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In Paris for FIAC this week? Don’t miss these must-do fairs, shows, restaurants, hotels, and shops!
The 46th edition of FIAC takes place at the Grand Palais, bringing together 197 galleries from 29 countries. Among the returning exhibitors are Lisson, hunt kastner, Campoli Presti, Galerie Papillon, Sprovieri, and Baronian Xippas. There are 25 galleries new to the fair this year, including Lévy Gorvy, The Box, Dastan Gallery, Kate MacGarry, Simone Subal, Cécile Fakhoury, Mariane Ibrahim, Soft Opening, and others. Design galleries will also return, including Jousse entreprise, Galerie kreo, LAFFANOUR—Galerie Downtown, Eric Philippe, and Galerie Patrick Seguin.
The fifth edition of ASIA NOW will take place at 9 avenue Hoche, October 16–20. It is the first art fair in Paris devoted to presenting Asia’s contemporary art scene. More than 50 galleries will come together this year, presenting over 250 established and emerging artists. Of note will be a larger focus on younger galleries, as ASIA NOW invited several under five years old to participate. Highlights for this edition also include a dedicated section devoted to design, focused on alternative, modular, and multifunctional objects; as well as performances by Qinmin Liu and other artists making up the performance series, “Hyperlink.”
Outsider Art Fair
The art fair devoted to self-taught art, art brut, and outsider art will hold its seventh edition. The Outsider Art Fair takes place October 17–20, returning to Atelier Richelieu, just a short distance from the Grand Palais. On view will be presentations from 40 exhibitors from 12 countries, showing a focus on photography, women artists, and Middle Eastern work. Returning to the fair are spaces like Cavin-Morris, Les Yeux Fertiles, Galerie du Marché, and Creative Growth Art Center. New exhibitors this year include James Barron Art, Elisabetta Zangrandi, Vera Girivi, Lawrie Shbibi, BigTown Gallery, Arthur Borgnis, Kunstraum, Outsiderville, and Siniya 28. Visitors can also expect to see work by celebrated artists like Henry Darger, Aloîse Corbaz, Bill Traylor, Anna Zemánková, and Adolf
Giuseppe Penone at CESE
This is Giuseppe Penone’s first exhibition in Paris since 2013. Presented within the hypostyle hall of the Palais d’Iéna, which houses the French Economic, Social, and Environmental Council (CESE), is the artist’s monumental piece Matrice di linfa, alongside two new sculptures made specifically for the show. Penone’s practice, so closely linked with nature, is emblematic of CESE’s commitment to the environment. “What interests me, is when humans’ work starts to become nature,” said the artist.
“Trees” at Fondation Cartier
“Trees” looks at the latest scientific research around trees through the work of artists, botanists, and philosophers. The exhibition feels particularly vital given the threat today of large-scale deforestation. Trees have long been underestimated by biology, but it has recently been discovered that plant species are capable of sensory and memory capacities, communication skills, and natural intelligence. Included are pieces like a film by Raymond Depardon, paintings by Luiz Zerbini, architecture from Cesare Leonardi, and an installation by Thijs Biersteker. Visitors should also take a moment to enjoy Fondation Cartier’s garden, created in 1994 by Lothar Baumgarten, to reflect on the beauty of trees like the Lebanese cedar, planted in 1823.
“Future, Former, Fugitive” at Palais de Tokyo
This fall, the Palais de Tokyo is devoting the entirety of its space to a look at the current French art scene. Curators Franck Balland, Daria de Beauvais, Adélaïde Blanc, and Claire Moulène have chosen the work of artists living in France and abroad, across generations and media, to offer a moving landscape of contemporary art in France. Artists like Nils Alix-Tabeling, Mali Arun, Fabienne Audéoud, Jean-Luc Blanc, Maurice Blaussyld, Anne Bourse, Antoine Château, Nina Childress, and Jean Claus, among many others, show in their practice how new languages, genres, and ways of working and exchanging are arising in the French art world.
Charlotte Perriand at Fondation Louis Vuitton
The exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Charlotte Perriand, a leading figure in 20th-century design, as a visionary who introduced a new relationship between the arts and international cultures. Especially impactful was her avant-garde vision of the nouvel atelier, embodying a new spirit of modernity. Marking the 20th anniversary of her death, the show sheds fresh light on the role of women, art, and nature through the Perriand’s architectural practice. The exhibition is curated by Jacques Barsac, Sébastien Cherruet, Gladys Fabre, Sébastien Gokalp, Pernette Perriand, and Arthur Rüegg.
Hotel Monte Cristo
Nineteenth-century charm meets modern-day comfort at Hotel Monte Cristo—a tribute to writers Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas. Each room tells a unique, detailed story, with interiors by Pauline d’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget. This year, the hotel welcomed the addition of Le Grand Dictionnaire, an eatery that offers a new menu each month.
Le Roch Hotel & Spa
Located in a central area full of museums and shopping destinations, Le Roch Hotel & Spa rests on a redefined boutique hotel concept. Dedicated to creating an unforgettable, catered experience through detail, the hotel offers warm and colorful interior design by Sarah Lavoine. With 32 rooms and five suites, the hotel is also equipped with a restaurant by Chef Rémy Bérerd, a gym, a pool, a steam room, and the CODAGE spa.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Les Grands Verres
An interior shining with high ceilings, stone, glass, and wood greets you as soon as you enter Les Grands Verres. The large, welcoming atmosphere sets the stage for a gastronomic experience worth revisiting time and time again. Newly appointed Chef Giacomo Seregni adds French and Italian influences to Mediterranean-oriented cuisine, and the bar is now under the care of Matthias Ingleman.
With charming service and a quaint setting, Carbón pays homage to nature. Over-the-fire cooking techniques elevate the French restaurant’s authentic approach to serving products in their most heightened natural state. With a cozy interior full of wood, plants, mirrors, and banquette seats, Carbón offers guests a quaint escape from the bustle outside. Here, a private dining room with a charcoal ceiling is also available, featuring a menu that changes daily and seats for 8–10 people.
Upon entering Frédéric Malle, guests are greeted with a unique, futuristic display—architectural and artistic plywood bookshelves line the space and fill its center. With these Jakob + MacFarlane–designed “hives,” shoppers can choose from the store’s sophisticated selection of perfumes.
L’EXCEPTION offers some of the best brands, products, and exclusive pieces in Paris to date. The store also presents a coffee shop, GAGAO, where visitors can find some of the most delicious drinks and treats in town.