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The art event of the spring at the Grand Palais, Art Paris Art Fair, goes from strength to strength. The twenty-first fair is devoted to women, with a special focus on the Latin American art scene.

Selected by theme, the works presented at the Art Paris Art Fair, which is open to all art forms, are of an increasingly high quality, to enjoy under the stately dome of the Grand Palais. This year, 150 modern and contemporary art galleries are attending from twenty countries, including, for the first time, Argentina, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Mexico and Peru. Increasingly specialized and upscale, the fair welcomes international galleries such as Filomena Saores, La Patinoire Royale – Galerie Valérie Bach and Art: Concept. Art Paris Art Fair is also an art of living fair, offering visitors a unique cultural experience, like the monumental in-situ installation by Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero on the square outside the Grand Palais, a Project Room with a forum on video arts, and a cycle of talks.

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Each year since Guillaume Piens joined the Art Paris Art Fair in 2012, the event has explored a different artistic field on a theme common to all the galleries on the itinerary. Dedicated to women, this twenty-first event has been organized in conjunction with the Aware Foundation (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions), co-founded in 2014 by Camille Morineau, an art historian specializing in women artists and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Monnaie de Paris. The itinerary is divided into four themed sections. The first is devoted to abstract art. Although still not regarded as a highly feminized mode of creation, many women, such as Judit Reigl and Aurélie Nemours, helped to invent and develop this language. The second explores the feminist avant-garde, shedding light on the movement from the 1970s onwards, when radical practices and the feminist struggle went hand in hand. The third focuses on plastic approaches to photography in the late 1980s – a field that attracted an impressive number of distinguished female artists. Lastly, a younger generation explores issues related to theater and set design in both painting and installations.

The “Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art” tour presents the exciting Latin American art scene through a group of 60 artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

By Anne Kerner. Photos : Marc Domage 2018 / Sylvain Leurent (Galerie Dutko) / Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Published the

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