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The Parisian art scene during Covid

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The Parisian art scene during Covid

2020 October



Despite the latest restrictions to prevent an increased number of Covid-19 cases in France, Paris remains the capital of art and design with various events being held this fall of 2020.

This October kicks off with Nuit Blanche, an annual Parisian night dedicated to contemporary art in the streets, followed by major exhibitions that are open all night long. The Professional Committee of Art Galleries enabled 200 member galleries to open and hold their events to affirm the capital’s resilience and the solidarity of the art scene October 3rd.

However, one of the biggest annual fairs, FIAC – International Fair of Contemporary Art, typically held at Grand Palais, has been canceled this fall. This has also affected other events  such as the exhibitions planned around the FIAC at Petit Palais, the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries), the National Museum of Eugène-Delacroix (Musée national Eugène-Delacroix), Place Vendôme and Place de la Concorde. FIAC will reimburse 100% of the expenses incurred by exhibitors and announced that the 47th edition of FIAC will take place from the 21st to the 24th of October 2021 at the Grand Palais Éphémère du Champ-de-Mars in Paris. 

Gladly, these cancellations do not concern gallery owners or smaller artistic events taking place in private venues and various industry players are still moving forward with private showings while certain smaller trade shows seem to be maintained.

The 9th edition of Private Choice, an artistic Parisian event founded by Nadia Candet in 2013, presents an collection of works of art and designs inside a Parisian apartment. This exhibition is accessible by invitation only from October 19th to 25th. Asia Now is maintained from October 21st-24th at Salon Hoche with 34 featured galleries and 6 special projects.  Also, not to miss is the 4th edition of Galeriestes at Carreau de Temple from October 23rd-25th, with approximately 40 participants showing a new selection of artists.  Some major international gallery owners are also traveling for private presentations on the French scene with the accompaniment and help of The MR Agency, such as Gallery Mariane Ibrahim.

In the Marais, MR23 Gallery, located at 21- 23 rue des Filles du Calvaire, welcomes artistic agency – SINOPLE from October 15th through December 20th, Tuesday to Saturday. Created by Julien Strypsteen and Éric-Sébastien Faure-Lagorce, SINOPLE’s showcased exhibition is the second part of “Collectible Nature” theme defined by SINOPLE, which focuses on the notion of spaces and landscapes, and psychic dimensions. For more information and a full list of designers: https://sinople.paris/paysage-interieur/.

Also in le Marais, French interior design and home decor brand Le Berre Vevaud showcases works at the MR80 Gallery at 80bis rue de Turenne. The most recent “Empreinte” collection is being unveiled to the press by founder designers, Raphaël Le Berre and Thomas Vevaud. A particular attention is paid to the personal values and lifestyle of their clients when creating new pieces at Le Berre Vevaud.

Even though certain various major events, trade shows and exhibitions are postponed to next year this fall, others market movers are keeping the Parisian art scene alive. The MR Agency welcomes different artistic and design projects at its venues and remains at your disposal for exhibitions, product presentations and events. With any provided venues by the MR Agency, latest French government Covid-19 regulations are taken into consideration and followed accordingly.

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