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"30 Years of FIAC: Exhibitions, Performances and Installations"
2003-10-09 until 2003-10-13
Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris Expo
The Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), one of the world’s most important modern and contemporary art fairs, celebrating its 30th anniversary, open yesterday and runs through October 13 at the Porte de Versailles, while celebrations throughout Paris will commemorate FIAC’s 30-year history of discovering and exhibiting first-rate modern and contemporary art. What began 30 years ago as a gathering of 80 dealers in the old Bastille train station with 9,000 attendees has grown to become one of the most important events on the international art calendar.
FIAC 2003 will welcome 70,000 visitors, including collectors, curators, museum professionals and journalists, providing them with an international perspective on the world’s best modern and contemporary art. With 175 exhibiting galleries based in 22 countries, FIAC 2003 will include museum-quality modern, contemporary and cutting-edge art in every medium – from paintings, sculpture and works on paper, to photography, video and installation – by nearly 1,000 artists.
The fair will be divided into five sections: Solo Shows; Group Shows; and Editions; as well as the critically-acclaimed Perspectives and Video Cube sections. The Editions section offers prints, photographs and editioned sculpture, providing visitors to the fair with more affordable buying opportunities. Perspectives is FIAC’s annual exhibition of emerging artists, represented this year by 18 cutting-edge galleries. The Video Cube, launched at FIAC in 2001, displays works by nine video artists selected by a jury of international art professionals in a 4,000 square-foot space at the center of the fair.
Art of this Century, New York
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris