DRAWING NOW Art Fair is the first contemporary art fair exclusively dedicated to drawing in Europe, created in 2007.
For its 14th edition, DRAWING NOW Art Fair becomes DRAWING NOW Alternative for an event with an original format adapted to the health context.
It is in a new location that the best of contemporary drawing will be found: 42 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine 75012 Paris, in the heart of the Bastille district.
From Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 June 2021, discover this new format that will welcome the public in a privileged way.
34 French and European galleries have confirmed their participation and will present their selection of works based on contemporary drawing from the last 50 years. The two sectors, Insight and Process, will once again show the most contemporary side of drawing.
Located on the ground floor, this area welcomes galleries that present an artist in focus on at least 30% of the total surface of their stand.
Located on the upper level (+1), this sector welcomes proposals from one or two French or international artists in a context that encourages the public to immerse themselves in the universe of one or two artists.
Located on the upper level (+1), this sector welcomes projects that combine drawing with various mediums such as photography or animation; or with disciplines such as architecture, pedagogy or history, in short a place where drawing tests its limits.
BECOMING AN EXHIBITOR
APPLICATIONS FOR DRAWING NOW ART FAIR 2021 ARE CLOSED.
The fair is exclusively reserved for galleries that can justify at least three exhibitions per year, independent artists are not accepted.
You can download the 2020 exhibitors informations below.
Applications are made via our online platform, we do not accept paper and pdf files.
Quality in all its senses! Thanks to the 2017 Drawing Now Prize, it is allowed the drawing to free itself from any constraints, thus offering visibility in all its material states!
A show always eagerly awaited, an attentive public, the opportunity to meet new collectors.
DRAWING NOW PARIS maintains a level of quality. It must continue to internationalize within Europe and with other continents. The organizing team makes great efforts in this direction and is attentive to the needs of gallery owners and very kind in all circumstances.
Suzanne Tarasiève, Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève
An edition welcoming new visitors and foreigners, especially Dutch, German, some Americans and new collectors. A particularly caring, calm, curious and happy audience to discover the diversity of the Show.
Isabelle Gounod, Galerie isabelle Gounod
A Fair as friendly as it is of high artistic quality. that can't be overlooked.
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