Paris Internationale 2016
Continuing the sentiment of its inaugural edition, Paris Internationale’s 2016 edition took place at 51 Avenue d’Iéna, a hôtel particulier built in 1897, most notably known as the Parisian residence and salon of prominent art collector Calouste Gulbenkian. From October 18th to the 23rd, the four-story mansion, which spans over 3,000 m2, hosted 61 participants including 54 galleries and 7 project spaces hailing from 21 countries. Echoing the plural identities of the participants, the building features a mosaic of rooms with strikingly specific characteristics.
Responding to the current climate of art fairs in regards to both its production and reception, Paris Internationale is a joint initiative from 5 emerging galleries; Crèvecoeur, High Art, Antoine Levi, Sultana and Gregor Staiger, as a collective attempt to develop an appropriate model for fostering new advanced initiatives in contemporary art.