About Art Up!
With over 110 French and international galleries, the Lille contemporary art fair has become a “must” vote in for its diversity and the quality of the offer presented.
Art Up! is a federative event attended by over 40,000 visitors, collectors, buyers and enlightened amateurs.
Art Up! is the main event of its kind in France outside Paris, and the third largest contemporary art fair in the country.
The Art Up! team consist of 10 people, dedicated to the satisfaction of customers, focusing on the marketing, communication and organization of the event, relying on the expertise of the 80 employees of Lille Grand Palais and its suppliers for the logistics and technical implementation of the fair. The Art Up! team takes great care organizing and setting up events to create an atmosphere in line with its clients: demanding, creative, innovative and welcoming!
Didier Vesse is supervising art direction of Art Up! since 2010.
Galleries and editors, join us on the 13th edition of Art Up!
After a 2019 edition focusing on the art of photography, the Art Up! team has selected a new theme for the forthcoming edition: “The thread of art: how textile art, once solely intertwined with tapestry, has now become an art of the future?”
By choosing this theme, Art Up! challenges the protagonists of the artistic world on their vision of the plastic language, which succeeded in adapting and deploying itself using various mediums on the basis of textile work.
Many key moments punctuate this edition particularly with the exhibition « Revelation by Art Up! » which gives pride of place to young artists from the regions art schools. Such as the Art Night, that gives to the artists the freedom to express themselves with many live performances.
Exhibitions, conferences and activities based on the theme will be proposed to the public throughout the entire event.