Same city, new venue: Fiac returns to Paris, but eco-conscious galleries say they plan to cut back on art fairs

Sales at the French fair were generally healthy, but David Zwirner felt it lacked "the vibrancy of Frieze"

Gareth Harrisabout 9 hours ago
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Is Paris worth it? Back-to-back Frieze and Fiac fairs have dealers questioning whether they can do both

As Fiac opens its doors this week, gallerists reflect on the importance of participating in the French fair

Autumn fair calendar is fit to burst as Fiac relaunches in new temporary Paris venue near Eiffel Tower

Dealers must decide which fairs to prioritise as Art Basel in Switzerland and Frieze in London are scheduled just weeks apart

Grand Palais's long-awaited renovation curtailed over soaring costs

Following government intervention, the historic Parisian exhibition space will now undergo a more 'sober restoration'

Controversy erupts over Fiac cancellation

Paris's major contemporary art fair has been scrapped due to Covid-19 fears, but galleries are divided over whether the decision was wise or "lacking courage"

Fiac cancelled as new travel restrictions are imposed across Europe

The Paris art fair had seemed defiant in the face of coronavirus but organisers say they could not “meet the legitimate expectations of its exhibitors”

Fiac organisers determined to go ahead with Paris fair this October despite coronavirus turmoil

But dealers ponder crucial question of whether US collectors will venture overseas by the autumn

Three exhibitions to see in Paris this weekend

The best shows to see outside of Fiac, from a literary contextualisation of Francis Bacon to Kiki Smith's coin collection


Fiac fever: amidst Brexit drama, we ask 'virgin' dealers why they chose the Paris fair this year

Galleries fresh to the 46th edition explain their decision and reveal their early sales

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'Revitalised' Paris gets its mojo back for Fiac art fair

Yayoi Kusama will display her largest ever public work for the French fair opening this week


French collectors step up buying at FIAC

Making a making a remarkable return to the contemporary art world

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French collectors boost sales at FIAC, Paris

Billionaire François Pinault bought Chen Zhen and Pistoletto

‘Brexit changes the game’: David Zwirner to open Paris gallery

Mega-dealer’s first space on the European continent will open to coincide with Fiac art fair this autumn


Art world figures at Fiac reveal the main challenges they face today

From fair fatigue to unearthing new talent, gallerists and collectors at the Paris event share their concerns

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Can an increase in two-artist booths spur sales at Paris's Fiac?

Artist pairings have grown in popularity for this year's edition of the fair at the Grand Palais


Fiac fair confirms move to temporary venue near Eiffel Tower

Fairs held at the Grand Palais forced to move out of the historic venue during extensive renovations beginning 2021

New antiques biennial, Sublime, to launch in Paris

Event founded by Christian Deydier is scheduled to debut one month after La Biennale Paris, to coincide with Fiac

Plans for Grand Palais’s €466m facelift revealed: six new galleries and a Chanel-sponsored entrance

Three-year closure from 2020 means Fiac and Paris Photo fairs must relocate to temporary venues

Fast sales at 44th edition of Fiac as galleries target European buyers

High-profile fair welcomes 41 “newcomers” and starry clientele including Brigitte Macron

Fiac welcomes design back to the fold

Fair celebrates art-design crossovers in public installations

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

Domestikator piece was withdrawn by the Louvre from its surrounding gardens

Sexually explicit sculpture pulled from Fiac after Louvre raises concerns

Domestikator was due to go on show in garden close to Paris museum as part of contemporary fair's public programme


Pinault buys 37 works at FIAC

41st edition of the fair sees continued growth

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Frieze launches charm offensive to tempt China, with Fiac not far behind

Frieze welcomes UK’s new visa rules for visitors as event’s co-founder prepares to “increase the dialogue” with Chinese artists and galleries


Kulik images impounded as ‘pornography’ at Fiac

Russian gallery directors handcuffed by police, but case dropped

Mortgage crisis and resulting stock market plunge be damned—the party isn’t over yet

In 2007 we noted that strong sales at auction and fairs and more money coming from Russia, Indian and Chinese collectors indicated that confidence in art remained strong

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Fiac bounces back thanks to homegrown collectors

François Pinault, Bernard Arnault and Claude Berri attended, among many others


Design Miami/Basel 2006 kicks off in style

The fair makes it clear that contemporary design dictates the taste of the moment


French collectors boost sales at FIAC

Billionaire François Pinault bought Chen Zhen and Pistoletto

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FIAC, Paris: Suffering from the Frieze effect

Foreign collectors deserted the fair and the French only buy their own artists

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Chirac for FIAC: Many welcome changes for collectors and galleries to remedy last year's poor performance

The ailing fair has brought in radical new measures including a party with the President at the Elysée Palace to encourage collectors and improve the standard of exhibitors

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The strong gets stronger: Art Basel outstrips other art fairs in popularity as applications soar

Art Basel's status as the leading art fair remains in tact; whilst plans are made to include a video forum and a space for young galleries

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