October 2, 2012 - FIAC - Conferences, performances, and projects
October 2, 2012

Conferences, performances, and projects

FIAC 2012
Rendez-vous in Paris

October 18–21, 2012

Opening: Wednesday, October 17

info [​at​] fiac.com

The 39th edition of FIAC will take place from October 18th to October 21st, 2012 at the Grand Palais in Paris.

All FIAC 2012 exhibitors will show within the historic landmark of the Grand Palais which incorporates, for the first time, the newly renovated Salon d’honneur, the heart of the architectural ensemble.

The nave and the Salon d’honneur will welcome galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art. Level +1 will host contemporary art galleries, galleries representing the emerging art scene along with the Lafayette sector.

182 galleries representing 25 countries will exhibit at FIAC 2012.
View the exhibitors list

FIAC and the Groupe Galeries Lafayette are proud to announce the fourth consecutive edition of the Lafayette Sector, an ongoing programme which provides financial support to 10 French and international galleries presenting emerging artists.
View the list of galleries selected for the Lafayette Sector

Hors les Murs

Valeur ajoutée (Added value)
For FIAC, Something you should know: Artists and producers for FIAC is presenting three talks dedicated to questions pertaining to value and evaluation, credit and money. Five guests—social science researchers, philosophers and historians—will present the current state of their research and theoretical discourse on these critically relevant themes.

Art and Ecology: a question of taste or science?
In the framework of the collaboration with the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, FIAC is organising a cycle of three roundtable talks based on the theme “Art and Ecology: a question of taste or science?” in association with COAL (Coalition pour l’Art et le Développement Durable). Each roundtable discussion presents a dialogue between an artist, a scientist and a philosopher, around the theme of the potential interactions between art and science.

View the program

Ouvertures/Openings 2012 presents performances by Matt Mullican, Grand Magasin and a concert by Hassan Khan in the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum.

Performances and artists’ films will be presented daily at the Grand Palais Auditorium. Performances by Dora Garcia, Elika Hedayat & Tamara Erde. Films by Candice Breitz, Etienne Chambaud, Antonio Muntadas, Elodie Pong, Susumu Shingu and Emily Wardill.

Jardin des Tuileries
In collaboration with the Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries, FIAC will stage an outdoor exhibition featuring 21 artworks and installations in the renowned Tuileries Garden. 
Programme of the Jardin des Tuilerie

Jardin des Plantes/National Museum of Natural History
FIAC is pleased to present an off-site exhibition, displaying 28 projects in an emblematic and historic Parisian venue, the Jardin des Plantes and the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle. This unique location provides the ideal framework for the chosen theme: nature, biodiversity and the environment.
Programme of the Jardin des Plantes/National Museum of Natural History

Place Vendôme
In collaboration with the Comité Vendôme and its members, FIAC is pleased to present a new programme of outdoor works in the prestigious Place Vendôme. This inaugural edition will present three monumental sculptures by Jaume Plensa.
Programme of the Place Vendôme

Esplanade des Invalides
In collaboration with the Mairie de Paris, FIAC is delighted to present the exceptional work Sacrilege by Jeremy Deller on the Esplanade des Invalides.

View the program

Associated projects
An ensemble of outdoor projects and installations will be presented by the R4, the new fine arts and visual arts hub on the Ile Seguin, in association with FIAC.

The full programme will be available at www.fiac.com.
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