5 galleries to visit in Paris

Being a center of ideas during the Age of Enlightenment, Paris was nicknamed the ‘City of Light’ and up until this day, the French capital has given rise to new artistic expressions and dialogues. Paris is far from a city of the past. Rather, it is an inevitable destination of the contemporary European art scene. We zoom in on 5 galleries, which keep the vibrant cultural metropolis alive. 

Almine Rech Gallery
Established in 1997 in the thirteenth arrondissement in Paris, Almine Rech Gallery represents artists such as James Turrell, John McCracken, and Joseph Kosuth. The gallery’s artistic focus is defined by strong individualities who share a deep commitment to creativity and originality. Almine Rich Gallery has also been operating in Brussels since 2007, London since 2014 and New York since 2016.

64 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris FR
T +33 145 83 71 90
Tuesday — Saturday, 11 am – 19 pm
Website: http://www.alminerech.com

Ha Chong Hyun, Almine Rech, Paris.

Antoine Levi
Founded in 2013 by Antoine Levi and Nerina Ciaccia, the Parisian based gallery Antoine Levi represents a wide array of artists with the Avant-Garde, American Minimalism, and metaphysical artists as some of its landmarks. In 2015, Antoine Levi co-founded the gallery-led fair Paris Internationale along with fellow colleagues from Sultana Gallery, Crèvecoeur, High Art and Gregor Staiger Gallery.

44 Rue Ramponeau
75020 Paris
T +33 953 56 49 56
Tuesday-Saturday, 2 pm – 7 pm
Website: http://antoinelevi.fr

Gallery Antoine Levi, Paris.

Galerie Derouillon,
Since it opened its doors in September 2012, this Parisian gallery, founded by Benjamin Derouillon, has embraced a spirit of absolute freedom and supported a new generation of contemporary artists, French and international alike.

38 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
75003 Paris
T +33 09 80 62 92 65
Tuesday – Saturday, 2 pm – 7 pm
Website: http://www.galeriederouillon.com

Galerie Derouillon. Exhibition view Love of Beginnings by Guy Yanai. Photo: Grégory Copitet.

Galerie Perrotin
Founded by Emmanuel Perrotin in 1989, Galerie Perrotin occupies two floors in Paris’ Marais district, with an adjoining exhibition space across the road. The gallery brings to light works by some of the biggest artists of today, counting such names as Maurizio Cattelan, Takashi Murakami, Sophie Calle, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Wim Delvoye. Galerie Perrotin has branches in Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, and Tokyo.

76 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris
T +33 142167979
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
Website: https://www.perrotin.com

Galerie Perrotin, installation view, THE LAWS OF REVERSED EFFORT, Paris, 2016. Courtesy Perrotin.

Air de Paris
Owned and directed by Florence Bonnefous and Edouard Merino, Air de Paris was established in 1990 in Nice, but relocated to Paris in 1994. The name “Air de Paris” is a tribute to Marcel Duchamp and his readymade 50cc of Paris Air. Air de Paris represents established artists such as Philippe Parreno, Liam Gillick, Rob Pruitt, Trisha Donnelly, Sarah Morris, Bruno Serralongue; historically important artists such as Guy de Cointet (the Estate of), Channa Horwitz (the Estate of), Dorothy Iannone and Allen

Ruppersberg; and emerging artists such as Leonor Antunes, Stephane Dafflon, Adriana Lara and Aaron Flint Jamison.

32, rue Louise Weiss
75013 Paris- France
T +33 (1) 4423 0277
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
Website: http://www.airdeparis.com

Allen Ruppersberg at Air de Paris.