Friday, June 13, 2014

Save the date FIAC in PARIS and lots of information

FIAC’s 41st edition will be held in Paris from Thursday October 23rd to Sunday October 26th. The preview will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd.
FIAC 2014 will bring together over 185 galleries from 26 countries at the Grand Palais. The Nave and the Salon d’honneur will welcome galleries specialized in modern and contemporary art. The three exhibition galleries situated on Level 1 will present international contemporary art along with emerging trends.
FIAC and the Galeries Lafayette group are proud to announce the 6th consecutive edition of the Lafayette Sector, an ongoing programme launched in 2009 in the context of FIAC's partnership with the Galeries Lafayette group, Official Sponsor of FIAC. This programme underlines the joint desire of FIAC and theGaleries Lafayette group to provide tangible support to the actors of the emerging art scene in its international dimension. The Lafayette Sector provides financial support to 10 French and international galleries representing emerging artists at FIAC. The 2014 jury was formed by Guillaume Houzé (Head of Corporate Patronage and Image at the Galeries Lafayette group), Florence Bonnefous (Air de Paris, Paris), Francesco Stocchi (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen , Rotterdam) and Scott Cameron Weaver (Curator KUB Arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz).
FIAC reinforces its identity by occupying venues of unrivalled prestige in the heart of Paris. FIAC's signatureHors les Murs projects welcome more than 500 000 visitors annually and receive sustained attention from the art world, together with national and international media coverage.
In 2014, outdoor artworks will be presented in the Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries, at theMuséum national d’Histoire naturelle & Jardin des Plantes and on the Place Vendôme. FIAC is also proud to develop its Hors les Murs programme on the left bank of the Seine, in collaboration with the Ville de Paris and its flagship project, les Berges de Seine.
FIAC will pursue its performance programme with Ouvertures/Openings, conceived and produced in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, and In Process, initiated in 2013 and co-curated by Mehdi Brit. Artists’ films will be screened at the Cinéphémère thanks to the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, at theAuditorium of the Grand Palais in collaboration with MK2 and at the Silencio, the nightclub imagined by David Lynch.
Again this year, a large number of major events will surround FIAC’s 41st edition.
Closed for a major architectural transformation since 2011, La Monnaie de Paris will inaugurate their newly-renovated space, and festivities for the 30th anniversary of the Fondation Cartier are scheduled throughout FIAC week. After 5 years of renovation, the Musée Picasso will reopen to the public.
In terms of exhibitions on view in major Parisian institutions, the cultural agenda boasts an exciting roster.
The Centre Pompidou will present exhibitions of Marcel Duchamp, Robert Delaunay, Frank Gehry and a new display of its contemporary collections. Palais de Tokyo will host the group exhibition “Inside,” which will open the week of FIAC. The Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris will organize the retrospectives of Sonia Delaunay and David Altmedj. At the Jeu de Paume, Garry Winogrand will be the focus, with a major retrospective. Nikki de Saint-Phalle will be exhibited at the Grand Palais and the Musée du Luxembourg will pay homage to Paul Durand-Ruel. In the superb gardens of the Musée Rodin, the artistic duo Dewar & Gicquel will present in situ sculptures and installations. The Institut du monde arabe (IMA) will exhibit the largest multidisciplinary event ever held in France of contemporary Moroccan art, the main comp onent of the programme being a large-scale exhibition.
Near Paris, South-Korean artist Lee Ufan will be this year’s guest of honour at the Château de Versailles. MAC/VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne will devote its exhibition rooms to the artist Tania Mourand. At the Centre Pompidou-Metz, Shigeru Ban’s architectural masterpiece (Pritzker Prize laureate 2014) will house the exhibitions “Beacons” in the Grande Nef, and the exhibitions “1984-1999. The decade” and “Simple Shapes” in the galleries of the upper floors.
FIAC week is also an opportunity to discover many private collections.
Among others, la maison rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert will host the collection of Bruno Decharme, and the Hippocrène Foundation will present a selection of works from the David Robert Art Foundation.

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