FIAC takes places this week, and for those of you in Paris, be sure to pick up your copy of Whitewaller London & Paris, guiding you through the week of fairs, exhibitions, events, and more. Here’s your top 12 must-do list for the week.
October 19–22 — 8th arrondissement
This year marks the 44th edition of FIAC. Taking over the Grand Palais, the fair boasts a selection of exhibitors from 29 countries, the largest contingent being French. From France are galleries such as Almine Rech, Thaddaeus Ropac, and Daniel Templon.
Hors les Murs
October 16–22 — Various locations
A FIAC favorite, Hors les Murs offers free programming for the public—including performances, films, talks, installations, and more—at sites like Place Vendôme, Jardin des Tuileries, and Musée Delacroix.
October 19–22 — 8th arrondissement
This is the second year of On Site, featuring large-scale work and installations presented in the Petit Palais and on the Avenue Winston Churchill, curated by Christophe Leribault and Eva Wittocx.
Outsider Art Fair
October 19–22 — 9th arrondissement
This year the Outsider Art Fair is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Paris, returning to the Hôtel du Duc. The unique organization showcases outstanding work from 34 international exhibitors, specializing in self-taught art, art brut, and Outsider art.
October 18–22 — 8th arrondissement
The boutique fair for contemporary Asian art, ASIA NOW returns to Paris for a third year with approximately 30 galleries. Artists from more than10 countries are represented, offering a microcosm of today’s Asian art scene.
Camille Henrot at Palais de Tokyo
October 18–January 7, 2018 — 16th arrondissement
For the third iteration of Palais de Tokyo’s “Carte Blanche” series, artist Camille Henrot will take over the entire exhibition space of the museum with “Days Are Dogs.” The show investigates our dependency on the invented structure of the seven-day week.
“Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve”
July 5–January 7, 2018 — 1st arrondissement
The House of Dior celebrates its 70th anniversary with “Couturier du Rêve” (Designer of Dreams). The massive exhibition reveals the creative genius of Christian Dior and his successors through hundreds of couture gowns, garments, accessories, fragrances, illustrations, and more.
“Être Moderne” at Fondation Louis Vuitton
October 11–March 5, 2018 — 16th arrondissement
The Fondation Louis Vuitton has partnered with the Museum of Modern Art in New York to present “Être Moderne: Le MoMA à Paris.” The exhibition features a selection of two hundred incredible works, revealing the evolution of the museum’s world-famous collection.
Colette’s Final Season
December 20 will mark a monumental day in our fashion calendars. It is the day, after 20 years of business, « colette » will close. In March 1997, the three-level store began with Colette Roussaux and her daughter Sarah Andelman. Make sure to visit this fall!
Daniel Arsham at Galerie Perrotin
October 14–December 23 — 3rd arrondissement
For “The Angle of Repose,” the New York–based artist Daniel Arsham plays with materials and light at the gallery in the Marais. Drawing inspiration from his childhood, Arsham continues to explore themes of memory and time, permanence and impermanence.
Malick Sidibé’s “Mali Twist”
October 20–February, 2018 — 14th arrondissement
“Mali Twist” is a retrospective of work by the photographer Malick Sidibé, including both images that are well known and some on view for the first time, like a vast collection of vintage photographs and portraits from the artist’s archives.
“Women House” at Monnaie de Paris
October 20–January 28, 2018 — 6th arrondissement
“Women House” is a group exhibition centered around the theme of the female gender and the domestic space. The work of 40 artists—including Cindy Sherman, Louise Bourgeois, Rachel Whiteread, Joana Vasconcelos, Pia Camil, and Heidi Bucher—is on view.