Our wish is to ensure that all exhibitors take advantage of the presence of many international contemporary art professionals (about 1,600 during the first two days - curators, critics, journalists) as well as many collectors from around the world, for the opening of the Biennial.
Each gallery takes up a 30 m2 surface for its booth.
The exceptional location: only 100 m from the Biennial.
The quality of the exhibitors: look at Docks Art Fair 07.
It is thus in this innovative, attractive and exciting context that we are now inviting you to join us for the second edition of Docks Art Fair.
Nathalie Ergino, director of the Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne,
Pascal Neveux, director of the FRAC Provence- Alpes-Côte d’Azur,
Philippe Piguet, historian, art critic and independant curator,
Jean-Marc Salomon, founder of the Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon,
Barbara Polla, director of the Analix Forever (ch) gallery.
Lyon’s geographical location is a major asset for the fair in a rich and dynamic région, counting many assionate art collectors with a high purchasing power - many of them are members of the ADIAF (Prix Marcel Duchamp) and ART38, both being active collectors’ associations. This region, close to Switzerland and the North of Italy, counts important museums: Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Musée d’art moderne de Saint-Étienne, Musée de Grenoble… and first-rank institutions such as the Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne, le Magasin de Grenoble, l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon. Docks Art Fair’s tent location (a tent especially made for the occasion), 100m from the Sucrière, the main exhibition place of the Biennial, will enable optimal visibility for the fair in this area of XXI century Lyon (« Little Shangaï »): the Docks, an industrial site along the Saône, newly developed by a high standard architectural program (Jakob & Mac Farlane, Ruddy Riccioti, Odile Decq, JM Wilmotte).
The technical services looked after by Docks Art fair organization give to the exhibitors the opportunity to show in very good conditions.