Art Paris opened last wednesday at the Grand Palais. 140 galleries from 20 countries show this year, again, the best of contemporary art. While China is the guest of honour, many Russian galleries carry on the work initiated last year by promoting the Eastern European scene.

You will be welcomed by a monumental sculpture (Iron Fist, Liu Bolin) that sets the tone: this edition will be smashing! Here is a short selection of what you will see.

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Ye Hongxing, one of the most promising Chinese artists. Gallery Art Lexing

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Francoise Doleac, who received the Design Prize this year. Galerie Jousse

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Byung-Hun Min, a Korean artist who revisits the medium of photography. Galerie Particuliere

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Another favourite, Kimiko Yoshida, galerie Trigano

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Ruud van Empel, Flatland galerie

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Tony Cragg, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art

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Jonone in front of Wanderlust, galerie Rabouan Moussion

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Ye Hongxing and her playful works -made with stickers-, Art Lexing

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Rankin, very well represented by his gallery, A galerie

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Enigmatic painting by Piero Pizzi Cannella, galerie Placido

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Huang Yan, galerie Blue Square

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Another rising star: Halim Al Karim, galerie Trigano

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The most intriguing work was by Jung Min Choi, galerie Geraldine Banier