Inside + outside the walls of the Grand Palais: a guide to navigating Paris during FIAC + Fringe events

, 18 October 2017

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.

Ivo Dimchev, ‘Songs and Book’ (2016) Performance documentation. Courtesy the artist + FIAC, Paris.

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 CopsonDarja BajagicShen 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 EllisonCally 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.


House of Gaga presents group exhibition with Anna Uddenberg and Antek Walczak among others

Galerie Allen presents work by Corita Kent and Maxime Rossi 

Freedman Fitzpatrick presents work by Stefan Tcherepnin

Galerie Emanuel Layr presents work by Lena Henke and Lisa Holzer 

Karma International presents group exhibition with Pamela Rosenkranz, Sylvie Fleury and Mélanie Matranga among others.

Galerie Christophe Gaillard presents work by Hélène Delprat and Rachel de Joode among others. 

Downs & Ross presents work by Andrea Crespo

Paris Internationale


Temnikova & Kasela presents work by Marko Mäetamm and Sigrid Viir

Emalin presents solo exhibition by Athena Papadapolous

Arcadia Missa presents work by Phoebe Collings-James and Penny Goring

Carlos/Ishikawa presents work by Evelyn Taocheng Wang and Steve Bishop

Union Pacific presents work by Ulala Mai, Urara Tsuchiya and Zadie Xa

Antoine Levi presents work by Daniel Jacoby + Beatriz Olabarrieta among others


Visit the FIAC and Paris Internationale websites for details.**