What the FIAC

  • What the FIAC | 2018 Edition

  • FIAC 2018
    The 45th edition of FIAC will be held in Paris from 18 to 21 October 2018 and will host 193 galleries in the nave and exhibition rooms of the Grand Palais.

    The 2018 selection – including many of the most influential specialists worldwide in the fields of modern art, contemporary art and design – will present the finest examples of artistic creation since the turn of the twentieth century; modern masters through to the latest trends, notably represented in the Lafayette Sector.

    FIAC will also invest the Winston Churchill Avenue and the Petit Palais with FIAC Projects and present outdoor works at the Jardin des Tuileries, Place Vendôme, Musée national Eugène Delacroix and for the first time FIAC inaugurates an ephemeral village of architectural projects on Place de la Concorde for FIAC Hors les Murs.

    FIAC week will also be rythmed by FIAC Programmes: with the festival of performances Parades for FIAC, the talks programme in the Conversation Room and the screenings of artists films at the Cinéphémère.

    Image: FIAC 2017 © Marc Domage

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      FIAC Galleries will bring together 193 galleries from 27 countries including 3 countries new to FIAC in 2018: Greece, Peru, Ireland.

      Among the exhibitors, the return of 15 international galleries is noteworthy: Hauser & Wirth (London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Zürich); Gmurzynska (Zürich, St. Moritz); The Breeder (Athens); Canada (New York); Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles); High Art (Paris); Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels); Kerlin (Dublin); Gabrielle Maubrie (Paris); Modern Art (London); Salon 94 (New York); SpazioA (Pistoia); Tim Van Laere (Antwerp); Tucci Russo (Torino); Anne de Villepoix (Paris).

      10 newcomers: 80M2 Livia Benavides (Lima); Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm); Antenna Space (Shanghai); Bergamin & Gomide (São Paulo); Boers-Li (Beijing, New York, Hong Kong); Ben Brown Fine Arts (London, Hong Kong); Gerhardsen Gerner (Oslo, Berlin); half gallery (New York); Paul Kasmin (New York); Magician Space (Beijing).
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      The Lafayette Sector was created in 2009 by FIAC and its official partner, the Galeries Lafayette group, to encourage young galleries in their chosen path by providing financial support to facilitate their presence at FIAC.

      10 galleries have been selected by a selection committee for the quality of their exhibition programmes throughout the year, and for the special project they create for FIAC presenting one or two emerging artists represented by the gallery.

      The particularly exciting group formed by the ten 2018 participants originate from 5 countries (Germany, the US, France, the UK and Switzerland). They wholly illustrate the courage and dynamism of the young international gallery scene and its commitment to discovering and promoting the work of emerging talents: Arcadia Missa (London), SANDY BROWN (Berlin), DOCUMENT (Chicago), Lars Friedrich (Berlin), Jan Kaps (Cologne), LOMEX (New York), Edouard Montassut (Paris), Bonny Poon (Paris), Queer Thoughts (New York), and Truth and Consequences (Geneva).
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      FIAC confirms its desire to host modern and contemporary design galleries at the Grand Palais, with the return of 5 internationally renowned exhibitors who successfully participated last year in the re-establishment of this sector initiated by FIAC in 2004:

      Jousse Entreprise
      Galerie kreo
      LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown
      Eric Philippe
      Galerie Patrick Seguin

      FIAC 2018 © Marc Domage
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      Édition sector

      FIAC is honoured to include publishers among its exhibitors:

      Galerie 8 + 4
      Florence Loewy
      mfc-michèle didier

      Two new exhibitors join the Publishers sector of FIAC in 2018:

      Éditions Dilecta
      TCHIKEBE (Marseille).


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    • Petit Palais & Avenue Winston Churchill

      FIAC Projects will present sculptures and installations in situ, within the prestigious setting of the Petit Palais, around the Grand Palais, and on avenue Winston Churchill, pedestrianised again this year during FIAC week.

      Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is the guest curator for this 2018 edition of FIAC Projects.

      The Avenue Winston Churchill, will feature outdoor works by Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Barry Flanagan, Gregor Hildebrandt, Lang & Baumann, Teresa Margolles, Stefan Nikolaev, Takis among others.

      The artworks presented in the Petit Palais will be announced shortly.

      In collaboration with Athem & Skertzo, specialists in video mapping, FIAC proposes a new exhibition space: a programme of especially conceived artist’s works will be projected onto the façade of the Grand Palais, activated every evening from 7pm. Video works by Claude Closky and Isabelle Cornaro, among others, will be presented.

      Image: Street Painting, Lang & Baumann | Galerie Loevenbruck © Courtesy of the artists and the gallery


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    • Jardin des Tuileries

      FIAC, in association with the Musée du Louvre, presents its Hors les Murs outdoor exhibition in the Jardin des Tuileries, inaugurated in 2006.

      Some twenty artworks are displayed in different spaces within the garden, resonating with this heritage setting in the heart of Paris and responding to its scale, perspectives and history.

      Discover artworks and monumental installations by Juliaan Andeweg, Laetitia Badaut Hausmann, Isabelle Cornaro, Daniel Firman, Robert Indiana, François-Xavier Lalanne, Richard Long, Olivier Mosset, Kohei Nawa, Vladimir Skoda, Henk Visch among others.

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    • Place Vendôme

      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
    • Place de la Concorde

      In a development of the Hors les Murs promenade at the Jardin des Tuileries, FIAC inaugurates an ephemeral village of architectural projects on Place de la Concorde.

      Exceptional architectural installations will be presented, forming an ensemble of historical and contemporary architecture and artists’ houses.

      This outstanding introduction to ephemeral architecture, nomadic habitats, and utopian living spaces includes works by Jean Prouvé, Kengo Kuma, and Daan Roosegaarde, among others.

      Image: Jean Prouvé - Galerie Patrick Seguin
    • Musée National Eugène Delacroix

      In the continuity of FIAC Hors les Murs in the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musée National Eugène Delacroix opens to FIAC visitors, in collaboration with the musée du Louvre. Situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the museum is an unexpected haven of peace, niched between courtyard and garden. The separate studio building and adjacent garden were entirely designed by the artist himself. Transformed into a museum by the painter Maurice Denis, it was originally the artist’s apartment and studio.

      This unique jewel-like setting will feature works by Rebecca Warren, in collaboration with the gallery Max Hetzler.

      Rebecca Warren (born in 1965, lives and works in London) makes sculptures, assemblages and constructions in a variety of materials including clay, bronze, steel and neon.

      Rainer, 2017 / Rebecca Warren
      © Tate. Mark Heathcote, Seraphona Neville and Matt Greenwood
      Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London

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    • Parades for FIAC


      For its third edition, the performance festival Parades for FIAC, dedicated to performative practices and dialogue between disciplines in contemporary art, takes place in various emblematic institutions of the capital including the Palais de la Découverte, the Petit Palais, the Centre Pompidou, the musée de l’Orangerie, the Grand Palais and its surroundings.

      Presented artists: Etel Adnan, Uriel Barthélémi, Ruth Childs, Guy de Cointet, Marcelline Delbecq & Ellie Ga, LEV Dance Company, Dorothy Iannone, Daniel Linehan, Paulo Nazareth, Roman Ondák, Michael Portnoy, Franz West & Mike Kelley, among others.

      Main sponsor - Parades for FIAC
      Van Cleef & Arpels

      Image: Ruth Childs © Mehdi Benkler
    • Conversation room


      From Friday 19th to Sunday 21st of October 2018, FIAC presents a three day conference programme, entitled Conversation Room.

      The Conversation Room is an exchange platform between artists, writers, scientists and thinkers from different horizons, raising social, environmental and artistic issues of our time.

      In 2018, FIAC gives carte blanche to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets, Julie Boukobza & Tom Eccles to moderate a 4 conference cycle on Friday19th and Saturday 20th of October.

      The themes of this program are The Filter Bubble and Contactless.

      Additionally, FIAC will host conferences by Artagon, moderated by Anna Labouze & Keimis Henni, founders and curators of Artagon, and Thibaut Wychowanok, editor in chief of the magazine Numéro art, along with conversations moderated by Charles Teyssou and Pierre-Alexandre Mateos from the Cruising Pavillon on the queer and cruising culture from the 60s to nowadays, its links to the arts and its political dimension and Time for The Ocean.

      Main sponsor - Conversation Room :

      Image: FIAC © Marc Domage

    • Cinéphémère


      FIAC and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard present the ninth edition of the Cinéphémère, a short films programme by artists streamed during FIAC week, from Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st of October.

      Some thirty artists’ films have been selected by associate curator Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, independent curator, editor and writer. The films are screened in open and free access, in a nomad 14-seat movie theatre entirely equipped for this purpose, located on Avenue Winston Churchill, between the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais.

      Main sponsor – Cinéphémère :
      Fondation d'entreprise Ricard

      Image: © Natasa Petresin-Bachelez

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