Discovering and innovation are the key words to define Art Paris Art Fair 2015.
The 17th edition of the international art fair took place from March 26th to 29th, 2015 at Grand Palais in Paris. More than 145 galleries gathered together under the spectacular glass-domed ceilings of the French buliding, showcasing the major contemporary and modern artists from all over the world. The fair’s unique perspective goes beyond the borders of traditional art destinations to highlight new cultural capitals such as Singapore and the South East Asia, which were the guests of honor of this year. Following the mutual artistic exchange between the East and the West promoted by Art Paris Art Fair, we discovered the of the works of the Chinese artist Hsiao Chin and the scupltures of Ukranian artists Oleg & Lyudmila Davydenko, respectively represented by Galerie Sabine Vazieux and Art & Space Gallery. Among our long-time favourites, we found the Italian artists Piero Pizzi Cannella (Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea) and Pino Deodato (Progettoarte elm) as well as the Japanse artist Chiharu Shiota (Galerie Daniel Templon). Together with fine arts, photography and design were extensively represented too. In this context, Galerie L’Eclaireur presented a beautiful installation of Vincenzo de Cotiis‘s Progetto Domestico, featuring a series of limited-edition furnishing pieces more akin to sculpture than design with a functional purpose. Seeking for meaningful images with a strong evocative power, the espressionist photography of Dolorès Marat, represented by Françoise Besson gallery, perfectly met our expectations. On the other hand, our appreciton for pure forms and bare-bones settings was praised by the conceptual minimalism of Chinese photographers JI Zhou and Shen Wei.