PARIS.- The winner of the International Fair: 21st Century Drawings, among 55 students selected by a jury of professionals from the art world, will be invited to exhibit its work at Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery in Beijing. The Prize will be handed over to the winner on Friday, March 26th, during the fairs late opening.
The gallery Hadrien de Montferrand, China's first gallery exclusively devoted to artworks on paper, is located in the heart of the Art District in Beijing. The gallery was founded by Hadrien de Montferrand, former marketing director of Artcurial, and with the support of Laurent Dassault, president of the Artcurials Comity of Research and Development.
The jury, chaired by the Director of IDF Serghei Litvin, is composed of the following personalities:
Camilla Adami - painter
Christian Depardieu - Director of the gallery Depardieu
Pierre Durieu - Mazarine library (Modern and Contemporary Art)
Pantelis Makkas - videographer
Hadrien de Montferrand - director of the gallery Hadrien de Montferrand
Charles Penwarden - writer and collectibles of contemporary art
Alice Pfeiffer - art journalist
Vladimir Velickovic - member of the Academy of Arts
The International Fair: 21st Century Drawings opens in Paris, from March 26th to 28th, and features the work of 55 art students still attending courses in sixteen different European art schools.
The originality of the fair lies on the airy presentation and accessibility to the artworks: the drawings are shown in a large open-space, unframed, in drawing boxes on tables.
The 2009 edition was a real success for art amateur visiting the IFD and 2010 will undoubtedly be even more successful as IFDs goal is to become a real bridge for promoting European artists of tomorrow.