The door is open here to all formats of global art and premises with the exhibited works will be open to all visitors.
Art Paris Art Fair represents a wide range of modern and contemporary works via the largest exhibition of this format held in France. Galleries from Paris, London, New York, Madrid, Amsterdam, Bogota and many other cities will be presenting their best works here.
The city of Paris will thus become a mecca of creativity from 31 March until 2 April, which the luxurious building of the Grand Palais will transform into.
The large building of the Grand Palais was built on what is now Avenue Winston Churchill. It is traditionally used to hold various exhibitions and cultural events and it was in fact built for just such an occasion – the Universal Exhibition. The Industrial Palace originally stood on this site, built in 1855. The opening ceremony for the Grand Palais was held in 1900 with opening performed by the then president of France Émile Loubet. The whole building has been a protected historical monument since 2000.
The building is made of glass and steel and the ground plan is in the shape of a cross. Only French architects were chosen, the design in the end being drawn up jointly by Henri Deglane (design of the front part), Albert Louvet (design of the central part) and Albert Thomas (design of the rear part). Under the glass dome, the height of the building is 43 metres.
The building is only used on special occasions such as precisely this international exhibition of contemporary art.