Once again, the 43th edition of the FIAC is the opportunity to discover an intense Parisian artistic program. Here are some suggestions of unmissable exhibitions and events to heighten your hors-les-murs FIAC 2016 experience.


Kengo Kuma,Yure, presented by Galerie Philippe Gravier, at the Tuileries Gardens for the FIAC 2015

Since 2006, the FIAC has worked with the Domaine national du Louvre and the Tuileries gardens to present a program of open-air works. Discover in the program works and monumental installations by Berdaguer and Péjus, Joe Bradley, Alexander Calder, Mircea Cantor, Gloria Friedmann, Jacques Julien, Michael Sailstorfer, Barthélémy Toguo and Keiji Uemats, as well as exceptional architectural projects by Ron Arad, Maurizio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen.


Plug, Paul McCarthy, presented by Hauser & Wirth, at the FIAC 2014

Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone presents this year at the place Vendome a group of 7 majestic aluminium sculptures, in reference to the olive trees that grow in the region of Naples to which his family is native.These “time capsules” are painted over in white, giving an illusion of ghostly trees, “ghosts of time past”.


Humans of Art presents the exhibition L’Illusion Comique, under the direction of curator Louis Amar, from the 18-22 October 2016, at the luminous Marais space of Espace Commines.

Gloomy Sunday (2014), Jiyen Lee, among works exhibited in L’Illusion Comique

Works from Julio le Parc, Hugo Demarco, Gregorio Vardanega, Ben Vautier, Jean Dubuffet, Alexander Calder, André Masson, Jean Arp, Victor Vasarely, Giacomo Balla, Bernard Aubertin, Gaston Chaissac, Frédéric Bruly Bouarbé, Philippe Perrin, Ayako Takaishi, Marie Amar, Jiyen Lee, Louis Chaney et Céleste Boursier-Mougenot will be shown.

L’Illusion Comique presents an examination of radicality and transgression in modeern and contemporary art. The title makes reference to the theatrical piece by Corneille of the same name, first presented in the Marais theatre in 1636, work that broke with the rules of the genre. The exhibition presents a selection of works playing with humour, illusion and theatrical reference in art.


Last water war, ruins of a future par Emeric Lhuisset, Institut du Monde Arabe, 2016

Through a sries of photographs taken in Irak on the archeological site of Girsu, artist Emeric Lhuisset brings us to a questioning on the future through archeological ruins, this architectural form sculpted by time, a point of convergence between the past, present and future; intangible proof of the ephemeral and fragile nature of all human civilization. 

Emeric Lhuisset on the archeological site of Girsu, Irak

Under the curatorial direction of Eric Delpont, director of the Institut du Monde Arabe museum, the exhibition is open from the 29th September to the 4th December 2016.


Haegue Yang, who exhibited at the Pompidou her installation Lingering Nous, composed of Venetian blinds

Conversation with South Korean artist Haegue Yang for the publication of her book, Lingering Nous, published by Presses du Réel, at the Centre Pompidou, Friday 21st Octobre at 19H.

Installation Lingering Nous was on show earlier this year until 6th Septembre 2016, composed of neon-lit suspended Venetian blinds in the entrance hall of the Pompidou.


The atypical Belleville neighbourhood, one of the most dynamic areas of the contemporary art scene in Paris

Recover from fair-fever with a Sunday brunch.

For the FIAC, the many players of the hip Belleville art scene organize in their respective spaces a convivial neighborhood brunch, from 10h-14h Sunday 23rd October, free acces to all participating galleries and spaces, including Balice Hertling, Crèvecœur, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, 22,48 M2, and RVB Books, amongst many.


Palais de la Découverte, magical venue featuring exhibitions on science and technology

The FIAC is stepping up its support for performance and inter-disciplinary dialogue with an new festival, Parades for FIAC.

The Grand Palais opens for the first time the doors of the VIP Salon that open into the Palais de la Découverte, from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd October, 18h30 onwards.

The performances will allow the public to revisit the museum space through different shows mixing fiction and scientific reality, throughout the different spaces and organized in collaboration with the Louvre.

Performances will also be presented in the Grand Palais and in front of the Petit Palais on the Avenue Winston Churchill.

Text and composition © Maison Bleu Studio /  © Reed Expositions