2nd edition - Under the influence of Neon
The very first contemporary art fair organized in the capital of the Dukes of Bourgogne.
Rich in a unique cultural heritage, with an international art center, a prestigious museum, a dynamic FRAC, a national art school, and artists' studios , Dijon has innumerable assets to participate in the development and promotion of contemporary art. The international contemporary art fair, ART FAIR // DIJON, offers the city the possibility of becoming an important place for this artistic expression that Bertrand Lavier, Anatole Devosges, Yan Pei Ming, Didier Marcel, Cécile Bart or Philippe Ramette are already doing radiate beyond the borders of the region. It is therefore in a land of artists that ART FAIR // DIJON wished to lay the foundations of a lasting event that wishes to impose itself in the artistic landscape of major international fairs.
At the same time and in its role of supporting artistic creation, ART FAIR // DIJON has been collaborating since 2021 on the Contemporary Art course: "Art In Situ - On the road to the great wines". This one through an itinerant journey associates contemporary art with the exceptional wine heritage of the Route des Grands Crus. Travel by collectors, press visits and tastings punctuate the wanderings of tourists throughout the year.
Thus, ART FAIR // DIJON appears to be a major asset in the field of contemporary art thanks to a committee and an artistic direction anchored in the region which practice a demanding selection of galleries, maintain effective relations with local institutions, associations and organize the promotion of emerging artists who are the future stakes of the fair.
For ART FAIR // DIJON 2021, everything had to be done so that this "premier cru" initiated in the capital of Bourgogne becomes a "grand cru". A new experience, instructive encounters and new friendships launched this daring adventure. Collectors and art lovers have praised the quality and seriousness of the galleries represented.
For this 2022 edition, our project is therefore to perpetuate these good intentions through strong actions and an identity specific to our ideas.
An Artistic Director from the region, with significant experience in the art world, has joined the organization with, at his side, an enlarged artistic committee and strongly involved in his role as adviser to the fair.
In order to pay homage to the different currents that have marked the artistic eras, ART FAIR // DIJON will promote a medium each year. Neon will be honored during this 2022 edition. It will embody the common thread and the major theme of the OFF animations and exhibitions organized by the fair during the weekend of September 30 to October 2.
The “Perspective” section will be renewed for this second edition. Faithful to our role of supporting artistic creation, we will grant publishers of art books a very special place at the heart of the fair. The celebration of the vineyard will take place through "Art and Wine" event which will also be present at ART FAIR // DIJON 2022 thanks to the partnerships of many regional estates,
To highlight these developments and novelties, the area occupied by the fair will be increased and will go from a space of 2,800m2 to a space of 5,800m2. Thus, the artistic, historical and wine-growing heritage of an entire region will henceforth be welcomed during the major event that will become ART FAIR // DIJON.
Key Info 2022
• 3 days event
• 5,800 sqm of exhibition space
• More than 5,000 visitors expected
• More than 40 galleries, publishers, institutions and collectives, artists' collectives and art schools
• More than 300 artists will be represented
"PERSPECTIVE”: MONUMENTAL WORKS
The "PERSPECTIVE" program of Art Fair // Dijon offers spectators major or singular works in a remarkable scenography at the entrance of the fair.