The Paris contemporary art fair has released the list of participants in its first Online Viewing Rooms from March 2 to 7 (the first two days are reserved for the VIP opening).
The platform will host 210 modern art, contemporary art, design and publishing galleries from 28 countries. The usual exhibitors will be there, including the Paris galleries Air de Paris, Applicat-Prazan and Chantal Crousel as well as international ones such as Blum & Poe, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Kamel Mennour, Nathalie Obadia, Emmanuel Perrotin, Thaddaeus Ropac, Sprüth Magers, White Cube and David Zwirner.
Joining them will be galleries that promote young artists, such as Fitzpatrick, High Art and Marcelle Alix (Paris), François Ghebaly (Los Angeles), Hunt Kastner (Prague), Plan B (Cluj and Berlin) and The Breeder (Athens). Design will be represented by Jousse Enterprise, Kreo, Éric Philippe and Patrick Seguin and publishing by Gilles Drouault galerie/multiples, les éditions Sylvain Courbois, Galerie 8+4 and publisher/bookseller Yvon Lambert and Tchikebe.
Web users will be able to see works selected by five leading figures: Bernard Blistène, head of the Musée national d’art moderne–Centre Pompidou; Emma Lavigne, president of the Palais de Tokyo; Jean de Loisy, director of the École des beaux-arts de Paris; American curator and writer Saim Demircan; and Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell, curator and assistant at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Seven institutions will also participate: the Louvre, the Petit Palais, the Pompidou Center, the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection, the Pernod Ricard Foundation, Mexico City’s Museo Tamayo and M Woods of Beijing. If all goes well, the "physical" fair will take place from October 21 to 24 at the pop-up Grand Palais on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris.