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The DGCA (Direction générale de la création artistique, or General Direction of Artistic Creation) was created with the intention to support research and creative endeavors, to facilitate the promotion of all artistic disciplines, to develop a policy for the purchasing and ordering of artworks, and to contribute to the development of networks for the creation and diffusion of the performing and visual arts. Founded on January 13, 2010 as a unification of the Direction de la musique, de la danse, du théâtre et des spectacles and the Délégation aux arts plastiques, the DGCA promotes action through its strong network of institutions and projects throughout France and through its support of important national and international art festivals and biennials.
Throughout the year the city of Paris develops a shared contemporary art policy. The Paris Municipal Contemporary Art Collection (FMAC), the Nuit Blanche event, the implementation of artworks in public space, exhibitions offered by museums and various cultural facilities of the city of Paris allow the general public to freely access the art scene. Paris is also committed to supporting artists, to empowering them with the means to create and to accompanying those who promote them. Because galleries are essential cultural actors and key players in this cultural vitality, the city of Paris is proud to have been partnered with Paris Gallery Weekend since its creation.
Since 1947, the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art represents galleries in France and defends their interests with politicians, institutional representatives and administrative authorities. It takes part in the elaboration of art market regulations and contributes to cultural policies favouring the development of the whole sector. The Committee informs and advises its 290 member galleries, first and second market galleries, from antique dealers to contemporary art galleries, on the specifics of their status and obligations, accompanying them on technical matters. For several years now, the Professional Committee of Art Galleries has been involved in major cultural events in order to build a better visibility of art galleries, true partners of artistic creation. It also works to develop the French art scene internationally.
Convinced that culture and the arts can change lives, Emerige supports emerging artists of the French scene and brings culture closer to all audiences, young people in particular. Thus, as a committed patron of contemporary art, Emerige has supported a wide range of artistic productions over the years, first with its Revelation Grant for emerging artists but also events and institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo, the Venice Biennale or the Modern Art Museum of Paris. Emerige also promotes art in the city: as one of the signatories of the charter “1 immeuble, 1 oeuvre” (1 building, 1 artwork), created under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, we install a work of art by a contemporary artist in each of our real-estate program.
Camille Fournet Paris is the alliance between craftsmanship, design and experimental luxury, for a resolutely 21st century leather goods. Our craftsmen put their know-how at the service of a contemporary vision of creation for products to be lived every day. Conceived by object designers, they aim to be essential and not just «accessories»… Without superfluous, universal, our bags and leather goods are in keeping with the times. Camille Fournet has been supporting contemporary artists for many years, notably with the equinoxes
programme in their shops. For the second consecutive year, Camille Fournet renews its partnership with Paris Gallery Weekend by supporting talks in galleries with the artists.
Founded in 1864, John Taylor is one of the oldest luxury real estate groups in the world. The Group offers its clients a unique selection of luxury apartments, duplexes and private mansions located at the most beautiful addresses, as well as the opportunity to acquire exceptional properties such as vineyards, yachts and professional properties. With its expansion, John Taylor offers ever more premium and personalized services to 60,000 international clients in 25 selective destinations such as Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Megève or Dubai… A member of the Artcurial Group, John Taylor cultivates a sense of beauty and creation, and enthusiastically supports the new edition of Paris Gallery Weekend.
Created by artists in 1953, ADAGP is the french royalty collecting and distribution society in the field of graphic and visual arts.
It represents 181,000 authors worldwide, in all disciplines of visual art, including painting, sculpture, photography, design, graphic novels, street art, video art, digital art, architecture… Through an international network of 50 partner organisations worldwide, the ADAGP collects and distributes royalties, protects artists and fights to improve authors’ rights.
The ADAGP cultural action program encourages the creative scene by initiating and / or financially supporting projects that enhance the visual arts and promote them nationally and internationally.
The City of Paris family of museums grouped together in the public institution Paris Musées since 2013, the City of Paris’s 14 museums and heritage sites represent collections that are outstanding in their diversity and quality. To share this extraordinary heritage, today Paris Musées has overhauled its policies, adapted its ticketing for temporary exhibitions, and focused its attention on attracting members of the public who are unfamiliar with cultural life. In 2018, the permanent collections (free of charge*), temporary exhibitions and a varied programme of cultural activities attracted 3 million visitors. An internet site provides a full calendar of the museums’ activities, introduces the collections, and allows users to plan their visit.
Located between the Champs-Elysees and the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris is set in a building constructed for the Universal Exhibition in 1937.
With more than 15,000 works, the museum’s collection is testimony to the artistic trends of the 20th century as well as the current scene. The museum contains exceptional works such as the first unfinished version of « La danse » by Matisse and Raoul Dufy’s monumental work « La Fée Electricité » (600 square meters).
Exhibitions of international scope showcasing modern art (Hans Hartung, Zao Wou-Ki, Warhol, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Bernard Buffet…) and contemporary art (Thomas Houseago, Mohamed Bourouissa, Medusa Bijoux et tabous, Larry Clark…) are scheduled throughout the year.
Since opening in Paris in 1998, the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard has been actively contributing to the development of French art scenes at the national and international levels. Having no collection of its own, its identity is shaped by the people who infuse it with life day-to-day: artists, curators, authors, intellectuals… In this way, it reflects the diversity of artistic creation, its pulse beating to the rhythm of art’s variations.
In 1999, it created the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize, the first to recognize young artists on contemporary French scene.
Since 1977, the Centre Pompidou has been deeply rooted in the city and open to the world and to innovation. Its iconic building is home to Europe’s richest and one of the world’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art, in addition to exhibitions, symposiums, festivals, shows, projections, and workshops for young people. Its extremely rich programme at the crossroads of art forms and audiences attracts more than 3.5 million visitors every year. True to its ambition to make culture and creation available to as many people as possible, the Centre Pompidou also develops its regional and international presence.
The first institution in Paris dedicated to photography, the MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie) is located in the heart of the Marais. It presents exciting and engaging exhibitions that reflect its openness to current practices and new aesthetics, showing both major international names and emerging artists, to a broad audience of all ages. The MEP also holds one of the largest collections of post-war photographs in France.
Since its inception the MEP has played a major role in the institutional recognition of photography, helping to broaden our understanding of the medium, and questioning new uses and its relationship to other disciplines in a world where images surround us in our daily lives.
In addition to its three floors of exhibition space, the MEP also offers a range of activities and facilities including a research library (of over 30,000 photobooks), a cinema/auditorium, dedicated educational spaces, and a specialist photo-bookstore.
Housed in painter Eugène Delacroix’s former apartment, the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix is a unique and fascinating museum space, a rare gem at the heart of Paris.
Throughout its projects, Magasins généraux brings together experts, local stakeholders, partner institutions, the media and brands through unprecedented collaborations.
The Fondation Fiminco has taken over a former industrial site in Romainville, transforming it into a real “toolbox” for artists from around the world, and open to all. The Fondation Fiminco is a contemporary art space focused on international cross-disciplinary visual art. The Fondation is dedicated to supporting multidisciplinary contemporary international creation through a program of exhibitions, performances, events, and workshops.
The international residency for artists is at the heart of the project: the Fondation Fiminco’s main mission is to host each year a residency for 18 international artists and a curator for an 11-month period, offering them the opportunity to develop their work and research.
The artistic projects developed by the artists in residency, but also the exhibitions and the meetings programmed at the Fondation Fiminco will be the starting point of a network built up with the institutions, associations, communities, researchers, and residents of the area.
La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain was launched by the City of Noisy-le-Sec in 1999. The programme reflects the diversity of today’s art in terms of a range of aesthetic and social issues, via the work of emergent or established artists with local, national or international reputations. The programme revolves around two main themes: first of all genius loci, the spirit of place defined by the centre’s distinctive architectural, social and historical associations; and secondly, the word galerie (“gallery”), with its different meanings and implications.
The Masters in Heritage and Exhibition Mediation aims to prepare future professionals with the ability to understand and take on the responsibility of various projects related to the development of cultural heritage, engineering and exhibition professions as well as the contemporary art sector. This training includes a set of teaching courses provided by professionals associated with cultural project management in the museum and heritage sector, from the project’s conception to its management to the challenges in seeing it through.
Founded in 1875, the Catholic University of Paris (Institut Catholique de Paris – ICP) is the inheritor of the Medieval Liberal Arts Colleges and lies in the tradition of the Sorbonne, the oldest academic institution in France. ICP is renowned for its excellence in core academic fields such as Theology, Philosophy and Canon Law that serve as a basis for the development of Humanities and Social sciences, where Education, Ethics and Anthropology are well represented. As a non-for-profit Association pursuant to French Law of 1901, recognised as Promoting the Public interest, its unique Research Unit “Religion, Culture and Society” is fully recognised by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
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Founded by five women in 2017, Thanks for Nothing is an association that mobilizes artists and the world of culture by organizing artistic and solidarity events that have a major impact on society.
Our activity consists in designing innovative formats of cultural and solidarity events. Our projects are voluntarily free and accessible to all.
Thanks for Nothing was chosen as the winner of the consultation of the City of Paris for the Denfert Façade of the former Saint-Vincent de Paul Hospital with the operators Altarea Cogedim, CDC-Habitat and Histoire & Patrimoine and the project managers 51N4E, Tham & Videgård, Calq, Atelier Monchecourt& Co and Grue for the transformation of the Denfert Façade.
The programming of Thanks for Nothing is designed to contribute to social progress along 3 axes: the defense of human rights, education and environmental protection.
The Refugee Food is an innovative project which, thanks to the universal power of food, contributes to change the way people perceive refugees, accelerate their professional integration in the F&B sector and reveal flavors from elsewhere. It is a global project developing in particular:
an annuel culinary festival, which creates collaborations between refugee cooks and restaurants, in 15 cities around the world.
- a springboard restaurant dedicated to refugee cooks in the heart of Paris
- a catering service, with unique menus designed and prepared by refugee chefs
- a cooking training, the Sesame program, which trains refugees to become cooks.
- events & pop up throughout the year (ephemeral restaurants, conferences, testimonials, etc.)
This project is made possible thanks to the support of the United Nations Refugee Agency, many partners and donors whom we thank for their support.
From young Rohingya refugees to the people of the French Guyana, from the children of the Burundian streets to the adolescents in the northern districts of Marseille, from the villagers of Colombia to the users of laundromats in the United States, the association has helped to change the life of more than 6 million people. To do this, it works in 24 languages and has selected more than 30,000 sources to strengthen people’s capacities around the major challenges facing today’s world: education, health, employment, citizenship or digital technology.
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« L’Association des Diplômés de l’Institut Français de la Mode » has been created in 1987. It gathers today more than 4000 alumni from the IFM and ECSCP programs and starting in 2019 from the “Institut Français de la Mode”. The IFM Alumni reﬂects the rich diversity of its members, of their carrers and expertises in such creative and demanding areas as Beauty, Fashion, Design and Luxury. It helps alumni to reinforce their shared passion for creation and curiosity for emerging business, cultural and social trends.
Societies is a not-for-profit structure founded by Jérôme Poggi in 2004. Societies aims to bring together all members of society who wish to interact on the art scene and make art together.
Societies implements the New Patrons program created and supported by the Fondation de France in Paris and its region. This initiative allows any individual or group of people who express a desire or need to commission a work of contemporary art from an artist, for the general interest.
Societies has taken a particular interest in the promotion of the role of contemporary art in the academic field. In 2019, the association initiated a partnership with the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation and launched the B.E.A.U. program (Bureau d’Expériences Art & Université) with several universities, grandes écoles and public institutions.
UNESCO’s Art Collection started with the construction, in the 1950s, of the Organization’s Headquarters in Paris, designed by Marcel Breuer, Luigi Nervi and Bernard Zehrfuss. On this occasion, the Organization commissioned contemporary artists of the time to create a work of art for the decoration of the building. This selection includes Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Jean Arp, Afro Basaldella, Alexander Calder, Roberto Matta, Henry Moore and Rufino Tamayo, among others. Since then, the collection has continued to grow through purchases made until the 1980s, with works by artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Carlos Cruz-Diez or Victor Vasarely, and thanks to donations of Member States, from the construction of Headquarters and up until today. As such, UNESCO houses the largest art collection in United Nations system.
The CIPAC brings its members together for its conferences, annual meetings and congresses. These events serve as a time of analysis of the primary social, political and economical questions at stake for visual art professionals. They are also the moment when necessary research topics can be shared and put into perspective.
In 2020, the CIPAC will hold its seventh congress from July 1st to July 3rd in Marseille.
Since 1795, the Institut de France offers the five Academies (française, inscriptions et belles- lettres, sciences, beaux-arts, sciences morales et politiques) a harmonious framework to work on the improvement of the humanities, sciences and arts, as non-profit. As a great patron, it encourages research and supports creation through the awarding of prizes, subsidies and grants (more than 23 million euros each year through its sheltered foundations). The Institut de France is also the guardian of an important heritage, starting with the Palais du Quai de Conti, four libraries including the Mazarine library, and residences and collections that have been bequeathed to it since the end of the 19th century (the Chantilly castle, Chaalis abbey, Jacquemart-André museum, Langeais castle, Kerazan manor or Kérylos villa).
The Institut français, under the aegis of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, actively contributes to France’s soft diplomacy. Its projects and programs take local contexts into account and can be successfully implemented thanks to the vast network of the French Embassies’ cultural services, as well as the many Instituts français and Alliances Françaises present across five continents.
AROP, the charity in charge of development for the Opera, raises funds for these projects from both corporate and individual donors.
Every year, collectors and art lovers gather at FIAC in the Grand Palais where a selection of the most prestigious international galleries celebrate modern and contemporary creation. For its 47th edition, FIAC reaffirms its commitment to those who make the art world so stimulating and vibrant. Its innovative multidisciplinary cultural programs, open to the public, enlarge the outreach of the fair and encourage dialogue.
Paris Photo is the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium and is held each November at the historic Grand Palais in Paris. Since 1997, the Fair’s mission is to promote and nurture photographic creation and the galleries, publishers and artists at its source. Paris Photo is launching a new fair in New York in 2020. Presented with the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), Paris Photo New York will open its doors at Pier 94 from Thursday, April 2nd to Sunday, April 5th 2020. Paris Photo brings together up to 200 exhibitors from across the world, offering collectors and enthusiasts the most diverse and qualitative presentation of photography-driven projects today.
DRAWING NOW Art Fair is the first contemporary art fair exclusively dedicated to drawing in Europe, created in 2007.
From March 26th to 29th, the 14th edition of the fair welcomes 74 international galleries selected by an independent committee of art professionals.
These galleries present more than 300 artists and nearly 2,000 works, representative of the diversity of drawing from the last 50 years to the present day. Collectors and art lovers are invited to discover the works of emerging and more established artists.
DRAWING NOW Art Fair 2020 is also: an exhibition dedicated to cinema in partnership with the Cinémathèque française, in order to highlight the cross-influence of contemporary drawing and cinema, from story board to film, performances, talks, interviews with artists, a Prize… to continually deepen the discovery of drawing!
A Round Video Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that will take place from Thursday, October 1st to Sunday, October 4th at the Moxy Lille Hotel.
Dedicated to the medium of video, and strengthened by its unique geographical location, the fair contributes to the support and influence of video art, in close collaboration with actors at the forefront of the art world in Northern Europe, whether they are curators, directors of institutions, collectors or art schools.
Installed in the rooms of the Hotel Moxy Lille, emerging and established contemporary art galleries will present to visitors the videos of a unique artist for four days. In the main section, the galleries present are selected by an independent jury composed of art professionals, artists and collectors, while in the «carte blanche» section they are carried by international curators invited by the fair for the 2020 edition.