Happening for the second time only, alongside it’s “big sister” fair FIAC, OFFICIELLE Paris became a proper event of its own, establishing its position firmly among the most anticipated fairs this year. Welcoming over fifty galleries from thirteen countries specializing in contemporary and emerging art, it promises a fine showcase for the younger generations of artists and newest artistic trends, but also spotlight for those serving as figures to them, at the same time presenting itself as a rich playground for collectors and dealers. Together with FIAC, OFFICIELLE has organized the new edition of Hors les Murs, as well as Musées en Seine as a new cultural experience of Paris and performances program called Ouvertures/Openings. For more FIAC related events, make sure you read about it here.
The 2015 edition of Hors les Murs brings together many historic institutions of the French capital, including the Jardin des Tuileries (Domaine National du Louvre), a participating site for the tenth consecutive year, as well as the Jardin des Plantes, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, the Place Vendôme, and a number of venues along the river Seine, under the name Musées en Seine. A new participant, the Maison de la Radio, will present a program of sound works, both new recordings and archival radio broadcasts. As for performances, the Ouvertures/Openings, in collaboration with the Musée de Louvre, will encompass programs like In Process, dedicated to young artists, and En Scène, featuring students of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. There will also be the Cinéphémère section, dedicated to artist films.
A total of 50 spaces from countries like Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the US, Mexico, but also Tunisia, UAE, and China, will bring a large number of talented individuals from all spheres of the arts. Among the better-known, we highlight Michael Staniak with Steve Turner Los Angeles, Prints Things And Books, which will showcase an impressive number of names including John Baldessari and Claes Oldenburg, Alex Katz, found at Galerie 8 + 4, and many more. As OFFICIELLE also focuses on young creatives, make sure you keep your eyes open for some fresh views, like those of Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Thomas Bang, Annabel Daou, Paula de Solminihac, Lola Gonzales, Hessie, Maha Malluh, Koka Ramishvili and many others.
OFFICIELLE will take place at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris, France, from October 21st until 25th, 2015. The inauguration, by invitation only, will be held on October 21st from 3pm to 9pm. The fair will be open from 1pm to 8pm, on October 24th until 9pm. Ticket prices range from 15€ for full ticket, 10€ reduced (under 26), while children under 12 can enter for free. The OFFICIELLE catalogue costs 25€. For more information, visit the official website.
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