July 5, 2011 - FIAC - Rendez-vous in Paris
July 5, 2011

Rendez-vous in Paris

Rendez-vous in Paris
20–23 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011info@fiac.com

The 38th edition of FIAC will take place from October 20th to October 23rd 2011 (Private view: October 19th) in the Grand Palais.

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 a sector devoted to emerging tendencies.

165 galleries representing 21 countries will exhibit at FIAC 2011.


Prestigious international galleries returning to FIAC such as 303 Gallery, The Approach, Guido W. Baudach, Bortolami, Cabinet, Sadie Coles HQ, Gmurzynska, Lisson, The Pace Gallery and White Cube will join FIAC regulars such as 1900-2000, Air de Paris, Art Concept, Blum & Poe, Cheim & Read, Chantal Crousel, Contemporary Fine Arts, Massimo De Carlo, Gagosian Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Elvira Gonzalez, Marian Goodman, Karsten Grève, Hauser & Wirth, Max Hetzler, Xavier Hufkens, Klosterfelde, Kurimanzutto, Yvon Lambert, Lelong, Luhring Augustine, Kamel Mennour, Metro Pictures, Victoria Miro, Galerie Perrotin, Eva Presenhüber, Almine Rech, Thaddaeus Ropac, Esther Schipper, Sprüth Magers, Michael Werner and David Zwirner among others.

FIAC is also proud to welcome 20 galleries who will exhibit for the first time: MD72, Luciana Brito, Cherry and Martin, Eleven Rivington, Marc Foxx, Galerist, Goodman Gallery, Kicken, Andrew Kreps, Maccarone, Massimo Minini, Matthew Marks, Friedrich Petzel, Rüdiger Schöttle, Luisa Strina, Sutton Lane, Taxter & Spengemann, Vermelho, and VidalCuglietta.

View the exhibitors list


The 2011 Lafayette Sector will provide 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. This programme underlines the joint desire of FIAC and her official sponsor, the Groupe Galeries Lafayette, to pursue their ongoing support of the actors of the emerging art scene in its international dimension.

The 2011 participants (selected by Ann Demeester , Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Marc-Olivier Wahler and Guillaume Houzé, Director of Patronage at the Groupe Galeries Lafayette) are:
Koch Oberhuber Wolff (Berlin), Johann König (Berlin), Labor (Mexico City), Harris Liebermann (New York), Marcelle Alix (Paris), Monitor (Roma), Take Ninagawa (Tokyo), Office Baroque (Antwerp), Project88 (Mumbai), TORRI (Paris).

5 galleries will present solo shows: Helen Marten at Johann König (Berlin); Barbara Hammer at Koch Oberhuber Wolff (Berlin); Jorge Satorre, at Labor (Mexico City) Sarnath Banerjee at Project 88 (Mumbai) and Soju Tao at Take Ninagawa (Tokyo)

5 galleries will exhibit joint presentations by two artists: Ernesto Sartori and Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet at Marcelle Alix (Paris); Zak Prekop and Alexandre Singh at Harris Lieberman (New York); Nathaniel Mellors and Ra di Martino at Monitor (Roma); Leigh Ledare and Matthew Brannon at Office Baroque (Antwerp); Florian Pugnaire & Véra Molnar at TORRI (Paris).

View the list of galleries selected for the Lafayette Sector


FIAC 2011 will feature artists’ performances in the context of an ongoing programme Ouvertures/Openings organised in collaboration with the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum. This year’s program will include the première of Claude Closky‘s Private view, on Friday October 21st at 9.00pm, an exceptional performance by Dan Graham, Lax/Relax (1969) on Saturday October 22nd at 4.00 pm, together with a succession of performance pieces by Marie Cool & Fabio Balducci throughout the day on Sunday October 23rd from 9.00 am to 8.00pm. In addition Audrey Cottin will perform at the Jeu de Paume on Friday October 21st at 7.00pm, and Pierre Leguillon will present La Promesse de l’Ecran at the Théâtre de Chaillot on Saturday October 22nd at 7.00 pm, FIAC’s performance cycle, together with a program of artists’ films designed to complement the Cinéphemère in the Tuileries Gardens, will continue in the Auditorium du Grand Palais.

Exhibitions of outdoor sculptures and installations will be presented simultaneously at the Tuileries Gardens and the Jardin des Plantes at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.

Full information concerning programs will be available in July on our website www.fiac.com

FIAC week will once again be marked by a wealth of artistic and cultural events organised by galleries, museums, institutions, collectors and patrons of the arts.

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