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
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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