My pics from the FIAC art fair in Paris
Going to the FIAC is like taking me to a dream factory. I go in eyes boggling with curiosity, hoping to take it all in and once I have (several hours later) come out, I feel refreshed, having learned many new things and have treated my eye and nearly every other sense to an extravaganza of orgininality, colour, surprise and movement.
The Paris art fair, the Foire International d’Art Contemporain (International Contemporary Art Fair) has been going on since 1974, though before and intermitently, it was based in Bastille and the Porte de Versailles. It has been back at the Grand Palais (boy, do I love that crystal palace and go there regularly!) since about 2006 and is so big, it spills onto the main courtyard of the Louvre, the Invalides and a few other locations around the palace. It takes place every October so that’s my fixed rendez-vous with art every year.
It is host to Art Galleries from around the globe (biggest and strangest and smallest) and to artists who’s upcoming names are rising like stars.
Here are the shots of my favourite features from the visit I paid international art last weekend. All the titles are as I found them labeled. I especially love the bucolic vibe from the first two, as if set in a strange Tolkien-esque landscape. I am honoured and feel priviledged to have access to all this chaotic beauty :-)Sacrilege by Jeremy Deller, at the Invalides