October 6, 2018 - FIAC - FIAC Programmes 2018
October 6, 2018


Courtesy M/M Paris – FIAC.

FIAC Programmes 2018
October 18–21, 2018

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The 45th edition of FIAC will be held in Paris from October 18–21, 2018 and will host 195 galleries in the nave and exhibition rooms of the Grand Palais.The vernissage will take place on Wednesday, October 17.

FIAC Programmes presents, for the duration of the fair, a freely accessible cultural programme of performances, conferences, and artist film screenings.

Parades for FIAC
For its third edition, the performance festival Parades for FIAC, dedicated to performative practices and the dialogue between different disciplines in contemporary art, takes place in various emblematic institutions of the capital. This programme is situated at the crossroads of music, contemporary dance, performance, theatre, and poetry, offering a broad range of artistic experimentation in the form of live actions, opening up new perimeters in the field of artistic performance.

Parades for FIAC receives the support of Van Cleef & Arpels.

October 16
: Paulo Nazareth, Moinho de Vento / Windmill, 2018
Jardin des Tuileries

October 17
Roman Ondak, Swap, 2011
And on Thursday 18th October from 11am to 8pm
Grand Palais
7pm: Will Benedict, Les Uns et les Autres, 2018
Palais de la découverte

October 18
Etel Adnan
Petit Palais
7pm: Michael Portnoy, Portnoy (born 1936) Improvises, 2018
Palais de la découverte    
Hommage à Franz West, Soirée jazz viennois
Centre Pompidou

October 19
LEV Dance Company (Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar), OCD Love, 2016
Palais de la découverte
7:15pm: From Guy de Cointet, The Bridegroom Suites I, 2017
Grand Palais
8pm: Daniel Linehan, Not About Everything, 2017
Mona Bismarck American Center

October 20
Marcelline Delbecq & Ellie Ga, Dialogue, 2017
Petit Palais
3pm: Ruth Childs, Particular Reel, 1973; Reclining Rondo, 1975
Centre Pompidou
4pm: LEV Dance Company (Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar), OCD Love, 2016
Musée de l’Orangerie
6pm: Dorothy Iannone, The Movie People Perpetual Performance, 2018
Petit Palais
7pm: Ruth Childs, Calico Mingling, 1973; Katema, 1978
Palais de la découverte
9pm: Franz West & Mike Kelley, A Haute Voix – To Be Read Aloud
Centre Pompidou

October 21  
2pm: Daniel Linehan, Medium Medium, 2018,
Petit Palais                                               
6pm: Uriel Barthélémi & Entissar Al Hamdany, « Article 9 : Nul ne peut être », 2018
Petit Palais
7pm: Hicham Berrada, Présage, 2007 – en cours
Palais de la découverte


Conversation Room
From Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, FIAC presents a three-day conference programme, entitled Conversation Room, which takes place within the fair, in a dedicated space on the first floor to the right of the grand Escalier d’honneur, showcasing Olivier Vadrot’s CAVEA mobile furniture collection, loaned by Centre National des Arts Plastiques.

The Conversation Room receives the support of Luma Foundation.

October 19
"Art & Environment: Arctic, new challenges" with Tarek Attoui, Charles Carmignac, Jean Jouzel, Christophe Ono-dit-Biot and Marion Semblat
3pm: "Filter Bubble" moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets and Julie Boukobza; with Yuri Pattison, Tabita Rezaire and Miao Ying
5pm: "Contactless" moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets and Julie Boukobza; with Camille Blatrix, Aria Dean, Simon Denny and Chrystele Nicot

October 20
"Cruising Utopia: Sex as a political laboratory" moderated by Charles Teyssou and Pierre-Alexandre Mateos (Cruising Pavilion), with Huw Lemmey, Paul Clinton, Ingrid Luquet-Gad
3pm: "THE GREAT EXHIBITION: 50 ans de Gilbert & George (Luma Arles)" Gilbert & George in conversation with Tom Eccles, followed by a book signing
5pm: "Such a Morning (2017), Entre poésie, peur et liberté" Amar Kanwar in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

October 21
"Public toilets, darkrooms, Grindr: The architecture of radical sex" moderated by Charles Teyssou and Pierre-Alexandre Mateos (Cruising Pavilion), with Andreas Angelidakis, Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan (collectif Gay Bar), Federico Martelli
3pm: "Survival Kit: getting ready" moderated by Anna Labouze & Keimis Henni, founders and curators of Artagon; with Daniele Balice, Martha Kirszenbaum, Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Emmanuel Tibloux
5pm: "Do it by yourself: Set about" moderated by Thibaut Wychowanok, editor in chief of the magazine Numéro art; with Nelson Pernisco, Mihai Pop, Francesco Vezzoli


FIAC and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard present the ninth edition of the Cinéphémère, a short films programme by artists streamed during FIAC week, from Wednesday, October 17 to Sunday, October 21. Some 30 artists’ films have been selected by associate curator Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, independent curator, editor and writer. The Cinéphémère will screen a programme conceived by the LOOP Festival on Saturday, October 20 and by the FILAF (Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film) on Sunday, October 21. The films are screened in open and free access, in a nomad 14-seat movie theatre entirely equipped for this purpose, located on Avenue Winston Churchill, between the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais.

“At a time of violent racialization and profound ecological crisis, organized governmental abuse of natural resources and common goods is reinforced, but so are civil and citizen initiatives and resistances. At a time when increasingly ‘breathing clean air is political, drinking pure water is political’ (Black Quantum Futurism collective), we observe critical artistic positions and voices that engage in real life situations, activist research and fieldwork across Global North and Global South. This programme of videos and short films brings together internationally acclaimed artists from various backgrounds whose work is inspired and informed by gendered ecologies, intersections between racial and ecological issues, pollution, toxicity and environmental racism. The films present narrations on past, present and future catastrophes through approaches and knowledge that come from Afrofuturism and Arab futurism, ecofeminist engagement and social justice struggles.” –Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, curator

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez presents films by: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, John Akomfrah, Sophia Al Maria, Basma Alsharif, Maria Thereza Alves, Marwa Arsanios, Sammy Baloji, Louidgi Beltrame, Meriem Bennani, Minia Biabiany, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Mohamed Bourouissa, Ali Cherri, Kudzanai Chiurai, Julien Creuzet, Françoise Dasques, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Ayesha Hameed & Hamedine Kane, Emre Hüner, Karrabing Film Collective, Kapwani Kiwanga, Ana Mendieta, Pedro Neves Marques, Otobong Nkanga, Ahmet Öğüt, Dan Oki, Uriel Orlow, Noël Pial with Marie Voignier, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales, Tabita Rezaire, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tejal Shah, Maja Smrekar, Koki Tanaka, Charwei Tsai, Robin Vanbesien, Ana Vaz & Nuno da Luz, Cecilia Vicuña, Lucy Walker, Xu Tan, and Zheng Bo.

LOOP Festival presents films by: Shigeko Arikawa, Ergin Cavusgolu, Esther Ferrer, Marco Godoy, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Claudia Larcher, Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Tova Mozard, Jaime Pitarch, and Michele Spanghero.

FILAF presents films by: Caroline Alder & Damien Faure, Michel Auder, Louise Lemoine & Ila Bêka, Thomas Lévy-Lasne, Pere Portabella, and Andres Veil.


Outdoor projections
In collaboration with Athem, scenography studio, FIAC inaugurates a new exhibition space with a programme of original artworks by Will Benedict, Claude Closky and Isabelle Cornaro, projected onto the façade of the Grand Palais, from Tuesday, October 16 to Saturday, October 20 from 7pm to 1am.


mk2 Grand Palais
FIAC presents a cycle of feature-length artists’ films and a conference programme in the mk2 Grand Palais Cinema on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October.
With among other films by: Laure Prouvost, Neil Beloufa, Will Benedict, Leilah Weinraub or the documentary collection Live Art by ARTE.


FIAC Programmes is conceived in coproduction with Arter.
FIAC Programmes media partners: ARTE, artnet, A Nous Paris, mk2

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