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FIAC, Paris

View of FIAC, Paris, 2014.
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Sabrina Tarasoff

“Is there sexual innuendo in the artworld?”(1) Cady Noland, in response to this question posed by John Waters and Bruce Hainley in Art: A Sex Book (2003), answered with a very prompt: “Yes. ‘Euphemisms.’” According to the infamous artworld absentee, artists and dealers are screwed, and often engaged in “one... continue reading
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FIAC, Paris

View of FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris, 2013, with Jean Dubuffet, Welcome Parade, 1974/2008.
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Mara Hoberman

Turning forty is tough. But FIAC is celebrating this milestone in characteristic Parisian style with a slightly more international roster of galleries on view in the Grand Palais (with first-timers from Canada, Ireland, and the Czech Republic). And with an expanded and notably strong “Hors les Murs” (Outside the Walls)... continue reading
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FIAC, Paris

Rob Pruitt, A Fiberglass-model of a Stegosaurus dinosaur, varnished in cosmi-chrome, 2012.
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Mara Hoberman

It’s hard to pinpoint the moment that FIAC actually started. Extramural events—gallery unveilings, private museum tours, an “immaterial” auction, a magazine launch, a performance on a bateau mouche, and lots and lots of parties—began in earnest on Monday, just one day after Frieze ended, two days before FIAC’s “guest of... continue reading
FIAC!

FIAC, Paris

Louise Lawler, Moonrocks, 2008-2009.
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Caroline Soyez-Petithomme

Following the opening of FIAC on Wednesday, positive feedback confirmed a strong start. Perhaps a little dazed after the opening, a few dealers–such as Isabelle Alfonsi, co-founder of Marcelle Alix with Cécilia Becanovic–scattered to deal with collectors and other VIPs scanning everything in the booths. Marcelle Alix took part in... continue reading
FIAC – International Contemporary Art Fair, Paris
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ADAM KLEINMAN

Considering the stigmas of alcohol and its abuses, advertising such products can be tricky. Cleverly, Ricard hit upon an idea: sponsor an eponymous prize at an art fair, throw a party for the winner, and then partner with the Pompidou to donate a work to the collection as the reward. With each step, the sponsor advertizes obliquely as the "class" of high art adds cachet to a cheap drink. An art fair, by definition, is a private affair, a purely commercial enterprise.... continue reading

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