For its 44th edition from 19 to 22 October 2017 in Paris, FIAC will host a carefully balanced selection of leading international galleries in the iconic Grand Palais. FIAC consolidates the presence of major galleries working in the field of modern and contemporary art and confirms its support of the emerging generation, notably via the Lafayette Sector organized in partnership with our official sponsor, the Galeries Lafayette Group. Fresh, eclectic and edgy, this year’s selection is sure to attract wide-spread attention from connaisseurs and amateurs alike. Keen interest from exhibitors in all sectors of the market confirms Paris’s growing appeal. Increasingly FIAC appears as a must in the autumn calendar.
This year, FIAC will bring together exhibitors from 26 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The largest contingent of exhibitors is French (over a quarter of those included) and European (over two thirds).
For this international event, the French selection includes widely respected specialists of modern art (Galerie 1900-2000, Applicat-Prazan, Le Minotaure, Natalie Seroussi, Galerie Zlotowski), authoritative contemporary galleries (Air de Paris, Art : Concept, Chantal Crousel, gb agency, Karsten Greve, Lelong, kamel mennour, Nathalie Obadia, Perrotin, Almine Rech, Thaddaeus Ropac, Daniel Templon, Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Jocelyn Wolff, etc.) and galleries renowned for their capacity to detect young talents such as Galerie Allen, Balice Hertling, Marcelle Alix or New Galerie, to name only a few.
The 2017 edition is characterized by the return of influential European galleries, both well-established and emerging such as ChertLüdde (Berlin); Peter Kilchmann (Zurich); Nogueras Blanchard (Madrid); Mezzanin (Geneva); and Vera Cortês Art Agency (Lisbon). Among the galleries participating for the first time this year: Imane Farès (Paris), LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina), Maisterra Valbuena (Madrid, Lisbon), Waldburger Wouters (Brussels), and SCHLOSS (Oslo).
FIAC’s strength is likewise built on the long standing commitment of important European galleries, each of whom is recognized as a leader in their chosen field: Galerie Buchholz, Capitain Petzel, Sadie Coles HQ, Continua, Massimo De Carlo, Konrad Fisher, Bärbel Grässlin, Max Hetzler, Xavier Hufkens, Krinzinger, Lisson, Mai 36 Galerie, Victoria Miro, Jan Mot, Neu, neugerriemschneider, Eva Presenhuber, Esther Schipper, Sprüth Magers, Michael Werner, White Cube, Zeno X, as well as Isabella Bortolozzi, dépendance, Karma International, kaufmann repetto, König Galerie, Giò Marconi, Meyer Riegger, Neue Alte Brücke, Peres Projects, Plan B, Rodeo, ZERO… and their younger colleagues Lars Friedrich or Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler.
Over the last decade, the presence of North American galleries (Canada, United States, Mexico) has considerably increased and now represents more than 20% of the exhibitors including market giants such as 303 Gallery, Blum & Poe, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Paula Cooper, Gagosian Gallery, Barbara Gladstone, Marian Goodman, Landau Fine Art, Lehmann Maupin, Metro Pictures, Nahmad Contemporary, Pace, Regen Projects, Skarstedt, Van de Weghe and David Zwirner. All have made FIAC a regular rendez-vous on their fair calendar, as has a new generation of galleries including Miguel Abreu, C L E A R I N G, Essex Street, House of Gaga, Labor, Overduin & Co, and Reena Spaulings Fine Art.
They will be joined this year by David Kordansky (Los Angeles) and Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art (New York). New arrivals also include David Lewis (New York), Karma (New York), Shane Campbell (Chicago), and Queer Thoughts (New York).
Confident in its French and European identity balanced by a strong North American contingent, the composition of FIAC also extends to South America (Mendes Wood DM from Brazil, Casas Riegner, Instituto de Visión from Colombia), Asia (Edouard Malingue from Hong Kong and Shanghai, Vitamin Creative Space from Guangzhou and Beijing, Hyundai, Kukje Gallery/Tina Kim Gallery, PKM Gallery from Seoul, Experimenter from Calcutta), the United Arab Emirates (Green Art Gallery, Dubai) and Egypt (Gypsum, Cairo), complemented by the insider vision of the African continent that we owe, for example, to In Situ Fabienne Leclerc (Paris) and Imane Farès (Paris).
The General Sector presents galleries under the nave of the Grand Palais and upstairs in the Salon d’honneur, the Upper Galleries, and the Salon Jean Perrin (inaugurated in 2016).
The galleries included in the General Sector were selected by a panel of internationally renowned gallerists, representative of different fields of expertise, geographic zones, and generations: Olivier Antoine (Art : Concept, Paris), Gisela Capitain (Capitain Petzel, Berlin), Mark Dickenson (Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt), David Fleiss (Galerie 1900-2000, Paris), Solène Guillier (gb agency, Paris), Jan Mot (Jan Mot, Brussels), Emmanuel Perrotin (Galerie Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo) and Christophe Van de Weghe (Van de Weghe, New York).
(The full list of participating galleries is published at the end of this release)
The Lafayette Sector brings together ten emerging galleries, selected for the exemplary quality of their prospective programming and on the basis of a project specifically designed for FIAC presenting one or two young artists.
The galleries participating in the 2017 edition were selected from over a hundred applications, by a panel of experts comprising Daria de Beauvais (Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Mark Dickenson (Gallerist, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt), Guillaume Houzé (Image and Sponsorship Director, Galeries Lafayette Group, Paris), François Quintin (Associate Director, Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation, Paris), Elisa R. Linn (Curator, km temporaer, Berlin) and Matt Williams (Curator, ICA, London).
For this edition, the ten galleries selected from eight countries (Colombia, Egypt, India, Kosovo, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States) clearly illustrate the energy and commitment of emerging international galleries: Bernhard (Zurich), Experimenter (Calcutta), Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles), Gypsum (Cairo), Instituto de Visión (Bogotá), joségarcía ,mx (Mexico City), LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina), Queer Thoughts (New York), SCHLOSS (Oslo) and Truth and Consequences (Geneva).
Launched in 2016, On Site presents sculptures and installations in locations in and around the prestigious Petit Palais: the exhibition spaces, the garden, the esplanade, as well as the Avenue Winston Churchill which will be transformed into a pedestrian zone for the duration of FIAC. On Site is organized in collaboration with Christophe Leribault, (Director and curator of the Petit Palais) and Eva Wittocx (Senior Curator, M-Museum Leuven), associate curator for 2017. The list of participating galleries will be announced shortly.
Hors les Murs
FIAC reaffirms its strong cultural mission through the Hors Les Murs programme. A program of artworks - unrivalled in scope in the landscape of international art fairs - will be presented in emblematic Parisian sites: the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musée National Eugène Delacroix, and the Place Vendôme.
The selection committee for the Jardin des Tuileries, presided by Vincent Pomarède (Curator in Chief, Director of Mediation and Cultural Programming), includes curators from the Musée du Louvre together with Bernard Blistène (Director of the Centre Pompidou, Paris), and Jean de Loisy (President of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris). FIAC will also present the performance festival Parades for FIAC, as well as a series of conferences and screenings of artists’ films. The full programme will be announced soon.
FIAC – From 19 to 22 October 2017, exhibition opening on October 18
Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Hors les Murs
An event organised by Reed Expositions France
List of galleries 2017 as of June 1st, 2017
Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
303 Gallery, New York
Miguel Abreu, New York
Air de Paris, Paris
Art : Concept, Paris
Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
Balice Hertling, Paris
Thomas Bernard - Cortex Athletico, Paris
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, Roma
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Köln, New York
Shane Campbell, Chicago*
Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Casas Riegner, Bogotá
Bernard Ceysson, Paris, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne, Geneva, New York
C L E A R I N G, New York, Brussels
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Continua, San Gimignano, Boissy-le-Châtel, Beijing, Habana
Paula Cooper, New York
Raffaella Cortese, Milan
Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon*
Chantal Crousel, Paris
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Hong Kong
Delmes & Zander, Köln, Berlin
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Brussels
Frank Elbaz, Paris, Dallas
Essex Street, New York
Imane Farès, Paris*
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Berlin
Lars Friedrich, Berlin
Gagosian Gallery, Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong
Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
gb agency, Paris
Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels
Laurent Godin, Paris
Marian Goodman, Paris, New York, London
Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt
Green Art Gallery, Dubai*
Karsten Greve, Paris, Cologne, St. Moritz
Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris
House of Gaga, México D.F., Los Angeles
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Eric Hussenot, Paris
In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Jousse Entreprise, Paris
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Karma, New York*
Karma International, Zürich, Los Angeles
kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York
Anton Kern, New York
Peter Kilchmann, Zürich*
Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
König Galerie, Berlin
David Kordansky, Los Angeles*
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery, Seoul, New York
Labor, México D.F.
Landau Fine Art, Montreal
Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Le Minotaure, Paris
Simon Lee, London, Hong Kong
Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong
Lelong, Paris, New York
David Lewis, New York*
Lisson, London, New York, Milan
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
Maisterra Valbuena, Madrid, Lisbon*
Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Marcelle Alix, Paris
Giò Marconi, Milan
Mazzoleni, Torino, London
Fergus McCaffrey, New York
Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels
kamel mennour, Paris
Metro Pictures, New York
Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe
Francesca Minini, Milan
Massimo Minini, Brescia
Victoria Miro, London
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
mor charpentier, Paris
Jan Mot, Brussels, México D.F.
Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Cologne
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York*
Nahmad Contemporary, New York
Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
New Galerie, Paris
Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid*
Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
Guillermo de Osma, Madrid
Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Paris
Parra & Romero, Madrid, Ibiza
Françoise Paviot, Paris
Peres Projects, Berlin
Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo
Francesca Pia, Zürich
PKM Gallery, Seoul
Plan B, Cluj, Berlin
Jérôme Poggi, Paris
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, New York
Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London, New York
Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg, London
Richard Saltoun, London
Esther Schipper, Berlin
Micky Schubert, Berlin
Natalie Seroussi, Paris
Skarstedt, New York, London
Pietro Sparta, Chagny
Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels
Tornabuoni Art, Firenze, Milan, Paris, London
Ubu Gallery, New York
Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Van de Weghe, New York
Venus, New York, Los Angeles
Nadja Vilenne, Liège*
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing
Waddington Custot, London
Waldburger Wouters, Brussels*
Michael Werner, New York, London
White Cube, London, Hong Kong
Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Thomas Zander, Cologne
Zeno X, Antwerp
Galerie Zlotowski, Paris
David Zwirner, New York, London
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Instituto de Visión, Bogotá*
joségarcía ,mx, México D.F.
Queer Thoughts, New York*
Truth and Consequences, Genève*
* New participants