More than three weeks to discover about thirty international galleries exhibiting emerging artists Solos Shows during the Art Contemporary Biennale of Lyon.
Founded in 2007, Docks Art Fair is held every two years during the Contemporary Art Biennale of Lyon opening. Over the editions, Docks Art Fair has become establish as a friendly fair, human-sized fair, known for its rigorous selection. Dedicated since the beginning to solo show for a true hihlighting of artists presented while greeting the duo gallery / artist, she has positioned herself as a major event of the art market season.
Established since 2013 on The Quai Rambaud, in the heart of the confluence area and the new stroll dedicated to art (with Le Plateau (Rhône-Alpes) – La Sucrière - The Dark Point Odile Decq - The Museum of Confluences.) Docks Art Fair takes part in the cultural dynamics of the third city in France.
An Art Fair increased by an exhibition
Docks Art Fair this year launch a new format by extending its duration over three weeks.
Indeed, in the classic "fair" format from 10 to 13 September in the presence, as it should, of gallery owners and artists, will succeed an "exhibition" format. A specially trained team of professionals will take over until the 4th of October to guide visitors through the Solos Shows.
A way to give a longer visibility the presented artworks, to affirm the involvement of the Docks Art Fair teams, to focus on its didactic approach claimed since his first editions, to encourage the arrival of the uninitiated public.
Price CIC "Entrepreneurship for contemporary art"
Partner Docks Art Fair since 2011, the CIC Lyonnaise de Banque, wants this year to reinforce its involvement with the fair by creating a special price "Entrepreneurship for contemporary art". Participants composed of a duo Gallery / Artist showing a solo show project for Docks Art Fair 2017. A jury composed of personalities from the contemporary art world and a member of the CIC will distinguish one of these duo by providing a financial support.
CIC supports althought Docks Art Fair in its willingness to engage to gallerists.