Officielle 2015 — Un événement FIAC


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Officielle 2015
Un événement FIAC

Past: October 21 → 25, 2015

Fiac 2015 grid Les foires de l’automne à Paris Comme chaque année, Paris devient, fin octobre, le centre d’attention de tous les amateurs d’art. Une effervescence qui ne cesse de croître depuis le renouveau de la Fiac. Face à cette multiplication de foires et salons, on observe une tendance à la spécialisation, qui fait de chaque événement une promesse cohérente en phase avec l'évolution des pratiques artistiques. Fiac grand palais 2015 grid Fiac et off-s : une semaine d’automne à Paris À l’automne, Paris devient le centre de gravité du monde de l’art moderne et contemporain. Foires, salons, performances, vernissages et lancements, tous se donnent rendez-vous en cette « rentrée » artistique qui talonne la grand-messe londonienne du Frieze.

Officielle showcases young galleries whose exhibition programs demonstrate a remarkable aptitude for deciphering and promoting the most recent trends in contemporary art. It emphasizes not only the discovery of emerging artists and galleries, but also as the rediscovery of artists who have played the role of father figures or visionaries for the younger generation.

The selection committee is composed of curators Hou Hanru (curator/artistic director of MAXXI, Rome), Anne Dressen (curator at the ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), Florence Ostende (curator and art historian, Paris), along with Olivier Antoine (founder/director of Art: Concept, Paris) and Josée Gensollen (collector and philanthropist, Marseilles).

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Doug Aitken, Cloud Plane (Slipstream), 2015 — Aluminum lightbox, LED lights, chromogenic transparency, acrylic — 152.4 x 317.5 x 17.8 cm © Doug Aitken — Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

Hors les murs

Organized in collaboration by the FIAC & Officielle, the 2015 edition of Hors-les-Murs presents a dynamic, enriched program. Expanding outwards from its historical center, the Jardin des Tuileries (Domaine National du Louvre), a participating site for the tenth consecutive year, Hors-les-Murs includes various locations in the Jardin des Plantes, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, the Place Vendôme, and along the banks of the Seine.

The 2015 edition of Hors les Murs welcomes a new site, a mythical building in the Parisian cultural landscape : the Maison de la Radio, which will present a program of sound works, both new recordings and archival radio broadcasts, in a program organized by curator Anne-Laure Chamboissier.

A program of films, performances, and concerts as been organized at the Cité de la Mode et du Design, with “carte blanche” evenings dedicated to various artists taking place at Silencio.

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Henrique Oliveira, Condensation, 2012 — Matelas — 198 x 158 x 200 cm Courtesy Galerie GP & N Vallois, Paris

With Officielle, the FIAC is also renewing its program of performances. Ouvertures/Openings, conceived and organized with the Musée de Louvre, is accompanied by In Process, a cycle of performances dedicated to young artists, planned in collaboration with curator Mehdi Brit. En Scène, a program of performances by students of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, will present its inaugural program at the Cité de la Mode et du Design during Officielle. Cinéphémère (a program of artist films sponsored by the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard and organized with curator Daniel Kurjakovic) will be presented at the Grand Palais.

Thus, the FIAC and Officielle continue their commitment to creative forces operating outside of the art market but at the heart of creativity.

The concerns of contemporary society, the questions that emerge and ideas that result are examined in two programs of conferences and dialogs, the first at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle on the relationship between art and science, organized with COAL (Coalition pour l’Art et le Développement Durable, or Coalition for Art and for Sustainable Development) ; the other on contemporary poetry and the social sciences, organized with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and developed by Alex Cecchetti.

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Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Maisons françaises, une collection #543, 2012 — B & W pigment print on enhanced matte paper — 55 x 70 cm Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Allen, Paris

New art spaces and intriguing cultural initiatives are enriching the Parisian art scene this year. The Galeries Lafayette Foundation is taking on the radically innovative forms designed by Rem Koolhas, scheduled to open in 2017, and invites the public to discover its new building through the program “Lafayette, Anticipation.” After a long renovation, the Musée de l’Homme is reopening its doors with an exhibition of works by Pascale Marthine Tayou. Inaugurated at the end of 2014 after a redesign by Xavier Veilhan, the Château de Rentilly, the FRAC Ile-de-France’s second site, presents a selection of works from the collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques.



Musées en Seine

Ticketholders to FIAC or to Officielle can use the river shuttles operated by Batobus to access the Grand Palais, the Docks — Cité de la Mode et du Design, the participants in Hors Les Murs, and twenty more cultural institutions :

  • Maison de la Radio Musée de l’Homme
  • Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
  • Mona Bismarck American Center
  • Palais de Tokyo
  • Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • Musée du quai Branly
  • Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
  • Petit Palais
  • Musée de l’Orangerie
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • ENSBA — Palais des Beaux-Arts
  • La Monnaie de Paris
  • Institut du Monde Arabe
  • Museum national d’Histoire naturelle
  • La Maison Rouge — Fondation Antoine de Galbert
  • La Cinémathèque Française
  • Bétonsalon — Centre d’art et de recherche
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France — site François Mitterrand
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs
  • Collège des Bernardins

Two river shuttles will connect the pier under the Pont Alexandre III and the Docks in thirty minutes, on a pier inaugurated especially for Officielle

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions

Jardin des Tuileries

The FIAC & Officielle present an ensemble of outdoor works in the Jardin des Tuileries in association with the Domaine National du Louvre. The exceptional context of the garden, together with the continued success of the program, enables the FIAC to present some twenty projects each year, including installations, sculptures, performances, and sound works. Discover monumental works by David Altmejd, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Angela Bulloch, Antony Gormley, Eric Hattan, Kengo Kuma, Adrien Missika, Smiljan Radic, Vivien Roubaud, Xavier Veilhan, Ai Weiwei, and Heimo Zobernig, amongst many others.

Jardin des Plantes and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

The FIAC presents recent works in the Jardin des Plantes and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.

The works invest both indoor and outdoor spaces : the Jardin des Plantes, but also the emblematic sites of the Muséum such as the Ménagerie, the Serres, and the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution. This project provides the opportunity to showcase a unique program of artworks chosen to highlight a topical theme, chosen in connection with the concerns of the venue : art, nature, biodiversity, and the environment. The vegetal, living collections of the Muséum serve to support and encourage a knowledge of plants, ecosystems, the interaction between plants and animals, and the relationship between man and nature. This is an educational site that addresses a very large audience, from children to scientific researchers.

Place Vendôme

FIAC renews its collaboration with the Comité Vendôme and its members to present in the Place Vendôme works on a monumental scale that matches that of the site. This beautiful location symbolizes the excellence of expertise working in the service of the arts. This year, Dan Graham will present two new pavilions in this famed location. Hybrid works of sculpture, architecture, and design, these metal and glass structures are integrated into a public space such that they modify our perception of it.

Left Banks of the Seine

Thanks to the redesign of the left bank of the Seine, the FIAC unfolds along the Seine, from the Jardin des Tuileries to the Pont de Solférino, the Pont Alexandre III, the Pont des Invalides, and the Grand Palais. For the second consecutive year, it will present Sounds by the River, a group of sound works using recordings of our environment, in an installation conceived by Anne-Laure Chambroissier. In the maritime containers Zzz and You, located along the Promenade André Gorz, you’ll find installations by artists such as Soundwalk, Murray Schaffer, Eric la Casa, Dominique Petitgrand, and Cécile Paris.

Maison de La Radio

A new location has been added to Hors Les Murs for its 2015 edition : a mythical site in Paris’ cultural landscape, the Maison de la Radio, which reopened to the public in November 2014. Curator Anne-Laure Chambroissier has organized a group of sounds works, Sounds by the River, in the Maison de la Radio and along the Berges de la Seine, from October 19 to December 13, 2015. A unique occasion to emphasize the richness of sound recordings in Radio France archives, including the Ateliers de la Création Radiophonique produced by France Culture in collaboration with the CNAP.



Since 2008, FIAC has conceived and produced together with the Musée du Louvre the program of performances Ouvertures/Openings. This program explores the borders between different artistic disciplines such as dance, theater, music, and the visual arts by looking at current trends in the light of pioneering gestures in the history of performance since the 1960s.

The choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, whose work played a major part in bringing together dance with Minimalism, is the guest of honor. In the Auditorium of the Louvre, she presents the span of her career, concluding with her most recent work for seven dancers : the choreography The Concept of Dust explores the ephemerality of dance in connection to the history of art and to visual culture.

Volmir Cordeiro, Jérôme Bel, and Claudia Triozzi have created works in situ within the museum, opening new perspectives on the temporalities that coexist within these spaces.

Finally, the video work by La Ribot communicates a radical exploration of the “operator-body” and the possibility of extending visual thought. These choreographic conversations between three voices — movement, images, and imagination — urge us to ask ourselves the questions that La Ribot addresses so incisively in this “universal museum” : “what do we see, how do we see, and at what speed?”

In Process

In Process, inaugurated in 2013 in collaboration with Mehdi Brit, is a program of performances dedicated to the emerging art scene. Unfolding over six days in the Grand Palais and its associated Hors Les Murs sites, these performances provide an opportunity to discover the questions and stakes that are shaping performance art today. Artists are invited to produce performances inspired by a myth or mythology, thus revealing the multiplicity of forms that a dialog between history, performance, and contemporary experience can adopt.

Performances by Laetitia Badaut Hausmann, Yair Barelli, Jonah Bokaer, Alexandre Paulikevitch, Cally Spooner, and Tris Vonna-Mitchell will be presented during the FIAC.

En Scène

Along the embankment outside the Cité de la Mode et du Design, Officielle presents a program of performances as part of Hors Les Murs. En Scène is a program of performances by young artists, students at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts, taking place throughout Officielle.

Among the artists invited are Hicham Berrada and Laurent Durupt, Aalliicceelleessccaannnnee&ssoonniiaaddeerrzzyyppoollsskkii, Benjamin Efrati et Balasz Turai, Diego Verastegui and the art collective Miracle, Hélène Garcia and Emile Degorce-Dumas, Célia Gondol, and Valentin Lewandowski.

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