Spotlight on FIAC Paris

Jaume Plensa, Marianna Wells, 2013, linden wood, Galerie Lelong, Paris

Jaume Plensa, Marianna Wells, 2013, linden wood, Galerie Lelong, Paris

FIAC 2013 is an international art fair centrally situated in the heart of Paris, and offering a rich overview of the world of Contemporary Art.

John Miller, The Protoplasmethic Depths, 2008, gold leaf, plaster, papier mache, assorted clothing, and plastic objects on hollow-core panel, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

John Miller, The Protoplasmethic Depths, 2008, gold leaf, plaster, papier mache, assorted clothing, and plastic objects on hollow-core panel, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

The Grand Palais, near the Champs Élysées Avenue, will host this annual event. Under its majestic glass roof, visitors will be able to view works by 3,177 artists, represented by 184 galleries from 24 countries. From London and São Paulo to Tel-Aviv and Milan, FIAC has established itself as a major international art fair. This year, galleries from Denmark, Poland, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates will participate for the first time.

Yue Minjun, Blue Sky and White Clouds, 2013, oil on canvas, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Yue Minjun, Blue Sky and White Clouds, 2013, oil on canvas, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

A large audience of collectors, gallery owners, curators, museum directors, connoisseurs, and art lovers are expected to attend. Well-known galleries such as Thaddaeus Ropac, Galerie Lelong, and the David Zwirner gallery will exhibit a selection of Contemporary pieces. The city of Paris will also present 20 artworks from 15 artists, acquired over the past year at the booth Fonds Municipal d’Art contemporain—Ville de Paris.

Sylvie Fleury, Not yet titled, 2011, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Paris, Pantin

Sylvie Fleury, Not yet titled, 2011, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Paris, Pantin

FIAC’s program showcases many Contemporary Parisian artists, including Philippe Parreno (French, b.1964) at the Palais de Tokyo, and Pierre Huyghe (French, b.1962), who is holding his first retrospective at the Centre Pompidou. During Gallery Night, on October 24, Parisian galleries will be featuring new exhibitions from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for all FIAC visitors.

Amy Bessone, Red & Brown Bust, 2009, oil on canvas, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Amy Bessone, Red & Brown Bust, 2009, oil on canvas, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Since 2000, FIAC has partnered with Centre Pompidou for the Marcel Duchamp Prize. This annual award supports emerging visual artists working in France and is dedicated to promoting French Art on an international scale. This year, Galerie Xippas is representing nominated artist, Farah Atassi (Belgian, b.1981). Claire Fontaine (French), a has also been nominated and is represented by the Galerie Chantal Crousel and Air de Paris. Several other nominated artists are also represented by artnet Galleries members, including Galerie Kamel Mennour.

Amy Bessone, Red & Brown Bust, 2009, oil on canvas, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Amy Bessone, Red & Brown Bust, 2009, oil on canvas, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

For the eighth consecutive year, FIAC will present a selection of art pieces outdoors, Hors les Murs, organized in collaboration with the Domaine National du Louvre et des Tuileries, and will take place in the heart of the Tuileries Gardens. Installation, sculptures, performances, and acoustic art pieces are featured throughout the gardens. As a bonus, students from the Ecole du Louvre will be on site to present and deliver further information on the Modern and Contemporary Art pieces.

With such a varied and extensive program, FIAC 2013 is not to be missed.

FIAC 2013
October 24–27, 2013
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris, France

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