Art Paris 2022

Grand Palais Éphémère, Champ de Mars, Paris, 7 - 10 April 2022
Boosted by the success of the September 2021 edition that inaugurated the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars with a record-breaking 72,745 visitors, Art Paris is back from 7 to 10 April 2022 with a strong selection of 130 modern and contemporary galleries from some twenty different countries.

 

Natural Histories: A Focus on the French Scene by Alfred Pacquement

Since 2018, Art Paris has consistently supported the French contemporary art scene by inviting curators to lend a subjective, historical and critical eye on a selection of specific projects by French artists presented by participating galleries. With Natural Histories: A Focus on the French Scene, independent exhibition curator Alfred Pacquement will share his perspective on the French scene with a selection of 20 artists from different generations, whilst considering the way in which these artists see the natural world and how plants and animals have once again found their place in the contemporary aesthetic.

According to Alfred Pacquement, "Exploring, observing and taking stock of nature, noting how it is transformed or endangered and showcasing it, recounting its every aspect… today, the interest of artists in the plant and animal kingdoms never ceases to confirm its vitality.."


Art & Environment, by Alice Audouin

Independent exhibitor curator, environmental specialist and Art of Change 21 founder Alice Audouin, will orchestrate a selection of seventeen French and international artists (selected from amongst the exhibiting galleries), whose work tackles environmental issues such as global warming and the loss of biodiversity.

According to Alice Audouin: "A new generation of artists born into the period of ecological crisis puts environmental issues at the heart of its practice. For these artists, ecology is not just a theme, but rather an expression of their relationship with the world. They are reinventing both ways of living together and the collective values of society. From ecofeminism to post-anthropocentrism, they are asserting their role as the avant-garde to the full and optimistically initiating a future where cooperation prevails over competition."

 

Presenting works by:

MARTIN BARRÉ
VALÉRIE BELIN
CAROLE BENZAKEN
GUILLAUME BRESSON
ROGER-EDGAR GILLET
FABRICE HYBER
SHIRLEY JAFFE
ROBERT KUSHNER
GUILLAUME LEBLON
EUGÈNE LEROY
BENOÎT MAIRE
LAURE PROUVOST
FIONA RAE
ANTOINE RENARD
SARKIS
WANG KEPING