The two fairs, the Salon du Dessin and Drawing Now Art Fair will take place from 28 to 31 March at the Palais Brogniart and Carreau du Temple in Paris respectively. For any collector, amateur, it is the perfect opportunity to find in one place as many talents of yesterday and tomorrow, but above all the pleasure to meet, in a privileged context of a visit in a small group of enthusiasts, the professional circles and galleries that rely on the Art Market.
Attendance at fairs is becoming unavoidable
This time of dense and concrete study and analysis focuses on the theme of the evolution of the work of artists alternating with the subtle trends of the Art Market. Difficult to decipher from the outside, this approach to the functioning at the heart of the art market allows us to better understand the springboard of the economic positioning strategies of artists and their "curators", the interplay of institutional organizations and major collectors.
Should we follow the general trend or look for emerging artists with potential? How does an artist's rating evolve? What are the criteria imposed on artists by the market?
Usually, the highlight of the day is a luncheon debate thanks to the choice of the guest, who is recognized for his or her competence in his or her professional environment. We will thus be able to dialogue freely with Benoît Porcher, from the SEMIOSE Gallery.
For Drawing Now, a visit to some of the 71 galleries (30% of which are foreign), as well as the discovery of more than 200 contemporary artists exhibiting on two levels will make us appreciate part of the richness of the event.
To go further
There will be daily talks and interviews with artists, videos, a Master Now tour, and this year: ACTON! For me it's a first and to be accompanied by a professional art historian allows a mediation to understand the context of the works presented and to appreciate the evolution of the artistic research work. More than 10 drawing performances are programmed to set the rhythm of the week and always bring the drawing out of the sheet.