Papier Contemporary Art Fair is rescheduled for June 19 to 21, 2020


Photo: Jean-Michael Seminaro

Papier Art Fair is rescheduled for June 19 to 21, 2020

The Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) is pleased to announce that it will be able to postpone the Papier Fair to early summer, June 18-21, 2020. The recent decree banning cruise ships in the Port of Montreal until July 1st has allowed the Association to take advantage of this unexpected availability to hold the event’s 13th edition in June.

We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming our public under the summer sun at the Grand Quai of the Port of Montreal. While the coming weeks will be difficult for galleries and the art community, AGAC will double its efforts to offer art enthusiasts an edition as festive and inclusive as the previous ones. That said, we will closely monitor the government measures surrounding COVID-19, keeping the health of gallery owners, visitors, partners, collaborators and employees at the forefront of our priorities.

“The impact of this crisis on the art market will be significant. Nevertheless, it will, I hope, generate creative opportunities for the Association and its members. By postponing Papier to June, we are optimistic that social life will have resumed and that our clients and visitors will want to join us for this unifying and festive artistic event,” said Patrick Mikhail, Chair of AGAC’s Board of Directors and Director of Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montreal.

In these times of social distancing, we invite you to stay virtually connected by following Papier and AGAC – as well as its galleries – on social networks. Even when they are digital, these relationships contribute to the bonds of solidarity and resilience that fundamentally characterize our milieu.

VIP Opening & Benefit Evening
Tuesday, June 18: 6 pm – 9:30 pm
VIP tickets

Friday, June 19: noon – 9 pm
Saturday, June 20: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, June 21: 11 am – 6 pm


Educational Program

Visit the fair
Grand Quay, Port of Montreal
200 rue de la Commune W.
Montreal, QC H2Y 2B2

By metro: Place-d’Armes or Square-Victoria-OACI stations
By bike: You can access the site via the Promenade du Vieux-Port
By car: Parking available ($)
This event is wheelchair accessible

About Papier
Created by AGAC in 2007, Papier is a key driver for Canadian contemporary art, as well as a unique meeting ground for the general public, art enthusiasts and visual arts professionals.

Papier 2020 will once again take place at the Grand Quay in Montreal’s Old Port, giving visitors the opportunity to discover a wide range of contemporary art practices.

About AGAC
The Contemporary Art Galleries Association is a non-profit organization that actively contributes to the dissemination and promotion of Canadian artists through its different online platforms, projects and events. The Association’s primary mandate is to further develop the recognition and prosperity of the contemporary art market in Canada. The Association also fosters the public’s interest in visual arts and encourages the emergence of new contemporary art collectors.

Contemporary Art Galleries Association – AGAC
Simone Rochon, Communications manager 514 798-5010

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