EDITORIAL PATRICIA HOUG

While 2020 is a singular year for ST-ART, in this unprecedented context we want this 25th edition to be more than ever a platform that fosters the outreach of visual artists.
Isolated from Others, from Sharing and Encounters, and confronted by our Ephemerality, who better than artists, gallery owners and the arts to bring us back together again. Contemporary creation is vital and will stand as a historical witness to our contemporaneity.
Gallery owners have been severely affected by the impossibility of presenting the work of the artists they defend, and their structures have lacked, or received very little, government support. And yet, against all the odds, they continue to affirm their passion and their commitment to bringing artists into the public eye, for our greatest pleasure.
Owning a gallery is a profession which misguidedly precipitates a multitude of harsh, detrimental clichés, due to the public not being familiar with the true function and role of this highly specific trade. Indeed, gallery-owners are discoverers, producers, backers, diffusers and very often patrons of the arts, for while they are convinced by their choices and the wisdom of collaborating with their young artists, many years of support and investment are required for a new talent to emerge.
When it was founded in 1995, the relevance and long-term existence of an art fair held outside the confines of Paris was deemed by many to be an implausible, and even impossible venture. Driven by the same passion as the gallery owners, ST-ART has swept aside such prejudices to become an unmissable calendar event in contemporary art.
This year, we are particularly delighted to pursue our project and our commitment to contemporary creation and art galleries.

The 25th edition of ST-ART, the Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg

ST-ART will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 26 to 28 November 2021, in Strasbourg, a city of culture, gastronomy and architecture.

 

In November 2021 ST-ART will welcome its public and exhibitors in a scenography at the service of the works and artists.

As in previous years, the fair will also present a “snapshot” of the support and involvement of public authorities in contemporary creation through exhibitions designed by the Grand Region and the city of Strasbourg.

In November 2021, ST-ART will question with the Exhibition “FUTURAE L’artiste questionne le monde” Guest artists: Vaughn Bell, Jérémy Gobé, Ha Cha Youn, Clay Apenouvon,  Luc Lapraye Curator: Patricia Houg, artistic director.

 

Until then we will strengthen the digital communication of the event to allow ST-ART gallery owners already involved to benefit from maximum visibility and for visitors, collectors and art professionals to continue their connections with the artistic proposals.

 

Today for the passionate, the in love, the curious, the galleries are open, never hesitate to push the door.

The 25th edition of ST-ART will be held from 26th to 28th November 2021, Vernissage on 25th November.

 

 The 25th edition of ST-ART will be held from November 26 to 28, 2021, Opening on November 25

 

Becoming an exhibitor 

 

Flashback to the 2019 edition

 

Flashback to the 2018 edition

Relive ST-ART through the past editions

    Review of previous fairs

    2018, Le Museu Picasso Barcelona

    L’objectif principal du Museu Picasso est de promouvoir les connaissances et la recherche sur l’oeuvre de Pablo Picasso, à la fois localement et globalement. Le musée est l’un des plus importants exclusivement consacré à la figure de l’artiste et le premier à avoir été fondé, il y a plus de cinquante ans.

    2017, THE VENET FOUNDATION

    Set up in Provence in 2014, the Venet Foundation provides a lasting home for the works of Bernar Venet, one of the contemporary French artists most widely known on the international stage. His foundation brings together his own collection and the works of his artist friends.

    2016, THE MAEGHT FOUNDATION

    A very special guest of honour that bestowed particular prestige on the 21st fair, the Maeght Foundation presented an astonishing collection of museum works from Giacometti to Sam Francis, from Miro to Jorg Immendorf and from Calder to Simon Hantai.

    2015, THE MEP

    The collection from the Maison Européenne de la Photographie is representative of international photographic endeavour from the 1950s to the present day. Currently comprising approximately 20,000 works, it includes the full extent of artistic method.

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ST-ART, AT THE HEART OF EUROPE

Only a stone’s throw from the seat of the European Parliament, the contemporary art fair finds expression in a region rich in culture comprising the HEAR (Haute École des Arts du Rhin), the FRAC (located in Sélestat) and the Apollonia European Art Centre, which shine forth from the heart of Europe.

ST-ART invites the general public to explore new artistic fields and make fresh discoveries.

The art critic, invited each year, sets the tone of the fair by making a selection of artists in a professional and didactic manner.

ST-ART, ENCOURAGING ENCOUNTERS

Taking part in ST-ART means forging ties with cultural protagonists in the Strasbourg region.

Visiting ST-ART means an opportunity for Strasbourg’s cultural bodies to discover new artists and expand their collections.