“The leading springtime event for modern and contemporary art” is opening its majestic Grand Palais doors, and once again, take worldwide audiences by storm what with the 150 galleries on display for this year’s edition of Art Paris.
Around the block, however, sit numerous art galleries that are a walking distance from the Grand Palais, and are worth crossing the street for, in order to immerse oneself even more in the Parisian art scene.
1. Gagosian (6min walk, 450m)
Directed by its Founder Larry Gagosian, this gallery is among the 16 Gagosian gallery spaces around the world; it is a contemporary art gallery that exhibits some of the most influential artists of our times.
Now showing: Morocco, an exhibition by Brice Marden, traveling from the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech, Morocco. Starting April 4th till June 1st 2019.
4 rue de Ponthieu
Web link: https://gagosian.com
2. Galeries Bartoux (6min walk, 450m)
This gallery exhibits and promotes a broad variety of international contemporary artists as well as world renowned artists of the 20th century. Galeries Bartoux are currently exhibiting an art installation by Dirk De Keyzer at the Village Royal.
Now showing: DIRK DE KEYZER x Le Village Royal – From February 28th, till April 28th, 2019.
5, avenue Matignon
3. Galerie Geraldine Zberro (9min walk, 700m)
Galerie Geraldine Zberro represents renowned as well as emerging contemporary artists from a wide spectrum of styles and backgrounds, ranging from abstract to street art.
23-25 rue Jean Mermoz
4. Galerie Joel Knafo (13min walk, 1km)
The contemporary art gallery represents a dozen national and international artists. They are also known for developing and supporting large scale artistic projects, mainly in public spaces. The gallery emphasises the importance of building links between collectors and artists.
Now showing: Cent Regards by Philippe Herard, from April 9th till 11th of May, 2019.
182 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
5. Palais de Tokyo (16min walk, 1.2km)
When it comes to contemporary art, one cannot miss the Palais de Tokyo, one of the lagest centers for contemporary art in Europe. There are currently nine exhibitions there, among them are Frank Scurti’s More is Less, and Theaster Gates’s Amalgam.
Now showing: 7 alchimies en réalité virtuelle by Julio Le Parc, and Gigamaku by Antwan Horfee. Both from the 20th of February, till the 12th of May, 2019.
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris
Extra: l’Institut des Cultures d’Islam:
Even though it’s a bit far from the Grand Palais, it’s worth checking out the current exhibition at L’Institut des Cultures d’Islam: C’est Beyrouth, curated by Sabyl Ghoussoub.This photography exhibition includes works from Mohamad Abdouni, Hassan Ammar, Ziad Antar, Patrick Baz, Myriam Boulos, Roy Dib, Christophe Donner, Fouad El Koury, Sirine Fattouh, Cha Gonzalez, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Dalia Khamissy, Vianney Le Caer, Randa Mirza and Natalie Naccache.
19 Rue Léon
For a more elaborate list of quintessential art destinations in Paris and around the world, make sure to check out the Selections Art Journal in partnership with Lufthansa.
A perfect pocket-sized travel companion, Selections Art Journal looks beyond commercial galleries and art fairs to offer a wealth of information on the diverse art scenes of each of the cities in this guide, including biennials, art organisations, museums, cultural centres and more. Selections Art Journal is the new indispensable resource for today’s global art audience.