The opening of the most creative seven-days of France took place today and even this year it began in the wide open spaces of the capital to give the world a showcase of the best artistic proposals of the moment
The big circus of contemporary art migrates south. From London, the modern city, gallerists, artists and collectors arrive in the noble city of Paris, for the week of FIAC; in which the whole city becomes a event mosaic and a variety of meeting opportunities. The opening is en plein air: as a matter of facts the parks of the city are home for the installations of the great artists who will be hosted in the fair halls.
At Jardin des Tuileries for the ninth consecutive year together FIAC and Domaine National du Louvre organize a program of public artworks that, even this year, lists big names such as Georg Baselitz, Christian Boltanski, Manfred Pernice (Galerie Neu, Berlin), Thomas Houseago, Moataz Nasr (Galleria Continua) and Matias Faldbakken & Leander Djonne (Galerie Simon Lee).
From London, its classical weather moved to Paris and dialoguing with the colors of autumn in an unpredictable alternation of sun and rain, it gives to the outdoor installations a different and original charm and suggestion.
We crossed for you Jardin des Tuileries to offer a tour of the artworks which, once FIAC will be over, will find home in museums and private collections.
Walking along the Seine, direction east, lost among the plantes of the botanical garden and the animals of its little zoo, we reached Jardin des Plantes, another magical location which hosts the installations realized for FIAC and for the opening of the newborn exhibition the (Off)icielle, a very interesting showcase of new proposals and established names who has joined the official exhibition (later we will have the occasion to go to the opening, in the pavilion along the river).
15 are the artworks displayed in the garden, and ten installation are hosted inside the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, adjacent to the park. The names are not so sonorous like before and the artists are mostly french. But the dialogue between nature and art, flora, fauna, and artworks is astonishing and it surely worth a walk. If you can not join us here, do not worry, as always, we are here for you. Enjoy the gallery!
Our day is done and it ends where FIAC and its new rib have just begun.
Precisely at (Off)icielle, the small fair on the south bank of the Seine that seems destined to provoke a lot of hype and attention. We tasted it during the inaugurational event at the second floor of a bizarre industrial building made of metal, glass and wide open spaces, in which wind is conveyed into the structure and the evening light is mixed with neons. As the dark comes, the structure shines by a bright green, standing out, in the dark, along the Seine and the water.
The younger sister of FIAC has grit and among its sixty galleries you can enjoy a fine and elegant taste that honours the name of the main fair. The curators Hou Hanru, Anne Dressen and Olivier Antoine dedicated themselves to find new galleries and up-and-coming artists. And listening to them who attended the opening, the goal has been reached, apparently, even in terms of sales.