Presented by Wide Open Arts, OAF Paris 2016 will feature 38 galleries, including 15 new exhibitors, showcasing a wide range of artworks vetted by a committee of specialists in the field. This year’s OAF Paris will place renewed emphasis on historical Art Brut, while at the same time retaining its focus on showcasing the work of self-taught artists working outside the mainstream.
This year’s OAF Talks will feature a panel discussion on October 21, moderated by renowned curator Emmanuel Daydé. Titled “Beyond Art, the Art of the Afterlife,” the panel will trace the lineage of Mediumistic art, from its prevalence in Outsider art to its resurgence within a Contemporary art context.
For this year’s curated space, Gérard Audinet, Director of Maisons de Victor Hugo, will curate a booth of self-portraits from Bruno Decharme’s Collection ABCD, titled “Self-Portrait With My Neuroses.” The self-portraits of two artists associated with Victor Hugo will bookend the booth – his nephew Léopold Hugo, and François Chifflart, who created illustrations for several of Hugo’s novels.
The booth will also include self-portraits by artists such as Fernand Desmoulin, F. Sedlák, Helen Butler Wells, Josefa Tolra, Edmund Monsiel, Hugo d’Alesi, Emile Hodinos, Camille Renault, and Hans Hoffe.
A second curated space will feature a solo presentation of works by the late Austrian artist Franz Huemer (1924-2012).
The participating galleries in this year’s edition of the fair are:
Belgium, Geel Kunsthuis Yellow Art, Vielsalm: La S Grand Atelier;
France: Besançon: Galerie Jean Greset; Marseille: Galerie Polysemie; Paris: Galerie Beatrice Soulie, Galerie Claire Corcia, Escale Nomad, Galerie Anders Hus, Galerie Frédéric Moisan, Galerie Paul, Halle Saint Pierre, Galerie Hervé Courtaigne, Galerie Les Yeux Fertiles, Marie Finaz Gallery; Sète: La Pop Galerie; St Sever du Moustier: Galerie Lemétais; Vence: Galerie Chave; Italy, Genoa: M&M Gallery; Milan: Maroncelli 12; Parma: Galeria Centro Steccata; Turin: Rizomi Art Brut; Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Galerie Toxic; The Netherlands, Oegstgeest: Olof Art; Russia, Moscow: Art Naïve Gallery; Switzerland, Lausanne: Galerie du Marché; The United Kingdom, Chichester: Pallant House; London: England & Co; Watford: Raw Vision; USA, Kingston, NY: One Mile Gallery; Los Angeles: Good Luck Gallery; New York: Andrew Edlin Gallery, Cavin Morris Gallery, Ricco Maresca Gallery, Shrine, Y Gallery; Oakland: Creative Growth Gallery
October 20-23, 2016
Hôtel du Duc
22 rue de la Michodière
75002 Paris, France
Thu, Oct 20th: Early Access & Vernissage 2:00 – 10:00 pm
Fri, Oct 21st: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 22nd: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun Oct 23rd: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm