FAQ


  • FAQ

  • WHAT IS FIAC?
    Founded in Paris in 1974, the International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] brings together modern and contemporary art galleries. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances, and digital arts. In 2016, the FIAC brought together 186 galleries, originating from 27 countries.

    WHEN AND WERE DOES FIAC TAKE PLACE?

    FIAC is held each year in late October, in Paris, at the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. In 2017, FIAC opens its doors from Thursday, October 19th to Sunday, October 22nd.
    Built for the 1900 World Fair and listed as an historic monument, the Grand Palais accommodates under the largest glass ceiling in Europe over 1.5 million visitors per year during events dedicated to contemporary creation and innovation.
    Like its neighbour, the Petit Palais was also built for the 1900 World Fair and became the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris in 1902.
     
    HOW MANY VISITORS DOES THE FIAC ATTRACT ?

    FIAC is the meeting place dedicated to art professionals and each year invites gallery owners, collectors, artists, curators, directors of institutions and personalities from the international contemporary art world from over 66 countries.
    Each year, FIAC records over 70 000 entries.
     
    HOW ARE THE GALLERIES PRESENT SELECTED? HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A STAND AT FIAC?

    The participating galleries are chosen by the Selection Committeeon the principle of peer selection.
    The members of the Selection Committee have perfect knowledge of the art market and the specificities of the local markets. They also participate in other fairs and are aware of the challenges of this type of event.
     
    In 2016, the Selection Committee consisted of Olivier Antoine from Art : Concept, Gisela Capitain from Capitain Petzel, Mark Dickenson from Neue Alte Brücke, David Fleiss from Galerie 1900-2000, Solène Guillier from GB agency, Jan Mot,from Jan Mot, Emmanuel Perrotin from Galerie Perrotin and Christophe Van de Weghe from Van de Weghe Gallery.
     
    Only galleries can apply to FIAC. Participation costs vary depending on the size of the stand chosen by the exhibitor. Application forms are accessible on line between mid-January and mid-February.

    WHAT IS LAFAYETTE SECTOR?

    Official partner of the FIAC since 2009, the Galeries Lafayette group confirms its support of contemporary creation and emerging galleries (10 years or under).
    The Lafayette Sector brings together 10 galleries each year, selected by an international jury of exhibition curators, for the quality of their prospective programming and based on a specific project with one or two artists.

    WHAT IS THE ON SITE-PETIT PALAIS SECTOR?

    The On Site sector, launched in 2016, presents in the exceptional exhibitions spaces of the Petit Palais and on the Avenue Winston Churchill, sculptural works and installations, in collaboration with Christophe Leribault, curator and director of the Petit Palais, and Eva Wittocx, associate curator of On Site.

    Some forty artworks will invest the spaces of the Galerie Sud, the Galerie Nord, the Galerie des Grand Formats, the Jardin of Petit Palais, as well as the esplanade in front of the buildings and the Avenue Winston Churchill, which connects the Grand and the Petit Palais.

    This sector enables FIAC galleries to exhibit in unique institutional conditions, in direct proximity to their booths at the Grand Palais, within the remarkable context of the historic Petit Palais.
     
    WHAT IS THE HORS LES MURS PROGRAMME?

    The Hors les Murs programme presents a selection of monumental sculptures and installations of contemporary artworks in the heart of the Tuileries Garden, in association with the Musée du Louvre, at the Musée Delacroix, and Place Vendôme, in association with the Vendôme committee and all of its members.


    WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON IN PARIS DURING FIAC? The artistic and cultural offer in Paris during FIAC week is characterised by its exceptionally rich diversity, drawing together the most prestigious Parisian cultural institutions.
    The 44th edition of FIAC will also provide the occasion to discover a spectacular arts programme galvanising the whole Parisian scene.

    We invite you to consult the arts programme What’s on in Paris during FIAC.

    HOW CAN I RESERVE MY TICKET FOR THE FAIR?
    Tickets are sold on our online shop and at the entrance to the Grand Palais and cost € 37. Concession tickets cost € 20 and are reserved for under 26 year olds and bearers of the Louvre Jeune or Louvre Professionnel card. Exonerated tickets are available for under 12-year-olds, and must be collected from the ticket offices. A package deal is available for one ticket and the catalogue for € 60, representing a € 10 discount.
    In order to avoid waiting times at the ticket offices, we recommend you buy your tickets in advance from our online shop. No re-entry to the venue is permitted.
     
    HOW DO I RESERVE A GUIDED VISIT OF FIAC?

    To discover a panorama of modern and contemporary art, the Artstorming tour guides offer you panoramic or tailored visits, at the Grand Palais, Petit Palais and Hors Les Murs.
    Departures are scheduled hourly from 2 pm to 6 pm from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd October 2017 and cost € 25 (incl. tax) per person (not including the cost of admission to FIAC).
    You can reserve your guided visit on our online shop.

    HOW DO I GET TO FIAC?


    Located in the heart of Paris, near the Champs Elysées, the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais are accessed via the Avenue Winston Churchill.
     
    Transports
    Métro : lines 1 et 13 Champs-Élysées Clemenceau
    Bus : lines 28, 32, 42, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
     
    Parking – Partner of FIAC :
    Interparking : Parking François 1er
    (655 places)

    Maximum height 1.90m 7j /7, 24h/24
    Car access : opposite 24 rue François 1er , 75008 Paris
    Pedestrian access : 3 entries on rue François 1er near the rue Marignan, rue de la Trémoille and rue Marbeuf.
    Prices
    Special rate 5h= €10 (Select FIAC in the Parking Time menu or present your Exhibitor Badge at the cash desk) 3 days Pass = €54 (On pre-booking only)

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    *Access to FIAC preferential rates by selecting the parking time tab and then selecting the Package "FIAC 5h / 10 euros from 15th to 23rd October”.


    Parking
    Rond Point Champs Élysées
    Q-Park Tour Maubourg

    Vélib
    Vélib stations are located near the Grand Palais, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt and Avenue Dutuit.
    Batobus
    River shuttles operated by Batobus will provide a 45-minute connection between FIAC at the Grand Palais, Hors les Murs and around twenty cultural sites, from 19 to 22 October 2016.

    Access for persons with reduced mobility
    An access ramp located to the left of the main entrance, Avenue Winston Churchill, will enable access to the nave of the Grand Palais.
     

    IF I CAN'T TRAVEL, CAN I FIND OR VISIT FIAC ONLINE?

    You can find the online visit of the FIAC with all the galleries and artworks presented during the fair. You can also order a copy of the catalogue, identifying all of the galleries and artists, available on the online shop.
     
    WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR THE UPCOMING EDITIONS OF FIAC?
    In 2017, FIAC will take place from 19 to 22 October.
    In 2018, FIAC will take place from 18 to 21 October.

     
     

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