The event takes place in the historical Port of Marseille
ART-O-RAMA serves as the closing event of Marseille's milestone cultural event Marseille-Provence 2018 Quel Amour. It will take place at the J1 hangar of the Port of Marseille located at the heart of the Joliette – a venue that offers views of the Mediterranean sea and the Frioul islands, and over an exceptional urban landscape—from the Haussmann buildings to the towers designed by Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid.
For the event, 31 galleries and six publishers have each been invited to produce specific curatorial projects – foucsing on young, contemporary art. With over 80 percent of these galleries coming from outside the region, ART-O-RAMA aims to reinforce this year more than ever its strong international position.
ART-O-RAMA also invites a nonprofit space, to showcase work of artists who have graduated from one of the seven fine arts schools of the Région Sud - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. They often constitute the first ever experience in an international commercial event for those artists, and enable the participating galleries to discover the region.
'A dynamic which, along with its intimate format, allows the fair to stand out as the most renowned international contemporary art business event in France, outside of Paris,' – ART-O-RAMA
ART-O-RAMA's 12th edition takes place this year from Friday 31 August to Sunday 9 September.