Art Paris 2020 in September
An act of resistance and the first cultural event
in Paris after the holiday period.

An act of resistance
Postponed before being reinvented online, Art Paris 2020, the modern and contemporary art fair, will be born again at the end of the summer at the Grand Palais in a real-world version from 10-13 September. It will be the first European cultural and commercial event of the season.

Special health measures and a private preview spread over five days
Under its 45-metre-high glass roof, the Grand Palais is an exceptionally spacious venue. The layout of the fair has been modified with wider aisles ready to welcome some 112 galleries and the maximum number of visitors will be limited to around 3,000 (based on the information currently available). The private preview scheduled
for 9 September has been shortened and spread over the duration of the fair itself from 10-13 September with early opening preview for collectors from 10am to 12pm.

Supporting galleries and showcasing their work
This edition of the fair, which can be qualified as an act of resistance, reflects Art Paris desire to support and showcase the work accomplished by galleries. According to fair director Guillaume Piens: “It is now more than ever time for galleries to get back to work and meet their collectors. It is just as important for their artists. The advantage of Art Paris is that it is above all a local and regional fair with a large majority of French galleries. 75 % of visitors to the fair come from the Paris region or other areas of France”.
Art Paris organiser France Conventions has offered highly favourable conditions to exhibiting galleries: All amounts already paid by galleries will be carried over to the September edition; the remaining balance can be paid up to two months after the fair; an additional 15% “solidarity” discount will be applied to booth tariffs and Art Paris will create an endowment fund financed by the proceeds of ticket sales to fund the participation of 14 young galleries that have been in existence for less than six years.


An updated edition with 112 galleries (including 24 international galleries) marked by the arrival of several big names and a new wave of young galleries.
For this 22nd edition 112 galleries will be present, including 24 foreign galleries hailing from Korea, Canada, the Ivory Coast and Peru for the most far flung among them, in addition to our European neighbours with galleries from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Holland, Portugal and Switzerland.
The 2020 selection, which counts 36% of first-time participants, is also marked by the arrival of major galleries such as Perrotin, Jeanne Bucher Jaeger and Karsten Greve (who has teamed up with Caroline Smulders for the occasion), who will be joining the fair’s faithful exhibitors that include Nathalie Obadia, Templon, Lahumière and Paris-Beijing. A prominent place has also been reserved for a young generation of gallerists including Pauline Pavec, Arnaud Faure Baulieu, Eva Hober and 193 Gallery, thereby illustrating Art Paris’s vocation to be a place for discovery.

An overview of the French art scene: Common and Uncommon Stories
To support the French scene, Art Paris asked an independent curator and art critic to turn a subjective, historical and critical eye on a selection of specific projects by French artists presented by participating galleries. In Common and Uncommon Stories, Gaël Charbau shares his vision of the French scene with a selection of nineteen artists, most of whom were born in the 1980s. These artists’ works highlight narrative notions and tell unique and universal stories. Gaël Charbau has  also been invited to write a text presenting each artist and their work. As he says: “It seems to me that we can give an insight into our common history by confronting it with the uncommon history of these artists (Henni Alftan, Léa Belooussovitch, Abdelkader Benchamma, Elsa & Johanna etc) who are, for the most part, still in the first part of their careers- all the time of course keeping an eye on some of their elders (Roland Flexner, Sophie Calle, Hervé Télémaque).”

Selected artists: Laurence Aëgerter (Galerie Binome), Abdelkader Benchamma (Galerie Templon), Henni Alftan (Galerie Claire Gastaud), Léa Belooussovitch (Galerie Paris- Beijing), Jérôme Borel (Galerie Olivier Waltman), Sophie Calle (Perrotin), Mathilde Denize (Galerie Pauline Pavec), Elsa & Johanna (Galerie La Forest Divonne), Roland Flexner (Galerie Nathalie Obadia), Laurent Gapaillard (Galerie Daniel Maghen), Jennyfer Grassi (Galerie Eva Hober), Laurent Grasso (Perrotin) , Caroline Le Méhauté (H Gallery), Anne et
Patrick Poirier (Dilecta), Baptiste Rabichon (Galerie Paris-Beijing), Edgar Sarin (Dilecta), Hervé Télémaque (Galerie Rabouan Moussion), Paul Vergier (H. Gallery).

A common theme around the Iberian Peninsula
A common theme around the Iberian Peninsula highlights Spanish and Portuguese art from the 1950s to the present day. Seventeen galleries will present some 50 artists, from modern masters such as Joan Miro, Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva, Julio Pomar and Antoni Tapies, to contemporary artists including Miguel Branco, Rui
Moreira and Jorge Queiroz, whilst putting figures worthy of rediscovery such as Darío Villalba.

Solo Show: twenty monographic exhibitions
Around twenty solo shows spread around the fair will allow the public to discover or delve more deeply into the work of various modern, contemporary and emerging artists.

Artists: L’Atlas (1978), Galerie Géraldine Zberro / Roger Ballen (1950), Galerie Carolinemulders & Galerie Karsten Greve / Steeve Bauras (1982), YCOS-Project / Mahjoub Ben Bella (1946), Galerie Provost-Hacker / Soly Cissé (1969), Galerie Chauvy / Li Chevalier (1961), Raibaudi Wang Gallery / Robert Combas (1957), Galerie Perahia / Hervé Di Rosa (1959), Art to Be Gallery / Luc Doerflinger (1966), Galerie Modulab / Louis Granet (1991), Gilles Drouault galerie/multiples / Aude Herlédan (1966), 1831 Art Gallery / Xiao Guo Hui
(1969), Christopher Cutts Gallery / Invader (1969), Galerie Ange Basso / Jacques Martinez (1944), SPARC Spazio Arte Contemporanea / Miaz Brothers (1965), Wuderkammern / Ayako Miyawaki (1905-1995), Galerie Frédéric Moisan / Hermann Nitsch (1938), Lukas Feichtner Galerie / Sascha Nordmeyer (1977), Galerie Slotine / Jean-Pierre Schneider (1946), Galerie Univer / Colette Colla / Sarah Trouche (1983), Galerie Marguerite Milin.

Promises: A sector for young galleries and emerging talents
Purposely placed at the very heart of the Grand Palais, “Promises” will host 14 young galleries from Abidjan, Brussels, Lima, Lisbon, Sofia, Marseilles and Paris, many of which will be exhibiting at Art Paris for the first time this year. The galleries will explore rarely represented art scenes, from Europe – in particular Bulgaria
at Structura Gallery; Africa, with Afikaris, 31 Project, Galerie Véronique Rieffel and Septieme Gallery; Latin America, represented by Galerie Younique and the young French art scene through Double V, Intervalle and Ségolène Brossette. The galleries will each be presenting between one and three emerging artists – and will benefit from a financial sponsorship from the fair.

The 2020 selection: Afikaris (Paris), 31 Project (Paris), Galerie Ariane C-Y (Paris), Art Sablon (Bruxelles), Galerie Bessières Art contemporain (Chatou), Galerie Double V (Marseille), Galeria Foco (Lisbon), H Gallery (Paris) , Galerie Intervalle (Paris), Galerie Véronique Rieffel (Abidjan), Ségolène Brossette Galerie, Septieme Gallery (Paris), Structura Gallery (Sofia), Galerie Younique (Lima).

In Paris in September
The fair’s special VIP programme illustrates the effervescence of the Parisian art  scene in September. Christo et Jeanne-Claude. Paris! at the Centre Pompidou, Erwin Wurm at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, James Tissot (1836-1902).
L’ambigu moderne at the Musée d’Orsay, Esprit es-tu là? Les peintres de l’au-delà at Musée Maillol, La vie moderne – Nouveau parcours dans les collections at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris or Moins de trente ans !!, galerie du jour agnès b., La Fab are among the highlights.

10 – 13
September 2020

Trade only preview:
9th September from 11 am to 8 pm.
VIP and Prestige cardholders only.
Trade only early opening:
for Daily Preview, VIP and Prestige
cardholders only. 10th-13th September
from 10 am-12 pm.
Public opening hours:
Thursday 10 September: 12 pm-8 pm
Friday 11 September: 12 pm-9 pm
Saturday 12 September: 12 pm-8 pm
Sunday 13 September: 12 pm-8 pm
Admission: 28 € /
14 € (students and groups).

2020 Exhibitor List
• 1831 Art Gallery (Paris)* • 193 Gallery (Paris)* • 31 Project (Paris)* • 313 Art Project (Paris/Seoul) • Galerie 8+4 – Paris (Paris) • A. Galerie (Paris) • A2Z Art Gallery (Paris/ Hong Kong) • AD Galerie (Montpellier) • Aedaen Gallery (Strasbourg) • Afikaris (Paris)* • Galerie ALB Anouk Le Bourdiec (Paris)* • Alzueta Gallery (Barcelona) • Galerie Ariane C-Y (Paris)* • Artkelch (Fribourg-en-Brisgau) • Art Sablon (Brussels)* • Galerie Arts d’Australie – Stéphane Jacob (Paris) • Art to Be Gallery (Lille) • Galerie Cédric Bacqueville (Lille) • Galerie Ange Basso (Paris) • Galerie Claude Bernard (Paris) • Galerie Bert (Paris) • Galerie Bessières (Chatou)* • Galerie Binome (Paris) • Bogéna Galerie (Saint-Paulde- Vence) • Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery (Paris) • Galerie Capazza (Nançay) • Galerie Jean-François Cazeau (Paris)* • Galerie Chauvy (Paris) • Christopher Cutts Gallery (Toronto) • David Pluskwa Art Contemporain (Marseille)* • Dilecta (Paris) • Galería Marc Domènech
(Barcelona) • Double V Gallery (Marseille)* • Galerie Dutko (Paris) • Galerie Jacques Elbaz (Paris) • Gilles Drouault galerie /multiples (Paris)* •Galerie Eric Dupont (Paris) • Galerie Eva Hober (Paris)* • Galerie Valérie Eymeric (Lyon) • Galerie Faure Baulieu (Paris)* • Lukas Feichtner Galerie (Vienne)* • Flatland (Amsterdam) • Galeria Foco (Lisbon)* Galeria Freijo (Madrid) • Galerie Claire Gastaud (Clermont-Ferrand/Paris) •
H Gallery (Paris) • H.A.N. Gallery (Szoul) • Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienne) • La Galerie de l’Instant (Paris)* • Galerie Intervalle (Paris) • Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger (Paris)* • Galerie Kaléidoscope (Sannois)* • Galerie Koralewski (Paris) • Espace L & Brisa Galeria* (Geneva/Lisbon) • Galerie La Forest Divonne (Paris/Brussels) • Galerie Lahumière (Paris) • Galerie Lara Vincy (Paris) • Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch (Paris) • Galerie Loft (Paris) • Loo & Lou Gallery (Paris) • Galerie Daniel Maghen (Paris) • Galerie Mark Hachem (Paris) • (Paris) • Galerie Marguerite Milin (Paris)* • Galerie Modulab (Metz)* • Galerie Frédéric Moisan (Paris) • Mo J Gallery (Seoul/Busan) • Galerie Lélia Mordoch (Paris/Miami) • Galerie Najuma Fabrice Miliani (Marseille) • Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris/Brussels) • Galerie Oniris – Florent Paumelle (Rennes) • Opera Gallery (Paris) • P gallery sculpture (Athens)* • Galerie Paris-Beijing (Paris) • Galerie Pauline Pavec (Paris)* • Galerie Perahia
(Paris) • Perrotin (Paris, Hong-Kong, New-York, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo)* • Pigment Gallery (Barcelona) • Galerie Provost–Hacker (Lille) • Galerie Rabouan Moussion (Paris) • Raibaudi Wang Gallery (Paris) • Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (London) • Red Zone Arts (Frankfurt)* • Galerie Richard (Paris/New York) • Galerie Véronique Rieffel (Paris/ Abidjan) *• J.-P. Ritsch-Fisch Galerie (Strasbourg) • Galerie Scène Ouverte (Paris)* •
School Gallery/Olivier Castaing (Paris) • Ségolène Brossette Galerie (Paris)* • Septieme Gallery (Paris) *• Galerie Slotine (Paris) • Galerie Véronique Smagghe (Paris) • Caroline Smulders & Galerie Karsten Greve (Paris)* • SPARC Spazio Arte Contemporanea* (Venice) • Structura Gallery (Sofia)* • Galerie Taménaga (Paris/Tokyo/Osaka) • Templon (Paris/ Brussels) • Galerie Traits Noirs (Paris) *• Galerie Patrice Trigano (Paris) • Galerie Univer/ Colette Colla (Paris) • Un-Spaced (Paris) • Galerie Vazieux (Paris)* • Galerie Wagner (Le Touquet Paris-Plage/Paris) • Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris/Miami) • Wunderkammern (Rome/Milan)* • Galerie XII (Paris/Los Angeles/Shanghai) • Galerie Younique (Lima/ Paris) • Galerie Géraldine Zberro (Paris)*
* new participants