Art Up! 2020 Exhibition

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Art Up! 2020 Exhibition

March 5, 2020 > March 8, 2020

Welcome to Art Up!

With more than 100 French and international galleries and 750 artists presented each year, the Lille Contemporary Art Fair is now an unmissable event that has won acclaim for the diversity and quality of the offer presented. With 16,000 m2 of exhibition space, 120 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors, Art Up! is the meeting place for professionals, artists, collectors and enlightened amateurs.

Save the date, the 13th edition will be held from 5 to 8 March 2020.

This year, Art Up! has chosen as its new theme: " Through art : How textile art, once limited to tapestry, has now become an art of the future ?". At a time when new technologies rub shoulders with ancestral techniques, when new and traditional materials coexist, textile art is also living in an era of hybridization.

From footbridge to footbridge, sewing invites itself into sculpture, the thread plays with volume, the needle becomes a pencil lead, and the rope is reconnecting with poor materials.

Weaving, braiding, twisting, stitching, cutting, puckering, gluing, interlacing, crossing... many contemporary artists have seized traditional skills to assemble their thoughts or mend the world.
Textiles are thus alternately abstract reflection or feminist art, they play with 3D and conquer space, they represent the body and symbolize time. Discover how thread and needle have invaded the workshops of the 21st century!

In order to participate in the promotion of young talents in the region, Art Up! has been organizing also the exhibition "Revelation by Art Up!" for the past 8 years.

This initiative attracts many collectors, gallery owners and art professionals. Thus, Art Up! has had the pleasure of revealing a number of young artists who have since been exhibited in important galleries, art structures, companies, fairs and museums!

This theme of the role of textiles in art has naturally been posed to the new generation of artists that you can discover through the exhibition Revelation by Art Up! 

Don't hesitate to visit the exhibition website https://lille.art-up.com/ for more information and a complete list of the galleries present during this event.