Photo Docks Art Fair 2016

Dedicated to contemporary photography and video art, Photo Docks Art Fair launches its eighth edition on the 16 September with its private view. Established in 2007, the event provides a platform for collectors, gallerists, artists and enthusiasts to meet and discuss themes within today’s art world. Every odd year, the fair stages a solo show, whilst every even year sees a wider focus spread across a variety of contemporary works. Recognised for the rigour of its selection process, Docks Art Fair offers an engaging and specialised experience.

This year, for the first time, Docks will introduce a new viewing concept; whereby it will take the form of a traditional fair for three days, and subsequently progress into a coherent three-week exhibition. This new format enables attendees to appreciate works within a museum showcase and also examine the curatorial role of galleries. The installation and presentation of photography and digital art is a central part of the fair’s ethos.

Associated programme, Les Itinérances, stages a range of vibrant exhibitions, animations and projects in the different parts of the city and the surrounding region. Initiated in 2014, the sector promotes the work of professional and non-professional photographers with or without a performance space. Having already featured 27 exhibitions, the programme highlights the outstanding interest in photography existing across the region.

Included in the 2016 line-up is a special presentation of photography by Nikos Aliagas, selected by Docks Director Patricia Houg June, who speaks highly of the practitioner oeuvre: “Nikos brings to light people’s fragility and their singularity. The photographic print and the print of time, of laughter and tears, of work and toil, of living conditions, snapshot of a precise moment, the photographer presents us with work that is delicate and narrative.”

Docks takes place during Septembre de la Photographie, a month-long festival that returns to the city of Lyon following a four-year interval.

Docks Art Fair, Preview: 16 September, 17 September – 9 October, GL Events Headquarters, Pavillon 8-59 Quai Rambaud 69002 Lyon.

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1. Nikos Aliagas, La Sculptrice de Naxos. Courtesy of Docks Art Fair.