The 19th edition of Art Paris Art Fair will be held from March 30 to April 2, 2017 at the Grand Palais, Paris. This eclectic art fair which focuses on all forms of artistic expression will bring together 139 modern and contemporary art galleries from France and abroad.
Spotlight on modern and contemporary African art
Since 2012, the Art Paris Art Fair has highlighted modern and contemporary art from under-represented countries on the international art scene, with previous editions focusing on Russia, China, South-East Asia and South Korea. The 2017 edition of the Paris Art Fair will focus on previously unseen aspects of contemporary African art (under the guidance of cultural consultant and independent exhibition curator Marie-Ann Yemsi) as well as African and other wide-ranging influences on African artists.
As part of the Africa focus, twenty art galleries from South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Tunisia and Europe will showcase talented emerging generation of artists from the African continent and its diaspora worldwide. Amongst others, monographic exhibitions will feature works by artists Mohau Modisakeng, who will also represent South Africa at the upcoming Venice Biennale (Whatiftheworld Gallery), Billie Zangewa (Afronova Gallery) and Mario Macilau (Ed Cross Fine Art).