In addition to the works presented by 74 international galleries and nearly 300 artists, DRAWING NOW Art Fair pace this week dedicated to contemporary drawing with many events.
Drawing Month, set up for the first time in 2018, returns with exhibitions and an even larger workshop program.


Exhibition in partnership with La Cinémathèque Française
The exhibition All a Movie! is a dialogue between contemporary drawings and heritage

non-film from the French Cinematheque.

We started from two observations: on the one hand, that cinema is also a graphic exercise, from preparation to directing; and, on the other hand, that contemporary artists readily refer to it. The appearance and disappearance of images is at work in both mediums, cinema and contemporary drawing.

This is illustrated by two celluloid drawings of the animated film La Bergère and the chimney sweep by Paul Grimault (1948), included in the exhibition. Rare and precious, these celluloids are also extremely fragile. They express a less explored facet of image-movement: its relationship to comics through animation, but also to storyboarding or even free drawing undertaken by many directors. They also draw attention to the film's very material, a line often taken up by visual artists, such as South African artist William Kentridge.

Artist talks and interviews


A special time for meeting contemporary drawing professionals from around the world, the show gives the floor to speakers specializing in contemporary art around Talks and Artist Interviews. From performance to women's place, to what drawing has to teach us, each year new themes complete our questions about this medium.


The DRAWING NOW Prize aims to support a mid-career artist, whose practice of drawing is predominant in creation, with an endowment of 5,000 euros and the organization of an exhibition. The gallery selection committee meets on the first day of the fair to name the winner. As every year, personalities join the selection committee.


Internal route to the fair, on the stands of the galleries. Philippe Piguet, member of the selection committee and artistic director from 2010 to 2018, has selected from the galleries the reserves some twenty works signed by great contemporary artists, considered true masterpieces. From one stand to another, a specific signage indicates the exemplary presence of these works, highlighting a particularly remarkable set of works.