From October 21st to October 24th, for its 47th edition, FIAC brings together over 160 galleries from 25 countries at the Grand Palais Ephémère and the Galerie Eiffel, which has been specifically installed for FIAC as an extension of the structure on the Champ-de-Mars.
The selection will include modern art, contemporary art, and design galleries, as well as editions, from France and other European countries, Great Britain, North and South America, Asia, Africa as well as the Middle East.
The physical fair will be enriched by the return of FIAC Online Viewing Rooms, powered by Artlogic, whose inaugural edition was enthusiastically received earlier this spring. Exhibitors presented at the Champ-de-Mars will be joined by a selection of 50 galleries who will exhibit exclusively online. The list will be announced shortly.
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Founded in Paris in 1974, FIAC, 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.
For its 2021 edition, in its General Sector, FIAC will include the most prestigious galleries of the French and international scene:
- Air de Paris (Paris),
- Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York),
- Applicat Prazan (Paris),
- Art : Concept (Paris),
- Massimo de Carlo (Milano, London, Hong Kong, Paris),
- Chantal Crousel (Paris),
- Paula Cooper (New York),
- Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris),
- Gagosian (Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong),
- Gladstone Gallery (New York, Brussels),
- Marian Goodman (Paris, New York),
- Karsten Greve (Paris, Cologne, St. Moritz),
- Hauser & Wirth (London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Zürich),
- Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), Lelong & Co (Paris, New York),
- kamel mennour (Paris, London),
- Nahmad Contemporary (New York),
- neugerriemschneider (Berlin),
- Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels),
- Pace (New York, London, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Seoul, Genève),
- Perrotin (Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai),
- TEMPLON (Paris, Brussels),
- Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris, Salzburg, London),
- Esther Schipper (Berlin),
- Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois (Paris),
- Van de Weghe (New York),
- White Cube (London, Hong Kong),
- Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), Zeno X (Antwerp),
- David Zwirner (New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris), and more.
This year, 32 new French and international galleries will join the General Sector, among them:
- christian berst art brut (Paris),
- Andrew Edlin (New York),
- Layr (Vienna),
- Marfa’ (Beirut),
- Sies + Höke (Düsseldorf),
- Deborah Schamoni (Munich),
- Sultana (Paris),
- Rachel Uffner (New York),
- Zeno X (Antwerp).
FIAC pursues its engagement towards emerging galleries, notably through the Young Galleries Sector. The ten galleries selected – Bel Ami (Los Angeles), Chris Sharp Gallery (Los Angeles), Noah Klink (Berlin), Öktem Aykut (Istanbul), Dawid Radziszewski (Warsaw), Sans titre (2016) (Paris), Martina Simeti (Milano), Soft Opening (London), Sweetwater (Berlin), Weiss Falk (Basel) – will receive financial support of 50% of booth costs to contribute to their participation.
The Design Sector, present at FIAC since 2017, will host key galleries from the furniture market and modern and contemporary design: Jousse entreprise – Mobilier d’architectes (Paris), Galerie kreo (Paris, London), LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown (Paris), Eric Philippe (Paris), et Galerie Patrick Seguin (Paris).
FIAC reinforces the presence of galleries of fine art editions and multiples: mfc-michèle didier (Paris, Bruxelles), Gilles Drouault galerie/ multiples (Paris), Éditions Dilecta (Paris), Galerie 8 + 4 (Paris), Florence Loewy (Paris) TCHIKEBE (Marseille), STPI (Singapour), WE DO NOT WORK ALONE (Paris), Editions Sylvain Courbois (Lille).
FIAC renews its cultural programmes with its iconic FIAC Hors les Murs exhibition: artworks and architectural projects will be presented in collaboration with the Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries at the Jardin des Tuileries. The musée national Eugène Delacroix will feature an exhibition by Jean Claracq, curated by Claire Bessède (Director of the musée national Eugène Delacroix). The exhibition will create a dialogue between paintings by Eugène Delacroix around the theme of youth, and the œuvre of Jean Claracq, in collaboration with Galerie Sultana (Paris).
As every year, FIAC Hors les Murs will extend to Place Vendôme, and FIAC programmes will be completed by the Conversation Room, a cycle of conferences, and the performance programme Parades for FIAC. The Petit Palais, a partner institution of FIAC since 2016, will present a solo exhibition by Jean-Michel Othoniel, Le Théorème de Narcisse, in collaboration with Perrotin.
Art shipping specialist Convelio has announced that it has been appointed Operational Partner for FIAC 2021. Convelio will support sales via FIAC’s Online Viewing Room through integrating their shipping Widget on the FIAC website. It is estimated that by using digital solutions such as this collectors are 30% more likely to complete a purchase, providing a clear commercial benefit to exhibitors at FIAC.
Convelio’s integrated Widget is designed to make the process of organising logistics for shipping artworks, which has historically been opaque and inefficient, far more efficient, transparent and cost-effective. It does this by generating shipping quotes in a matter of minutes (something that previously could take up to two days to organise).
Alongside the Widget, which forms the core part of the partnership, Convelio will be on site at FIAC to meet exhibitors and collectors alike, supporting all their shipping requirements.
Convelio’s CEO and Co-Founder Edouard Gouin said: “It is a great pleasure to partner with FIAC once again, taking place in Paris, France, our oldest and most established market. As Operational Partner our aim is to provide industry-leading tech solutions that maximise the sales potential for the fair and participating exhibitors, which we shall do primarily through our integrated Widget on the Online Viewing Room, and also through our on-site presence during the fair.”