Extension at the Petit Palais, the new spaces in the flagship of the Grand Palais, piétonnisation avenue Winston Churchill between the two monuments : it is an Fiac (international contemporary art Fair) ambitious, which is open this Thursday until Sunday in Paris, despite an economic context that is secure and taut.
The Fiac settles in the Small Palace on the other side of avenue Winston Churchill. An extension called “On Site”, which Jennifer Flay, artistic director of the international contemporary art Fair, had dreamed of for years.
The City of Paris has made its support of this project, but you can not install the stands of the galleries. In the end, thirty of contemporary works sold in galleries and selected from 90 submissions, will be presented during the fair in several areas of the Little Palace, including the garden. Among the artists selected, David Altmejd or Damien Hirst.
The novelty of the most spectacular is undoubtedly the transformation into a pedestrian area of the avenue between the two buildings. It recreates the esplanade, which, during the universal exhibition of 1900, bound in a single set these monuments designed both by the architect Charles Giraud (in collaboration with other architects for the Grand Palace).
artists, american Weiner, and French Jacques Villeglé have created works specifically for this space, playing on words and typography. The first worked from images taken by unmanned aerial vehicles or satellites, the second is part of a phrase of the poet Henri Michaux : “the art is what is used to pull of inertia.
The Fiac has also grown at the Grand Palais, where a new place, the living room Jean Perrin is dedicated to artists forgotten or to be the subject of a “critical reassessment”. It extends also through a door from the lounge to a space of the Palais de la découverte, where scores of artists performers.
If the website open left bank in 2014 in the Docks – Cité de la mode et du design, is abandoned, the public is not at the rendezvous, the Fiac “Hors les Murs” on the other hand strengthens its programming at the Musée national Eugène Delacroix and the Tuileries Gardens, which are exposed to a rural school by Jean Prouvé, a proposal for the habitat of Jean Nouvel’s building and work of Thomas Kilpper made with pieces of boats carrying migrants who are crashing on the rocks of Lampedusa.
Place Vendôme, the swiss artist Ugo Rondinone presents a set of very large format of six sculptures in aluminium, a reference to the olive trees from the region of Naples (Italy).
a Little tour in pictures of artwork with The Parisian.