(Re)invented Events: Papier

[June 3, 2020]

The Papier art fair was postponed more than once this spring. In the end, it was transformed. And so, it is having its first virtual edition, after thirteen years in existence. It has increased in duration from four to seventeen days, and it has returned to being free of charge. Nevertheless, visitors are encouraged to make a $10 donation, “a simple gesture of solidarity for a weakened sector.” And for each VIP ticket, valued at $160, $100 is given to the Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, which has committed to acquiring Quebec art only throughout 2020. Forty-four galleries from across Canada are participating in the Montreal art fair, which will be punctuated by a series of roundtables over its three-week tenure. Among the themes discussed will be the future of the market post-pandemic and “the discoverability of the visual arts in the digital era.”


Douglas Walker, Christie Contemporary