art paris to bring together female + latin american artists under the grand palais' glass roof

art paris to bring together female + latin american artists under the grand palais' glass roof

the 21st edition of art paris is set to bring together modern and contemporary art galleries under the majestic glass roof of the grand palais from 4th – 7th april 2019. favoring a thematic approach, this spring art paris will focus on women artists and latin america. anchored by 150 galleries from 20 different countries (with galleries from cameroon, bulgaria, mexico and peru participating for the first time), this year’s selection highlights new discoveries, and the new horizons of international creation. furthermore, the 2019 show bears witness to the fair’s move upmarket with the arrival of galleries such as art: concept, ceysson & bénétière, jérôme poggi, praz-delavallade and SAGE paris.

impressions of art paris 2018 / all images © marc domage



with a focus of the 2019 edition on women, art paris offers a critical overview of the work of female artists in france from the post-war period to the present day. AWARE (archives of women artists, research and exhibitions) will curate 25 projects chosen from the exhibits of participating galleries, and divide the selection into four themes: abstraction, the feminist avant-garde, image and theatricality. AWARE, an organization which aims to produce, index and distribute information about 20th century women artists, has also been invited to write a critical essay that situates each artist’s work in a historical context.


meanwhile, numerous participating galleries have chosen to put women artists on show: isabelle plat has a solo show at galerie eric mouchet; pierrette bloch at galerie véronique smagghe; and belgian artist anne de gelas at SAGE paris.



as well as exploring the role of women artists, art paris 2019 surveys latin american art from the 1960s to the present day. as part of southern stars: an exploration of latin american art, curated by valentina locatelli, approximately twenty european, asian and latin american galleries present an ensemble of 60 argentinean, brazilian, chilean, columbian, cuban, mexican, peruvian and venezuelan artists.



concurrently, galleries spread throughout the fair’s different sectors are offering a historical and contemporary journey of latin america’s art scenes. with the theme in mind, numerous particiapants are showcasing geometric abstraction from the 60s and 70s, including work by carlos cruz-diez, ivan contreras brunet, dario perez flores, and marino di teana. galería freijo will highlight two historical figures from the mexican scene — abstract sculptor and co-founder of stridentism german cueto, and felipe ehrenberg, a leading light in the field of mexican conceptual art in the 1970s.



xin dong cheng gallery will organize a group exhibition around the subject of the cuban scene, bringing together six artists from different generations: manuel mendive, raúl martínez, adonis flores, rené francisco rodriguez, michel mirabal and yunier hernández figueroa. meanwhile, nosco and galerie younique will showcase the young peruvian scene with emblematic figures includin jose carlos martinat and luis martinat, two brothers who are famous for their installations that question the past and the present of post-colonial societies. finally, galería ethra is showing three artists — maria josé de la macorra, alejandro pintado and maximo gonzalez — who are presenting their vision of the mexican megalopolis.



large-scale installations throughout the grand palais will further reflect on the theme and unite. in front of the entrance , visitors are welcomed by a monumental installation by mexican artist betsabeé romero, which evokes a requiem in memory of the car. in the nave, the CCK from buenos aires, in collaboration with the institut français d’argentine, presents ‘el verdadero jardín nunca es verde’, an installation by argentinean artist nicola costantino inspired by hieronymus bosch’s garden of earthly delights. on the south and north walls of the nave, three artists — marcelo brodsky from argentina, colombian artist stinkfish and ricardo rendón from mexico — will produce monumental compositions.



art paris 2019 runs from april 4 – 7, 2019 at grand palais. see visitor information and a full list of participating galleries on art paris’ official page here.

see more about the 2019 edition of art paris here

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