Paris is a city so rich in tradition and history that it can be easy to miss the contemporary cultural scene. Make sure you don’t overlook the emerging and talented young artists whose work is on display at the Slick Contemporary Art Fair, which runs from 20-23rd October in 2011. Located in a 2000-square-metre marquee on the Esplanade between the wonderful Palais de Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art, Slick will show thousands of new artworks with everything from painting and sculpture to new media and video installations.
“Slick means ‘emergence’, or something constantly emerges onto the surface”, says founder Johan Tamer-Morael in an interview with initiArt magazine, citing the use of the English word as their intention to reach an international audience with works that resonate beyond the Franco-French artistic community.
This is the first year the fair has appointed an artistic director–the art critic and independent curator, Laurent Boudier–who presents the fair as a gigantic feast of art through his choice and placement of the galleries participating in the 6th edition. The selection includes large-scale projects tailor-made for Slick by the galleries and artists as monumental works throughout the fair. A mix of private collections and acquisitions will showcase the work of corporate collectors, while solo shows proposed by the galleries give space to the work of individual artists. Visitors can discover emerging talent, and meet the artists themselves in a program of workshops and talks.
You can find the Slick Contemporary Art Fair at Esplanade du Palais de Tokyo et Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11-13, av du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France.