September 14, 2005 - FIAC - Forum Talks at Fiac 2005, 6-10 October 2005, Hall 5.1, Paris
September 14, 2005

Forum Talks at Fiac 2005, 6-10 October 2005, Hall 5.1, Paris

Forum Talks at Fiac 2005
6-10 October 2005

FIAC 2005
Hall 5.1, Paris

FIAC 2005, October 6th-10th,
Paris expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 5.1

AT FIAC 2005, 6-10 OCTOBER 2005, HALL 5.1, PARIS

The FORUM brings together artists, experts, exhibition curators, collectors and critics for discussions and lectures on the major changes witnessed by contemporary art and the market. This years events will explore three emerging art scenes (the Balkans, India and Brazil); the links between art, film and architecture; and developments in private art collecting. International collectors have been invited to FIAC to participate in the discussion on the latter theme.

Thursday October 6

2:30-4:00 pm: Role reversal: Exhibiting films, projecting contemporary art
Discussion moderated by Matthieu Orléan, head of temporary exhibitions at the Cinémathèque française, with: Government and museums:Bernard Blistène, Inspector General for New Art, Visual Arts Authority; Philippe-Alain Michaud, curator, head of the film department of the MNAM-CCI; Hervé Legros, director of the FRAC Aquitaine; Christian Merlhiot, educational services head at the Pavillon (Palais de Tokyo new art laboratory) and filmmaker. Film Directors:Olivier Assayas, Vincent Dieutre Producer:Charles de Meaux (Anna Sanders Films) Artist:Pierre Leguillon Critic: Stéphane Bouquet
Held on the occasion of Renoir/Renoir, inaugural event at the Cinémathèque française www.
4:30-6 pm: Collecting: private act or public?
Discussion among international collectors those who create the art market and other actors who play a critical role in its development. Moderated by Judith Benhamou-Huet, writer and journalist whose portraits of collectors appear in her weekly column on the art market in Les Echos Week-End, with:

Pierre Huber, gallerist (Galerie Art & Public, Geneva) and collector; Pearl Lam, gallerist and collector specializing in contemporary art and design; Ignacio Liprandi, Argentine collector; André Magnin, artistic director and curator of CAAC The Pigozzi Collectionin in Geneva; and Uli Sigg, Swiss collector specializing in contemporary Chinese art.
Organized by Fiac in partnership with Les Echos Week-End.

Friday October 7

2:00-3:30 pm: Painting after
Discussion moderated by Philippe Piguet, art critic and curator, with the artists Philippe Cognée, Carole Benzaken, Gregory Fortsner, Valérie Favre and Philippe Hurteau (to be confirmed).
Organized by the magazine (art absolument)
4:00-5:30 pm: Other scenes: India
A discussion occasioned by the exhibition Indian Summer: Emerging Artists from India at the Paris national fine arts school (Ensba), with:
Henry-Claude Cousseau, head curator; Deepak Ananth, curator; the artists Anita Dube, Shilpa Gupta and Pushpamala N.; and Peter Nagy, director of the Nature Morte gallery in New Delhi.
Organized by the Ensba in cooperation with Fiac.
6:00-7:30 pm: Exporting the Balkans
Discussion moderated by Anton Vidokle, artist and freelance curator, founder of the Web site E-Flux; with: René Block, director of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Cassel, curator of the 2003 exhibition In the gorge of Balkans; Vasif Kortun, director of the Garanti Platform Contemporary Art Centre (Istanbul) and curator of the Istanbul Biennial; and Natasa Petresin, art critic and independent exhibition curator in Ljubljana.
Organized and produced by Fiac.

Saturday October 8

1:30-2:30 pm: Multipistes
(Multi-track), a radio programme by Arnaud Laporte
broadcast over France Culture Monday, October 10, 9:00-10:00 pm
3:00-4:00 pm: Le Débat de Culture Plus
Radio programme hosted by Arnaud Laporte
broadcast over France Culture Monday, October 10, 9:00-10:00 pm
Organized by France Culture
4:30-5:30 pm: Offshore, the story of a survey show of work by emerging French artists
Round table discussion moderated by Jean-Max Colard, curator of the exhibition Offshore at the Espace Paul Ricard, with the artistes Olivier Babin, Virginie Barré, Stéphane Dafflon, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Olivier Dollinger, Leandro Erlich, Loris Gréaud, Thomas Lélu, Fiorenza Menini and Kristina Solomoukha.
Organized by the Espace Paul Ricard.
6:00-7:30 pm: Other scenes: Brazil
Discussion moderated by Carlos Basualdo, assistant professor at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), art critic and exhibition curator, with: Lisette Lagnado, critic and curator of the Sao Paulo biennial; Ivo Mesquita, art critic and exhibition curator; Eduardo Brandao, director of the Vermelho Gallery in Sao Paulo; Fabio Faisal, collector.
Organized by Fiac in the framework of the year of Brasil in France

Sunday 9 October

1:30-2:30 pm
From news to history: critics and documentation
Discussion initiated and organized by the International Association of Art Critics-Criticism Today (AICA-France) and the Art Criticism Archives. In cooperation with the National Institute of Art History (INHA) with Chantal Pontbriand, Hans Ulrich Obrist, France, Henry Meyric Hughes, Günter Herzog, Germany, Caroline Jones.
Discussion moderated by Christophe Domino and Sylvie Mokhtari
3:00-4:00 pm: Art & Architecture
Discussion moderated by Christiane Germain, journalist and contemporary art expert, with: Tania Mouraud, artist; Jean de Gastines, architect; Christian Simenc, journalist; Almine Rech, gallerist; Bernard Blistène, Inspector General for New Art, National Visual Arts Authority; Frédéric Lebard, architect; and Jordi Colomer, artist.
Organized by Maison Française
4:30-5:30 pm: Is the auto an artwork? Where does design begin and end in the conception of cars? What are styles openings and limits? Are purpose-driven technology and creativity compatible?

Discussion of a highly topical question moderated by Jean-Paul Pigeat, curator of the Citroën exhibition The DS is a work of art, with main speakers Vincent Besson, products and markets director, Citroën; and Jean-Pierre Ploué, style director, Citroën; who will define the role and limits of creativity in car design.
Organized by Citroën
6:00-7:00 pm: The French art scene: myths and reality
On the occasion of the publication by the Journal des Arts of a major survey of the French art scene, discussion with the journalist Roxana Azimi, Anaïd Demir and Christophe Domino. Moderated by par Philippe Régnier, managing editor of the Journal des Arts.
Organized by Artclair Publishers
Monday 10 October

2:30 3:30 pm : Art as text, text as art
Round table moderated by Christian Alandete and Agnès Violeau, editors of the literary magazine I like very much what you are doing, with the writers and artists Chloé Delaume, Laetitia Bénat, Patrice Hamel et Christian Robert Tissot.
Organized by Jaime beaucoup ce que vous faites, a magazine of literature and art.
4:00-5:30 pm:
Experiencing artworks at work: the end-users of the Municipal Contemporary Art Collection (Fmac)
Round table moderated by Nathalie Viot, art councillor for the Paris Art in the City Department, Marjolaine Beuzard and Pauline de Montgolfier, department of Knowledge and Practice of Contemporary Art students at the Sorbonne with: Municipal Contemporary Art Collection (FMAC) users:
Christophe Girard, Paris Deputy Mayor in charge of culture, Jacques Boutault, Mayor of the second arrondissement, Laurence Herszberg, General Director of the Forum of images Collection director:
Claude Allemand-Cosneau, director of Fnac (national contemporary art collection) Artists:
Florence Doleac, Franck and Olivier Turpin, Romain Pellas
Round table organized by the city of Paris and its Art in the City Department, in partnership with the Department of Knowledge and Practice of Contemporary Art at the Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Forum talks are free to FIAC visitors and will take place at FIAC, Hall 5.1, Paris expo, Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, from October 6th-10th, 2005.
For more information, please contact Guillaume Piens, conference & media manager, or go to

Forum talks are supported by Citroën
Citroën, official partner of Fiac, is presenting at the Forum “Pallas”,
photography works by Cesare di Liborio as part of the exhibition “DS is a work of art”

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