Cutlog Art Fair Concludes its 3rd Edition with Over 20,000 VisitorsThe Art Dossier on November 3, 2011 with 0 Comments
It is with an immense success amongst the public and professionals that Cutlog concludes its third edition! Indeed, over 20 000 visitors came to see the fair and its 42 galleries represented at Paris Bourse de Commerce.
Placed under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture and supported by the City of Paris, cutlog also received the visit of a number of important collectors and French and foreign institutions.
Loyal to Cutlog, the bank Pictet & Cie confirmed its support by becoming, for this third edition, the official partner of the event, joined this year by French-german tv channel ARTE.
The ARTE/Cutlog prize, consisting of €5000 given by the channel, was awarded to Romanian artist duo Cristian Bors and Marius Ritiu. Represented by the gallery Marion de Cannière (Antwerp), their piece ‘No borders Equals Tolerance’, a customized gipsy caravan, was exhibited on the Bourse de Commerce plaza.
The second jury prize awarded in a tie to three artists: Mats Bäcker (Galerie Nathalie Béreau / le 6, Mandel, Paris), Ronan-Jim Sévellec (Galerie Antonine Catzfelis) and Wassim Ghozlani (Musée du Montparnasse).
We warmly thank those galleries and artists, as well as the members of the Jury: Fabrice Hergott, director of Paris Museum of Modern Art, Camille Morineau, curator of the Centre Pompidou, Fabrice Bousteau, managing editor of Beaux-Arts Magazine, Emelie de Jong, art and shows director at ARTE, Angelina Medori, cultural actions delegate at ARTE, Isabel Marant, fashion designer and Matali Crasset, product designer.
More international than ever, the fair welcomed a Swiss gallery for the first time, Alex Schlesinger, two Austrian galleries, Lisi Hämmerle and Michaela Stock, as well as a Chinese gallery, Stage Back – opening up to lots more collaborations with worldwide spaces in the years to come.
A financial success too! To briefly talk numbers, most of the galleries covered their costs by selling pieces approximately between 300 and 9000 euros. The fair generated a turnover close to a million euros.
The most important sales:
Gery Art Gallery (Namur, Belgium), 200 000€
Galerie Antonine Catzeflis (Paris), «la réserve aux accessoires» by Ronan-Jim Sévellec, 33 000€.
Galerie Les Singuliers (Paris), oil on canvas by Alvaro Diaz-Palacios, 25 000€
Galerie & Edition Hoffmann (Friedberg, Germany), sculpture “Cora” by Vladimir Skoda, 22 000€
Fabbrica Eos (Milano), tryptic of photographs by Rosfer and Shaokun, 20 000€
Others, like the Lebenson gallery (Paris), gallery Intuiti (Paris), ICOBA (New York) and gallery Frantic (Tokyo), sold almost all of their pieces on show; similarly, the gallery AUREUS sold all of Yi-Hsin Tzeng pieces.
Furthermore, several museums, foundations and French and foreign institutions manifested their interest for the pieces exhibited.
The Artists Film Festival was also a success, which welcomed a large public and professionals, including Marseille’s cultural services, which selected several films, to be presented to David Lynch’s producer, in the context of a program about Mediterranean creation.
Cutlog could happen thanks to the precious help of its partners and sponsors:
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Mairie de Paris, Banque Pictet & cie, ARTE, Mercedes Benz, 8.6 by Bavaria, Institut de Conciergerie internationale, Open art Collection, Nicolas Feuillatte, Forum des Halles, Tim Hôtel, Fragmental Museum, The Artnewspaper, Direct Matin, La Tribune, Artprice, Say Who ? Press, Artfacts.Net, Artports, Galeries-Découvertes, Exponaute, La Paddythèque, Flowers Way, Paulette Magazine, The visual ARTBEAT, Institut Supérieur de Formation au Journalisme, BETC Music / Green United Music, The Art Dossier, Art Absolument, Artistik Rezo, Shangai Trio, toutelaculture.com
Comforted by the new success, which is also your success, we can already arrange to meet for Cutlog’s fourth edition in 2012!