Paris Gallery Weekend 2017

Published on 15.05.2017
Thirty-five of the city’s art most prestigious galleries will be taking part in Choices - Paris Gallery Weekend. From signing sessions to artist appearances at brunches, the event is designed as a meeting point for members of the public and art professionals.

Céline Cléron - L'horizon des événements #1

"L'horizon des événements #1" (2017)

Stampfli - Atnor

"Atnor" (1986)

Sturtevant - Undeniable Allusion

Undeniable Allusion (1966 – 1998)

Gaston Chaissac - Composition à une tête

"Composition à une tête" (1963)

Karishma-DSouza - Chai-Stop-Sand-castles

"Chai-Stop-Sand-castles" (2016)

David Hockney - The Yosemite Suite

"The Yosemite Suite No.4" (2010) iPad drawing printed on paper

Chiharu Shiota - A Key in the Hand

"A Key in the Hand" (2015)

“Bringing Paris to the forefront of the international art scene...” Fuelled by her passion and convictions, Marion Papillon – the co-director of Galerie Papillon in Paris – has been coordinating the Paris Gallery Weekend since 2014. Its aim is to bring overseas art collectors to Paris over a weekend and, in doing so, to raise the profile of Paris’ art galleries within France. Eighty overseas collectors will be in attendance this year, discovering the very finest art that Paris has to offer over the course of a three-day stay at the Hotel Meurice, punctuated with private viewings and meetings with professionals from the local art scene.

The events scheduled for this fourth edition include a day of debates at the Centre Pompidou (on Friday 19 May) on the issues affecting art collectors in the twenty-first century. Collectors are becoming fully-fledged stakeholders in the artistic process, with an increasing say in production. Featuring the testimonies and visions of those within the contemporary art ecosystem, the day’s events will be open to all and presented in their entirety by Georgina Adams, journalist at the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper.

In the districts of Matignon, Le Marais and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, helpers will be on-hand to guide visitors from one gallery to another. Read on for our choice of the highlights of a weekend bursting with cultural treats.


Centre Pompidou: a day of reflection on new forms of collecting art
Free entry. Advance registration required.
Centre Pompidou: Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

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Galerie Lelong: Didier Ottinger on David Hockney
Didier Ottinger presents the exhibition “David Hockney in the age of the mechanical reproduction of images”, to be held at the Centre Pompidou between 21 June and 23 October. Works by Hockney, one of the key figures on the 1960s British pop art scene, will also be on show at the Lelong Gallery, in the form of “The Yosemite Suite”, his series of landscapes created on the iPod between 2010 and 2011. Until 13 July.
13, Rue de Téhéran, 75008 Paris

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Galerie Louis Carré & Cie : Gaston Chaissac, Variations autour du papier
From gouaches to India inks and tapestry collages, artist Gaston Chaissac has mastered an impressive variety of paper-related disciplines. This exhibition presents a range of his work, dating from his black-and-white sketches of the late-1940s to the tender, burlesque characters that featured prominently in his work in the 1980s. Until 24 June.
10 Avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris
There will also be group exhibitions at the Pace Gallery (at the same address) and at the nearby Galerie Kamel Mennour (28 avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris).

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Galerie Ropac: “Undeniable Allusion” by Sturtevant
Produced between 1966 and 1998, these works underline the influence that Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol had on the art produced by Sturtevant throughout his life. Until 17 June.
7, Rue Debeylleme, 75003 Paris

See also: Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Fabrice Hyber), Galerie Daniel Templon (Chiharu Shiota) and Galerie Chantal Crousel (Michael Krebber). At Galerie Laurent Godin, there will be private viewings both at Gallery I, 5 Rue du Grenier Saint Lazare, 75003 (Peter Buggenhout) and at Gallery II, 36 bis Rue Eugène Oudiné, 75013 Paris (Marc Couturier, Sven't Jolle, Alain Séchas and Mika Rottenberg).

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From 11:00

Brunch at Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois 
This exhibition showcases a selection of 1990s paintings and drawings by Swiss pop art icon and narrative figuration pioneer Pete Stämpfli, never before shown in Paris.

33 / 36, Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris.

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Galerie Papillon: Brunch with Céline Cléron
“L’Horizon des événements” by Céline Cléron. A world of discovery awaits visitors at Galerie Papillon, the brainchild of an artist who is renowned for work that touches upon memories, the past, encyclopaedic knowledge and archaeology. Until 13 July.
13, Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris

See also: Galerie Kamel Mennour (François Morellet with Ellsworth Kelly), Galerie Natalie Seroussi (group exhibition) and Galerie Zlotowski (Joaquin Torres Garcia).

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Galerie RX: Philippe Pasqua film screening
Human figures, a central theme of Philippe Pasqua’s work, are subject here to a less abrupt treatment than usual, via the technique of collage. Until 16 June.
16 Rue des Quatre Fils - 75003 Paris.

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