Dedicated exclusively to the promotion of art on paper, Papier is one of the most important fairs of its kind in North America. The event is an important catalyst for the Canadian contemporary art market and constitutes a unique meeting ground for the greater public, art enthusiasts and professionals alike. For its 8th edition, Papier will present 40 Canadian galleries, demonstrating the liveliness of Montreal as a major center for contemporary art. Admission is free.
Friday April 24
noon — 9 pm
Saturday April 25
11 AM — 7 PM
Sunday April 26
11 AM — 6 PM
COMPLEXE DE GASPÉ
5445, DE GASPÉ
Place-des-arts Metro Station (corner Sainte-Catherine and Jeanne-Mance):
Vendredi : noon - 2pm - 4pm - 6pm
Samedi : noon - 2pm - 3:30pm
Dimanche : noon - 2pm - 4pm
Laurier Metro Station (Laurier Street):
every 20 minutes
A parking garage is located under the 5445 de Gaspé.
This prestigious cocktail evening is the perfect occasion to enjoy a preview of the fair and the thousands of artworks on display. Support the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) and join the gallerists, artists and art collectors for this special evening.
VIP ticket holders have exclusive access to a series of tours through corporate and private collections.
On the menu for this unique cocktail event: delicious hors-d’oeuvres from Le Serpent restaurant and a selection of fine wines from ReZin agency.
“Even prior to be becoming its spokesperson, I found the Papier art fair to be an extraordinary guide to contemporary art. Every year I am amazed by the hundreds of visitors, each captivated by the works that speak to them, also discovering this event and, I recognize the desire to be transformed and transported by art, in those who return to the fair with as much enthusiasm as myself. Every year I find myself looking forward to this unique cultural event that, with every new edition, continues to push the limits.”
An internationally acclaimed actress and contemporary art enthusiast, Vanasse will promote the fair for the second consecutive year
“Private Wealth 1859 is proud to reiterate its commitment to the Papier Fair. Through this special partnership, National Bank helps promote access to contemporary art and supports the outreach of today's artists. It is with great pleasure that the Bank joins this most exciting artistic event” .
President and CEO of National Bank Private Wealth 1859.
“There is a wide range of work that can be made on paper – drawings, collage, small paintings, prints, abstract or figurative – and, for many artists, paper-based work is central to their practice. This is one reason why I became attracted to art on paper. Plus, paper is easier to store, frame and care for, and is a more affordable option for someone like me who wants to live with art, but who makes an average salary.”
Toronto-based collector and executive Editor of Magenta Magazine
372, Sainte-Catherine West Street