The 41st edition of leading international art fair, FIAC brings 191 galleries from 26 countries into the vast space of Paris’ Grand Palais. The fair’s founding principles are to be attentive to the evolutions and concerns of contemporary creation, to question the transformation of the careers of gallerists as well as artists themselves, to lead prospective actions, and to be creative and responsive while ensuring a spirit of continuity across each edition of FIAC.
Each featured gallery has undergone a rigorous selection process, and include a wide span of creative practices to encourage a balanced view of modern art, contemporary art and emerging artists. FIAC’s main entrants include France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Brazil, Mexico, the USA and UK, while the countries newly represented this year are Norway, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, India, and Japan.
Taking place alongside FIAC is (OFF)ICIELLE at the Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design – a new event hosting around 60 galleries from 13 countries working in the field of contemporary art and the emerging art scene. (OFF)ICIELLE explores new territories by focusing on the discovery of new galleries and young artists, and bringing artists who have not been showcased before into the international art scene. The event presents galleries whose programming testifies to a particular aptitude for deciphering contemporary creation, and allowing talent to be discovered.
Also in conjunction with FIAC & (OFF)ICIELLE is an artistic programme, which takes place at the first Hors les Murs site within the Tuileries Garden and the Domaine National du Louvre, and extends into the Jardin des Plantes, various sites of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, the Place Vendôme and even to the Banks of the Seine. This programme includes artists’ films, performances and concerts, and is also presented at the Cité de la Mode et du Design.
Continuing the artistic programmes and encouraging arts education are two conferences and talks programmes, taking place within the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
FIAC 2014, until 26 October, Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
Further information can be found at www.fiac.com.
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1. Grand Palais, Paris, 2014. Courtesy of Grand Palais.