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Art Paris in Pictures

Benoît Huot at Galerie C

By PAUL LASTER, Apr. 2019

A regional art fair with a bit of an international flavor, Art Paris 2019 was just the right size for an afternoon of discovery. Returning to the Grand Palais for the 21st edition, the fair boasted 150 modern and contemporary art galleries presenting solo and group exhibitions, with a particular lean toward Latin American and women artists. 

Galerie C from Switzerland presented a solo show of sculptural fetishes by French artist Benoît Huot; Wooson Gallery from Korea offered poetic figurative paintings, drawings and sculptures by Chilean artist Sandra Vasquez de La Horra; and Ceysson & Bénétière, with galleries in Saint-Étienne, Paris, New York and Luxembourg, featured three series of self-portrait photographs by the famed French body artist Orlan.

Combining both focal points of this year’s fair, the special exhibition “Amazones” highlighted such celebrated Latin American women artists as Lygia Clark, Beatriz Milhazes, Rivane Neuenschwander, Mira Schendel, Valeska Soares, Erika Vezzutti and others—all from the collection of the London-based Catherine Petitgas.

Scroll through the images below to see more of the exhibitors and artists that caught our eye. Art Paris was on view at the Grand Palais from April 3 to 7. WM

Eva Tallois at Galerie des Petits Carreaux

Aaron Johnson and Bernard Rancillac at Galerie Sebastien Adrien

Lydie Arickx at Loo & Lou Gallery

Orlan at Ceysson & Bénétière

Eudes Menichetti at Galerie Eko Sato

Anton Kannemayer at Huberty & Breyne Gallery

Giulia March at Matèria

Oda Jaune at Templon

Ben at Galerie Berthéas

Xavier Escriba at Galerie Oliver Wallman

Mel Ramos and Zevs. at Marcel Strouk Galerie Rive Gauche

Lauren Dare, Tony Pedemonte and Dan Miller at Creative Growth

Gözde İlkin at Galerie Paris-Beijing

Sandra Vasquez de La Horra at Wooson Gallery

François Réau and Axel Roy at H Gallery

Ulla von Brandenburg at Art Concept

Valeska Soares (detail) in Amazones

Karina Bisch at Galerie Thomas Bernard - Cortex Athletico

Ruud Van Empel at Flatland

Paz Corona at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire

Tulio Pinto at Un-spaced

Rivane Neuenschwander in Amazones

Paloma Castillo at Galerie des Petits Carreaux

Summer Wheat and Annette Barcelo at Galerie Anne de Villepoix

Raphaëlle Ricol at Galerie Patricia Dorfmann

Lygia Clark, Beatriz Milhazes, Erika Vezutti and Mira Schendel in Amazones

Léa Belooussovitch at Galerie Paris-Beijing


Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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