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Paris: Wojciech Bąkowski, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery
October 18, 2017 - October 22, 2017
PARIS INTERNATIONALE 2017
among the galleries: Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Stereo: Wojciech Bąkowski
The third edition of Paris Internationale will continue the effort to support a young generation of galleries and their artists. The fair retains the collaborative spirit of the first two editions, but will see a complete departure from their aesthetic by exchanging the ornate settings of the hôtels particuliers on Avenue d’Iéna for a more industrial building in the Haut-Marais.
Originally host to a multi–storey car park with the lower floors still serving their original purpose, the building on Rue Beranger was nicknamed “the screw” because of the spiralling ramp at its center. The venue’s brutalist feel contradicts the decor and codes of Paris Internationale’s previous iterations while offering multiple possibilities for developing specific presentations responding to its architecture and history as the former headquarters of Libération, a newspaper co-founded by Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973 in the wake of the Paris protest movements of May 1968.
From the Screw, Libération helped frame and define the political debate in France and organized a number of memorable parties on the roof. The top floor opens to a large terrace offering a panoramic view onto the roofs of Paris, reuniting in one glance Bastille and the Sacré Coeur. From 1987 until 2015, “Libé” occupied five levels of the nine story building which became a symbol of social engagement, a deontological perspective and a defined journalistic vision.
Paris Internationale 2017 will welcome in this historical context 55 galleries hailing from 19 countries. 20 new exhibitors will partake: Aoyama|Meguro (Tokyo), Antenna Space (Shanghai), The Approach (London), BQ (Berlin), Company Gallery (New York), Emalin (Londres), François Ghebaly (Los Angeles), Lefebvre & Fils (Paris), Marfa’ (Beyrouth), Park View/Paul Soto (Los Angeles) and more.
Renewing its support of non-profit structures, Paris Internationale will also invite eight non-commercial spaces to participate in the fair free of charge. We are proud to uphold an inclusive and accessible model and remain committed to propose a series of free public programs open to all.
Paris Internationale is a joint initiative from five emerging galleries—Antoine Levi, Crèvecoeur, High Art, Sultana and Gregor Staiger—as a collective attempt to develop an appropriate model for fostering new advanced initiatives in contemporary art.
Paris Internationale is happy to announce Gucci as Official Partner for the 2017 edition. Gucci in its role of Official Partner will support the Paris Internationale opening event, a further accomplishment in sustaining a new generation of artists whose work relies on modern patrons‘support to emerge and flourish.