Art attack; The FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair
Published on 7 September 2014 in Fairs &Trade shows
Autumn whispers to Paris of the waning year, and for art lovers and collectors this means it’s time for the FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair. This major event of the international art scene takes place from October 23rd to 26th beneath the glorious glass roof of the beautiful Grand Palais, a fitting location indeed, and one not far from the Hotel Les Théâtres.
A major Art Show for Public and Professionals
Inspired by the Basel Fair, a Swiss contemporary art exhibition, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, FIAC, began in 1974. Since then its reputation has soared internationally to dizzy heights. Hundreds of exhibitors from dozens of countries gather to offer contemporary artworks in a variety of media. Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture, design furniture, digital, video and audio works are all represented. It’s a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor with some bright young talents and is fully accessible to the general public, in addition to professionals.
Displays, demonstrations and exhibitions are offered throughout the four days and various monumental sculptures and art installations can be viewed in the tranquil surroundings of the Tuilleries Garden and the Jardin des Plantes. Additionally, the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize is awarded at this event. Notable galleries such as Van de Weghe, Campoli Presti and Monitor will have exciting new works to show and leading contemporary artists including Daniel Buren, Sara Barker and Giovanni Anselmo are among the thousands being represented. Come and enjoy the unique and satisfying thrill of discovering something new, you certainly won’t be disappointed!
FIAC: October 23-26
Grand Palais and other landmarks of Paris: Detailed information on the official site
Grand Palais Nave - Main entrance Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 8th
Metro : Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau, lines 1, 13
Copyright : The extension of body, Matthias Bitzer, 2014, acrylic and ink on canvas, 240 X 210 cm, Kadel Willborn, Représenté(e) par Kadel Willborn