press release

23rd edition
Grand Palais Ephémère - Champs de Mars, Paris

09.09.2021 - 12.09.2021

The First Modern and Contemporary Art Fair to Take Up Residence in the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars

After being the first art fair in the world to open its doors in September 2020 after lockdown restrictions ended, Art Paris will also be the first art fair to take up residence in the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars from 9 to 12 September 2021. 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, will host events scheduled at the Grand Palais until the building reopens for the Olympic Games in 2024.

Art Paris has established itself a major art fair for modern and contemporary art. This 23rd edition will bring together 141 galleries from over twenty countries, displaying art spanning from 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 39% of new participants and is marked by the arrival of leading international galleries.

Focusing on discovering or rediscovering artists, Art Paris encourages the presentation of monographic exhibitions and supports young galleries and emerging artists in the "Promises" sector. In Portraiture and Figuration. A Focus on the French Scene, guest curator Hervé Mikaeloff shares his perspective on the French scene by means of a selection of 20 artists from the exhibiting galleries.

Finally, the "In Paris during Art Paris" VIP programme will showcase the very best cultural events the City of Light has to offer as Paris, a world art capital, embarks on a period of significant transformations.