May 31, 2011 - FIAC - Rendez-vous in Paris
May 31, 2011

Rendez-vous in Paris

Rendez-vous in Paris
October 20–23, 2011

Wednesday, October 19

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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. 160 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. The 2011 Lafayette sector jury members are:
Ann Demeester (Director of de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London), Beatrix Ruf (Director/Curator, Kunsthalle, Zurich), Marc-Olivier Wahler (Director, Palais de Tokyo, Paris) and Guillaume Houzé (Art Patronage Director, Groupe Galeries Lafayette, Paris).

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 at the Palais de Tokyo during FIAC in the following year. Carol Bove and Morag Keil are respectively the 2009 and 2010 recipients of the Lafayette Prize. Morag Keil will exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo in October 2011.
View the list of galleries selected for the Lafayette Sector

For the sixth consecutive year, in partnership with the Domaine national du Louvre & des Tuileries, a major ensemble of outdoor sculptures and installations will be shown in the Tuileries Gardens. The Hors les Murs programme will be expanded to include an outdoor exhibition focusing on the theme of nature, biodiversity and the environment in a second emblematic and historic Parisian venue, the Jardin des plantes at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.

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 programme will be complemented by a cycle of artists’ performances and artists’ films in the Auditorium of the Grand Palais, scheduled throughout the duration of the fair. Following the success of the inaugural 2010 edition, FIAC will present Cinéphémère in collaboration with the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard: every day from 1 pm to 6 pm during FIAC week, artists’ films will be screened in an especially remodelled and equipped shipping container installed in the Tuileries Gardens. Full information concerning programmes will be available in July on our website

In addition, 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.
View the highlights of the autumn season

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