Under the patronage of ministère de la Culture and la Ville de Paris
The DGCA (Direction générale de la création artistique, or General Direction of Artistic Creation) was created with the intention to support research and creative endeavors, to facilitate the promotion of all artistic disciplines, to develop a policy for the purchasing and ordering of artworks, and to contribute to the development of networks for the creation and diffusion of the performing and visual arts. Founded on January 13, 2010 as a unification of the Direction de la musique, de la danse, du théâtre et des spectacles and the Délégation aux arts plastiques, the DGCA promotes action through its strong network of institutions and projects throughout France and through its support of important national and international art festivals and biennials.
Throughout the year the city of Paris develops a shared contemporary art policy. The Paris Municipal Contemporary Art Collection (FMAC), the Nuit Blanche event, the implementation of artworks in public space, exhibitions offered by museums and various cultural facilities of the city of Paris allow the general public to freely access the art scene. Paris is also committed to supporting artists, to empowering them with the means to create and to accompanying those who promote them. Because galleries are essential cultural actors and key players in this cultural vitality, the city of Paris is proud to have been partnered with Paris Gallery Weekend since its creation.
Camille Fournet Paris represents the alliance of artisanry, design and experimental luxury, to create leather goods that resolutely embody the 21st century. Artisans that dedicate their savoir-faire to a contemporary approach to creating, for products designed to be an integral part of our everyday lives. Conceived by object designers, they become essentials, and not simply “accessories”… With their universal designs, free of the superfluous, the bags and leather goods adapt to the spirit of the times. The house of Camille Fournet supports contemporary artists through its continued commitment, notably with the “equinoxes” program at its boutique at 5 rue Cambon in Paris’ 1st Arrondissement. What could be more natural then, than to partner with PGW and share in the experience of strolling through Parisian galleries, accompanied by art enthusiasts?
Convinced that art can change everyday life, Emerige is a committed sponsor of contemporary creation and bringing culture closer to everyone, especially the very young. It encourages French artists through the Emerige Endowment Fund and supports events that help discover and promote them, such as the Bourse Révélations Emerige or Nuit Blanche. As builders of a more beautiful city for all, Emerige also contributes to the development of art in the city, through the systematic commissioning of works of art from artists as part of the «1immeuble, 1 oeuvre» charter created by the Ministry of Culture which Emerige was the first to sign.
Created by artists in 1953, ADAGP is the first French royalty collecting and distribution society in the field of graphic and visual arts. It represents 170,000 authors worldwide, in all disciplines of visual art, including painting, sculpture, photography, design, graphic novels, street art, video art, digital art, architecture and more… At the heart of an international network of 50 partner organisations, the ADAGP collects and distributes royalties, protects artists and fights to improve authors’ rights. Through its program of cultural action, ADAGP encourages the creative scene by initiating and/ or financially supporting projects that enhance the visual arts and promote them nationally and internationally.
The Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art has represented galleries and defended their interests since 1947. As the representative organization of the main stakeholders of the art market among politicians, institutions and administrative authorities, its voice is respected and heard. It takes part in drafting art market regulations, thus contributing to economic and cultural policies in France. The CPGA also advises and supports its 250 member galleries on technical issues and is committed to supporting French artists on the international stage.
The Centre des Monuments Nationaux is the leading public and cultural tourism operator in France, with more than 10 million visitors per year. It conserves and opens to visitors 100 exceptional sites, that diversity illustrates the wealth of French heritage. The CMN develops a high-quality cultural programme, supported by prestigious partnerships, with almost 400 events produced or hosted every year.
The Jeu de Paume is an iconic cultural institution in the Tuileries gardens. It is an art center and place of reference for the exhibition of 20th and 21st century images (photography, video, contemporary art, cinema, online creation). Jeu de Paume produces or co-produces exhibitions as well as film cycles, conferences, seminars, educational activities and publications. With exhibitions that give visibility to artists, whether recognized, unknown or emerging, the Jeu de Paume confronts different historic or contemporary narratives.
UNESCO’s Art Collection started with the construction, in the 1950s, of the Organization’s Headquarters in Paris, designed by Marcel Breuer, Luigi Nervi and Bernard Zehrfuss. On this occasion, the Organization commissioned contemporary artists of the time to create a work of art for the decoration of the building. This selection includes Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Jean Arp, Afro Basaldella, Alexander Calder, Roberto Matta, Henry Moore and Rufino Tamayo, among others. Since then, the collection has continued to grow through purchases made until the 1980s, with works by artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Carlos Cruz-Diez or Victor Vasarely, and thanks to donations of Member States, from the construction of Headquarters and up until today. As such, UNESCO houses the largest art collection in United Nations system.
Administratively grouped together as Paris Musées since 2013, the fourteen museums and heritage sites of the City of Paris possess collections that are as exceptional for their diversity as for their quality. Their permanent collections, which are free, and the temporary exhibitions and varied cultural programming reached 3 million visitors in 2018. Following the success of the previous editions, Paris Musées is pleased to announce the renewal of this partnership.
Since 1795, the Institut de France offers the five Academies (française, inscriptions et belleslettres, sciences, beaux-arts, sciences morales et politiques) a harmonious framework to work on the improvement of the humanities, sciences and arts, as non-profit. As a great patron, it encourages research and supports creation through the awarding of prizes, subsidies and grants (more than 23 million euros distributed each year through its sheltered foundations). The Institut de France is also the guardian of an important heritage, starting with the Palais du Quai de Conti, four libraries including the Mazarine library, and residences and collections that have been bequeathed to it since the end of the 19th century (the Chantilly castle, Chaalis abbey, Jacquemart-André museum, Langeais castle, Kerazan manor or Kérylos villa).
Exhibited at the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Water Lilies, a large set of eight artworks, were painted and offered by the master of Impressionism Claude Monet the day following the Armistice of November 11th, 1918 as a symbol for peace. The masterpiece located in two consecutive oval rooms on the ground floor unfolds the light’s daily journey. In the basement, works from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection are displayed, composed of 146 paintings from the most famous artists from Impressionism to Modern Art (Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Soutine…) and a room dedicated to contemporary counterpoints with the Water Lilies.
The 3e Scène, the Paris National Opera’s digital stage, invites renowned artists from different backgrounds to create original works related to the Paris National Opera, which are then available online for free. These works offer an unusual view of the world of opera, music and dance, on its heritage, its crafts, and the architecture of its theatres. With this platform, the Paris Opera has created a real Opera «beyond the walls», to promote access for all audiences to the Opera, find new interlocutors and continue the dialogue with the new generations.
In a vaulted cellar of a private mansion listed as a Historical Monument, the Musée du Barreau recounts the history of Justice and Lawyers from antiquity to the present day through its permanent collections of manuscripts, legal arguments, paintings, sculptures, etc. Temporary exhibitions and conferences on the theme of Justice and Lawyers are regularly organized. Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 2PM to 5PM.
Frac île-de-france (Regional collection of contemporary art) supports contemporary art creation through several missions: the enrichment of its collection, the programming and production of exhibitions, the development of an educational program for all types of publics, and the publishing of policy linked to exhibitions and to the collection. Situated near Buttes-Chaumont, the frac îlede-france / le plateau has become an essential site for contemporary art in France and presents three to four exhibitions each year as well as performances, meetings, concerts, and more.
The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard is carrying on the art sponsorship the Ricard Company has been engaged in for more than twenty years and has been a springboard for a whole generation of artists. Situated in the heart of Paris, the foundation is a venue for exhibitions, creativity and encounters in the context of art in its most contemporary forms. The Foundation organizes between 5 and 6 exhibitions every year and regularly invites external curators. It is also a place of exchange and discussion: every month the public is invited to take part in debates in a spontaneous and convivial atmosphere.
The 11 Conti – Monnaie de Paris is delighted to announce the first Parisian retrospective of the major and unclassifiable German artist Thomas Schütte (b. 1954 and living and working in Düsseldorf). A student of Gerhard Richter at the Düsseldorf Kunstakadamie until 1981, the artist is now recognised as one of the principal re-inventors of modern sculpture.
The Centre Pompidou, one of the world’s two leading collections of modern and contemporary art, has been home to all creative disciplines for over forty years. Since its opening in 1977, it has presented a strong image of modernity, quality and cultural innovation in France and around the world. It showcases an incomparable collection of more than 120,000 works and produces more than twenty exhibitions per year. It is a meeting point between disciplines, offering shows, theatre, dance, performances, cinema and debates. Today, the Centre Pompidou continues its development on the international scene.
Designed as a belvedere opening onto a wild space in the center of Paris, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature enables visitors to understand the relationship between humans and animals through the ages. A collection of works of ancient, modern and contemporary art, the permanent collections are presented in an original museography combining the works with stuffed animals and elements of interpretation.
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Paola Krauze is steeped in mother’s and daughter’s universes and their respective generational influences. It showcases luminous and contemporary jewels collections purposefully tailored for modern women. Each of our creation is carefully made in France. The production is in fact operated by workshops curated for their prestige, know-how and high-quality fabrication. Collections are developed in silver rhodium plated and silver gold plated. Since our universe has always been nourished by art, design & architecture, our participation in the Paris Gallery weekend is a natural part of our creative process.
The Art Gorgeous looks at the art scene from a fresh and entertaining perspective. It is not about tongue-breaking exhibition reviews but about the social and bright side of the art scene, it is about brand collaborations and all things that make the art world pop. Our readers can be art experts or art newbies – it doesn’t matter, because we blend what happens in art, pop culture and fashion making sure that digging into the art world is real fun. While the digital editorial platform started in late 2015, a print version was launched in spring 2017. The Art Gorgeous made itself a name as leading source for female trailblazers from the arts
A premier Parisian Palace, located in the heart of historic Paris, rue de Rivoli, Le Meurice is the embodiment of peaceful elegance, the art of living par excellence, animated by the magic and souls of the artists who created its heritage. Far beyond a luxurious establishment, it’s an art gallery, an adventure, a living work. Like the city of Paris, Le Meurice has been shaped, over time, by the artists who have made it their home. From Dalí and Picasso to Warhol and Dylan, the hotel has been able to offer an inexhaustible source of inspiration, enriching year after year the grand heritage of this unique establishment. Here you have the Jardin des Tuileries at your feet, the Louvre Museum on your left, and the Place de la Concorde on your right. Paris is yours.
Talking Galleries is an international think tank dedicated to generating debate and knowledge in the field of art galleries and in the art market. Launched in 2011 by Llucià Homs, it holds an annual symposium in Barcelona and organizes talks and conferences in global art capitals such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid, London and New York, where it has developed a strong network of local partners.
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The Institut Français de la Mode is a higher education institution, a center for apprenticeship and continuing education, as well as a center of expertise for the textile, fashion and luxury industries. It offers training courses ranging from a CAP to a PhD and breaks down the barriers between creation, management and know-how. In 2019, it will bring together the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, created in 1927, and recognised for the excellence of its program in high fashion expertise, and the IFM, founded in 1986 and a pioneer in fashion management training.
SOCIETIES is a cooperative, non-governmental and non-for-profit structure founded by Jérôme Poggi in 2004, initially under the name Objet de production. It seeks to bring together the abilities of all the members of society who wish to interact in the art scene and make art together. SOCIETIES is looking for new actors, rather than new audiences, and encouraging them to take part in today’s art enconomy. SOCIETIES implements the New Patrons program, initiated and supported by the Fondation de France, in Paris and Île-de-France.
Museum is the first TV channel entirely dedicated to Art. Museum has been designed around a simple proposition : entertainment, stories, and information for everyone who has ever been to an exhibition (and who liked it !). Of course, you will be able to watch documentaries on the great masters of art. But you will also find game shows, factual entertainment, drawing classes… You can watch Museum in France on Canal (84), with the Freebox Revolution (213) and with Orange (Famille by Canal – 136). Museum is expanding internationally. For now, you can also find Museum in Russia and in Ukraine.
Every year collectors and art lovers gather at FIAC in the Grand Palais where a selection of the most prestigious international galleries celebrate modern and contemporary creation. For its 46th edition, FIAC reaffirms its commitment to those who make the art world so stimulating and vibrant. Its innovative multidisciplinary cultural programs, open to the public, enlarge the outreach of the fair and encourage dialogue.
The world’s leading business school, ESCP Europe has been training entrepreneurs since 1819. Today, its Jean-Baptiste Say Institute is the European academic reference in entrepreneurship. A pioneer in educational innovation, the institute develops new formulas for learning how to do business. Art Thinking, a method that makes it possible to create the improbable with certainty, is an example of this. Already taught to more than 2,000 entrepreneurs and leaders in France and also taught abroad (Japan, Canada, Finland, United States …), Art Thinking has finally made the link between artistic and entrepreneurial creations. In 2019, let’s celebrate our 200th anniversary together and create the improbable that changes our world !
What better way to redesign your office than a work of art! Triptyc is for all business owners who want to redefine their image. We offer a unique layout and design solution to create offices which live up to the expertise of our clients. Triptyc assists its clients in the choice of design furniture and works of art. Through ”art-leasing,” our customers enjoy tax and economic advantages and the simple transfer of property to a third party at the end of the contract.
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The Masters in Heritage and Exhibition Mediation aims to prepare future professionals with the ability to understand and take on the responsibility of various projects related to the development of cultural heritage, engineering and exhibition professions as well as the contemporary art sector. This training includes a set of teaching courses provided by professionals associated with cultural project management in the museum and heritage sector, from the project’s conception to its management to the challenges in seeing it through.
Frédéric de CLERCQ is an AXA general agent, AXA ART referent and AXA Private Banking partner. His team is specialized in insurance for the artistic and luxury sectors. He works with many artists, craftsmen, galleries, auction houses, collectors and conservators in France and abroad.
He is Vice-President of the Advisory Committee for UNESCO Works of Art (ACWA).
“As an insurance partner for Paris Gallery Weekend since 2014, I look forward every year to participating in these meetings, exchanges and moments of emotion. PGW renews itself, grows and becomes even better.”