From May 23rd to August 14th, Perrotin have invited 26 Paris-based galleries to present a selection of work from their artists in their Saint-Claude space, the exhibition will be comprised of four consecutive two-week-long presentations, with each one inclusive of six to seven independent galleries.
JR PERROIN Saint-Claude space
” The French artistic scene boasts many heroic galleries, and you can find a list here, selected by the association Paris Gallery MAP. Today, it is made up of over 80 members. From July 2nd through July 5th, our Paris Gallery Weekend will bring together nearly 50 galleries, and from August 29th onwards, many of us will open new exhibitions. Like so many industries, ours is a profession in which we fight every day to keep our businesses up and running. We are determined to defend our profession which is based on the collective enjoyment of freely accessible exhibitions. This, in fact, is possible through the support of collectors, who render art accessible to a far-ranging public. The market, despite significant turbulence in recent months, is essential to the survival of artists and to the development of artistic creation.
Every exhibition represents the work and dedication of artists, assistants, sellers, collection managers, communication officers, transporters, subcontractors and other actors in this fragile ecosystem. Our entire profession is of course aware of the current health issues. For the coming months, we have instituted a strict set of precautionary measures for both our staff and visitors: doors will remain open in order to reduce the use of handles, all countertops will be fitted with a plexiglass screen, documentation will be accessible via QR code, we will carefully manage the flow of gallery visitors, all entrants will be asked to wear a mask, and we will forego opening events. Although difficult, this is the time to underline the foundations of our profession and our commitment to diversity, openness, and art. Every visit to an exhibition or a new gallery is a source of wonder and surprise. Through this reckoning, our world has become more open and collaborative, which offers us a small comfort in this current moment. Let’s stay positive!”
MAY 23 — JUNE 6