As leaves are turning in the City of Lights, art lovers and collectors are gearing up for the Paris contemporary art fair. The Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), one of the three most important art fairs in the world, runs in late October from the 22nd October to the 25th October.
Seasoned professionals and collectors flock under the Belle Epoque glass nave of the Grand Palais, the heart of the fair, looking for novelties. About 180 galleries from 25 countries take over the capital each year to show fine works of art and the new talent emerging from established galleries such as Raquel Arnaud, Max Hetzler, or Massimo Minini.
Part of the FIAC strategy is to engage collectors at every level. Statistics show that pieces valued at less than 100 Euros make for half of the sales at the FIAC fair. And Paris’ Major art institutions —the Pompidou Center, the Palais de Tokyo, or Château de Versailles— synchronize their major exhibitions to the fair opening.
The world-famous heritage of the city of light is also harnessed to serve the fair. FIAC spreads to some of the most desirable corners of the capital, including the Tuileries Garden, The Jardin des Plantes, Place Vendôme, and the Berges de Seine (the Seine Banks).
For further insight into participating galleries visit the FIAC website.
FIAC, Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
October 22, 2015 to October 25, 2015