nofound_photofair 2011: EXTREMELY ENCOURAGING RESULTS!

 

45 artists exhibited in the nofound_photofair from the 11st to the 14th of November 2011 at Garage Turenne, in the heart of the Marais in Paris.

nofound_photofair team and its partners would like to thank all the visitors and exhibitors which put their trust in this first edition. Over four days, nofound_photofair attracted roughly 10 000 visitors, including 2 500 the evening of the private view.

“This fair offers an insight into photographic practices rarely found in conventional circuits. This is a reactive platform which creates a good place to broadcast modes outside the conventional market, such as print editions and internet publication” in Artnet, 15th November 2011, by Joël Riff

“To summarise [...] a promising photo fair” in Lunettes Rouges (Le Monde), 14th November 2011

“nofound_photofair [...] widens the angle with forty or so ‘out of the ordinary’ projects” in Le Quotidien de l’Art, 10th November 2011, by Alexandre Crochet

“nofound_photofair, sharp” in Télérama Sortir, 9th to 15th November

“nofound_photofair which, according to a [...] survey among the specialists, appears in a very favorable light” in Libération, 10th November 2011

In total 30 private galleries10 editors2 private collectors and project booths by public organizations took the challenge proposed by the organisers to highlight the link between photography and contemporary art and to create a dialogue between emerging artists.

Thirteen of the projects were by foreigners : GermanyArgentinaBelgiumBosnia-HerzegovinaCanadaUnited States of AmericaItalyNorwayHollandUnited Kingdomand Sweden.

The partnership with the British organization Photo-Festivals to create thenofound_photoreviews (portfolio reviews) and the nofound_phototalks (a series of events and public conferences in collaboration with Institute Artist Management, New York) was a big success : more than 50 photographers and artists from all over Europe and numerous photo enthusiasts were able to meet 28 international experts of contemporary photography.

Also, the participation of Duplex/10m² Galerjia from Sarajevo, with the support of Reporters without Borders, and the successful spin-offs from the fair (exhibition projects planned for 2012) clearly show the advantage of such collaborations.

 


 

An extremely encouraging information : sales (from 250€ to 15000€), contacts, commitments for future productions of artistic works, exhibition projects, and institutional acquisitions.