Fiac Art Fair, replaced in 2022 by Art Basel, was the main contemporary art fair in Paris and one of the major fairs in the world. FIAC turned Paris into the world capital of contemporary art. An opportunity to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, Fiac exhibited works in Grand Palais, Petit Palais and the Tuileries Gardens. Paris exhibitions.
FIAC stands for Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (International Contemporary Art Fair). One of the top art fairs in the world, the yearly Fiac exhibited indoor in the prestigious Grand Palais and Petit Palais near Champs-Elysées and outdoor in the Tuileries Gardens and Place Vendome. The Grand Palais brought together modern and contemporary art galleries, thematic exhibitions and the design sector. Monumental sculptures and contemporary art installations were displayed in Tuileries Gardens and Place Vendome.
Fiac 2021 was open from Thursday October 21st to Sunday 24th, 2021. 2019 full fare ticket: 37 euros.
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Paris metro: Champs Elysees Clemenceau on line 1
Since 2006, Fiac exhibited works in the beautiful Tuileries Gardens, at walking distance from Grand Palais venue and the Louvre Museum. The implication of artists and galleries and the quality of the site made it generally possible to feature some twenty monumental artwork projects every year alongside the alleys, lawns, ponds and fountains, creating an impressive outdoor exhibition lasting one month.
An ever-growing audience showed a keen interest for the artworks on display in the center of Paris at the gates of the Louvre Museum.
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Fiac 2019 and Fiac 2020 took place in Grand Palais. Renovations in the Grand Palais began late 2020. Reed Exhibitions, the organisers of Fiac, in collaboration with the Grand Palais, reviewed plans to house Fiac in temporary venues near the Grand Palais during this time. Once the renovations are completed, Fiac would return to the Grand Palais for their 2023 edition.
Fiac would continue to collaborate with the Petit Palais for the upcoming editions of On Site.
The 2016 edition of Fiac expanded into two new spaces.
A new section of the fair, called On Site, took place in the Petit Palais across the street from Grand Palais. On Site assembled around 20 works filling the spaces of the Galerie Sud, the Pavillon Sud and the Jardin du Petit Palais, as well as the esplanade in front of the building. It enabled Fiac galleries to exhibit in direct proximity to their stands at the Grand Palais. Back in the Grand Palais, nine galleries including P420 from Italy and London-based Richard Saltoun, showed works dating from the 1970s in Le Salon Jean Perrin.
Fiac 2016 included 185 galleries. French dealers, 52 in total, made up 28% of the fair roster; the US contingent, which numbers 35 galleries, includes Andrea Rosen and Metro Pictures, while 25 German galleries took part.