Paris) • A&R Fleury (Paris) • A2Z Art Gallery (Paris, Hong Kong) • Afriart Gallery (Kampala)* • Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai)* • Alzueta Gallery (Barcelona, Madrid, Casavells) • AMS Galería (Santiago)* • Galerie Andres Thalmann (Zurich) • A Palazzo Gallery (Brescia)* • Galerie Ariane C-Y (Paris) • Galerie Arts d’Australie – Stéphane Jacob (Paris) • backslash (Paris) • Galerie Bacqueville (Lille, Oost-Souburg) • Baert Gallery (Los Angeles)* • Helene Bailly (Paris) • Galerie Jacques Bailly (Paris) • La Balsa Arte (Bogotá, Medellín)* • Saleh Barakat Gallery (Beirut)* • Baronian (Brussels, Knokke)* • Lilia Ben Salah (Paris)*
• Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou (Paris)* • Galerie Berès (Paris) • Galerie Claude Bernard & Michel Soskine Inc. (Paris, Madrid, New York) • Bigaignon (Paris)* • Galerie Binome (Paris) • Galerie Brame & Lorenceau (Paris) • Anne-Laure Buffard Inc. (Paris)* • By Lara Sedbon (Paris) • Galerie Camera Obscura (Paris)* • Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier (Paris)* • Clavé Fine Art (Paris)* • Comptoir des Mines Galerie (Marrakech)* • Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Boissy-le-Châtel, La Habana, Rome, São Paulo, Paris, Dubai) • Danysz (Paris, Shanghai, London) • Galerie Derouillon (Paris)* • Dilecta (Paris) • Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art (Neuchâtel)* • Galerie Dix9 – Hélène Lacharmoise (Paris)* • Galeria Marc Domènech (Barcelona)
• Double V Gallery (Marseilles, Paris) • Gilles Drouault galerie/multiples (Paris) • Dumonteil Contemporary (Paris, Shanghai) • Galerie Eric Dupont (Paris) • Galerie Dutko (Paris) • Galerie East (Strasbourg)* • Enari Gallery (Amsterdam)* • Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris) • Fisheye Gallery (Paris, Arles)* • Galerie Jean Fournier (Paris) • felix frachon gallery (Brussels) • Gaep Gallery (Bucharest)* • Galerie Claire Gastaud (Clermont-Ferrand, Paris) • gb agency (Paris) • Galerie Bertrand Grimont (Paris)* • Galerie Alain Gutharc (Paris) • H Gallery (Paris) • H.A.N. Gallery (Seoul) • HdM Gallery (Beijing)* • Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna) • Galerie Hors-Cadre (Paris) • Galerie Houg (Paris) • Ibasho (Antwerp) • Galerie Catherine Issert (Saint-Paul-de- Vence) • Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger (Paris, Lisbon) • rodolphe janssen (Brussels) • Galerie Kaléidoscope (Paris) • Ketabi Bourdet (Paris) • Galerie Carole Kvasnevski (Paris) • L’Atelier 21 (Casablanca)* • Galerie La Forest Divonne (Paris, Brussels) • Galerie La Ligne (Zurich) • Galerie Lahumière (Paris) • Yvon Lambert (Paris)* • Alexis Lartigue Fine Art (Paris) • Galerie Lelong & Co. (Paris) • Fabienne Levy (Lausanne)
• Galerie Françoise Livinec (Paris, Huelgoat) • Loevenbruck (Paris) • Galerie Maria Lund (Paris)* • Galerie Marguo (Paris) • Martch Art Project (Istanbul)* • Galerie Martel (Paris) • Maruani Mercier (Brussels, Knokke, Zaventem) • Mayoral (Barcelona, Paris) • Galerie Mennour (Paris) • Francesca Minini (Milan)* • Marc Minjauw Gallery (Brussels)* • Galerie Mitterrand (Paris) • Galerie Eric Mouchet (Paris, Brussels) • Galerie Maïa Muller (Paris)* • Galerie Najuma – Fabrice Miliani (Marseilles) • Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg, Brussels)* • Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels) • Oniris. art (Rennes) • Opera Gallery (Paris) • Paris-B (Paris) • Galerie Pauline Pavec (Paris) • Perrotin (Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai) • Galleria Poggiali (Florence, Milan, Pietrasanta)* • Praz-Delavallade (Paris, Los Angeles) • Galerie Catherine Putman (Paris)* • QG Gallery (Knokke)* • Galerie Rabouan Moussion (Paris) • La Galería Rebelde (Guatemala City, Los Angeles) • Repetto Gallery (London, Lugano)* • Galerie Retelet (Monte Carlo)* • Galerie Richard (Paris, New York)* • J. P. Ritsch-Fisch Galerie (Strasbourg) • RX & Slag (Paris, New York)* • Le Salon H (Paris)* • Edouard Simoens Gallery (Knokke)* • Gallery Simon (Seoul)* • Galerie Véronique Smagghe (Paris) • Galerie Pietro Spartà (Chagny) • Strouk Gallery (Paris)* • Richard Taittinger Gallery (New York) • Galerie Tanit (Beirut, Munich) • Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève (Paris) • Templon (Paris, Brussels, New York) • The Pill (Istanbul)* • the Spaceless Gallery (Paris)* • This Is Not A White Cube art gallery (Lisbon, Luanda)* • Galerie Traits Noirs (Paris) • Galerie Patrice Trigano (Paris) • Galerie Dina Vierny (Paris)* • Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris) • Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris, Geneva) • Gallery Woong (Seoul)* • Xippas (Paris, Geneva, Punta del Este) • Galerie Zlotowski (Paris)*


What To Expect at Art Paris 2023

Location: Grand Palais Éphémère

Duration: March 30 – April 2, 2023



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