Cutlog, a contemporary art fair in the heart of Paris, has established itself as a part of the international off-fairs dynamic. Its fourth edition will take place from the 18th to the 21st of October. Focused on avant-garde, emerging artists and discovering new talent, cutlog is a vibrant intersection for artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and museum directors worldwide. Located at the crossroads of the French art institutions, cutlog is only a couple a short walk away from the Grand Palais, the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. Under the glass and steel dome of the Bourse de Commerce, this beautiful circular space disrupts the typical, stern pattern of art shows and offers a platform encouraging dialogue between galleries and visitors, artists and collectors. About 40 galleries from around the world (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan, USA, Belgium, China, Spain) will be exhibiting and more than 20 000 visitors are expected.

Since its kick-off edition, cutlog has drawn the attention of the international press, collectors, museum directors, curators and art lovers. The opening will take place on October 17th followed by four days of thematic conferences alternating with the screening of an art video program. Cutlog is under the patronage of Madam Aurelie Filippetti, French Minister of Culture and Communication supported by the Ile de Paris.

Arte/cutlog Award
Arte confirms its sponsorship for the fourth-consecutive year by awarding a 5000 euro prize to an artist presented during cutlog 2012. The romanian artists Christian Bors and Marius Ritiu, represented by the Marion de Cannière Gallery (Anvers, Belgium) won the 2011 Arte/cutlog prize of 5000 euros for their work: “ No borders Equals Tolerance”, a customized roma caravan which was exhibited on the forecourt of the Bourse de Commerce. The jury shall consist of: Fabrice Bousteau, manager of Beaux Arts magazine, Yolande Zauberman, a documentary and feature film director and scriptwriter, Erick Zonca, a commercial and film director and scriptwriter, Valérie Mréjen, a novelist, plastic artist and video director, David Combe, editor-in-chief of the Arte program “Tracks”, Mehdi Meddaci, an artist, H. Angelina Medori, director of cultural activities in Arte, Elisabeth Quin, journalist.

Paris artist’s film festival
For this edition, cutlog develops its 2nd Paris Artist’s film festival, in partnership with the Observatoire de l’art contemporain. Many partners will award the laureates.

Pre-screening of the videos Festival’s 2012
Theme : Urbanity
Le Fresnoy – National Contemporary Arts Institute will present a selection of films. This institution is known for its international vocation to promote cutting edge video’ artists. A worldwide applications call is launched for artists and galleries. 32 films will be screened during the festival.

Contest Projections and discussions will be held in the auditorium of the Bourse de Commerce from October 20-21. Sunday 21 at 2.00pm, a jury of personalities from the art world, culture and media will award the prizes.

Three awards will be attributed: The Beaux-Arts Magazine Prize The Nouvelles écritures Prize, sponsored by Montblanc, The Discovery award; the laureate will be screened at cutlog New York 2013. The three laureates will benefit of a diffusion of one of their works during the Festival apart, Festival Alpilles-Provence’Art, accredited Marseille-Provence 2013. The jury members are: Laurie Hurwitz, MEP curator for video collection and exhibitions, Leïla G. Voight, Festival A-Part founder, Patricia Cartier-Millon, Vidéo Art producer, Les Films d’Ici, Alice Morgaine, art director of the Verrière - Brussels, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, artist.

Bourse de Commerce’s square
Martin Erik Andersen, Small Garden (the cobblestones under the beach), Isis Gallery, Brighton. Paris streets are internationally known for their beauty and their revolutionary past. Martin Erik Andersen in partnership with Isis Gallery will create especially for cutlog a sculpture, which will start from planting a small tree, in front of the Bourse de Commerce to honor those two emblematic aspects. The sculpture will be faithful to Andersen style using steel, plaster, wire, wax, cigarette ash, etc… The work will be created spontaneously from scratch found and gathered around the installation site. Besides, as a reflection of the first sculpture, Andersen will install an identical tree in the Isis Gallery booth, which will put forward an uncanny tension between the two places.

Quentin Armand, Pussy!, Gallery E.G.P. Paris “Pussy!”, obviously refers to the three singers sent to labor camps for some kind of mischievous ballads. The sculpture is composed into three metal military or prison like cupboards with pairs of legs coming from the upper flooring. Three girls in three cupboards are walking around Paris, but won’t move and won’t see anything, still we will be able to watch their surrounding, walk around, not talk to them but think about them.

Dan Miller, Untitled, Creative Growth, Oakland. An A-class Mercedez Benz, customized by american artist Dan Miller will be displayed in the forecourt. Dan Miller’s work reflects his own particular perception of the environment and what it is made of. Letters, figures, words are repeated non-stop under a mass of painting and ink… until the vanishing of the first matter. Each work reflects the artist’s obsessions (light bulbs, circuit breakers, food, names of cities, etc.). Dan Miller’s operates the body of the vehicle with the same force he uses in his work.

Labofactory, Metamachine N°2 : Fluxus, Spree Gallery, Paris. A horizontal stele, 4 meters long, 80 cm high and 15 cm deep, is placed horizontally in space at observation height. It contains a basin, two parallel glass tops of 2,50 m, with a horizontal, ethereal line in the middle, which represents the water level. Space is in the shade. Little by little this line comes to life, ripples and moves distinctively from one extremity to the other of the object. Light beams fill the space, going with the tops of these ripples, and follow the waves movement. The ripples spread horizontally with variable speeds, frequencies and amplitudes, according to the sound. The light moves simultaneously, slows down and speeds up. Its a real visual and abstract choreography, filling the space with waving flows, visual and audible, perfectly synchronized and in ongoing transformation. Labofactory Conception: Jean Marc Chomaz -Laurent Karst -François Eudes Chanfrault.

2012 Exhibitors
cutlog 2012, presents the following galleries : ABContemporary, Zürich; art station isabella lanz, Zürich; Arting159, Lissone; Centro Steccata, Parma; Circle Culture, Berlin; Clear edition & Gallery, Tokyo; Creative Growth, Oakland; Edward Cutler Gallery, Milan, London; Fabbrica Eos, Milan; Frantic Gallery, Tokyo; Galerie Alex Schlesinger, Zürich; Galerie Angel Art, Milan; Galerie Antonio Nardone, Bruxelles; Galerie Artistocratic, Bologna; Galerie Belartvita, Paris; Galerie Bodo W. Hellmann Fine art, Leipzig; Galerie E.G.P, Paris, Londo; Galerie GRC-Mg, Madrid; Galerie Intuiti, Paris; Galerie Lazarew, Paris, Bruxelles; Galerie Les Singuliers, Paris; Galerie Nathalie Bereau+6, Mandel, Paris; Galerie OltreDimore Bologne; Galerie spree, Paris; Galerie STP, Greifswald; Gasparelli Arte Contemporanea, Fano; Giampiero Biasutti arte Moderna e contemporanea, Turin; Gowen Contemporary, Genève; Graphem, Paris; Isis Gallery, London; L’Atelier, Berlin; Lebenson Gallery, France; LiliI-Ubel Gallery, Paris; Magrorocca, Milan; MC2 Gallery, Milan; Noda Contemporary, Nagoya; Romberg Arte contemporanea, Latina; Stage Back, Shangai et Werkstattgalerie, Berlin.

Paris - Foire d’art contemporain
Bourse de Commerce
2, rue de Viarmes
Paris 75001 France
Tél. +33 1 40101693

Opening hours
Thursday 18, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Friday 19, 11.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday 20, 11.00am - 8.00pm
Sunday 21, 11.00am - 8.00pm 

Entry fee 10 € (half price 5€)