This week marks one of the busiest time periods for contemporary art exhibitions and events around the city of Paris, with international art fair FIAC opening at the Grand Palais on October 19 and running to October 22, and fringe fair Paris Internationale running alongside.
FIAC, now in it’s 44th year, brings together a huge selection of international galleries and artists to exhibit on site, as well as creating a platform for other events ‘outside the walls.’ Some notable side events include Conversations, with talks by Matt Copson, Darja Bajagic, Shen Xin and Lito Kattou among others, as well as Performances including Gerard & Kelly’s State Of and Ivo Dimchev‘s Songs and Book.
The 2017 edition of Paris Internationale will take place in a “converted multi–storey car park in the Haut–Marais that housed the headquarters of Libération.” Alongside the on-site exhibitions will be a series of lectures and performances called What’s in my Bag…? which includes contributions by Casey Jane Ellison, Cally Spooner and Sumesh Sharma among others.
There are a number of notable exhibitions opening around the city during this week, with our recommendations including Camille Henrot‘s solo exhibition Days are Dogs at Palais De Tokyo running October 18 to January 7, Heike-Karin Foell‘s solo exhibition Ma line at Tonus running October 17 to November 5 and group exhibition State (in) Concepts at Kadist running October 21 to December 17 with work by Laure Prouvost + Jonas Staal, Keren Cytter, Cao Fei and Basim Magdy among others.