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Your exclusive VIP art experience in Paris

Posted on September 17, 2017 by VINGT Editorial
IMAGE: View of the Louvre art gallery in Paris

Join us for a very special art experience in Paris this autumn

With the start of the new autumn culture season, we are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership – and the opportunity to enjoy a new VIP art experience in the city…

IMAGE: Founder of Curagenda, Helen Helen Homan Wu

Founder of Curagenda, Helen Homan Wu, is pulling out all the stops for a real VIP art experience (Photo: Ashley Chui)

To celebrate this autumn’s FIAC Art Week (Oct 16-22), one of the most important cultural events of the year, VINGT Paris is delighted to be teaming up with travel specialists Curagenda as an official partner for their bespoke art-stay experience.

A chance to enjoy an exclusive visit to the City of Light during this international arts festival, guests will get the true VIP treatment with insider tours of the fairs and galleries, introductions to curators and gallery directors, and special events with leading French artists. Highlights will include invitation-only tickets to the Marcel Duchamp prize ceremony at the Centre Pompidou; a private visit to the famous Fondation Louis Vuitton; a tour of the private art collection at the legendary Les Bains hotel with the curator; a gala dinner honouring international artist Doug Aitken; and, last but not least, drinks hosted by VINGT Paris at an exclusive property in the city.

“We are delighted to be teaming up with Curagenda for what looks set to be a wonderful week of ‘money-can’t-buy’ cultural experiences,” says founder and CEO of VINGT Paris, Susie Hollands, who has long been a champion of the arts in Paris. “Our beautiful city is so rich in amazing art , but it’s not every day you get to experience that on a private tour, or have the chance to meet the artists. I, for one, can’t wait for some of the events in store.”

Known for their all-round personalised approach, the experts at Curagenda meticulously handpick the most exclusive and enriching art experiences for their clients, as well as the best five-star hotels and Michelin restaurants, creating fully bespoke itineraries.

IMAGE: The main entrance of the Petit Palais in Paris

The Petit Palais is home to an enviable art collection

Among their team of specialists is Yvannoé Kruger, who is part of the programming team of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris as well as a consultant for new state-founded spaces in France and co-director of art centre Le Mur. Also bringing his expertise is Charles Garcin, a curator and project manager for major institutions such as the Ecole des Beaux Arts in the city. Joining them is Guillaume Breton, a former tutor of the Royal College of Art, who has many years’ experience in curating international exhibitions and has worked for prestigious galleries such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. Curagenda’s founder, Helen Homan Wu, will also be accompanying her clients at select tours, dinners and events.

“Here at Curagenda, we see art and travel as an experience that can transform the way we think, and ultimately shape the world we live in,” says Helen. “We offer only the best of the FIAC Art Week, giving our clients a high-quality experience in the art capital of the world. We will show you the most exciting week to be in Paris.”

New for this year’s FIAC Art Week, there will be outdoor artworks on view at three iconic Paris locations, highlighting the cultural and historical values of the city. There will also be an emphasis on the design sector, integrating modern design with high art.

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IMAGE: View of a striking artwork at Le Bains where you can enjoy an exclusive art experience this autumn

Hip hotel Le Bains is known for its edgy, creative vibe