Art Paris Art Fair

Art Paris Art Fair, the Springtime fair for Modern and Contemporary Art in Paris


From March 29th to April 1st, 2012, Art Paris Art Fair brings together 125 international galleries and editors under the majestic glass dome of the Grand Palais. The 2012 edition is a turning point in the evolution of the fair, bringing a new focus, a new team and new events.

New Ambitions for 2012: Promoting European Artistic Scenes
Art Paris Art Fair has set about exploring the diversity of contemporary creation throughout Europe. The general sector will offer an international overview of the arts in the 20th and 21st centuries, while a series of platforms will turn the spotlight on a European city or region to highlight a particularly vibrant energy of a specific decentralized art scene.

Art Paris Art Fair is also launching a European Creative Design Sector under the title «Séries Limitées », as well as a VIP programme for collectors called « Springtime in Paris». In addition a programme of talks will be initiated in the Grand Palais.

Applications for Art Paris Art Fair 2012 are now open.

Exhibitor access
In order to obtain your personal login and password to apply please contact :

Jérémie Thomas : P:+33 (0) 1 56 26 52 13 – Email :
Valentine Lecétre : P:+33 (0) 1 56 26 52 34 – Email :
Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee whose meeting is scheduled for 4th November 2011.

Practical information
Art Paris Art Fair
March 29th – April 1st, 2012
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Professional Preview (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 2pm to 6pm
Opening (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 6pm to 10pm

Opening hours
Thursday March 29th, 11.30am – 8pm
Friday March 30th, 11.30am – 10pm
Saturday March 31st, 11.30am – 8pm
Sunday April 1st, 11.30am – 7pm

Admission: 20 € /10 € for students and groups
Catalogue: 20 €


March 29th – April 1st, 2012
Professional Preview (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 2pm to 6pm
Opening (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 6pm to 10pm

Art Paris Art Fair
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

Phone: +33 (0) 1 56 26 52 13
Fax: +33 (0) 1 47 55 19 31




ArtParis, the Paris springtime event for the modern and contemporary art market, is returning to the Grand Palais from 31 March to 3 April 2011.

In 2010, the fair’s strategic director Lorenzo Rudolf gave ArtParis a new thrust, stretching the limits of traditional fairs to propose a new kind of fair… More than 47,000 visitors and numerous sales hailed the 2010 edition of ArtParis, thus validating what has once again this year been confirmed as a project-based fair capitalizing on artistic transversality.

Objectives for 2011: a project-based fair

From 31 March to 3 April 2011, ArtParis will continue down this path and invite some one hundred of the most dynamic French and international modern and contemporary art galleries to participate in this project-based show. The gallery owners and their artists are being asked to work together to create ‘concept stands’ that propose other ways of conceiving paint, photography, sculpture, drawing, video, installations, etc. Combined approaches with architecture, fashion, literature, design, cinema, music, advertising, or even gastronomy are thought to highlight crossovers in contemporary art.

To ensure the originality and quality of each exhibition project, Lorenzo Rudolf and the ArtParis team are using a ‘think tank,’ a committee of influential professionals from the market, cultural institutions, journalists, and gallery owners participating together in an effort to nurture critical thought on the evolution of art.

The must-see cultural event of the spring

Paris is known throughout the world for its cultural and artistic impact. Today, few cities can rival with Paris’s incredible potential for creation, elegance, and culture. Within the Grand Palais, one of the most beautiful showcases ever, Artparis will reassert its goal: to reflect the vitality of the Paris art market.

Lorenzo Rudolf explains: ‘In 2010, we reconfigured the contours of ArtParis for greater openness, suitable for new practices. In 2011 we will continue in that direction by preparing an even more surprising ArtParis, and with quality to match.’

*** Galleries wishing to participate in ArtParis 2011 will be able to download application forms from ***

Press contact : Sylvia Beder communicationculture
Romane Dargent / +33 1 43 20 51 07