Air de Paris

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Air de Paris
Established 1990
Location 32, rue Louise Weiss, FR-75013 Paris, France
Director Florence Bonnefous & Edouard Merino
Website www.airdeparis.com

Air de Paris is a contemporary art gallery owned and directed by Florence Bonnefous and Edouard Merino, now located in Paris, France.

History[edit]

Air de Paris was established 1990 in Nice by Florence Bonnefous and Edouard Merino,[1] who attended the Ecole du Magasin[2] in Grenoble together. In 1994, Air de Paris relocated to Paris, first at a location on rue des Haudriettes, then on rue Louise Weiss. The name "Air de Paris" was a tribute to Marcel Duchamp and his readymade 50cc of Paris Air.[citation needed]

At the beginning, there was Les Ateliers du Paradise[3] with Philippe Perrin, Pierre Joseph and Philippe Parreno: the exhibition conceived like a movie in real time, that will last for a summer, transforming the gallery into a photogenic space. Paul McCarthy, Lily van der Stokker, Jean-Luc Verna among others participate to the reputation of the Nicean formula.

Currently,[when?] Air de Paris represents established practicing artists such as Philippe Parreno, Liam Gillick, Rob Pruitt, Trisha Donnelly, Bruno Serralongue; historically important artists such as Guy de Cointet, Dorothy Iannone, and Allen Ruppersberg; and emerging artists such as Leonor Antunes, Stephane Dafflon, and Aaron Flint Jamison.[citation needed]

Artists[edit]

Work of the following artists has been exhibited:[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Top Galleries in Europe
  2. ^ "Ecole du Magasin". 
  3. ^ Bourriaud, Nicolas, Relational Aesthetics, ISBN 2840660601 

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