FIAC Hors Les Murs

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Untitled, 2010 Bronze Doré / Gilded Bronze 300 Cm Diamètre © Photo Marc Domage / Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, Märkisch Wilmersdorf, New York, London
FIAC Hors Les Murs

Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
October 24th, 2013 - October 27th, 2013

8th Arrondissement
+ 33 (0)1 47 56 64 21
outdoors, sculpture


FIAC 2013 develops its Hors les Murs programme in prestigious Parisian venues: outdoor exhibitions of sculptures and installations are presented together with performance programmes, lecture series and screenings of artists’ films.
For its 40th edition, FIAC 2013 is proud to inaugurate a new Hors les Murs site, les Berges de la Seine thus consolidating its installation along the Seine. This project has been made possible by the pedestrian redevelopment of the left banks of the Seine, a flagship project of the City of Paris for 2013.
For the 4th consecutive year, volunteer students from the Louvre School which trains future museum curators will provide a cultural mediation service, presenting artworks to members of the public and responding to visitors’ questions.
To facilitate access to FIAC’s different Hors Les Murs sites, all of which situated along the Seine, river transport will be proposed for the first time. Providing a pleasant and leisurely cruise between FIAC’s various Hors Les Murs sites, BATOBUS boats will accost at the Jardin des Plantes, the Tuileries Garden, the left bank of the Seine at the Solférino bridge and the Grand Palais,


Tuileries Garden
For the 8th consecutive year, FIAC presents an ensemble of outdoor works in the Tuileries Garden in association with the Domaine National du Louvre. The exceptional context of the garden together with the continued success of the programme enables FIAC to present some twenty projects each year, including installations, sculptures, performances and sound works harmoniously positioned in the extraordinary variety of contexts provided by the garden: groves, alleys, lawns, ponds and fountains.
This year, works by Giovanni Anselmo, Tarek Atoui, Berger&Berger, James Lee Byars, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jean Dupuy, Sam Falls, Didier Faustino, Georg Herold, Gary
Hume, Alicja Kwade, Joséphine Meckseper, Ernesto Neto, Maria Nordman, Héctor Zamora will be presented. Many of the works have been created specifically
for the garden.

Jardin des Plantes & Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
FIAC presents a programme of contemporary art works in the Jardin des Plantes, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. The works invest both indoor and outdoor spaces: the Jardin des Plantes, but also the emblematic sites of the Muséum such as the Ménagerie, the Great Greenhouses, the Galerie de Paleontology as well as the Great Galerie of Evolution.
This project provides the opportunity to showcase a unique programme of artworks centred on themes of ever-increasing relevance which echo the concerns of the venue: nature, biodiversity, sustainable development and environmental protection. The 2013 programme will feature works by    ,
Erik Dietman, Mark Dion, Philippe Droguet, Barry Flanagan, Hamish Fulton, Richard Jackson, Claire Morgan, Jaume Plensa,    , Julia Rometti & Victor Costales, , Shimabuku,    among others. At the intersection between sculpture and performance, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla will present the work Hope Hippo in the Great Gallery of Evolution in collaboration with the Festival
A performance by Hamish Fulton will take place in the Jardin des Plantes on Saturday, October 26th.

Place Vendôme
Following the considerable success of the inaugural edition in 2012 featuring three monumental sculptures by Jaume Plensa, FIAC renews its collaboration with the Comité Vendôme and its members. Home to the many of the most celebrated law firms, financial institutions, jewellers and luxury goods manufacturers in the world, the Place Vendôme reverberates with the spirit of excellence born of the encounter between age-old artisanal savoir-faire, artistic creation and exceptional genius. In normal times, it is an exquisitely beautiful location with elegant and harmonious stone façades lining its four sides providing a jewellery-case like setting for the intricately embellished Colonne Vendôme which rises up in the centre. Now temporarily disfigured by extensive renovation work, FIAC and the Comité Vendôme have chosen to work with rather than in spite of current conditions. In collaboration with kamel mennour, Paris, FIAC and the Comité Vendôme proudly present an installation by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata. Kawamata’s ambitious and exceptional in situ project will sublimate the existing impression of urban disorder, transitory shelters and precariousness in a deeply poetic and meaningful gesture which will leave lasting and memorable impressions.

Left Banks of the Berges de la Seine
For its 40th anniversary, FIAC 2013 is proud to present a new Hors les Murs site, thus extending its installation along the Seine thanks to the pedestrian redevelopment of the left bank of the Seine, a flagship project of the City of Paris for 2013. An open-air itinerary along the Seine will be proposed between the Tuileries Garden, the Solférino footbridge, the Pont Alexandre III, the Pont des Invalides and the Grand Palais. Exhibits will include works by Clément Borderie, Bernard Pagès, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Philippe Rahm, Benjamin Sabatier and Ana Gallardo (in collaboration with SAM Art projects) together with an eerily topical large-scale installation entitled UN Camouflage by Société Réaliste.

Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
In collaboration with Waddington Custot, (London), Pace (New York, London, Beijing) and the Fondation Dubuffet, the monumental, historic work by Jean Dubuffet Welcome Parade will be presented at the entrance to the Petit Palais immediately opposite the Grand Palais.

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