The 45th edition of FIAC 2018 has opened in Paris and runs from 18 to 21 October 2018. This year’s fair hosts 193 galleries in the nave and exhibition rooms of the Grand Palais. The 2018 selection – including many of the most influential specialists worldwide in the fields of modern art, contemporary art and design – will present the finest examples of artistic creation since the turn of the twentieth century; modern masters through to the latest trends, notably represented in the Lafayette Sector.
The 2018 edition confirms the central role of FIAC on the European level, with the renewed presence of influential galleries
FIAC Galleries will bring together 193 galleries from 27 countries including 3 countries new to FIAC in 2018: Greece, Peru, Ireland. Among the exhibitors, the return of 15 international galleries is noteworthy: Hauser & Wirth (London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Zürich); Gmurzynska (Zürich, St. Moritz); The Breeder (Athens); Canada (New York); Ghebaly Gallery (Los
Angeles); High Art (Paris); Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels); Kerlin (Dublin); Gabrielle Maubrie (Paris); Modern Art (London); Salon 94 (New York); SpazioA (Pistoia); Tim Van Laere (Antwerp); Tucci Russo (Torino); Anne de Villepoix (Paris).
The 45th edition of FIAC is likewise characterised by the participation of 17 galleries who will be exhibiting for the first time: 80M2 Livia Benavides (Lima); Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm); Antenna Space (Shanghai); Bergamin & Gomide (São Paulo); Boers-Li (Beijing, New York, Hong Kong); Ben Brown Fine Arts (London, Hong Kong); Gerhardsen Gerner (Oslo, Berlin); half
gallery (New York); Paul Kasmin (New York); Magician Space (Beijing), including 7 in the Lafayette Sector: Arcadia Missa London); SANDY BROWN (Berlin); DOCUMENT (Chicago); Jan Kaps (Cologne); LOMEX (New York); Edouard Montassut (Paris); Bonny Poon (Paris).
Modern and contemporary design will again be present following its return in 2017. Five iconic galleries of international repute will exhibit: Jousse Entreprise, Galerie kreo, LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown, Eric Philippe, and Galerie Patrick Seguin.
FIAC Projects (formerly On Site) will present some forty sculptures and installations in situ at the Petit Palais, on the Avenue Winston Churchill (pedestrianized once again during FIAC week) and around the Grand Palais. Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is the guest curator for this 2018 edition of FIAC Projects.
FIAC Hors les Murs, organized in partnership with the Louvre Museum, will present an ensemble of over twenty outdoor works in the Tuileries Gardens, together with a solo exhibition of Rebecca Warren at the Musée National Eugène Delacroix. On Place Vendôme, FIAC Hors les Murs extends a carte blanche invitation to Elmgreen & Dragset to invest this emblematic Parisian site, in collaboration with Perrotin. An extension of the Hors les Murs promenade at the jardin des Tuileries, FIAC also inaugurates an ephemeral village of architectural projects on Place de la Concorde.
FIAC Programmes presents, for the duration of the fair, a freely accessible programme of performances (Parades for FIAC), conferences (Conversation Room), and film screenings (Cinéphémère) with no charge.
FIAC 2018 at a glance: 193 galleries including 32 new exhibitors, from 27 countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Spain, the United States, France, Greece*, Hong Kong, Ireland*, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, Peru*, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia) including 3 new participating countries (Greece, Peru, and Ireland).
FIAC Galleries Grand Palais
The exhibition spaces of the Grand Palais are situated in the Nave of the Grand Palais, the Salon d’honneur, the Galeries Supérieures and the Salon Jean Perrin on the upper level.
For the new edition of this international event, the General Sector of FIAC brings together a rigorous selection of modern and contemporary art galleries. The contingent of French galleries includes key stakeholders in modern art, notably: Galerie 1900-2000, Applicat-Prazan, Le Minotaure, Natalie Seroussi, Galerie Zlotowski; and in contemporary art, such as: Air de Paris, Art : Concept, Chantal Crousel, gb agency, Karsten Greve, Lelong & Co., kamel mennour, Nathalie Obadia, Perrotin, Almine Rech, Thaddaeus Ropac, Templon, Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Jocelyn Wolff, etc.; together with galleries renowned for their aptitude for discovering new talents such as Allen, Balice Hertling, Gaudel de Stampa, Marcelle Alix, or untilthen to name only a few.
The 2018 edition confirms the central role of FIAC on the European level, with the renewed presence of influential galleries from the continent such as: Alfonso Artiaco, Buchholz, Capitain Petzel, Sadie Coles HQ, Continua, Massimo De Carlo, Konrad Fisher, Bärbel Grässlin, Max Hetzler, Xavier Hufkens, Krinzinger, Simon Lee, Lisson, Mai 36 Galerie, Giò Marconi, Victoria Miro, Neu, neugerriemschneider, Eva Presenhuber, Esther Schipper, Sprüth Magers, Michael Werner, White Cube, Zeno X; but also ChertLüdde, dépendance, Karma International, kaufmann repetto, König Galerie, Neue Alte Brücke, Peres Projects, Francesca Pia, Plan B, ProjecteSD, Rodeo and ZERO…, among others.
The strength of FIAC is also manifest in the substantial participation of North American galleries totalling 20% (Canada, USA and Mexico). Among North American exhibitors, there are key market leaders such as: 303 Gallery, Blum & Poe, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Paula Cooper, Gagosian Gallery, Barbara Gladstone, Marian Goodman, House of Gaga, Anton Kern, David Kordansky, Labor, Metro Pictures, Nahmad Contemporary, Pace, Regen Projects, Skarstedt, Van de Weghe, and David Zwirner. All of them have made FIAC a regular event on their calendar, as have C L E A R I N G, Karma, Overduin & Co., and Reena Spaulings Fine Art to name but a few.
This year the FIAC selection from Asian countries is amplified with the participation of 9 galleries: Antenna Space (Shanghai), Edouard Malingue (Hong Kong, Shanghai), Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou, Beijing), Hyundai (Seoul), Kukje (Seoul), Magician Space (Beijing), PKM Gallery (Seoul), Experimenter (Kolkata), and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE (Tokyo).
The same is true of South America, with the notable entrance of a gallery from Peru this year: 80M2 Livia Benavides (Lima) and one from Brazil: Bergamin & Gomide (São Paulo), strengthening the loyal presence of Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Brussels, New York).
The panorama of the international arts scene presented at FIAC also includes galleries from the Near and Middle East, such as: Green Art Gallery (Dubai), Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv, Brussels), and Selma Feriani (Tunis, London).
The General Sector galleries were selected by a committee consisting of internationally renowned gallerists representing complementary fields of expertise, geographic zones, and generations: Olivier Antoine (Art : Concept, Paris), Florence Bonnefous (Air de Paris, Paris), Daniel Buchholz (Buchholz, Berlin, Cologne, New York), Gisela Capitain (Capitain Petzel, Berlin), Mark Dickenson (Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt), Joseph Nahmad (Nahmad Contemporary, New York), Christophe Van de Weghe (Van de Weghe, New York) and Paolo Zani (ZERO…, Milano).
The 10 galleries selected for the Lafayette Sector were chosen out of over 150 applications, for the quality of their programming and based on a specific project, presenting one or two emerging artists. They benefit from financial support from the Galeries Lafayette Group, the Official Partner of FIAC, to the height of 50% of the cost of their stand (25m²).
This year’s Lafayette Sector exhibitors originate from 5 countries (Germany, USA, France, England and Switzerland) and perfectly illustrate the dynamism of emerging international galleries and their untiring commitment to supporting young artists: Arcadia Missa (London), Sandy Brown (Berlin), Document Space (Chicago), Lars Friedrich (Berlin), Jan Kaps (Köln), LOMEX (New York), Edouard Montassut (Paris), Bonny Poon (Paris), Queer Thoughts (New York), and Truth and Consequences (Geneva).
While the last two galleries will participate in the Lafayette Sector for their second year, 3 galleries from the 2017 selection have entered the General Sector: Experimenter (Kolkata); Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles, Paris), and LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina), confirming the effectiveness of the support structure for emerging galleries provided by the Lafayette Sector, which enables them to gain strength and assurance while experimenting a new market.
The Lafayette Sector galleries were selected by a jury comprising Mark Dickenson (Gallerist, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt), Guillaume Houzé (President of Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris), Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel (Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Elisa R.Linn (Curator, km temporaer, Berlin), François Quintin (Managing Director, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris), and Matt Williams (Independent Curator, London).
FIAC confirms its desire to host modern and contemporary design galleries at the Grand Palais, with the return of 5 internationally renowned exhibitors, who successfully participated in the re-establishment of this sector in 2017: Jousse Entreprise, Galerie kreo, LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown, Eric Philippe, and Galerie Patrick Seguin.
Petit Palais / Avenue Winston Churchill
FIAC Projects (formerly On Site) will present around forty sculptures and installations in situ, within the prestigious setting of the Petit Palais, around the Grand Palais, and on Avenue Winston Churchill, pedestrianised again this year during FIAC week.
Instigated by FIAC, the pedestrianisation of the avenue has enabled the original esplanade of the 1900 World’s Fair to be reconstituted, connecting the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais. The ensemble creates an unprecedented platform to exhibit sculptures and installations within a historical museum context.
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is the guest curator for this 2018 edition of FIAC Projects. He will collaborate with the curatorial teams of the Petit Palais and FIAC’s artistic directors to select the artworks presented by the FIAC galleries.
FIAC Hors les Murs
Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries / Musée national Eugène Delacroix / Place Vendôme
FIAC Hors les Murs reaffirms its powerful cultural vocation through the outdoor works programme, which enables the public to discover artworks exhibited throughout the city, presented at some of the most prestigious and emblematic locations in Paris. FIAC creates an unrivalled artistic programme accessible to all, while offering exhibitors a unique opportunity to enter into a dialogue with the Parisian heritage.
FIAC Hors les Murs joins forces with the Musée du Louvre, its historic partner, to present a promenade comprising over twenty outdoor works in the famous Tuileries Gardens, as well as a monographic exhibition at the Musée National Eugène Delacroix.
Once again this year, FIAC Hors les Murs gives carte blanche to an artist to install a major artwork or devise a specific project for Place Vendôme. This prestigious Parisian square is an inspirational context for contemporary creation and is transformed for one month into a key exhibition site for FIAC.