Art Paris Art Fair 2012

From March 29th- April 1st, 2012, Art Paris Art Fair (formerly Art Paris) will display work by artists from 16 countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, China, South Korea, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland).
 
Hosted at the Grand Palais on the Champs-Elysées, this informal art gathering is open to artists working in all genres.
 
Last year, the art fair attracted over 48,000 visitors to its 120 galleries.
 
The goal of Art Paris Art Fair is to promote the variety of arts that exist throughout the world’s major cities.
 
Art Paris Art Fair 2012 also provides an opportunity for Parisian galleries to showcase international art movements, with a particular focus this year on Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. A new section of the fair called “Limited Edition” will display cutting-edge contemporary design.
 
There are also a variety of lectures and screenings associated with Art Paris Art Fair:
 
  • “Towards a new cultural model in France? The increasing number of private initiatives promoting contemporary creation” (March 29th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • “Regions, periphery: the new map of contemporary art in France” (March 30 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • “The Europe of Art. Networks and issues in the art of Europe” (March 31 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • “Art of design… art in use” (April 1st from 4:00pm to 5:30pm)
 
Danielle Schirman’s documentary film, “Janette, la pionnière,” will be screened on April 1st from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
 
If you’re in Paris and are curious about international art, check it out!

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