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Time to assess
42 years after its first edition, the FIAC has just closed its doors. This year’s outcome is successful: 70,000 visitors on the three days. This commercial art exhibition brought together dance, literature, contemporary art as well as theater.
The FIAC is one of the biggest cultural fairs in the world and consequently one of the largest markets for art.
The FIAC is more a market than an exhibition despite its appearance.
This year it has been specially gargantuan with the three main venues open.
The most important novelty this year was the part: « On site » in the Petit Palais in which we could find some sculptures installations. It was the specificity of this edition. With the part « On site » in front of Grand Palais the Avenue Winston Churchill was pedestrian like in 1900 for the universal exhibition.200 galeries have been represented, some shows (among which Mensour gallery or Gagosian…)
The international dimension this year has been bigger than ever with artworks of artists such as Ai Weiwei, or Duane Hanson…because of the large relationship of Jennifer Flay.
According to specialists, this edition is a real success both in terms artistic as commercial.
Eloi Beys, IEJ 3F