mercoledì 21 ottobre 2015

Fiac 2015

This 42nd edition of the fair presents 172 galleries from 23 countries, actors of the emerging art scene. The new FIAC event is Officielle welcoming 69 exhibitors with a constantly widening world theatre. Hors les Murs program takes place in venues of unrivaled beauty in the heart of Paris.FIAC will be held in Paris from October, Thursday 22 to October, Sunday 25 in the Grand Palais. The vernissage will take place on Wednesday, October 21.
This 42nd edition of the fair will present 172 galleries from 23 countries. Widely recognized for its excellence, the Lafayette Sector, a program launched in 2009 by FIAC and the Groupe Galeries Lafayette, Official Sponsor, underlines their joint desire to provide ongoing support to the actors of the emerging art scene in its international dimension. The Lafayette Sector provides financial aid to 10 French and international galleries presenting emerging artists, selected by a jury of specialists. FIAC's privileged partner Swarovski will unveil the inaugural commission of the Swarovski Series, a program created to support artists using crystal as a creative medium. "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain", a stunning new work by Los Angeles city-based artist Wu Tsang, incorporates almost 250,000 crystals and will be exhibited on the Balcon d'Honneur of the Grand Palais.


The new FIAC event
The second edition of OFFICIELLE opens its doors at the Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design from 21 to 25 of October. The opening will take place on Tuesday October 20. Welcoming 69 exhibitors from 17 countries, OFFICIELLE features galleries whose programming bears witness to a particular aptitude in deciphering the many facets of contemporary creation, oscillating between revelations and reminiscences within a constantly widening world theatre. With twenty-three solo exhibitions on the programme and forays into little-known or unexplored arts scenes, OFFICIELLE's watchword is discovery.

Hors les Murs
FIAC develops its signature Hors les Murs program which takes place in venues of unrivaled beauty and prestige in the heart of Paris.

In association with the Domaine National du Louvre et des Tuileries, an ensemble of outdoor works will be presented in the Tuileries Garden.

An outdoor exhibition focusing on themes such as nature, biodiversity and the environment will be held in the Jardin des Plantes and Museum national d'Histoire naturelle.

In collaboration with the Comité Vendôme and the Marian Goodman Gallery, two sculpture/pavilions by Dan Graham will be presented on the prestigious Place Vendôme.

Hors les Murs 2015 extends to three further venues:
– the Petit Palais presenting works by American sculptor Liz Glynn and the reactivation of Allan Kaprow's 1970 performance Sweet Wall, by Rashid Johnson on Wednesday October 21st.
– the Musée Eugène Delacroix featuring a work by José Maria Sicilia in the garden, a haven of peace and refinement in Paris 6th arrondissement.
– the Maison de la radio showcasing its rarely explored sound archives, presenting pieces from the Ateliers de Création Radiophonique (ACR) by Lawrence Weiner, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Soundwalk and others, together with sound works and installations by Claude Closky and Erik Samakh.

The Maison de la radio will host an exceptional event on Saturday October 24 featuring a performance by Florian Hecker and a concert by Ragnar Kjartansson and The All Star Band.

In association with the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and in collaboration with the Maison de la Poésie, FIAC presents Voices of Urgency, a cycle of discussions relating to poetry and the social sciences conceived by Alex Cecchetti, held at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins. Together with COAL, FIAC co-hosts Art/Science, three conversations between artists and scientists at the Museum national d'Histoire Naturelle,

FIAC pursues its ongoing programs of artists' performances, Ouvertures/Openings, conceived and produced in collaboration with the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, In Process, a performance programme dedicated to the emergent scene and En Scène, a new program presenting young artists, alumni of the Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, will be held daily in the Rez-de-Seine of the Cité de la Mode et du Design during OFFICIELLE.

Throughout the weekend at the Cité de la Mode et du design, the Festival Luna Fiac, It's OFFICIELLE!, co-organised by WANDERLUST / NUBA and FIAC presents concerts, DJ sets, street food and guest chefs.

Press contact:
Claudine Colin Communication T +33 (0)1 42726001 - Thomas Lozinski

Vernissage: Tuesday 20 October 2015 from 3pm to 9pm

21–25 October 2015
Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design Paris

Vernissage: Wednesday 21 October 2015 from 3pm to 9pm

21–25 October 2015
Grand Palais Paris
From Thursday October 22nd to Sunday 25th, 2015 : noon - 8 pm
Late night opening on Friday 23rd until 9 pm
Combined ticket Fiac & OFFICIELLE, 40 €
Full-fare ticket, 35 €
Reduced fare*, 20 €
Children under 12, free entry
Daily pass + FIAC catalogue, 60 €
Catalogue, 35 €
Cloakroom 2€ per item.
Crash helmets, umbrellas, suitcases and backpacks are prohibited inside the fair.

amalia di Lanno
art promoter - blogger