Art Elysees 2018 Renews the Dialogue Between Art and Design

Art Fairs

October 15, 2018

One of the major events during the Parisian Art Week, Art Élysées - Art & Design is coming back for its 12th edition this October. Participating vibrantly in the artistic effervescence of the capital, it is the only fair to present four different sections across four ephemeral pavilions set up along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées - modern art, contemporary art, urban art and design.

Art Élysées 2018 will bring together an impressive selection of 110 French and international galleries which reflect the market’s current trends. As in every edition before, the fair will renew the coherent dialogue between modern and contemporary art and 20th-century design, connecting the great art references of the 20th century to contemporary artists. With dynamic and quality exhibitions, this unique art and design event is not to be missed.

Sam FRANCIS - Untitled, 1959
Sam Francis - Untitled, 1959. Acrylic on paper, 12,5 x 20 cm. Signed and dated by Sam Francis 1959. Courtesy Galerie des Modernes

Art Élysées 2018 Exhibitors

Art Élysées 2018 will present 64 galleries for the modern and contemporary art section, 24 galleries for the urban and contemporary art section with 15 galleries who present urban art and 14 galleries for the design section.

Within the modern and contemporary art section, be sure not to miss booths by 1831 Art Gallery from Paris, first and foremost exhibiting contemporary artists, with a particular focus on younger artists; Bailly Gallery from Geneva, focusing on modern masterpieces; Galeria Miquel Alzueta from Barcelona, merging contemporary art with architecture and design from the XX century; Galerie Birch from Copenhagen, the oldest contemporary art museum in Denmark; and Didier Ltd from London, specializing in artistic jewels designed by leading Modern Masters and designers from the second half of the 20th century; among others. Among galleries in the urban and contemporary art section are Gallery Joeun from Seoul, a place where everyday life encounters with artistic inspiration; Galerie Brugier-Rigail from Paris, focusing on the work of contemporary urban artists; Galerie Géraldine Zberro from Paris, showing contemporary art; and David Pluskwa Contemporary Art from Marseille, specialized in the 19th- and 20th-century and contemporary art, among others.

The List of Art Élysées 2018 Exhibitors


For this 12th edition, the fair will set up different events within the fairgrounds, such as three exhibitions of three contemporary artists from different backgrounds which focuses on the ecological issues.

The exhibition Inspire by Tristan Vyskoc features 16 paintings of 2 meters high each, a huge encircling canvas 32 meters long inside which people may walk around and which offers to see the Mont-Blanc 360, reminding us about our responsibility as men turned the earth into Anthropocene.

Keep It Wild by Patricia de Solages tells the stories of our planet’s generous yet fragile nature throughout her pictures. Images from the series are printed out on survival blankets, as the artist had a need to show the fragile nature and save the sea and the glaciers.

The exhibition Le Nord 1000 by Kongo will present works the urban artist created for the Saint-Exupery Foundation which highlight the values they share through a tribute to the famed author. The artist painted Nord1000 aircraft, the German airplane which is historically as well as symbolically of special importance.

The fair will also present the Imaginary Collection, welcoming B Signature Hotel & Resorts Group. The hotel group’s management played the part and gathered a collection of timeless works shown in the shared open spaces of each of their hotels, demonstrating the group’s commitment in favor to contemporary artistic creation.

The Location  of Art Élysées - Art & Design
The Location  of Art Élysées - Art & Design 0 Champs Élysées


Practical Information

Art Élysées - Art & Design 2018 will take place at the Pavilions, avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8from place Clemenceau to place de la Concorde from October 18th until October 22nd, 2018. The preview for press and professionals by invitation only will take place on October 17th from 2 to 6 p.m., while the Vernissage will take place from 6 to 10 p.m.

The fair will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

The price of the ticket will be 15€, while the price of the catalog will be 20€.

For more information, visit the official website of the fair.

Left Seth - the diving board Right Seth - the hopscotch
Left: Seth - the diving board. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 130x81 cm / Right: Seth - the hopscotch. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 146x89 cm. Courtesy Galerie Géraldine Zberro

Claude-Champy - Bloc céramique, Mickaël Doucet - La fin de Cronos, 2016
Left: Claude-Champy - Bloc céramique. 40 x 53 x 53 cm (c) Denis Durand. Courtesy Galerie Capazza / Right: Mickaël Doucet - La fin de Cronos, 2016. 162x130 cm. Courtesy Galerie Charron

Lustre Spoutnik - Laiton et verre, Ø90 H130cm, 2017
Lustre Spoutnik - Laiton et verre, Ø90 H130cm, 2017 © Caroline Perrier. Courtesy Galerie Glustin Luminaires

Antonio SEGUI - Salir coriedo, 2015, Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA - Work 130918, 1994
Left: Antonio SEGUI - Salir coriedo, 2015. TMI sur toile, 92x73 cm. Courtesy Galerie Bertheas / Right: Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA - Work 130918, 1994. Huile et jute sur toile, 73 x 100 cm. Courtesy galerie Artisyou

PichiAvo - The Olympic Torch, Pro 176 - Euphoria inner beauty
Left: PichiAvo - The Olympic Torch. Technique mixte sur toile, 125 x 125 cm. Courtesy NextStreetGallery © NextStreetGallery / Right: Pro 176 - Euphoria inner beauty. Acrylique sur toile, 120 x 100 cm. Courtesy Galerie Zberro

Featured images: Sylvie Mangaud - Together. Bronze, 60 cm. Courtesy Hegoa Gallery; Jean-Philippe Duboscq, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, PA-11- 140 X 200 cm. Courtesy Nardone Gallery; Eleanor Lakelin - Rising Rhythm. Sycamore, Time and Texture. Courtesy 1831Art Gallery. All images courtesy of Art Élysées.

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