Valorisation du métier de galeriste
The Professional Committee of Art Galleries strives to promote the central role of galleries in the artistic and cultural sector by relying on their specificities, their expertise, their work to promote artists or artistic currents. Wishing to remind a wide public of the artistic and cultural offer, free and accessible to all, represented by the spaces of art galleries, the Professional Committee of Art Galleries leads two annual events: Un Dimanche à la Galerie which takes place in the fall, and Paris Gallery Weekend which takes place in the spring. From time to time, the CPGA organizes other events that highlight the diversity and richness of the artistic offer of art galleries, such as LE PARI(S) operation in October 2020 to make up for the absence of fairs in the capital.
Un Dimanche à la Galerie
Initiated in 2015, this common opening day for art galleries, which takes place on a Sunday in autumn, invites the general public, in a friendly and festive atmosphere, to discover the works of artists on the occasion of key exhibitions of the new year: meetings with artists, performances, book signings, guided tours, are proposed by the participating galleries.
Paris Gallery Weekend
Taken over by the CPGA in 2021, this unmissable spring event for contemporary art in Paris – Grand Paris, born in 2014, highlights the programming of a selection of galleries in specific discovery tours. Adapted to the post-crisis context, this event, which lasts four days, aims to meet both the expectations of professionals and collectors and those of amateurs and the wider public who have been very numerous in the galleries since the health crisis. Paris Gallery Weekend is led by Anne-Sophie Simenel, co-delegate general of the CPGA under the presidency of Marion Papillon and a renewed Board.
Every year in October, Paris welcomes the whole world for a week at the rhythm of art. In October 2020, it became obvious for the Professional Committee of Art Galleries to maintain the momentum created by the FIAC. The CPGA has created with LE PARI(S) a unifying communication that identified and disseminated the artistic initiatives, proposed by public and private actors, which were maintained from October 19 to 25.
In the Grand Paris, nearly 200 galleries responded to the call from the CPGA to be included in the LE PARI(S) plan. Joined by representatives of inter-gallery routes, fairs, museums, art centers, the CPGA underlined the resilience of the place of Paris, and the solidarity between the actors. If the local character has asserted itself in this context, Paris has retained a strong international dimension, evidenced by the artistic choices of galleries and fairs.