June 28, 2004 - FIAC - Leading International Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
June 28, 2004

Leading International Modern & Contemporary Art Fair

FIAC 2004: Leading International Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
21 – 25 October 2004

For further information please visit www.fiac-online.com
Or contact FIAC
 Phone: 011-33-(0)1-41-90-47-80

OCTOBER 21 – 25, 2004
215 World-Renowned Galleries from 21 Countries to Exhibit
31st Annual Fair Celebrates New Art – 50 Galleries Devoted to Emerging Artists
New Design Section; Corporate Advisory Service; Curated Exhibition: Musee Imaginaire

PARIS, June 29, 2004 – Bringing excitement and excellence to the international art scene, the 31st annual Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) will be held from October 21 through 25 at the Porte de Versailles, in Paris. This year’s fair builds upon FIAC’s tradition for exhibiting first-rate modern and contemporary art with renewed vigor. With the appointment of art world insider, former gallerist and scholar Jennifer Flay as its artistic director and a new international steering committee, fresh ideas and unmitigated enthusiasm on the part of leadership have resulted in an impressive list of exhibiting galleries and programs.

“2004 is a fresh start for FIAC – we have a talented new artistic director, a powerful and creative new steering committee and some of the most exciting art and related events Paris has seen in a long time,” says FIAC General Manager Jean-Daniel Compain.

FIAC 2004 Highlights
With works of art from 215 leading international galleries based in 21 countries, FIAC 2004 will offer museum-quality modern, contemporary, and cutting-edge art by nearly 1,000 artists. The art on view will represent every medium, from paintings, sculpture and works on paper to photography, video and installation. This year’s fair will be divided into five sections:
FIAC Central: 142 leading modern and contemporary galleries from around the world
Perspectives: 33 cutting-edge galleries exhibiting works by emerging artists
Future Quake: 18 galleries three years old or less; all works priced less than 5,000 EUROS ($6,100 US)
Design: 10 galleries dealing in objects of high design and modern antiques
Multiples: 12 galleries specializing in fine art editions, lithographs and silkscreens

FIAC 2004 demonstrates significant geographic diversity, with almost half of the exhibiting galleries from outside France. The 215 galleries at the fair represent 21 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Cuba. In particular, there is a strong increase in participation by American galleries. There will be 14 American galleries (as opposed to five in 2003) and 8 English galleries at the fair.

New Beginning: FIAC Welcomes Many New Galleries to the Fair
Ninety-two (92) galleries or approximately 43% of the exhibitors at FIAC 2004 are either new to the fair or returning to FIAC for the first time in several years. There are 65 (or 30%) first-time exhibitors. The increased interest in FIAC 2004 on the part of galleries can be credited to the strong commitment of Jennifer Flay and the FIAC steering committee to improving the quality and administration of the fair.

For the first time, FIAC will also feature a curated exhibition. Entitled the Musee Imaginaire, the exhibit will present a selection of 60 to 80 carefully selected contemporary and modern masterpieces proposed by the participating galleries. Works on view will date from 1900 through 2000 and will be selected by a jury. Jury members include dealer members of the FIAC steering committee and FIAC Artistic Director Jennifer Flay.

ArtClubCie: New FIAC Corporate Advisory Service
To address new incentives for corporate purchases as well as their potential for galleries exhibiting at FIAC, a special corporate advisory service has been launched by Reed Exhibitions to provide appropriate counsel at FIAC. Company leadership and art advisors are invited to participate in ArtClubCie to learn more about the new legal and tax benefits of starting or growing a corporate collection at FIAC. Participants will be given special corporate cards, which will afford them access to an individual advisor, a private lounge, a conference series and on-site workshops. Workshop participation is by advance registration only; registration will begin in September. For details please visit www.fiac-online.com.

Related Events Le Cafe des Arts, FIAC’s annual forum for conversations with leaders in the international art community, will feature roundtable discussions and lectures with artists, curators, and art critics. Program highlights include an “Intimate Conversation with Gilbert and George;” a roundtable discussion on art and fashion with legendary French designer Christian Lacroix; a lecture by Publisher Milton Esterow and roundtables with FIAC’s three internationally-renowned curators Hou Hanru, Lorand Hegyi and Carlos Basualdo, who will address globalization and the emergence of new art scenes in China, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

FIAC’S signature program for international collectors, Parcours Prive will offer VIP visitors access to a series of special tours and events including behind-the-scenes museum visits, advance exhibition previews, and an exclusive look at leading private collections. Advance registration is required. For more information, please contact Helene Leroy at helene.leroy@reedexpo.fr.
For further information please visit www.fiac-online.com.
Or contact FIAC
Phone: 011-33-(0)1-41-90-47-80
Email: fiac@reedexpo.fr

FIAC Gallery List (as of June 25, 2004)
Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman (Innsbruck) / Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna) / Galerie Grita Insam (Vienna) / Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna) / Galerie Krobath Wimmer (Vienna ) / Layr: Wuestenhagen Contemporary (Vienna) / Lukas Feichtner Galerie (Vienna) / Nachst St.Stephan (Vienna) / Projektraum Viktor Bucher (Vienna)
Aliceday (Brussels) / Andre Simoens Gallery (Knokke) / Catherine Bastide (Brussels) / Crown Gallery (Brussels) / Galerie Baronian-Francey (Brussels) / Galerie Fred Lanzenberg (Brussels) / Galerie Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerp) / Galerie Vedovi (Brussels) / Guy Pieters Gallery (Knokke) / J.Bastien Art (Brussels) / Maruani & Noirhomme (Brussels) / Nadja Vilenne Galerie (Liege) / Xavier Hufkens (Brussels)
Galerie Jean Boghici (Rio De Janeiro)
Artcore/Fabrice Marcolini Gallery (Toronto)
Courtyard Gallery (Beijing) / Galerie Xin-Dong Cheng (Beijing) / ShanghART Gallery, (Shanghai)
Galeria Habana (Havana)
Czech Republic
Gandy Gallery (Prague)
Albion / Michael Hue-Williams (London) / Andrew Mummery Gallery (London) / Chinese Contemporary (London) / David Gill Gallery (London) / Sprovieri (London) / Lisson Gallery (London) / Marlborough Fine Art (London) / The Mayor Gallery (London)
gb Agency (Paris) / Air De Paris (Paris) / Art Concept (Paris) / Art-Netart (Paris) / Atelier Cardenas (Paris) / Atelier Eric Seydoux (Paris) / Atelier Franck Bordas (Paris) / Camera Obscura (Paris) / Catherine Putman (Paris) / Anton Weller (Paris) / Claudine Papillon (Paris) / Corentin Hamel (Paris) / Cosmic Galerie (Paris) / Darga & Lansberg Galerie (Paris) / Galerie de/di/by (Paris) / Down Town (Paris) / Durand-Dessert (Paris) / Eric Linard Editions (La Garde Adhemar) / Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris) / Alain Gutharc (Paris) / Alain Le Gaillard (Paris) / Albert Benamou (Paris) / Aline Vidal (Paris) / Almine Rech (Paris) / Anne Barrault (Paris) / Anne de Villepoix (Paris) / Baudoin Lebon (Paris) / Bernard Bouche (Paris) / Bernard Jordan (Paris) / Catherine Issert (St-Paul de Vence) / Chantal Crousel (Paris) / Galerie Chez Valentin (Paris) / Claude Bernard (Paris) / Daniel Templon (Paris) / Galerie De France (Paris) / Galerie De Multiples (Paris) / Denise Rene (Paris) / Galerie Di Meo (Paris) / Galerie Du Jour agnes b. (Paris) / Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris) / Eric Dupont (Paris) / Eric Philippe (Paris) / Esther Woerdehoff (Paris) / Eva Hober (Paris) / Galerie Frank (Paris) / Frederic Giroux (Paris) / Galerie G.-P.& N.Vallois (Paris) / Gabrielle Maubrie (Paris) / Ghislaine Hussenot (Paris) / In Situ (Paris) / Galerie Italienne (Paris) / Jean Brolly (Paris) / Jean Fournier (Paris) / Jeanne Bucher (Paris) / Jerome de Noirmont (Paris) / Jocelyn Wolff (Paris) / Kamel Mennour (Paris) / Karsten Greve (Paris) / Galerie Kreo (Paris) / Galerie Lahumiere (Paris) / Lara Vincy (Paris) / Larock-Granoff (Paris) / Galerie Lelong (Paris) / Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire (Paris) / Galerie Loevenbruck (Paris) / Galerie Loft (Paris) / Galerie Louis Carre & Cie (Paris) / Galerie Maisonneuve (Paris) / Martine & Thibault de la Chatre (Paris) / Marwan Hoss (Paris) / Michel Rein (Paris) / Natalie Seroussi (Paris) / Nathalie Obadia (Paris) / Galerie Nelson (Paris) / Patrice Trigano (Paris) / Patricia Dorfmann (Paris) / Patrick Seguin (Paris) / Piece Unique (Paris) / Pietro Sparta, Chagny / Polaris (Paris) / Praz-Delavallade (Paris) / Galerie Quang (Paris) / Roger Pailhas (Marseille) / Galerie Salvador (Paris) / Galerie Samy Kinge (Paris) / Galerie Tamenaga (Paris) / Thessa Herold (Paris) / Valerie Cueto (Paris) / Vidal-Saint Phalle (Paris) / Yvon Lambert (Paris) / Zlotowski (Paris) / Gilles Peyroulet & Cie (Paris) / G-Module (Paris) / Item (Paris) / J.P.Ritsch-Fisch Galerie (Strasbourg) / Jacques Boulan (Vigneux Sur Seine) / JGM.Galerie (Paris) / Jousse Entreprise (Paris) / La Blanchisserie (Boulogne) / Le Petit Jaunais (Nantes) / Marian Goodman (Paris) / Daniel Malingue (Paris) / Mouvements Modernes (Paris) / Oniris (Rennes) / Orel Art Presenta (Paris) / Pasnic (Paris) / Rabouan Moussion (Paris) / Sollertis (Toulouse) / Suzanne Tarasieve (Paris) / Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris) / Zurcher (Paris)
Dna-Die Neue Aktions (Berlin) / Galerie Hans Mayer (Dusseldorf) / Galerie Michael Janssen (Cologne) / Galerie Michael Schultz (Berlin) / Mullerdechiara (Berlin) / Samuelis Baumgarte (Bielefeld)
Rubicon Gallery (Dublin)
Alessandro De March (Milan) / Bed & Art Promotion (Milan) / Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea (Bergamo) / Christian Stein (Milan) / Alessandro Bagnai (Florence) / Alfonso Artiaco (Naples) / Continua (San Gimignano) / Galleria dello Scudo (Verona) / Galleria Fumagalli (Bergamo) / Galleria Gentili (Montegatini) / Galleria Tega (Milan) / Marco Noire Contemporary Art (Turin) / Mimmo Scognamiglio (Naples) / Nicolafornello (Turin) / Perugi Artecontemporanea (Padua) / Poggiali E Forconi (Florence) / Rizziero Arte Gallery (Pescara) / Tornabuoni Arte (Florence)
Base Gallery (Tokyo) / Hiromi Yoshii (Tokyo) / Taro Nasu Gallery (Tokyo)
Ci Gong (Dae Gu)
Alimentation Generale (Luxembourg) / Beaumontpublic (Luxembourg)
Galerie Akinci (Amsterdam) / Galerie Borzo (Hertogenbosch) / Lumen Travo (Amsterdam) / Ronmandos Gallery (Rotterdam) / Slewe (Amsterdam)
Aidan Gallery (Moscow) / Guelman Gallery (Moscow)
Galeria Distrito Cu4tro (Madrid) / Galerie Adelantado (Valencia) / Galerie Colon XVI (Bilbao)
Wetterling Gallery (Stockholm)
Atelier-Editions Fanal (Basel ) / Edward Mitterrand (Geneva) / Galerie Charlotte Moser (Geneva) / Galerie Donzevansaanen (Lausanne) / Galerie Guy Bartschi (Geneva) / Galerie Henze & Ketterer (Bern) / Galerie Judin Belot (Zurich) / Jan Krugier-Ditesheim (Geneva) / Nicolas Krupp (Basel)
United States
Alan Koppel Gallery (Chicago) / Art of this Century (New York) / Florence Lynch Gallery (New York) / I-20 (New York) / Luxe Gallery (New York) / Michael Steinberg Fine Art (New York) / Parker’s Box (Brooklyn, New York) / Priska C. Juschka Fine Art (Brooklyn, New York) / Sixtyseven (Brooklyn, New York) / Slingshot Project (New York) / Susan Sheehan Gallery (New York) / Timothy Baum (New York) / Volume (New York) / Zieher Smith (New York)

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