In September 2011, the third edition of DocksArtFair™ will take place, bringing together 40 international galleries for a contemporary art fair that is based around a set of unique principles. Unique, because it gives the public a chance to discover and learn about the current creative work of the selected galleries, through the presentation of a solo presentation by an artist at every booth. Unique, because DocksArtFair™ is attached to the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon, by date as well as geographical situation in the Confluence, a newly developed district in Lyon, and a symbol for the 21st century. Finally, unique because the region (Rhône-Alpes and the surrounding areas) is rich in structures dedicated to contemporary art (museums, art institutions and art schools), a fact that has allowed DocksArtFair™ to take up a leading role in the international contemporary artistic scene.
DocksArtFair™ enters a synergy with all these other organizations and offers to Lyon and its region the opportunity to become a dynamic place in the contemporary art market, and taking its place in the schedule of international contemporary art fairs.
The new members of the selection committee are :
Editor at Large, The Art Newspaper, UK
Gallery owner, Analix Forever, Switzerland
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
President of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Editor in chief artpress magazine, France
Director FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France