The 35th edition of the FIAC will take place in Paris from 23 till 26 October 2008 in the Grand Palais, at the Cour Carrée of the Louvre and in the garden of the Tuileries.
The 2008 edition of the FIAC reaffirms the key points of its identity: a non-specialized fair, which collects the modern art, the contemporary art, the emergent creation and the design; an international fair where the French situation occupies a privileged place; a Parisian fair, installed in the heart of the capital, in exceptional sites, and which maintains with all the actors of the artistic scene, the museums, centres of art, private collections, markets... dynamic relations; an innovative fair, with, for the first time, a program of artists' performances organized in association with the Louvre and the Jeu de Paume.
The FIAC 2008 will collect 180 galleries of modern and contemporary art and about ten galleries of design. 66 galleries are French , 114 galleries are foreign coming from 20 countries, in the first rank of which Germany and the United States. 40 galleries are new exhibitors.
Certain special projects, personal or thematic exhibitions will be strong times of the FIAC on 2008, in the Grand Palais: The personal exhibitions of Christopher Wool at Luhring-Augustine, Karen Kilimnick at 303, Jake&Dinos Chapman at White Cube, Anton Henning at Arndt&Partner, Rodney Graham at Donald Young, Emmanuel Saulnier at Art attitude Hervé Bize, Etienne Martin at Marwan Hoss, Vieira da Silva chez Jeanne Bucher, Atlan chez Applicat-Prazan ; or also the whole expressionnist proposed by Henze&Ketterer, the Figuration Narrative at Thierry Salvador, or the confrontation of historical works chosen by Mark Quinn with his own work at Hopkins-Custot.
Among the events to be followed in the Cour Carrée of the Louvre, you'll see the personal exhibitions of Clement Rodzielski ( Cardenas Bellanger), or of Royal Art Lodge ( Perugi), the dialogues between Yazid Oulab and Regina Virserius (Eric Dupont), Jens Wolff et François Morellet, Stéphane Thidet et Jean-Luc Vilmouth (Aline Vidal), the Arnaud Maguet's project (La Blanchisserie), but also the participations of Wilfredo Prieto or Marine Hugonnier, (Nogueras-Blanchard), Tania Mouraud (Fiat), Yael Bartana (Sommer Contemporary), Robin Rhode (Perry Rubenstein)...
To the program also and for the third year, the Gardens of the Tuileries welcome, at the invitation of the FIAC and the Museum of the Louvre, about twenty projects outsides, monumental sculptures, installations...