PARIS PHOTO ANNOUNCES THE POSTPONEMENT OF ITS 2020 EDITION TO 2021
Following the announcement by the French government that limits capacity at major events to 1,000 people, Paris Photo has been forced to cancel the fair scheduled for this year. Instead, it will inaugurate in November 2021 at the newly constructed Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ de Mars.
As the leading international fair dedicated to the photographic medium, and a must-attend event for professionals, collectors and enthusiasts alike, Paris Photo had chosen to reimagine its format for this very particular year due to health and international travel constraints.
Florence Bourgeois, Director of Paris Photo said: "We have had numerous exchanges with our exhibitors, visitors, collectors and partners over the last few days, all of whom showed an immense enthusiasm for Paris Photo to go ahead this year. We were strongly motivated and supported in our efforts to forge ahead with determination and flexibility to ensure the greatest possible safety for all. However, this latest government measure leaves us no choice. We have made this decision to cancel with profound regret, but with a sense of responsibility towards all involved. We thank the members of the entire ecosystem who have given us their support and trust throughout these difficult times.”
Paris Photo is the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium and is held each November at the historic Grand Palais in Paris. Since 1997, the Fair’s mission is to promote and nurture photographic creation and the galleries, publishers and artists at its source. It brings together up to 200 exhibitors from across the world, offering collectors and enthusiasts a diverse and qualitative presentation of photography-driven projects today. Leading galleries showcase historical and contemporary artworks from modern masters to young talents. Specialized publishers and art book dealers present unique and rare editions, as well as book launches and signature sessions with many of today’s most renowned artists. Paris Photo also provides visitors with first-hand insights and access to the art world. Programming includes curated exhibitions with renowned public and private institutions, awards, conversation cycles with curators, artists, collectors, and critics, and special events exploring the unique history of the medium; varying visions, practices and emerging trends.
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