The 45th edition of FIAC will be held in Paris from October 18- 21, 2018 and will host 195 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 Galleries will bring together 195 galleries from 27 countries including 3 countries new to FIAC in 2018: Greece, Peru, and 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).
FIAC programmes will also host a freely accessible cultural array of performances, conferences, and artist film screenings. The vernissage will take place on Wednesday, October 17.
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. 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 19th to Sunday 21st of October 2018, 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, showcasing Olivier Vadrot’s CAVEA mobile furniture collection, loaned by Centre National des Arts Plastiques.
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 sixty artists’ films have been selected by associate curator Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, independent curator, editor, and writer. The Cinéphémère will screen films presented by the LOOP festival on Saturday 20th October, and by the FILAF (Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film) on Sunday 21st October. 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.
In collaboration with Athem, scenography studio, FIAC inaugurates a new exhibition space with a programme of original artworks by Will Benedict, Claude Closky and Isabelle Cornaro, projected onto the façade of the Grand Palais, every evening from 7 pm onwards. Creating emotions with its monumental projections, Athem metamorphosizes the façade of the Grand Palais, in collaboration with the artists. The techniques of video mapping used by the artists, lend an exceptional dimension to these works on the occasion of FIAC.
MK2 GRAND PALAIS:
A cycle of feature-length artists’ films and a conference programme in the mk2 Grand Palais Cinema on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th of October.
(formerly On Site) will present some forty sculptures and installations in situ at the Petit Palais, on the Avenue Winston Churchill (pedestrianized once again during FIAC week) and around the Grand Palais. For the artworks exhibited in the Petit Palais, FIAC Projects is conceived in collaboration with Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.
FIAC HORS LES MURS
organized in partnership with the Louvre Museum, will present an ensemble of over twenty outdoor works in the Tuileries Gardens, together with a solo exhibition of Rebecca Warren at the Musée National Eugène Delacroix. On Place Vendôme, FIAC Hors les Murs extends a carte blanche invitation to Elmgreen & Dragset to invest this emblematic Parisian site, in collaboration with Perrotin. An extension of the Hors les Murs promenade at the jardin des Tuileries, FIAC also inaugurates an ephemeral village of architectural projects on Place de la Concorde.