For the last ten years, the world’s only contemporary drawing fair has been held at the heart of the French capital. Housed in the wonderful light-filled spaces of the Carreau du Temple, this thriving show is abuzz with activity. Seventy-four international galleries will be present, including established high-profile names such as Lelong, Jean Fournier, Eric Dupont, Bernard Ceysson and Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg), supported by Valérie Bach (Brussels), Anne de Villepoix, Suzanne Tarasiève, GP & N. Vallois and this year’s new arrival, the celebrated Thaddaeus Ropac gallery. Spread over two floors and featuring more than 400 artists, it’s a showcase for the best-of-the best of contemporary drawing. This year’s fair includes some fascinating events, starting with Master Now, which, for its tenth show, is presenting ten galleries, each of which will showcase a masterpiece by an artist in a specially designed setting. The Now is our Future exhibition by Philippe Piguet, the show’s creative director, on the other hand, pays tribute to the members of the selection committee who have taken part in Drawing Now from the word go. For the first time, an international contemporary drawing symposium will be held under the presidency of the director of the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Fabrice Hergott. Lastly the winner of the 2015 prize, Abdelkader Benchamma, will be on show at Christie’s France for their spring drawing sales.
March 30 to April 3. Drawing Now Paris. Le Carreau du Temple 16 € March 24 to April 1st, Abdelkader Benchamma’ exhibition, winner of the 2015 Drawing Now award, at Christie’s