For the new edition of this international event, the General Sector of FIAC brings together a carefully selected group of 195 modern and contemporary art galleries, design galleries, and editors.
The contingent of French galleries includes major names in the field of modern art, notably: Galerie 1900 – 2000, Applicat -Prazan, Le Minotaure, Natalie Seroussi, Galerie Zlotowski; and in contemporary art, such as: Air de Paris, Art : Concept, Chantal Crousel, frank elbaz, gb agency, In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Karsten Greve, Lelong & Co., kamel mennour, Nathalie Obadia, Perrotin, Almine Rech, Thaddaeus Ropac, Templon, Georges – Philippe & Nathalie Vallois etc.; together with galleries renowned for their role as discovers and tastemakers, such as Allen, Balice Hertling, Gaudel de Stampa, Marcelle Alix, High Art and Jocelyn Wolff to name a few.
The 2018 edition confirms the central role of FIAC on the European scene, with the renewed presence of leading such as: Alfonso Artiaco, Buchholz, Capitain Petzel, Sadie Coles HQ, Continua, Massimo De Carlo, Konrad Fisher, Bärbel Grässlin, Max Hetzler, Xavier Hufkens, Peter Kilchmann, Krinzinger, Simon Lee, Mai 36 Galerie, Giò Marconi, Victoria Miro, Neu, neugerriemschneider, Eva Presenhuber, Esther Schipper, Sprüth Magers, Michael Werner, White Cube, Zeno X;and powerful influencers such as ChertLüdde, dépendance, Karma International, kaufmann repetto, König Galerie, Mezzanin, Neue Alte Brücke, Peres Projects, Francesca Pia, Plan B, ProjecteSD, Rodeo, and ZERO…, among others.
The strength of FIAC is also reflected in the significant percentage of North American galleries present (Canada, United States, Mexico), a strength which they have in m any ways contributed to building. Among the 20% participation of North American exhibitors, there are market leaders, such as: 303 Gallery, Blum & Poe, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Paula Cooper, Gagosian Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman, Anton Kern, David Kordansky, Metro Pictures, Nahmad Contemporary, Pace, Regen Projects, Skarstedt, Van de Weghe and David Zwirner. They have all made FIAC a regular fixture in their exhibition calendar, as have prescribers such as C L E A R I N G, Gaga, Karma, Labor, Overduin & Co. or Reena Spaulings Fine Art.
This year, FIAC spreads its outreach into Asia. Ten galleries from the region are participating: Antenna Space (Shanghai), Boers – Li (Beijing, New York, Hong Kong), Edouard Malingue (Hong Kong, Shanghai), Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou, Beijing), Hyundai (Seoul), Kukje (Seoul), Magician Space (Beijing), PKM Gallery (Seoul), Experimenter (Kolkata), and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE (Tokyo). The same goes for South America, with the notable entry of a gallery from Peru: 80M2 Livia Benavides (Lima) and one from Brazil: Bergamin & Gomide (São Paulo), along with Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Brussels, New York). The international art scene represented at FIAC also includes galleries from the Middle East and North Africa , such as: Green Art Gallery (Dubai), Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv, Brussels) and Selma Feriani (Tunis, London).
The General Sector galleries were selected by a committee consisting of internationally renowned gallerists, representing complementary fields of expertise, geographic zones, and generations: Olivier Antoine (Art : Concept, Paris), Florence Bonnefous (Air de Paris, Paris), Daniel Buchholz (Buchholz, Berlin, Cologne, New York), Gisela Capitain (Capitain Petzel, Berlin), MarkDickenson (Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt), Joseph Nahmad (Nahmad Contemporary, New York), Christophe Van de Weghe (Van de Weghe, New York), and Paolo Zani (ZERO…, Milan).
LAFAYETTE SECTOR – Emerging Galleries:
The 10 galleries selected for the Lafayette Sector were chosen out of over 150 applications, for the quality of their exhibition programmes throughout the year, and for the special project they create for FIAC presenting one or two emerging artists represented by the gallery. The Lafayette Sector was created in 2009 by FIAC and its official partner, the Galeries Lafayette group, to encourage young galleries in their chosen path by providing financial support to facilitate their presence at FIAC. This ambitious programme thus offers strategic visibility to young galleries and artists during one of the leading rendez – vous of the art world and market.
The particularly exciting group formed by the ten 2018 participants originate from 5 countries (Germany, the US, France, the UK and Switzerland). They wholly illustrate the courage and dynamism of the young international gallery scene and its commitment to discovering and promoting the work of emerging talents: Arcadia Missa (London), SANDY BROWN (Berlin), DOCUMENT (Chicago), Lars Friedrich (Berlin), Jan Kaps (Cologne), LOMEX (New York), Edouard Montassut (Paris), Bonny Poon (Paris), Queer Thoughts (New York), and Truth and Consequences (Geneva).
While the last two galleries are present in the Lafayette Sector for the second time (Lafayette Sector regulations permit a maximum of two participations), 3 galleries from the 2017 selection have entered the General Sector: Experimenter (Kolkata), Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles, Paris), and LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina), confirming the pertinence and effectiveness of the support apparatus provided by the Galeries Lafayette Group.
Artists featured are: Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings at Arcadia Missa, Kamilla Bischof at SANDY BROWN, Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Julien Creuzet at DOCUMENT, Min Yoon at Lars Friedrich, Jean – Marie Appriou at Jan Kaps, Robert Bittenbender at LOMEX, Maggie Lee andRiccardo Paratore at Edouard Montassut, FPBJPC at Bonny Poon, Puppies Puppies and David Rappeneau at Queer Thoughts, and Liz Craftat Truth and Consequences.
The galleries of the Lafayette Sector were selected by a jury comprising Guillaume Houzé, (President of Lafayette Anticipations – Fondati on d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris), Mark Dickenson (Gallerist, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt), Rebecca Lamarche – Vadel (Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Elisa R. Linn (Curator, km temporaer, Berlin), François Quintin (Managing director, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris), and Matt Williams (Independent curator, London).
FIAC confirms its desire to host modern and contemporary design galleries at the Grand Palais, with the return of 5 internati onally renowned exhibitors who successfully participated last year in the re – establishment of this sector initiated by FIAC in 2004 : Jousse Entreprise, Galerie kreo, LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown, Eric Philippe, and Galerie Patrick Seguin.
FIAC was the first fair in the world to create a design sector within its walls.
FIAC is honoured to include publishers among its exhibitors: Galerie 8 + 4, GDM, Florence Loewy, and mfc – michèle didier. Two new exhibitors join the Publishers secto r of FIAC in 2018: Éditions Dilecta (Paris) and TCHIKEBE (Marseille).