It’s FIAC Week! Whitewaller Paris brings you 12 things you should be sure not to miss this week.
October 20-23—8th arrondissement
The 43rd edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, the fair’s customary venue, is hosting this year 186 galleries from 27 countries and includes 43 newcomers, alongside well known spaces like Blum & Poe, Paula Cooper, Kamel Mennour, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner.
2. “ON SITE” AT THE PETIT PALAIS
October 20-23—8th arrondissement
Another new exciting section of FIAC this year is “On Site,” which presents over 30 works and installations at the Petit Palais. The museum’s director, Christophe Le Ribault, has curated in collaboration with Lorenzo Benedetti this exclusively sculptural display.
3. RENÉ MAGRITTE
September 21-January 23, 2017—Beaubourg
The last retrospective dedicated to the work of this Belgian surrealist painter took place in in 1979—and at the very same venue. This new show at Centre Pompidou, under curator Didier Ottinger, focuses on five figures the painter always referenced in his work: fire, shadow, curtains, words, and the fractionated human body.
4. TINO SEHGAL
October 12-December 18—16th arrondissement
The Palais de Tokyo has given free reign to Tino Sehgal this fall. The British-German artist is fully occupying the venue’s exhibiting space to create a series of varying environments that alter as different guest artists intervene.
5. LUCINDA CHILDS / SOL LEWITT
September 24-January 7, 2017—Pantin
This show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac highlights the parallel development of the graphic methods of Childs and LeWitt during the 1970s. Their collaboration in the piece Dance (1979) gained widespread attention, but their affinity began to grow at the beginning of the decade with ideas in common about drawing, seriality, and movement.
6. THE SHCHUKIN COLLECTION
October 22-February 20, 2017—16th arrondissement
The exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton pays tribute to one of the greatest early 20th-century art patrons, Sergei Shchukin, the visionary Russian collector of French modern art. Shchukin forged relationships with modern art dealers Paul Durand-Ruel and Berthe Weill, and celebrated artists Monet and Matisse.
7. OUTSIDER ART FAIR
October 20-23—9th arrondissement
Out of the 38 exhibitors present for the fourth edition of this fair, 15 are newcomers, which confirms that both the Parisian and New Yorker sister fairs are expanding.
8. HORS LES MURS
October 20-23—Various locations
FIAC and the Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries present sculptures, installations, sound works, and performances around the Tuileries garden. On view this year are projects from Berdaguer & Péjus, Joe Bradley, Alexander Calder, Mircea Cantor, Gloria Friedmann, Jacques Julien, Thomas Kilpper, and more.
9. “NOT AFRAID OF LOVE”
October 22-January 8, 2017—6th arrondissement
Having declared his retirement from the art scene back in 2011 after his show “All” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York, Maurizio Cattelan wasn’t expected to be back anytime soon. For this surprise show at Monnaie de Paris, Cattelan has either set out to prove that he is, as the title suggests, “Not Afraid of Love,” or that we shouldn’t be. We’ll have to see the show to find out.
10. “THE GREAT ANIMAL ORCHESTRA”
July 2-January 8, 2017—Montparnasse
“The Great Animal Orchestra” at Fondation Cartier was inspired by the bio-acoustic compositions of Bernie Krause. Krause contemplates ecosystems as a poet, listening to animal vocal sounds with attentiveness of a composer, to finally analyze them as a true scientific.
11. DAVID MORRIS BOUTIQUE
Late 2016—1st arrondissement
Opening later this year in Paris is the jewelry brand’s seventh location—a boutique at 364 Rue Saint- Honoré in the city’s first arrondissement. It will showcase high-end pieces, and provide bespoke designs to customers—where special guests can choose from one-of-a-kind gems, like the brand’s Padparadscha sapphire ring and the Paraiba Tourmaline ring.
12. DUANE HANSON & OLIVIER MOSSET
September 29-November 12—8th arondissement
For the first time, Gagosian Gallery will bring together the work of Duane Hanson and Olivier Mosset for an exhibition this fall. Hanson is known for his lifelike sculptures of working-class American archetypes, and Mosset is known for his 200 identical paintings of a small black circle at the center of white canvas that he created between 1966 and 1974.
To read more, pick up the latest copy of Whitewaller in Paris next week. And for even more insight into FIAC and Paris Art Week, make sure to check out Whitewaller Paris’ guest editor Judith Benhamou-Huet’s website at judithbenhamouhuet.com.