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CHIC Dessin is set to make all the difference with a strong mobilization of galleries for its maiden run. Over two thirds of the works on show have been specially commissioned for the fair, in solo or duo presentations. Polad-Hardouin will be presenting Eric Fiol, Wu Xiaohai (see image below) and Marcel Katuchewski, along with the rising generation in a group exhibition that will evolve on site during the fair. Maria Lund will propose an installation by South African artist Lyndi Sales, while Jason Manley’s treasure maps will invite discovery at the Valérie Lambert space. The Du Buisson gallery will be taking the pulse of the event with a cabinet dedicated to links between therapy and art, accompanied by a performance signed Laetitia Bourget, whose drawings will be stuck onto the palm of the visitor’s hand.
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From Friday 26 to Monday 29 March 2010, Chic Dessin will go on its maiden run in 700 m2 at 60 rue de Richelieu, Paris 1, right next door to the Salon du Dessin Ancien.  As the contemporary arm and partner of the well-known event, Chic Dessin will bring together 20 galleries showing works by their artists in solo presentation or project exhibition mode. Following on from the success of Slick, this new initiative by Cécile Griesmar and Sandrine Bisognin marks another innovation:  instead of the classic trade fair format with its stands and neon-glare atmosphere, the organizers are proposing an alternative that is more a relaxed, intimate browse that guarantees close relationship with contemporary drawings and design pieces.
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