In 1974. FIAC returned to the centre of Paris in 2005, at the Grand Palais , the Cour Carrée of the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries.
What are its exhibitions sites?
The Grand Palais brings together modern and contemporary art galleries-showing solo, group or thematic exhibitions-as well as the design sector, which FIAC was the first international fair to include beginning in 2004; and the Modern Project since 2009.
The Cour Carrée of the Louvre brings together contemporary art galleries, whose activity is characterised by a prospective approach that focuses on promising creative talent, as well as the Lafayette sector.
In the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries, a selection of monumental sculptures and contemporary art installations, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum.
At different sites, a programme of performances at the crossroads of music, contemporary dance and theatre; in partnership with the Louvre Museum.
What is the Lafayette sector?
In 2010, the Galeries Lafayette Group, the official partner of FIAC 2009, will continue its support for contemporary art and emerging galleries (not older than 10 years).
The Lafayette Sector brings together 16 galleries at the Cour Carrée, chosen by a jury composed of international exhibition curators, and selected for the quality of their prospective exhibition programmes, and on the basis of a specific project for FIAC involving one or two artists.
This programme provides significant financial support for each gallery, and culminates in the Lafayette Prize, awarded to one of the artists presented within this sector. The prize includes the Galeries Lafayette Group's acquisition of a work by the winner, as well as the sponsorship of an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo , doted with a budget for the production of new works.
The American artist Carol Bove, represented by the London gallery Hotel, won the 2009 Lafayette Prize. The exhibition of Carol Bove's work will be held at the Palais de Tokyo in October 2010.
Grand Palais, Paris
28 rue de Sévigné
75004 Paris (Frankreich)