FIAC, the international contemporary art fair in Paris is the perfect excuse to visit the City of Lights from October 24th to the 27th. This year’s event will bring the most notable names in the art world. FIAC will open its doors to a select list of collectors, curators, art professionals, and lovers of contemporary art, coming from all corners of the world, in a perfect location at Winston Churchill Avenue.
IÑAKI BONILLAS. Ensayos de revelado, 2012.
After 40 editions, this art fair of the highest level is considered by many experts the second in importance after Art Basel Switzerland. The reason for such respect is that FIAC has established a record for some of the most significant transactions in the art market.
In this 2013 edition, FIAC presents around 200 galleries in four spaces, each with a unique interest and purpose: the courtyard of the Louvre Palace, the Grand Palace of fine arts, the Cour Carrée of the Louvre and the Tuileries garden. Visitors will be able to view and enjoy works by established artists, but they will also be privy to new emerging talent. And if that weren’t enough, there will be a host of complementary activities such as exhibition openings and awards ceremonies.
ALFREDO JAAR. M’illumino D’Immenso, 2009.
The event will include monumental works, pieces in small format; outdoor galleries; modernity and experimentation. The exquisite works that will be sold will continue their itineraries to unique destinations, perhaps never to be seen again under the same roof. Each piece will come back to life in a Madrid private “salon”, in the library of a residence in Mexico City or in a Tokyo skyscraper. But until that time, we will have the opportunity to enjoy them when we visit FIAC in Paris. ■