51 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
Continuing the sentiment of its inaugural edition, Paris Internationale’s 2016 edition took place at 51 Avenue d’Iéna, a hôtel particulier built in 1897, most notably known as the Parisian residence and salon of prominent art collector Calouste Gulbenkian. From October 18th to the 23rd, the four story mansion, which spans over 3,000 m2, hosted 61 participants including 54 galleries and 7 project spaces hailing from 21 countries. Echoing the plural identities of the participants, the building features a mosaic of rooms with strikingly specific characteristics.
By privileging specificity over neutrality, audiences encountered distinct artworks within spaces already embedded with history and presence. From underground tiled rooms haunted by the specter of domestic service to ornate wood paneled libraries ingrained with the dust of prior knowledge to neoclassical grand ballrooms saturated with past social norms, this edition provided a setting inclined towards curiosity, exploration and attention.
Responding to the current climate of art fairs in regards to both its production and reception, Paris Internationale is a joint initiative from 5 emerging galleries; Crèvecoeur, High Art, Antoine Levi, Sultana and Gregor Staiger, as a collective attempt to develop an appropriate model for fostering new advanced initiatives in contemporary art.
Comité professionnel des galeries d’art
Fondation d’entreprise Ricard
Fluxus Art Projects
Contemporary Art Galleries
Gogo City Guide
Paris Internationale Co-founders :
Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris
Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Galerie High Art, Paris
Galerie Sultana, Paris
Co-Directors : Silvia Ammon, Clément Delépine
Assistants : Farah Tounkara, Laura Moulinoux
Design & Communication : Studio Marie Lusa
Special thanks to :
Sibylle Loyrette, Claudia Wildermuth, Caroline Drevait, Ô Divin, Ocean Highway, Label Edition, Dr Jackson’s and all the volunteers
Download the 2016 press kit in english or french and our press clippings here:
Organized by a quintet of emerging galleries, this pop-up fair near the Arc de Triomphe has quickly gained traction as the week’s « discovery » event of choice for art-world insiders.
La 2ème édition de Paris Internationale affirme sa position.
An Edgy Art Fair Takes On Paris. A new art fair, Paris Internationale, aims to be a hipper, cheaper alternative for collectors
Paris Internationale is putting Art-World Power Back in Young Gallerist’s Hands.
Conceived as a response to the sterility and boredom of the traditional art fair format, Paris Internationale feels free and slightly untamed, full of charming rough edges, and is a joy of discovery and surprise.
And yet the winner this autumn was Paris. Not because of Fiac, but thanks to the newcomer satellite fair Paris Internationale.