FIAC 2016 What To Expect From A World Class Art Fair

Following on from Frieze London, the 43rd edition (October 20 to 23) of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris sees The Grand Palais event showcasing 180 galleries from 27 countries, the largest event of its kind in France. The Nave, the Salon d’honneur and the South-East Gallery on the first floor of the Grand Palais house galleries specialise in modern and contemporary art. The South and South-West Galleries, located upstairs, host contemporary and emerging art galleries as well as the Lafayette Sector. The Lafayette Sector, a program launched in 2009 by FIAC and the Groupe Galeries Lafayette, Official Sponsor, underlines their joint desire to provide tangible support to the actors of the emerging art scene in its international dimension. As well as the main fair, the second edition of Asia Now, Europe’s first and only fair devoted solely to Asian art, and the fourth edition of the Outsider Art Fair open during this busy week.

FIAC has built a major programme entitled Hors les Murs (Outside the Walls) which will display large-scale works, installations, and sound pieces in three publicly accessible sites across the city. The Tuileries Gardens, there will host artworks by 18 artists, designers, and architects, among them Ron Arad, Joe Bradley, Alexander Calder, Gloria Friedmann, Jean Nouvel and Jean Prouvé. There will also be two pieces by Stéphane Thidet at the Musée National Eugène Delacroix, the museum created within his former studio.

Oct 12, 2016 – Animal nature by Ernesto Neto, a steel sculpture presented by Max Hetzler, Berlin and Paris, at Petit Palais as part of FIAC On Site. Ernesto Neto was born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, where he lives and works. The large-scale sculpture animal nature is characteristic of Neto’s construction method. Steel elements are slotted together in the shape of flowers or foliage. The work resembles a giant toy made of prefabricated components challenging gravity. The sculpture will partly oxidise over time, turning into a deep reddish-brown contrasting with the white or pastel finish of previous works. Neto often plays with the idea that our body naturally serves as a scale reference in his sculptures and large-scale installations. His interest in the human need to interact is reflected in his works. Such is the case for another sculpture from this series that could serve as a bench.

The 43rd edition of Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (International Contemporary Art Fair) will take place at the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendome from October 20, through October 23, 2016.

Since 2006, FIAC presents a programme of outdoor works in the Tuileries Garden in association with the Domaine National du Louvre et des Tuileries. The implication which both artists and galleries manifest in this programme and the exceptional qualities of the site makes it possible to feature some twenty projects every year. Installations, sculptures, performances and sound pieces take up temporary residence on the alleys, lawns, ponds and fountains of the garden creating an impressive outdoor exhibition. An ever-growing audience shows a keen interest for the artworks on view: in the centre of Paris and at the gates of the Louvre Museum, the garden provides an ideal context for their encounter with contemporary creation.

Full List of Exhibitors at FIAC 2016 Organised by Country:

AUSTRIA: Krinzinger, Vienna, Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna BELGIUM: dépendance, Brussels, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels,mfc-michèle Didier, Brussels, Paris, Jan Mot, Brussels, México D.F., Vedovi, Brussels, Zeno X, Antwerp BRAZIL: Luciana Brito, São Paulo, Fortes Vilaça,, São Paulo, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Luisa Strina, São Paulo CANADA: Landau Fine Art, Montreal CHINA: Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing COLOMBIA: Casas Riegner, Bogotá :DENMARK Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen FRANCE Galerie 1900-2000, Paris Martine Aboucaya, Paris Air de Paris, Paris Allen, Paris Applicat-Prazan, Paris Art : Concept, Paris Balice Hertling, Paris Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico, Paris Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris Bugada & Cargnel, Paris Cahiers d’Art, Paris Campoli Presti, Paris, London Bernard Ceysson, Paris, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne, Genève Collection Lambert, Avignon Chantal Crousel, Paris Frank Elbaz, Paris, Dallas Fonds municipal d’art contemporain – Ville de Paris, Ivry-sur-Seine Christophe Gaillard, Paris Galerie 8 + 4 , Paris Gaudel de Stampa, Paris gb agency, Paris GDM, Paris Laurent Godin, Paris Marian Goodman, Paris, New York, London Karsten Greve, Paris, Köln, St. Moritz Eric Hussenot, Paris In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris Jousse Entreprise, Paris Le Minotaure, Paris Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris Lelong, Paris, New York Loevenbruck, Paris Florence Loewy, Paris Marcelle Alix, Paris kamel mennour, Paris mor charpentier, Paris New Galerie, Paris Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels Françoise Paviot, Paris Galerie Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul Jérôme Poggi, Paris Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg Semiose, Paris Natalie Seroussi, Paris Pietro Sparta, Chagny Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels TORRI, Paris Triple V, Paris Valentin, Paris Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris Jocelyn Wolff, Paris Galerie Zlotowski, Paris GERMANY: Baudach, Berlin Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Köln, New York Capitain Petzel, Berlin carlier | gebauer, Berlin Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin Delmes & Zander, Köln, Berlin Eigen+Art , Berlin, Leipzig Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Berlin Lars Friedrich, Berlin Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris König Galerie, Berlin Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Köln Neu, Berlin Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt neugerriemschneider,  Berlin Peres Projects, Berlin Gregor Podnar, Berlin Esther Schipper / Johnen Galerie, Berlin Micky Schubert, Berlin Silberkuppe, Berlin Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles Thomas Zander, Köln HONG KONG SAR CHINA Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong HUNGARY: acb Gallery, Budapest Kisterem, Budapest INDIA: Experimenter, Kolkata ISRAEL: Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Brussels ITALY: Alfonso Artiaco, Naples Continua, San Gimignano, Boissy-le-Châtel, Beijing, Habana Raffaella Cortese, Milan Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York Magazzino, Roma Giò Marconi, Milan Mazzoleni, Torino, London Francesca Minini, Milan Massimo Minini, Brescia Monitor, Rome P420, Bologna Tornabuoni Art, Firenze, Milan, Paris, London ZERO…, Milan JAPAN: Tomio Koyama, Tokyo LEBANON: Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Hamburg MEXICO: House of Gaga, México D.F. joségarcía ,mx, México D.F. kurimanzutto, México D.F. Labor, México D.F. NETHERLANDS: Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam POLAND: Raster, Warsaw ROMANIA: Plan B, Cluj, Berlin SOUTH KOREA Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery, Seoul, New York PKM Gallery, Seoul SPAIN: Luis Adelantado, Valencia espaivisor, Valencia Guillermo de Osma, Madrid Parra & Romero, Madrid, Ibiza ProjecteSD, Barcelona SWITZERLAND Karma International, Zürich, Los Angeles Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich Francesca Pia, Zürich Eva Presenhuber, Zürich RaebervonStenglin, Zürich UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Grey Noise, Dubai UNITED KINGDOM: Arcade, London Sadie Coles HQ, London Pilar Corrias, London Hollybush Gardens, London Annely Juda Fine Art, London Simon Lee, London, Hong Kong Lisson, London, New York, Milan Victoria Miro, London The Modern Institute, Glasgow Rodeo, London Richard Saltoun, London Vilma Gold, London Waddington Custot, London White Cube, London, Hong Kong UNITED STATES: 303 Gallery, New York Miguel Abreu, New York Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Rome Canada, New York Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles C L E A R I N G, New York, Brussels Paula Cooper, New York Essex Street, New York Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, Paris Gagosian Gallery, Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles Anton Kern, New York Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong Fergus McCaffrey, New York, St. Barth Metro Pictures, New York Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York Nahmad Contemporary, New York Overduin & Co., Los Angeles Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo Alto Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York Regen Projects, Los Angeles Andrea Rosen, New York Jessica Silverman, San Francisco Skarstedt, New York, London Ubu Gallery, New York Van de Weghe, New York Venus, New York Michael Werner, New York, London David Zwirner, New York, London.

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