FIAC - International Contemporary Art Fair
Paris Draws the Art Crowd with FIAC
As leaves are turning in the City of Lights, art lovers and collectors are gearing up for the Paris contemporary art fair. The Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), one of the three most important art fairs in the world, runs in late October.
During four days, Paris does not miss a beat...
Seasoned professionals and collectors flock under the Belle Epoque glass nave of the Grand Palais, at the the heart of the fair, looking for novelties.
About 180 galleries from 25 countries take over the capital each year to show fine works of art. New emerging talent from established galleries such as Raquel Arnaud, Max Hetzler, or Massimo Minini, also boost the art fair every year.
FIAC isn’t just for buyers. Art fans can marvel at gigantic installations flooding the capital turned city-museum.
You also don’t have to be an elite collector to attend. Statistics show that pieces valued at less than 100 Euros make for half of the sales at the Grand Palais. You too could be taking home the ultimate souvenir from Paris!
The City of Light radiates art beyond the bustling market. With museums and galleries adding a contemporary flair to their cultural environment, one hardly needs business as an excuse!
Beyond the Walls of the Grand Palais
The world-famous heritage of the city of light is also harnessed to serve the fair. With Hors les Murs, FIAC spreads to some of the most desirable corners of the capital, including at the Tuileries, the Jardin des Plantes, Place Vendôme, and the Berges de Seine (the Seine Banks).
Paris’ Major art institutions —the Pompidou Center, the Palais de Tokyo, or Château de Versailles— synchronize their major exhibitions to the fair opening.
Adding to the strong booth representation at the Grand Palais, local galleries also open some of their best exhibitions at the same time, with free admissions from 6:00 p. m. to 10:00 p. m.
FIAC Expands Abroad
No effort is spared to ensure FIAC stands out on the global art stage.
Building on the roaring success in Paris, Paris Contemporary Art Fair is heading to California for its first international event.pening in 2016, FIAC LA promises to establish a new paradigm for the international art fair.
Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales
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