In this autumn of uncharted return to cultural activity, the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is launching a new initiative aimed at creating a link between art lovers and figures of the contemporary art scene.
From November 23 to December 6, 2020, FIFA is organizing the TRAIT D'UNION virtual benefit auction, under the honorary presidency of business leader Marc DeSerres, CEO of DeSerres and member of the FIFA Board of Directors, in partnership with the respected Canadian auction house BYDealers and Vie des Arts magazine. Art enthusiasts will be able to acquire works by renowned artists, but also discover emerging talents. A convivial virtual evening will close this fundraising event to benefit the Festival, on Sunday, December 6.
“For donors of works and purchasers of lots, their participation in the auction will be an opportunity to actively participate in financing the 39th edition of the Festival and to support FIFA's year-round cultural mandate on the local scene. and internationally. One of the other objectives of this event is to offer increased exposure to creators, in such a particular and turbulent time. Our role is more crucial than ever: to promote the arts and underline their value on a daily basis, whether to a collector who enjoys being surrounded with works of art or to the general public who is invited to explore the career path and creative process of artists," stated Philippe U. del Drago, Executive and Artistic Director of FIFA.
The progressive unveiling of the artworks to be auctioned will be done through FIFA's web platforms - artfifa.com and lefifa.com and via the following social networks: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.