ASIA NOW, Paris Asian Art Fair, the first contemporary art fair highlighting the diversity of artistic scenes in Asia, celebrates its 9th edition from October 19 to 22, 2023, at the Monnaie de Paris.
For the second year, Asia NOW will take place throughout the entire palace of Monnaie de Paris, organised around outdoor courtyards in a site classified as a Historical Monument, which has retained its original purpose as a coin minting factory.
In this prestigious setting, emblematic of French neoclassical architecture, 60 international galleries presenting the best of the artistic scenes from territories ranging from West Asia to Southeast Asia, and from Central Asia to the Asia-Pacific. A new section called NOW ON is dedicated to young galleries.
In total, 220 emerging and established artists will be exhibited in gallery spaces and within curatorial projects, as well as through encounters, public debates, and performative and culinary events.
The artistic direction of this edition, titled Weaving the World, is entrusted to Kathy Alliou, director of the Department of Fine Arts at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Special attention will be given to the diasporic question and the contribution of diasporas to artistic scenes, as well as a focus on textile practices and the richness of their artistic manifestations.
The collective “Slavs and Tatars” is the Guest Curator of the curatorial platform for Asia NOW 2023. Their exhibition, presenting works by 14 artists, will focus on textiles in contemporary art from Central Asia. It will unfold as a journey punctuated by experiences within the iconic Monnaie de Paris, the oldest active minting institution today. The Cour d’Honneur will host a Chaikhaneh, or tea salon, designed by the artists to receive visitors for a tasting experience. On this occasion, Slavs and Tatars will also create a Reading Room, a lounge with reading beds, facilitating encounters and exchanges.
Exhibitors: 2Gil29 GALLERY｜Seoul, 313 Art Project｜Paris, A2Z Art GALLERY｜Paris, Ab-Anbar Gallery｜Teheran｜London, Anna Laudel｜Istanbul, Anne-Laure Buffard｜Paris, Art on Istanbul｜Beyoğluİstanbul, Aspan Art Gallery｜Almaty, Kazakhstan, Ayyam Gallery｜Dubai, BackSlash Gallery｜Paris, By Lara Sedbon｜Paris, Cadet Capela｜Paris, Cuturi Gallery｜Singapore, EACH MODERN｜Taipei, Etemad Gallery｜Teheran, Fragment ｜New York, Galerie Eric Mouchet｜Paris, Galerie Françoise Livinec ｜Paris, Galerie Michael Janssen ｜Berlin, Galerie Peter Kilchmann ｜Zurich｜Paris, Galerie Taménaga ｜Paris, Gallery COMMON｜Tokyo, Gana Art｜Seoul, Gene Gallery｜ Shanghai, Harper’s Gallery｜ New York, HdM Gallery ｜Beijing, Intersections Gallery｜ Singapore, Iram Art｜ Gujarat, India, Isabelle Van den Eynde｜Dubai, Kabinett｜Seoul, König ｜Berlin ｜Seoul, KORNFELD GALERIE｜ Berlin, Lee-Bauwens Gallery ｜Brussels, L.L Contemporary ｜Richmond Hill, Canada, Louis & Sack｜ Paris, M77｜Milan, Madeln Gallery｜Shanghai, Maki Gallery｜Tokyo, Modesti Perdriolle Gallery ｜Paris｜Bruxelles, Nika Project Space｜Dubai, Ora Ora ｜Hong Kong, Over the Influence｜ Hong Kong｜Los Angeles｜Bangkok｜Paris, Paris-B｜ Paris, PBG｜Seoul, PERROTIN ｜Paris｜Dubai｜New York｜Hong Kong｜Seoul, Pygmalion Art Gallery｜Astana, Kazakhstan, Roya Khadjavi Projects｜New York, SAC Gallery｜Bangkok, Sato Gallery｜Paris, Tabari Artspace｜Dubai, The Columns Gallery｜Seoul, The Third Line｜Dubai, and Yeo Workshop｜Singapore
Galleries in section NOW ON: Frestonian Gallery｜London, Galerie BAQ｜Paris, Inna Art Space｜Hangzhou, Lechbinska｜Zurich, and THE SHOPHOUSE｜Hong Kong
Supporting galleries for special Projects: Galerie Enrico Navarra｜Paris, Galleria Continua｜ San Gimignano ｜Beijing｜ Boissy-le-Châtel ｜Havana｜Rome｜São Paulo｜Paris｜Dubai, Gandy Gallery ｜Bratislava, Nova Contemporary｜ Bangkok, Hatch｜Paris, Roh Projects｜ Jakarta, Tabula Rasa Gallery｜ Beijing ｜London