All photos by M-KOS
26 – 28 April 2013
Photo by M-KOS
Papier 13 Art Fair proceeded to hold a sixth annual installment in the city of Montreal, this year between 26–28 April. While its tradition continued in exclusively showing paper-based art works, the fair tent noticeably grew in size to occupy 15,000 square feet – a much larger surface than in previous editions – to accommodate a greater number of galleries as well as more spacious lecture and lounge areas. Montreal’s only art fair especially caught our attention this year in setting up shop right on Ste. Catherine – the city’s busiest high street – which naturally allowed for an increase in attendance.
Shayne Dark’s sculptures, Critical Mass welcome the audience at the entrance of the fair.
PAPIER offers a refreshing aspect to the widening proliferation of art fairs by featuring works exclusively produced on paper, from drawings to prints as well as photography. This year the PAPIER fair hosted its fifth edition on 13–15 April, setting up its showroom tent at the heart of Montreal’s cultural quarter to accommodate 38 exhibitors from Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. Many of these were already members of AGAC (Contemporary Art Galleries Association), which organized the event. Although PAPIER started as an internally guarded affair, servicing only a small circle of local galleries, its reputation has been progressively expanding. From last year, some of the best Toronto galleries such as Birch Libralato and Susan Hobbs also joined in. In this edition over 400 emerging to established artists were represented, to attract more than 10,000 visitors with a total sale of approximately CA$700,000. The slightly higher income over last year included purchases from returning corporate collectors such as Loto-Quebec, Hydro-Quebec, Cirque du Soleil and so on.
Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper / Foire d’art contemporain d’œuvres sur papier
14–17 April 2011 / 14–17 Avril 2011
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Contemporary Art Galleryies Association (AGAC) presents the 4th edition of Papier – Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper from 14 to 17 April 2011 at the Quartier des Spectacle, in the heart of Montréal.
This year, 38 galleries from Montréal, Québec, Toronto and Ottawa will participate in the fair representing over 1,000 artworks by over 400 artists which includes drawings, engravings, photographs, collages, installation and many more.