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, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.view all articles from this author