Africa is the Guest of Honour of Art Paris 2017 Edition

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
January 27, 2017

For it 2017 edition, Art Paris Art Fair brings together 130 galleries from 29 countries at the Grand Palais to explore European art from the post war period to the present day as well as international emerging art scenes.

Among the new section: “Promises” is a new prize to support emerging artists, showcasing 12 young galleries established less than six years ago. “Solo Show” is a section dedicated to monographic exhibitions by contemporary and up-and-coming artists. 

Guest of honour of this year is Africa: Spread across the different sections of the fair, around twenty galleries from South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Tunisia and Europe showcase the talented emerging generation of artists from both the African continent itself and its diaspora. In addition to monographic exhibitions featuring Mohau Modisakeng, who will represent South Africa at the next Venice Biennale (Whatiftheworld Gallery), Billie Zangewa (Afronova Gallery) and Mario Macilau (Ed Cross Fine Art), visitors will have another chance to see the large works on paper by Zimbabwe’s representative at the 56th Venice Biennale, Gareth Nyandoro, (Tiwani Contemporary), repurposed objects by Romuald Hazoumé (October Gallery) and the poetic installations of the Cameroonian artist Bili Bidjocka on the stand of Afriart Gallery / l’Agence à Paris.

30th March – 2nd April 2017
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

By invitation only
Opening, Wednesday 29th March: 2pm – 6pm
Vernissage, Wednesday 29th March: 6pm – 10pm

Opening hours

Thu 30th March 11.30am – 8pm
Fri 31st April 11.30am – 9pm
Sat 1st April 11.30am – 8pm
Sun 2nd April 11.30am – 7pm

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