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Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Venue Type: Museum

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In 1974. FIAC returned to the centre of Paris in 2005, at the Grand Palais, the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin des Plantes.

What are its exhibitions sites?

The Grand Palais brings together modern and contemporary art galleries-showing solo, group or thematic exhibitions-as well as the design sector, which FIAC was the first international fair to include beginning in 2004; and the Modern Project since 2009.

In the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin des Plantes, a selection of monumental sculptures and contemporary art installations, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum and the National Museum of natural History.

At different sites, a programme of performances at the crossroads of music, contemporary dance and theatre; in partnership with the Louvre Museum.

What is the Lafayette sector?

Following the inaugural 2009 edition, FIAC and its official partner, the Groupe Galeries Lafayette, continue their support of emerging galleries with the Lafayette Sector.

The Lafayette Sector brings together 10 galleries at the Grand Palais, chosen by a jury composed of international exhibition curators, and selected for the quality of their prospective exhibition programmes, and on the basis of a specific project for FIAC involving one or two artists.

This programme provides significant financial support for each gallery, and culminates in the Lafayette Prize, awarded to one of the artists presented within this sector. The prize includes the Galeries Lafayette Group's acquisition of a work by the winner, as well as the sponsorship of an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, doted with a budget for the production of new works.

The 2009 Lafayette Prize-winner is the American artist Carol Bove, represented by the London gallery Hotel.

The 2010 Lafayette Prize-winner is Morag Keil, represented by the Neue Alte Brücke gallerie.

Which artistic movements are included in the FIAC?

XXth and XXIth century visual arts: from modern art to emerging artistic creation. All mediums-painting, sculpture, installations, videos, films, multiples, performances, digital arts, as well as design-are represented.