Today Paris Photo New York released the following statement concerning the scheduled first edition of the fair April 1-5, 2020:
Reed Expositions France, the Show Management of Paris Photo New York, together with AIPAD, Show Committee members, and the Selection Committee made the difficult decision in consultation with all stakeholders and in alignment with the advice from the US public health authorities regarding travel to and from impacted countries. The Show Management takes the concerns of its exhibitors and supporters seriously and is convinced that the postponement is in the best interest of galleries, collectors and art enthusiasts alike.
Michel Filzi, President of Reed Expositions France, said: “With 178 exhibitors confirmed, this first edition has had an overwhelming welcome from the photo art galleries and editors. We were all very excited to launch this first edition of Paris Photo New York in March, and to build another bridge in the art scene between our two continents. However, the health and well-being of exhibitors, visitors, sponsors, media representatives, cultural institutions and our employees from around the globe is and will always be our first priority. We have therefore made the decision to postpone the Paris Photo New York event to a later date.”
“We fully understand and appreciate the level of planning that is required to participate in an event like ours. Reed Expositions France will therefore be doing our utmost to help all our customers and their partners to prepare for the upcoming edition. On behalf of all of the Reed Exhibition teams, we truly thank all those involved for their trust, their hard work to date as well as their continued encouragement and support during this challenging time,” said Michel Filzi."
The health and safety of our community, patrons, and colleagues is of the utmost importance to us. Amid growing travel concerns surrounding COVID-19, we want to assure you we are taking preventive measures to keep our gallery safe and maintain a healthy environment. We are currently attempting to maintain normal business hours but recommend calling for the latest information.
We are continuously making decisions on how the latest health mandates impact our daily operations. For the most up-to-date information on our exhibits and events, visit our website www.monroegallery.com