FIAC 2009 – 36th International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris



The 36th edition of the FIAC will stimulate the heart of Paris between the Grand Palais and Cour Carrée of the Louvre from 22 to 25 October 2009. As in previous editions, the 2009 FIAC is asserting its international vocation with 196 galleries selected from 21 countries and presenting the work of no less than 3,500 artists.

The top-three countries represented are France with 75 galleries (39%), Germany with 21 galleries, and the USA with 18 galleries. This year, for the first time, the FIAC is hosting galleries from Eastern and Northern Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary and Finland). In fact, nearly a third of the galleries (61) are newcomers to the fair.
Design has confirmed its admission to the inner circle of the major art fairs with a drastic selection of six specialised galleries at the Grand Palais.

Other innovative aspect of the FIAC this year is a space reserved at the Grand Palais for museum-quality modern pieces selected by highly-reputed galleries: Acquavella Galleries, Thomas Amman, Galerie Beyeler, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Gagosian Gallery, Richard Gray, Galerie Krugier & Cie, L&M Arts, Malingue and PaceWildenstein.
As well as the Marcel Duchamp 2009 prize, for which the artists Saâdane AFIF, Damien DEROUBAIX, Nicolas MOULIN and Philippe PERROT have already been short-listed, the FIAC is launching a “Lafayette Prize” that will be awarded to a young gallery at the Louvre Cour Carrée (21 October 2009).

Further information on the FIAC

Another not-to-be-missed rendezvous: Artprice and the FIAC are pleased to announce the publication of their annual 2008/2009 Contemporary Art Market report.
This bilingual (French / English) guide published by Artprice in partnership with the FIAC will be freely available at the FIAC (while stocks last). The guide contains an in-depth analysis of the contemporary art market, a chapter on art market geography, exclusive interviews and a list of the 500 most currently sought-after artists. The 2008/2009 Contemporary Art Market Guide also contains the Artprice DVD.