Dear Shaded Viewers,
What is life in Paris without art browsing and a sumptuously cultural repast? The energy of Paris has revived, making room for an endless creativity to flourish. Immersing one in the surging energy of Paris, Paris Gallery Weekend – takes place from June 3 to 6, 2021 in various districts of Paris – it is prepared to stir up the momentum and dynamics of the reopening of art galleries. In the uncertain situation that we have been living in for more than a year, Gallery Weekend is undoubtedly adapted to underline the importance of the profession of gallery owners, support an essential revival of the art market and to preserve its actors. This is why the CPGA – Committee Professional of Art Galleries is more than proud and looking forward to taking over the management of this unmissable event for art lovers and collectors, and to organising its 8th edition when once again we can physically experience art.
It was critical for the CPGA to respond to the unique circumstances by encouraging all of its member galleries to pool their resources before the summer to help Paris shine as the world’s most important art city. In only a few days, 128 galleries responded to the invitation. An unrivaled inference that reflects galleries’ ability to assert their vitality and involvement alongside the artists they represent. Although several travel restrictions remain in place, this special edition allows for a stronger connection with the general public.
Paris Gallery Weekend 2021 offers 7 original tours, 100% free access, in 128 galleries across four Parisian districts, Pantin and Romainville. 302 artists from 36 different nationalities to discover, as part of 138 exhibitions including 95 solo shows and 43 group exhibitions. These routes, which represent the diversity of modern and contemporary art galleries in Paris, have defined the event’s identity since its inception in 2014, and reveal the many facets of these important frameworks in the art market: intimate face-to-face encounters with works of art, dedicated and enthusiastic practitioners, artists from the French and international scene, prominent female artists and gallery owners, industry star artist shows, major names in modern art, leading contemporary artists, young talents to discover, scenes from Africa and the emergence of Arabs, as well as the breadth of photography available.
Paris Gallery Weekend is managed by Géraldine de Spéville, general delegate of the CPGA under the chairmanship of Marion Butterfly. Silvia Ammon (co-director of Paris Internationale) this year is coordinating it under the aegis of a Board renewed composed of Isabelle Alfonsi (Galerie Marcelle Alix), Anne-Sarah Bénichou (Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou) and Florence Bonnefous (Air de Paris).
Read more about the galleries here.