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October 4, 2011

FIAC 2011

FIAC 2011

Wednesday, 19 October

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The 38th edition of FIAC will take place from October 20th to October 23rd,(Private view: October 19th). FIAC 2011 will witness an important milestone in the history of the fair: the opening of exhibition spaces situated on the upper level of the Grand Palais will make it possible to house all exhibitors at FIAC 2011 within this historic monument. FIAC 2011 will be the first occasion to discover the majestic volumes of these exhibition galleries, closed for many decades and recently restored to their original proportions. The nave will house galleries specializing in modern, contemporary-modern and contemporary art. The upper galleries will likewise host galleries specializing in contemporary art, together with emerging tendencies. 168 galleries representing 21 countries will exhibit at FIAC 2011.
View the exhibitors list

FIAC and the Groupe Galeries Lafayette, official partner of FIAC, are pleased to announce the third consecutive edition of the Lafayette Sector, a programme of support for galleries which promotes emerging talents. The 2011 Sector Lafayette will provide substantial financial support to 10 French and international galleries selected by an independent jury of international curators for the quality of their exhibition programme in the field of emerging art, and on the basis of a specific project for FIAC.

One of the artists presented in the context of the Lafayette Sector will be awarded the Lafayette Prize. Also created in 2009, the award consists in the acquisition of a work by the Groupe Galeries Lafayette and an exhibition scheduled to take place in a Parisian institution during FIAC in the following year, doted with a production budget. Carol Bove and Morag Keil are respectively the 2009 and 2010 recipients of the Lafayette Prize. Morag Keil’s exhibition opens at the Palais de Tokyo on October 6th.
View the list of galleries selected for the Lafayette Sector


For the sixth consecutive year, in collaboration with the Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries, FIAC will stage an outdoor exhibition located in the renowned Tuileries Garden.

The growing interest for this annual event among galleries and artists – together with the exceptional beauty of the site—has enabled us to bring together each year some twenty projects (a total of 97 since 2006), including sculptures, installations and ephemeral creations deployed in the garden’s fountains, basins, lawns, alleys and groves.

Works by Jean-Luc Moulène, Danh Vo, Lynda Benglis, Antony Gormley, Mathieu Mercier, Richard Jackson, Urs Fischer and Melik Ohanian among others will be presented in 2011 together with an architectural realisation by Jean Prouvé, the Maison Metropole (1949).

Programme of the Tuileries Gardens


FIAC is proud to announce that the Hors les Murs programme has been expanded to include a second off-site exhibition in an equally emblematic and historic Parisian venue, the Jardin des Plantes at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. Works will be installed in the gardens themselves but also in the Menagerie, the exotic greenhouses and the exhibition galleries of the Museum itself, such as the Grand Gallery of Evolution.

Works by Alain Séchas, Mark Dion, Not Vital, José Maria Sicilia, Malachi Farrell and Renaud Auguste Dormeuil, among others, will be presented in the fascinating range of indoor and outdoor sites especially chosen for this inaugural edition, in collaboration with the Direction of the Museum and the gardens, the artists and their representatives.

Programme of the Jardin des Plantes

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