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Art Paris 2019 to celebrate female and Latin American artists

 

Agence France-Presse

 /  Wed, March 13, 2019  /  06:05 am
Art Paris 2019 to celebrate female and Latin American artists

The 21st edition of Art Paris will run from April 4-7, 2019 at the Grand Palais, Paris. Favoring a thematic approach, 2019's Art Paris will focus on female artists and Latin America. (Shutterstock/Kiev.Victor)

The 21st edition of Art Paris will run from April 4-7, 2019 at the Grand Palais, Paris.

Favoring a thematic approach, 2019's Art Paris will focus on female artists and Latin America.

To highlight the work of female artists in France, from the post-war period to the present day, the non-profit organization AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) has curated 25 projects by women artists among the exhibits of participating galleries, dividing them into four themes -- Abstraction, the Feminist Avant-Garde, Image and Theatricality.

The AWARE selection includes artists such as Anna Eva Bergman, Esther Ferrer, Martine Aballéa and Karina Bisch. The organization has also been invited to write a critical essay that situates each artist's work in its historical context.

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Outside of the AWARE selection, numerous participating galleries have chosen to spotlight women artists, including Pierrette Bloch at Galerie Véronique Smagghe and Belgian artist Anne de Gelas at SAGE Paris.

The 2019 Art Paris fair will also pay homage to Latin American art, from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition "Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art," curated by art historian Valentina Locatelli, will present the work of 60 Argentinean, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian and Venezuelan artists.

In addition, large-scale installations reflecting on Latin America's art scenes will be displayed throughout the Grand Palais, including one by Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero, which evokes a requiem in memory of the car. As part of the focus on Latin America, Art Paris is also hosting a selection of works by Latin American women artists from the collection of London-based collector Catherine Petitgas.

Art Paris 2019 will run from April 4 to 7, 2019. Last year's edition attracted 58,789 visitors from 50 countries.

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