This October, a special art event will bring thousands of art lovers, collectors and galleries together, as Art Elysees 2016 – Art and Design, Modern and Contemporary fair celebrates its 10th edition. Taking place in the very heart of Paris, on the famous Avenue des Champs Elysées, this art fair has developed a unique identity and it’s recognizable for its high quality standards and commitment to follow the vibrant and dynamic scene in the world of art and design. The main program is divided into Art Section and Design Section, while there will also be many other events, celebrating the fair’s tenth anniversary. Apart from the pieces of Modern and Contemporary art (including urban art), there's be an opportunity to see remarkable pieces of modern and contemporary design as well.
More than 50 percent of the fair’s exhibitors are contemporary art galleries. Apart from newly-founded galleries, the list of exhibitors also includes a number of established and well-known art spaces, such as Francoise Livinec, GNG, Lélia Mordoch (that will present a solo show of Japanese artist Yukio Imamura), galerie du Centre and Kálmán Makláry Gallery. A special part of the main program will be the exhibition of Jean Dubuffet, featuring some rare prints and drawings by this famous artist.
Since 2009, Art Elysees has been promoting and presenting the 20th Century design. This year, the fair collaborates with Via, a French label, which will present its selection of galleries and design houses. They promote young French designers. One particular event will mark this year’s presentation of design at Art Elysees. It’s SALON – a unique exhibition that is curated by the Berlin-based Michael Fuchs Galerie.
Many important movements of contemporary art will be presented at this year’s Art Elysees. Since geometric abstraction has become very popular among collectors recently, this movement will be presented during the fair with the following galleries: Espace Meyer Zafra, Olivier Waltman, Gimpel et Müller. Other galleries, such as Boesso Art Gallery, Mark Hachem, galerie Wagner, and Hubert Konrad are focusing more on op art, with works by Antonio Asis, Luis Tomasello, Carlos Cruz Diez, Dario Perez Florez and Nathalie Cohen. Guy Pieters Gallery will present two exceptional solo shows opposite each other: Christo and Niki de Saint Phalle.
Several supporting events will be organized during the Art Elysees 2016. One of them is VIP Visit, which has been designed in collaboration with Constance Breton, contemporary art specialist. Many debates and talks will be organized, with topics such as luxury, the art world or art in a digitalized context and many more. Finally, in partnership with the Park Hyatt – Paris Vendôme, a special show will be organized – exhibition of Pierre Marie Lejeune.
The Art Elysees 2016 will take place from October 20 until October 24, 2016, on the Champs-Élysées Avenue, from Place de la Concorde to the Grand Palais (Pavilions). The preview (for press and professionals by invitation only) will take place on October 19 - trade afternoon for professionals from 2pm-6pm and Vernissage, from 6-10pm. Tickets can be bought for 15€. For more information about the Art Elysees 2016, please visit the official website of the art fair.
Featured Images: 4 et 4 BIS/ GALERIE MIKAEL NAJJAR. Otto Schulz - Fauteuil poil blanc 25, Courtesy galerie Mikael Najjar; Baudoin Lebon - Tank, Courtesy baudoin lebon. All Images courtesy of Art Elysees.
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