16 Rue Alfred de Vigny, 75008 Paris
2018 marked a return to the spirit of Paris Internationale’s inaugural edition. Moving back to a domestic set-up, a five storied Haussmannian building, the fair also chose to scale down in order to enhance a more intimate experience for exhibitors and visitors alike thus fostering dialogue.
Paris Internationale 2018 took place at 16 rue Alfred de Vigny, a 19th century mansion opening to a private garden connecting with the iconic parc Monceau, a favorite of Parisian flâneurs. Juxtaposing a variety of atmospheres as a testament to the distinctive identities of the many participants, this edition celebrated particularity over homogeneity. Progressing through the fair, visitors encountered artworks within spaces already imbued with character.
Paris Internationale 2018 welcomed 42 galleries hailing from 21 countries. Following the open-call to non-profits, we diligently reviewed over 150 applications and selected 8 international spaces to participate: 650mAh (Hove), Artkartell projectspace (Budapest), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta), Cordova (Barcelona), Goswell Road (Paris), ICA (London), Life Sport (Athens), The Performance Agency (Berlin).
Paris Internationale was established in 2015 as an innovative alternative to traditional art fairs and with the goal to support a young generation of galleries. In only three editions, it has developed into a vital instrument for promoting the work of emerging artists and rediscovering more established figures.
“Conversation Piece I”, a public program of discursive events to take place within Paris Internationale was conceived and coordinated by The Performance Agency, a Berlin based platform founded in 2017 with the aim of investigating genre-crossing possibilities and bringing together personalities from different fields to enact new performative happenings. The Performance Agency invited the audience to meet and hold one-on-one conversations with a series of experts across the fields of art, politics, performance, medicine, diplomacy, journalism, technology and finance, as a testament to the conversation’s deep and singular transformational potential.
Paris Internationale is also inaugurating Daily Dérives, a new program of conversations which took form as commentated visits of this 4th edition lead by a pair of key figures. As they progressed through the four floors of the venue, artists, curators, critics, teachers, collectors (sometimes all of the above) exchanged about the artworks on view in a flâneur spirit. Truthful to the Situationist meaning of the dérive, we encourage the expression of personal points of view and hope for an intimate experience for individuals who “let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they found there” (Guy Debord).
Comité professionnel des galeries d’art
Arts of the Working Class
Contemporary Art Galleries
The Art Newspaper
The New York Times
Paris Internationale Board :
Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris
Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris
Galerie Sultana, Paris
Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Paul Soto from Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles and Stephan Tanbin Sastrawidjaja from Project Native Informant, London have joined the team for the selection of the galleries.
Co-Directors : Silvia Ammon, Clément Delépine
Assistant : Grégoria Lagourgue
Design & Communication : Studio Marie Lusa
Legal Advice : Sibylle Loyrette
Special thanks to :
mobilierAuthentic, Ocean Highway, Palais de Tokyo, Claudia Wildermuth and all the volunteers
Download the 2018 press kit in english or french and our press clippings here:
Comme lors des ses précédentes éditions, Paris Internationale propose une selection stimulante de propositions résolument internationale et balayant tous les segments du marché, depuis les espaces indépendants les plus confidentiels jusqu’aux galeries les plus influentes dans leur catégorie, que l’on a plus l’habitude de voir sur Art Basel.
This is the best of the 10 things I’ve seen since the end of August,” the globe-trotting Belgian collector Alain Servais said at the crowded Tuesday preview. “Dealers are taking risks by bringing artists that have an institutional following, but not a commercial following.
A Paris, la FIAC et Paris Internationale, les deux principales foires d’art contemporain, se distinguent par une même volonté de participer à l’énergie du vivier d’artistes, curateurs, critiques, galeristes et acteurs du monde de l’art en général qui font la scène le reste de l’année.