Major events on the PARISIAN art scene for Fall/winter 2018

Whether it be daring, surprising, edgy or mainstream … you’ll find contemporary art everywhere in Paris! In museums, art galleries, artists’ studios, but also in the street or at major artistic events throughout Greater Paris, contemporary art is represented in many different forms: painting, sculpture, photography, music, the performing arts …

Artists and architects vie with one another to give a dynamic to a capital that is constantly undergoing creative renewal! Here is an overview of the major events for Fall and Winter 2018. Get ready to enjoy the vibrant energy of the art world

IN PARIS,  art never sleeps

October and November in Paris really are the monthes of contemporary art. On 6 October, the Nuit Blanche returns for an all night display of contemporary art in original venues - churches, museums and even the banks of the Seine. Another of this month’s highlights is “contemporary art week”, which kicks off with FIAC, the city’s prestigious art fair at the Grand Palais. This international event attracts the art world’s biggest guns, including gallery owners, French and international collectors and artists along with art fans and overall nearly 70,000 visitors. You can also see a selection of contemporary works in the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix and at the place Vendôme as part of Fiac’s off programme. Other off fairs scattered across the capital include YIA Art Fair, which celebrates the arts in all its guises, alongside more specialist events including design and art at Art Elysées, digital art at Variation Media Fair, outsider art at Outsider Art Fair and urban art at 8e avenue. There’s something to suit all tastes! In November, photo buffs should head to international fine art photography fair Paris Photo. This must-do event attracts nearly 60,000 visitors every year. The 22nd Paris Photo will be held at the Grand Palais.

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6 October 2018

As the days shorten and autumn heralds winter, the Nuit Blanche event in Paris invites you to see the city in a different way, at night, lit by moonlight, neons and other lights.
On the first Saturday in October, in all parts of the city, artists will be proposing installations, exhibitions, concerts performances, trails, staged scene sets and creations that explore all facets of contemporary art and offer a new view of the city.
Public transport stays open all night so that spectators can design their own route among the dozens of avant-garde projects of international artists. The Nuit Blanche was first organized in 2002, and, like the Fête de la Musique, it has spread around the world to other cities in France and other European capitals, a proof of its popularity and relevance today.


FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair
From 18 October 2018 to 21 October 2018

For several days each year, Paris becomes the world capital of contemporary art with the FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair. A veritable institution recognized worldwide, the FIAC is an opportunity for the public to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some of the most famous artists in the world.

In total, some 1,500 artists show their work for the 75,000 spectators to see in the aisles of the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Tuileries Gardens, the Musée Eugène Delacroix and Place Vendôme.

The FIAC is also the occasion for an artist residing in France, or of French origin, to be awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize, which brings with it international recognition. Like all fairs, the FIAC is also a marketplace where the works of art change hands and professionals meet. Each year, there is much speculation in the press about the price of various works of art, which contributes to establishing the legitimacy of the artists.

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From 8 November 2018 to 11 November 2018
PARIS, Nef du Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris

Paris Photo, the leading international trade fair devoted to photography, will featuremore than 170 exhibiting galleries and gather publishers, hundreds of photographers, collectors and art lovers.  Over 4 days the majestic setting of the Grand Palais becomes one of the world's premier photo galleries, where you can discover a rich panorama of quality and varied photographic works.
More than just a fair, Paris Photo is an experimental concept which encourages dialogue on all aspects of photography in the modern world, and includes a series of events over the 4 days that includes talks, testimonials and round-table discussions enabling visitors and professional photographers to reflect on the future of photography, and to share their love of this medium.

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