The year of foundation of the art gallery of the Parisian underground Chappe is 2005. It was at this time that its founder, Alexander Gilbert, in the premises of the former Louis Ernoux, created a new exhibition hall, in the name of which the name of one of the founders of modern telecommunications, C. Chappe, is used.
Galerie Chappe occupies two halls in a historic building on a quiet narrow street in the Montmartre district and today is considered one of the oldest and most prestigious exhibition halls in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
The large hall of 60 m2 is located on the lower floor of the gallery. Another exhibition space is located on the mezzanine floor above. The gallery also offers artists to rent studios for creative work with an area of 48 m2.
The exhibition policy of the Galerie Chappe art gallery is distinguished by a shocking selection of works by contemporary artists. Her gallery owners prefer American art of the last decades. Thanks to their high-quality selection, visitors to the gallery were able to discover about 1500 names from the world of contemporary art.
Over the years, it has hosted exhibitions of legendary graffiti authors Kate Moss, Mark Zermatti, Jarvis Banhart, Liz Green, Pete Doherty. The art of visual artists Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Richard Kern, Orlan and photographers Michel Godry, Wes Anderson, Alejandro Jodorovski, Charles Peterson were presented at the opening days here.
The Galerie Chappe is also a chamber concert hall. Music plays a very important role in many of the cultural events taking place in the gallery. It is not uncommon when exhibitions and opening days of the gallery are devoted to the work of wonderful singers and musicians. One of the most recent such events was exhibitions dedicated to Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.
Galerie Chappe employees pay no less attention to works created based on famous films shot in Hollywood. Over the past few years, gallery visitors have been able to get acquainted with the author's reworking of the images of film characters and interpretations of the events of the films "Django Unchained" and "The Dark Knight".
Along with organizing vernissages, the gallery's specialists provide advisory expert services. Their competence includes the assessment of works of art of both recent decades and recognized masters of past centuries: P. Picasso, P. Gauguin, Millet, Manet.
Address: 4 Rue André Barsacq, Paris 75018
Phone: + 33 1 42 62 42 12
Hours: 14: 00-20: 00