Between the 3rd and the 7th of April, artparis will celebrate its 10th year at The Grand Palais. On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
With more than 40% of participants coming from outside France and a renewal of 95% of its galleries within 9 years, artparis has become an unmissable event on the European artistic scene.
For its 10th edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to emblematic artists and emerging talents of the Arab world. The contemporary art of this region, which appears to be a perfect synthesis between East and West, and which still is not as well-known as it ought to be, will be displayed in its complexity and variety of styles. This exhibition featuring the confrontation of multiple influences at the intersection of African, Asian and European cultures, was organised with the support of Brahim Alaoui, curator of the exhibition and art historian.
Artparis 2008 invites a dialogue between different artistic styles. In so doing, it echoes artparis-AbuDhabi whose first edition, last November, was a tremendous success, with more than 9 000 visitors and collectors attending this multicultural event.