October 17-20, 2019
Grand Palais, Petit Palais & Hors les Murs
The 46th edition of FIAC will be held in the Grand Palais in Paris from October 17-20, 2019, and will host 197 curated galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art. The 2019 Art Fair is an opportunity for the public to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some of the most famous artists in the world. FIAC Galleries highlights 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 Galleries will bring together 197 galleries from 29 countries including 2 countries represented at FIAC for the very first time (Ivory Coast and Iran) and 3 countries who are returning to FIAC in 2019 (Iceland, Poland and the Czech Republic). Among the exhibitors, the return of 9 galleries of international scope is noteworthy: Lisson (London, New York, Shanghai), Nara Roesler (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York), Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin), hunt kastner (Prague), Campoli Presti (Paris, London), Tomio Koyama (Tokyo), Galerie Papillon (Paris), Sprovieri (London), Baronian Xippas (Brussels).
FIAC programmes will also host a freely accessible program of performances, conferences and film screenings.
For its fourth 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 musée du Louvre, the Palais de la découverte, the Petit Palais, the musée de l’Orangerie, the Centre Pompidou and the musée d’Orsay. This ‘programme’ lies at the crossroads of music, contemporary dance, performance, theatre, and poetry, offering a broad range of artistic experimentation in the form of live actions, opening up new perimeters in the field of artistic performance.
From Friday 18th to Sunday, October 20th, FIAC presents a three-day conference programme, entitled Conversation Room, which takes place within the fair, in a dedicated space on the first floor to the right of the grand Escalier d’honneur. The Conversation Room showcases Olivier Vadrot’s CAVEA mobile furniture collection, loaned by Centre National des Arts Plastiques.
CINÉPHÉMÈRE – ARTISTS FILMS
FIAC and the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard present the tenth edition of the Cinéphémère, a short artist’s film programme streamed during FIAC week, from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th of October. Some thirty artists’ films, selected by the curator Thomas Boutoux, are presented in open and free access. The Cinéphémère is located in a nomad 14-seat movie theatre entirely equipped for this purpose, on Avenue Winston Churchill, between the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, pedestrianized during FIAC week.
Will present some thirty sculptures and installations in situ at the Petit Palais, on the Avenue Winston Churchill (pedestrianized during FIAC week) and around the Grand Palais. The artworks exhibited are in collaboration with Rebecca Lamarche–Vadel, chief curator of the next Riga Biennial, who is responsible for the conception and design of the exhibition presented within the Petit Palais.
FIAC HORS LES MURS
This is an exhibition of outdoor artworks presenting sculptures and installations at some of the most prestigious locations in Paris, also organized in collaboration with the Louvre Museum. The programme favores ease of access to contemporary creation as well as encourages broader knowledge on sight cultural mediation. The Tuileries Gardens will feature works by Glenn Brown in collaboration with Max Hetzler. For his exhibition at the Musée Delacroix, Brown will present new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture, inspired by Delacroix, among other artists.
Exemplifying creation, excellence and savoir-faire, this site showcased works by Jaume Plensa, Tadashi Kawamata, Paul McCarthy, Dan Graham, Ugo Rondinone, Oscar Tuazon and Elmgreen & Dragset. This year, one of the world’s most influential and critically acclaimed artists, Yayoi Kusama was chosen to present a project in this prestigious Parisian square. With her project, Yayoi Kusama extends her imagery into the architecture and landscape, encouraging an engaged viewing experience from all angles.