This year, once again, the autumn sunlight shined through the ravishing glass vaults of the Grand Palais to illuminate the finest art pieces at the greatest modern and contemporary art fair in France: The 45th Edition of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC).
Just like celebrating the holiday season, the noise of the chattering visitors in the galleries cubicles and the large number of beautiful and intriguing artworks transformed the Grand Palais into a magical "Art Village" visted by all art lovers this time of the year.
The fair featured 195 galleries from 27 countries. According the the organizers the event successfully sustained a large number of visitors and sales over the exhibition's five days. The event attracted around 75,000 visitors including an increasing number of American, Asian, South American and European collectors.
Most of the galleries where French and European based, followed by North American participants. International renowned galleries presenting included Hauser & Wirth (London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Zürich), Gmurzynska (Zürich, St. Moritz), Templon (Paris, Brusells), and David Zwirner (New York, London, Hong Kong), among others.
(Below:The monumental installation “Ingres Wood,” by the Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse was a highlight at the exposition)
The FIAC also reinforced it’s cultural vocation through the program “hors le murs” which exhibits art pieces in four open locations through the city: The garden of the Tuileries, the National Museum of Eugène Delacroix, the Vendôme square and, for the first time, the Concorde Square.
While we remain inspired by the FIAC 2018, IRK looks forward to celebrate again this beautiful art fair in October 17th-20th, 2019 at the Grand Palais.