My Art Guide Paris is a digital issue dedicated to Fiac art fair and the art week in Paris, available online and on iOS app. This edition has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Staffan Ahrenberg (Publisher at Cahiers d’Art), Daria de Beauvais (Curator at Palais de Tokyo) and Guillaume Sultana (Director at Sultana).
The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.
Staffan Ahrenberg was born in Sweden and grew up in Switzerland. Ahrenberg is the Publisher of Editions Cahiers d’Art, the Paris-based publishing house founded by Christian Zervos in 1926. Cahiers d’Art is one of the world’s most distinguished publishers of the visual arts, working directly with artists and their estates to create a revue, books, limited editions books and prints, and catalogues raisonnés – each of which is a celebration of the artist’s individual character and vision.
Daria de Beauvais is a curator at the Palais de Tokyo. Previously, her experience has included work with institutions (the Biennale and Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice; the Museum of Modern Art and Independent Curators International in New York) and galleries (Zlotowski, Paris; Alessandra Bonomo, Rome; Lili Marleen, New York). She is also a freelance curator. She regularly sits on various juries, and writes for a number of magazines and publications. Amongst her recent exhibitions: Mel O’Callaghan “Dangerous en-the-way”, 2017; Mika Rottenberg, 2016; Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, “acquaalta”, 2015; “Inside”, co-curated with Jean de Loisy and Katell Jaffrès, 2014; Julio Le Parc, 2013. She has worked with the artist Camille Henrot on her Carte Blanche at the Palais de Tokyo opening this October 2017.
Born in South of France, Guillaume Sultana studied in Montpellier and Paris, where he worked for the Collection Lambert en Avignon, but after some time he felt the need to “go up” to Paris. After a quick passage through the old Cosmic gallery (today Bugada & Cargnel), he started and opened a gallery on the rue Saint-Claude bearing the name of the two partners: Baumet-Sultana. But in 2010, Stéphane Baumet retired and Guillaume Sultana founded himself a new gallery in a new space in rue des Arquebusiers, very close to the previous one. This space he occupied until 2014, when he decided to move to Belleville. Belleville has established itself over the years as the area of emerging galleries in Paris. This was done gradually as the Marais was developed around 20 years ago. Sultana was pushed in this decision by the desire to take risk of working closer with young artists and have the satisfaction of seeing them growing along with the gallery. In 2015 Sultana founded with other three Parisian galleries – Crèvecoeur, High Art, Antoine Levi –, and the Swiss gallery Gregor Staiger, Paris Internationale art fair which this year is celebrating it’s 3rd edition.
Today Sultana Gallery is a member of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art and Le Grand Belleville.
- Staffan Ahrenberg, Cahiers d'Art
- Daria de Beauvais, Palais de Tokyo. Photo by: James Prinz
- Guillaume Sultana, Paris Internationale
- My Art Guide Paris Editorial Committee