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"What is Fiac? Founded in Paris in 1974, the International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] brings together modern and contemporary art galleries. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances, and digital arts. In 2016, the FIAC assembles 186 galleries, originating from 27 countries.
When ad where does Fiat take place? FIAC is held each year in late October, in Paris, at the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. In 2016, FIAC opens its doors from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October. Built for the 1900 World Fair and listed as an historic monument, the Grand Palais accommodates under the largest glass ceiling in Europe over 1.5 million visitors per year during events dedicated to contemporary creation and innovation. Like its neighbour, the Petit Palais was also built for the 1900 World Fair and became the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris in 1902.
How many visitors does the Fiac attract? Fiac is the meeting place dedicated to art professionals and each year invites gallery owners, collectors, artists, curators, directors of institutions and personalities from the international contemporary art world from over 66 countries. Each year, Fiac records over 70 000 entries.
How are the galleries present selected? How do you apply for a stand at Fiac? The participating galleries are chosen by the Selection Committee on the principle of peer selection. The members of the Selection Committee have perfect knowledge of the art market and the specificities of the local markets. They also participate in other fairs and are aware of the challenges of this type of event.
In 2016, the Selection Committee consisted of Olivier Antoine from Art : Concept, Gisela Capitain from Galerie Gisela Capitain, Mark Dickenson from Neue Alte Brücke, David Fleiss from Galerie 1900-2000, Solène Guillier from GB agency, Jan Mot from Jan Mot, Emmanuel Perrotin from Galerie Perrotin and Christophe Van de Weghe from Van de Weghe Gallery.
Only galleries can apply to FIAC. Participation costs vary depending on the size of the stand chosen by the exhibitor. Application forms are accessible on line between mid-January and mid-February.
What is Lafayette Sector? Official partner of the FIAC since 2009, the Galeries Lafayette group confirms its support of contemporary creation and emerging galleries (10 years or under). The Lafayette Sector brings together 10 galleries each year, selected by an international jury of exhibition curators, for the quality of their prospective programming and based on a specific project with one or two artists.
What is the On Site Petit Palais Sector? For this 43rd edition, FIAC is pleased to announce the opening of the new ON SITE sector, which will present sculptural works and installations at the prestigious Petit Palais, opposite the Grand Palais, in association with Christophe Leribault, curator and director of the Petit Palais, and Lorenzo Benedetti, associate curator.
On Site will assemble around thirty artworks that will invest the spaces of the Galerie Sud, Pavillon Sud and the Jardin du Petit Palais, as well as the esplanade in front of the building.
What is the Hors-les-Murs Programme? The Hors les Murs programme presents a selection of monumental sculptures and installations of contemporary artworks in the heart of the Tuileries Garden, in association with the Musée du Louvre, at the Jardin des Plantes, in association with the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, and Place Vendôme, in association with the Vendôme committee and all of its members.
What else is going on in Paris during Fiac? The artistic and cultural offer in Paris during FIAC week is characterised by its exceptionally rich diversity, drawing together the most prestigious Parisian cultural institutions. The 43rd edition of Fiac will also provide the occasion to discover a spectacular arts programme galvanising the whole Parisian scene. We invite you to consult the arts programme What’s on in Paris during FIAC.
How can I reserve my ticket for the fair? Tickets are sold on our online shop and at the entrance to the Grand Palais and cost € 35. Concession tickets cost € 20 and are reserved for under 26 year olds and bearers of the Louvre Jeune or Louvre Professionnel card. Exonerated tickets are available for under 12-year-olds, and must be collected from the ticket offices. A package deal is available for one ticket and the catalogue for € 60, representing a € 10 discount. In order to avoid waiting times at the ticket offices, we recommend you buy your tickets in advance from our online shop. No re-entry to the venue is permitted. For any questions related to ticketing, please see the FAQ.
How do I reserve a guided visit of the Fiac? To discover a panorama of modern and contemporary art, the Artstorming tour guides offer you panoramic or tailored visits, at the Grand Palais, Petit Palais and Hors Les Murs. Departures are scheduled hourly from 2 pm to 6 pm from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October 2016 and cost € 25 (incl. tax) per person (not including the cost of admission to Fiac). You can reserve your guided visit on our online shop.
How do I get to Fiac? Located in the heart of Paris, near the Champs Elysées, the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais are accessed via the Avenue Winston Churchill.
Transports Metro: lines 1 and 13 Champs-Élysées Clemenceau Bus: lines 28, 32, 42, 72, 73, 80, 83, and 93 Parking Rond Point Champs Élysées Q-Park Tour Maubourg Vélib Vélib stations are located near the Grand Palais, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt and Avenue Dutuit. Batobus River shuttles operated by Batobus will provide a 45-minute connection between FIAC at the Grand Palais, Hors les Murs and around twenty cultural sites, from 20 to 23 October 2016. Access for persons with reduced mobility An access ramp located to the left of the main entrance, Avenue Winston Churchill, will enable access to the nave of the Grand Palais.
If I can't travel, can I find or visit Fica on line? You can find the online visit of the FIAC with all the galleries and artworks presented during the fair. You can also order a copy of the catalogue, identifying all of the galleries and artists, available from the online shop.
What are the dates for the upcoming editions of Fiac? In 2017, FIAC will take place from 19 to 22 October. In 2018, Fiac will take place from 18 to 21 October.
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