Now in its 43rd year, the FIAC is Paris’ biggest international contemporary art fair, housed in the historic Grand Palais. This year there are 186 galleries representing 27 countries — and, for the first time, the inclusion of the Petit Palais across the road.
We visited the FIAC during its opening this week, and picked our favorite works that mirror the current political climate, recall the nineties, or just made us smile.
FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain), October 20-23, Grand Palais, Paris
Claire Fontaine – Society of the Spectacle Brickbat (2006)
Sprüth Magers, Berlin, featuring works by Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer
Wolfgang Tillmans – Frank Ocean (2016), Regan Projects, Los Angeles
Esther Schipper, Berlin, with General Idea, Martin Creed, Angela Bullock
Van de Weghe, featuring Duane Hanson Cheerleader
Paul McCarthy – White Snow Dwarf (Bashful), 2011
Katherine Bernhardt – Running Pink Panther (2016)
Kaspar Muller – Untitled (Corrective Detention) 2016
Slyvie Fleury – Gucci Satellite (1997/2016)
Marcel Drama – Let us compare mythologies (2016)