Place Vendôme

  • Place Vendôme

  • During one month in October, FIAC invites an artist to install a major artwork or imagine a specific project for the Place Vendôme.
    This prestigious Parisian square provides an ideal context for contemporary creation. Like a jewellery box set in stone, the Place Vendôme incarnates creation, excellence and savoir-faire.

    During FIAC week, a cultural mediation service is provided by students of the Ecole du Louvre.

  • Elmgreen & Dragset

  • FIAC invites an artist to install a major artwork or to imagine a specific project for the Place Vendôme which provides both powerful inspiration and an exceptional decor for contemporary creation.

    In collaboration with the gallery Perrotin, this year FIAC gives carte blanche to Elmgreen & Dragset to present an in-situ project on this prestigious Parisian square.

    Elmgreen & Dragset will install 100 red starfish scattered around the square. According to legend, starfish have been considered reflections of the stars in the sky on the ocean floor. Even though these creatures do not have brains, they can move and sense the world around them through instincts and reflexes. But these mysterious and magical creatures have over the last decades become threatened due to environmental pollution.

    Main sponsor:
    Groupe Mirabaud
    FIAC receives the support of Mirabaud, financial and banking group founded in Geneva in 1819.

    Portrait © Elmgreen & Dragset

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