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FIAC Paris 2016 - The Greatest International Art Fair In Paris

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September 27, 2016
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

The International Art Fair (FIAC), one of the world’s leading international art fairs, is coming back to Paris for its 43rd edition. Situated in the historical Parisian venue of the Grand Palais, FIAC Paris 2016 will run from October 20th until October 23rd. It will welcome the total of 186 galleries from 27 countries across the world, including 43 new exhibitors. Broadening the scope of its program this year, the acclaimed fair will introduce monumental works at the Petit Palais, the opening of the Grand Palais’ Salon Jean Perrin and a new Performance Festival in association with the Louvre Museum. Renowned for its unparalleled diversity and the beauty of its locations, the public events program Hors les Murs will be supplemented with works exhibited in public space, an artists’ films program, and three days of conferences. Additionally, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the VISITES YCI! presented by young critics and exhibition curators from the YCI (Young Curators Invitational) program. Bringing together gallerists, curators, artists, collectors, art enthusiasts and other major players in the market, FIAC remains an important event in the world of contemporary art.

Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain 2015
FIAC 2015 © Marc Domage

The Exhibitors and Highlights

This year, FIAC will present 186 galleries coming from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, India, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and United States. Divided into General Sector and Lafayette Sector, all of these galleries were selected for their history, the list of represented artists, the consistency and quality of exhibitors, and their proposed exhibitions project for FIAC.

Hosted at The Nave, The Salon d’Honneur, The Upper Galleries and The Salon Jean Perrin at Grand Palais, the General Sector will welcome an unprecedented number of 108 galleries, including Galerry Buchholz from Berlin, Cologne and New York,  C L E A R I N G from New York and Brussels, Massimo De Carlo from Milan, London and Hong Kong, Delmes & Zander from Cologne and Berlin, Gagosian Gallery from Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London and Hong Kong, Kohn Gallery from Los Angeles, Tomio Koyama from Tokyo, Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery from Séoul and New York, Simon Lee from London and Hong Kong, Lehmann Maupin from New York and Hong Kong, Lelong from Paris and New York, Lisson from London, New York and Milan, Mai 36 Galerie from Zurich, Edouard Malingue from Hong Kong, Peres Projects from Berlin, Galerie Perrotin from Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul, PKM Gallery from Seoul, Richard Saltoun from London, White Cube from London and Hong Kong, and David Zwirner from New York and London, among others.

With a mission to financially support young international galleries who represent emerging artists, the Lafayette Sector will present ten galleries selected over one hundred applications. Coming from seven countries, selected galleries are Allen from Paris, Arcade from London, Experimenter from Kolkata, Freedman Fitzpatrick from Los Angeles, Grey Noise from Dubai, Hollybush Gardens from London, joségarcía, mx from Mexico, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler from Berlin, Micky Schubert from Berlin and TORRI from Paris.

The List of Exhibiting Galleries

Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
303 Gallery, New York
Martine Aboucaya, Paris
Miguel Abreu, New York
acb Gallery, Budapest
Luis Adelantado, Valencia
Air de Paris, Paris
Applicat-Prazan, Paris
Art : Concept, Paris
Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
Balice Hertling, Paris
Baudach, Berlin
Thomas Bernard - Cortex Athletico, Paris
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Luciana Brito, São Paulo
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, Rome
Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Cologne, New York
Bugada & Cargnel, Paris
Campoli Presti, Paris, London Canada, New York
Capitain Petzel, Berlin
carlier | gebauer, Berlin
Casas Riegner, Bogotá
Bernard Ceysson, Paris, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne, Geneva
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin
C L E A R I N G, New York, Brussels
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Continua, San Gimignano, Boissy-le-Châtel, Beijing, Habana
Paula Cooper, New York
Pilar Corrias, London
Raffaella Cortese, Milan
Chantal Crousel, Paris
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong
Delmes & Zander, Cologne, Berlin
dépendance, Brussels
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Brussels
Eigen+Art, Berlin, Leipzig
Frank Elbaz, Paris
espaivisor, Valencia
Essex Street, New York
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Berlin
Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Peter Freeman, Inc ., New York, Paris
Lars Friedrich, Berlin
Gagosian Gallery, Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong
Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
gb agency, Paris
GDM, Paris
Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels
Laurent Godin, Paris
Marian Goodman, Paris, New York, London
Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt
Karsten Greve, Paris, Cologne, St. Moritz
Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris
Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles
House of Gaga, México
D.F. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Eric Hussenot, Paris
In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Jousse Entreprise, Paris
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Karma International, Zurich, Los Angeles
kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York
Anton Kern, New York Kisterem, Budapest
Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
König Galerie, Berlin
Tomio Koyama, Tokyo
Krinzinger, Vienna
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery, Séoul, New York
kurimanzutto, México
D.F. Labor, México
D.F. Landau Fine Art, Montreal
Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Le Minotaure, Paris
Simon Lee, London, Hong Kong
Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris
Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong
Lelong, Paris, New York
Lisson, London, New York, Milan
Loevenbruck, Paris
Florence Loewy, Paris
Magazzino, Rome
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong
Marcelle Alix, Paris
Giò Marconi, Milan
Mazzoleni, Turin, London
Fergus McCaffrey, New York, St. Barth
Meessen De Clercq, Brussels
Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo
kamel mennour, Paris
Metro Pictures, New York
Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe
mfc-michèle didier, Paris, Brussels
Francesca Minini, Milan
Massimo Minini, Brescia
Victoria Miro, London
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Monitor, Rome mor charpentier, Paris
Jan Mot, Brussels, México
D.F. Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Cologne
Nahmad Contemporary, New York
Neu, Berlin
Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
neugerriemschneider, Berlin
New Galerie, Paris
Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
Guillermo de Osma, Madrid
Overduin & Co. , Los Angeles P420, Bologna Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo
Alto Parra & Romero, Madrid, Ibiza
Françoise Paviot, Paris
Peres Projects, Berlin
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul
Francesca Pia, Zurich
PKM Gallery, Seoul
Plan B, Cluj, Berlin
Gregor Podnar, Berlin
Jérôme Poggi, Paris
Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
ProjecteSD, Barcelona
RaebervonStenglin, Zurich
Raster, Warsaw
Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London
Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels
Rodeo, London
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg
Andrea Rosen, New York
Richard Saltoun, London
Esther Schipper / Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Semiose, Paris
Natalie Seroussi, Paris
Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Hamburg
Silberkuppe, Berlin
Jessica Silverman, San Francisco
Skarstedt, New York, London
Pietro Sparta, Chagny Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
Luisa Strina, São Paulo
Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels
Tornabuoni Art, Florence, Milan, Paris, London
Triple V, Paris
Ubu Gallery, New York
Valentin, Paris
Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Van de Weghe, New York
Vedovi, Brussels
Venus, New York
Vilma Gold, London
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing
Waddington Custot, London
Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
Michael Werner, New York, London
White Cube, London, Hong Kong
Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Thomas Zander, Cologne
Zeno X, Antwerp
ZERO..., Milan
Galerie Zlotowski, Paris
David Zwirner, New York, London
Secteur Lafayette Allen, Paris
Arcade, London Experimenter, Kolkata
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Grey Noise, Dubai Hollybush
Gardens, London
joségarcía ,mx, México
D.F. Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Micky Schubert, Berlin
TORRI, Paris

The FIAC Program

Located across Grand Palais, there will be a remarkable selection of solo shows presented including Nara Yoshitomo at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer at Sadie Coles HQ, Kishio Suga at Tomio Koyama, Liu Ye at Vitamin, Nick Mauss at 303 Gallery, and Zoran Mušić at Applicat-Prazan.

This year, FIAC will present a new sector entitled On Site featuring sculptures and installations in the prestigious ambient of the Petit Palasis, opposite to the Grand Palais. In association with the curator and director of the Petis Palais Cristophe Leribault and the associate curator Lorenzo Benedetti, On Site will present nearly forty works from acclaimed artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, Jannis Kounellis, Eduardo Paolozzi, Lee Ufan, David Altmejd, Joe Bradley, Stefan Brüggemann, Wang Du, and Jan Fabre, among others.

In association with Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries, FIAC will present the Hors les Murs – the program of outdoor works including installations, sculptures, and sound works. In the paths, lawns and ponds of the famous Tuileries Garden, the visitors will have an opportunity to see works by seventeen artists including Ron Arad, Claude Closky, Michael Sailstorfer, and Colin Snapp. As an extension of the exhibition the Tuileries Garden, the Musée Eugène Delacroix will open its doors to FIAC visitors, in association with the Musée du Louvre.

By introducing an exciting new festival Parades for FIAC, the fair will reinforce its support of performative practices and exchanges between contemporary art disciplines. Presenting a series of experiments between October 19th and October 22nd in the form of live actions, the festival will explore intersections between music, modern dance, performance, and poetry.

In association with Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, FIAC will present the seventh edition of Cinéphémère. Between October 19th and October 23, Cinéphémère will present a selection of short artist’s films curated by Marie Canet.

Since 2006, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard and FIAC have also organized a Young Curators Invitational (YCI) program in order to cherish critical knowledge of the French scene. The program will gather a group of promising figures from the emerging generation of critics and exhibition curators during FIAC week, as well as launch a cycle of free guided visits entitled YCI VISITS! in partnership with the French Institute.

Accompanying the rich exhibition program, the side program will include a three-day conference dedicated to different topics that associate artistic practices with related themes of architecture, science, and diplomacy.

Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain 2015
FIAC 2015 © Marc Domage

Practical Information

The 43rd edition of FIAC will take place at the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendôme from October 20th to October 23rd. The exhibition program at Grand Palais will be on view from Thursday, October 20th to Sunday 23rd, from 12 to 8pm. The program at the Petit Palais will be open to the public from Wednesday, October 19th to Sunday 23rd, from 10am to 6pm. Hors Les Murs program at Jardin des Tuileries will be on view until November 2016. For more information, visit FIAC website.

All images courtesy of FIAC © Marc Domage.