“FIAC 2015”

FIAC celebrates 42 years

The 42nd edition of the FIAC took place from 21 to 25 October 2015 at the Grand Palais and Hors les Murs, Paris. With its international reputation well established, the fair continues to affirm trade and still has many good days ahead. With 23 countries represented by 173 galleries – 42 French galleries and 131 foreign galleries for 68% of European in total – FIAC has once again sought to create an international feel. 71,717 admissions in five days were recorded at the Grand Palais, including 18,000 on the opening day. The 2nd edition of OFFICIELLE was meanwhile held from October 20 to 25 at the Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design and recorded 13,156 admissions in six days with 3108 during its inauguration. It brought together 69 galleries (19 French and 50 foreign) with 17 countries represented. For its 42nd edition, the major Parisian institutions put themselves in tune with the fair and offered an attractive artistic program through the capital with for example “Picasso.mania” at the Galeries Nationales in the Grand Palais, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster at the Centre Pompidou or “Warhol Unlimited” at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville in Paris and Anselm Kieffer at the BNF. The unifying event broke new ground in 2015 with “Musées en Seine ” that took place along the river. This 2015 art appointment, launched by the Minister of Culture and Communication Fleur Pellerin was the field of a significant number of sales, exchanges and public benefits. Between the Wednesday and the weekend, the stands had sold almost everything. Xavier Hufkens (Belgium) sold all the numbers of the sculpture of David Altmejd, presented at the Tuileries Gardens in the Hors Les Murs. Thaddaeus Ropac sold the works of all his exhibiting artists such as Robert Longo, Georg Baselitz – five...

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FIAC Announces its Agenda

For the 42nd edition of the FIAC, Jennifer Flay has unveiled an ambitious program while demonstrating a genuine commitment to focus on the quality of the participants. She highlighted the objectives of the FIAC during the press conference held for the occasion, stating the need to “being innovative and creative while maintaining a spirit of continuity within the conception of the event.” FIAC will take place from 22 to 25 October 2015. For the 2015 edition, 173 galleries from 23 countries will be present. The FIAC will show fewer galleries than last year (with 191 having participated in 2014). This is a choice of the organizers given limited exhibit space at the Grand Palais. The galleries will primarily be European (68%), with France being the most represented country, followed by the United States and Germany. Canada and Colombia will be taking part in the event for the first time. Nearly 20 new contemporary art galleries will make their debut at FIAC, such as The Modern Institute in Glasgow, and Luisa Strina in São Paulo. FIAC also plans to put forward young galleries. Jennifer Flay has highlighted the longstanding commitment of the FIAC with emerging galleries following the inauguration of the Court Square in 2006, the creation of the Lafayette Sector and the unveiling of OFFICIELLE last year. With OFFICIELLE’s dedication to young galleries, it is nonetheless a forefront event complementary to the FIAC. “OFFICIELLE is official” for Jennifer Flay. Based in the Cité de la Mode et du Design, it represents the new generation of galleries and permits them to dialogue on “an even keel” with the galleries exhibited at the Grand Palais. This edition will also witness the debut of the “Swarovski Series”. Every year, the house specializing in crystal and the FIAC will allow a selected artist...

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The 2015 FIAC announces its agenda

For the 42nd edition of the FIAC, Jennifer Flay, FIAC’s Artistic Director since 2003, has unveiled an ambitious program while demonstrating a genuine commitment to focus on the quality of the participants. She highlighted the objectives of the FIAC during the press conference held for the occasion, stating the need to “being innovative and creative while maintaining a spirit of continuity within the conception of the event.” The FIAC will take place from 22 to 25 October 2015 in Paris, France. For this new edition, 173 galleries from 23 countries will be present. The FIAC will present fewer galleries than last year (with 191 having participated in 2014). This is a choice of the organisers given limited exhibition space at the Grand Palais. The galleries will primarily be European (68%), with France being the most represented country, followed by the United States and Germany. Canada and Colombia will be taking part in the event for the first time. Nearly 20 new contemporary art galleries will make their debut at the FIAC, such as The Modern Institute from Glasgow, Scotland, and Luisa Strina from São Paulo, Brazil. The FIAC also plans to put forward young galleries. Jennifer Flay has highlighted the longstanding commitment of the FIAC with emerging galleries following the inauguration of the Louvre’s Court Square in 2006, the creation of the Lafayette Sector, and the unveiling of OFFICIELLE last year. OFFICIELLE is a forefront event in conjunction to the FIAC. Based in the Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris, it represents the new generation of galleries and allows them to dialogue on “an even keel” with the galleries exhibited at the Grand Palais. This edition will also witness the debut of the “Swarovski Series”. Every year, the house specialising in crystal and the FIAC will allow...

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