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The 13th edition of Art Élysées–Art & Design is ready to welcome thousands of visitors from 17th to 21st October 2019, inside the ephemeral pavilions set up along the Avenue des Champs - Élysées. As one of the major events during the Parisian Art Week, every year Art Élysées renews a lively and consistent conversation between Modern, Contemporary Art and Design. 

Don't miss our guide for this Parisian Art Week 2019!

Since its creation in 2007 - when the fair was mostly focused on Modern Art - until now, the fair has seen an important year by year growth that can boost the presence of paintings by Old Masters, illustrations by emerging artists, and a sophisticated selection of 20th century furniture in dialogue with pieces of design from young contemporary scene. With four different sections, the fair aims to offer a place in which exchanges are smooth and where visitors can meet artists, museums, foundations and cultural institutions... as reported in the press release, "from the informed collector to young art lovers to investors, the fair is for all tastes."


Isabelle Keit Parinaud (CEO of Art Élysées). 


As stated by Isabelle Keit Parinaud (CEO of Art Élysées):

These past 12 years, we’ve been through quite a few different phases with the ever-changing Art Market but also France’s current political and economic meanders. Art Élysées’ DNA is first and foremost modern art. The baseline to understanding Contemporary Art, like a code. We wanted to build a lasting fair that knows its classics but remains curious and free and seeks to renew itself continuously. Which is why we’ve always been lucky enough since the creation of Art Élysées to have the opportunity to work with multiple institutions such as the Vasarely Foundation, Cruz-Diez’s Atelier and many more. 

What can you find inside the four sections of Art Élysées 2019?

Each pavilion presents modern art (pavilions B and A) as well as established contemporary Art (pavilion A), urban and emerging contemporary art (pavilion E) and 20th century and contemporary design (pavilion C). For this 13th edition, the pavilion welcomes urban art galleries (pavilion E, even side), opens up to the emerging contemporary art scene with new galleries. From Place de la Concorde to Place Clemenceau, the four pavilions are set in a linear fashion, opposite each other: a clear and enjoyable perspective for exhibitors and visitors.


GALERIA ALZUETA, Bruno Ollé, BO000138, 2019, Technique mixte, 200x185cm, Courtesy Galeria Alzueta


MOBILAB Philippe Kramer Specula N°6, 2019 Verre coulé et argenté 39 x 28 x 17 cm Série d’œuvres uniques, signées et numérotées.
Edited by Mobilab Gallery (c) Courtesy Mobilab Gallery


What about the news of this 13th edition of Art Élysées?

This year the fair is glad to present designers from the young contemporary Belgian scene with Atelier Jespers, who presents Pierre Bonnefille, Modern Shapes gallery, and also Alain Hens gallery and H Gallery, both from the Netherlands. For the first time, the online media of contemporary design, Huskdesign blog, has paired up with Art Élysées in order to present an exhibition of pieces of contemporary and collectable design in Paris throughout the event. Again... Mobilab Gallery, Modern Shapes Gallery and Momtaz Gallery will present a selection of contemporary rugs. In the section of 20th Century Design there are two newcomers: Galerie [l'Atelier 55] and Galerie Jean-Marc Lelouch; in the Modern & Contemporary Art pavilions there is no lack of new exhibitors as Galerie Guillaume, Galerie Charraudeau, Galerie Placido (just to name a few); and in Contemporary & Urban art section we can mention Martine Ehmer, Openspace, Lebenson Gallery, and Gallery Wallworks. 


©joel-peter witkin, Sleep Faster, 2002 - courtesy baudoin lebon


Finally, the fair will host different exhibitions: The Cuban artist Javier Balamaseda who will explain migratory fluxes within his installation “the migratory road”, a singular 10 by 4 meters path, well defined and composed of 3000 ceramic crabs. In Pavilion A, the exhibition will be dedicated to the renown American photographer, Joël Peter Witkin in dialogue with few masterpieces of Pablo Picasso. Last but not least, the entrance of pavilion B and C will be designed by French designer and decorator Fabrice Ausset, who intends to welcome visitors into his magical, dream-like world: a tribute to sculpture that could bring a breath of fresh air before an encounter with all the exhibitors. 

Cover image: Javier Balmaseda, Ruta Migratoria, 2018. Courtesy Baudoin Lebon.

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