The Talks of the 17th edition

All the conferences – a programme of meetings with international personalities – will take place in the auditorium of the Carreau du Temple on Thursday 21 March (free access on registration) and in the Talks Area on level -1 of the Carreau du Temple the rest of the time (from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March). Each conference lasts 1 hour and will be accessible after the fair on our Youtube channel.


Discover the program of the talks

Klaus Speidel credit Moonpunks

Drawing in the Age of A.I.
Friday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Klaus Speidel, Image and Art Theorist, Doctor of Philosophy, curator and art critic based in Vienna
Guests: Rita Vittorelli and Marlies Wirth
Language: English

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Talk on animation and drawing
Sunday, March 24 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Moderation: Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Producer of Miyu production
Language: English

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Art Brut, a Lockable Practice
Friday, March 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Marc Donnadieu, Art critic and independent curator
Language: French

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Artist Interview
Saturday, March 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Moderation: Sébastien Laudenbach, director and screenwriter
Language: French


The feminine prism

Moderator: Joana P. R. Neves
With Elika Hedayat (artist); Myriam Mihindou (artist).

Tribute to Vera Molnár, Pioneer of Sensitive Computing

Moderator: Joana P. R. Neves
With Vincent Baby (art historian), Odile Aittouarès (gallery owner), François Nawrocki (curator at the Musée national d'art moderne Centre Pompidou).

Artist interview with François Olislaeger

Moderation: Pascal Neveux (Director of Frac Picardie)

Cosmic dance

Moderator: Joana P. R. Neves
with Karine Rougier (artist), Stephen Ellcock (writer).

From time to time: when disegno meets contemporary drawing

Moderator: Joana P. R. Neves
With Irina Zucca Alessandrelli (Curator of Ramo Collection and Milano Drawing Week) and Isabel Seligman (Monument Trust Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawing in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum).

From comics to animation to contemporary art: a conversation with Cyril Pedrosa and Carine Roma

Moderator: Joana P. R. Neves
with Cyril Pedrosa and Carine Roma

Artist interview with David Tremlett

Moderator: Joana P. R. Neves

Art Faber

Moderator: Emil Sennewald (journalist, critic)
with Juliette Green (artist), Jérôme Duval Hamel (co-president of the Art faber collective), Carine Tissot (director of the Drawing Hotels Collection).

Previous talks


A privileged moment for the meeting of contemporary drawing professionals from all over the world, the fair gives the floor to speakers specialized in contemporary art around Talks and Artist Interviews. From performance to the place of women, through what drawing has to teach us, each year new themes complete our questions about this medium.

Enjoy this moment in video form with new illustrations.

The talks of the 2020 edition

15 years already... So what about drawing?

The body of the drawing

Collecting contemporary drawing

Artist interview: Jean-Luc Verna

Comics as a vector of teaching