The Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) art fair celebrates its 40th anniversary in Paris this week, on the heels of Frieze London, at the same time as Art Toronto, and a little over a month before Art Basel Miami Beach. Taking place at the Grand Palais, it attracts the world's billionaires, galleries, and art-savvy French people alike, who come to see work from 184 galleries from 25 countries.
FIAC is different from other art fairs because it combines modern art, contemporary art, and art by emerging artists under the same roof (in contrast, Frieze separated itself into Frieze and Frieze Masters). It includes additional programming, like the Ouvertures/Openings performances, produced with the Louvre, the In Process young artists project produced by curator Mehdi Brit, Cinéphémère produced by Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, and the Carte Blanche artist film commissions at the Silencio.
FIAC is very cool and accessible in the setting of the majestic Grand Palais, and at the same time, there are very noticeable trends. Sometimes, there's nothing wrong with approaching art by how it makes you feel. Put the two together, and here are Art Trends That Made Us Feel Some Type of Way at FIAC 2013 in Paris.
Buy tickets to the fair on FIAC.com for Saturday and Sunday if you are in Paris.