FIAC Returns to Paris with Modern and Contemporary Art

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PARIS-- FIAC 2001, a leading modern and contemporary art fair, will be held Oct. 10 to 15 in Paris at the Porte de Versailles. Offering works of art exhibited by 160 leading international art galleries, the Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) will include museum-quality modern, contemporary and cutting-edge art in every medium, from paintings, sculpture and works on paper to photography and video art installations. The exhibition will include works by approximately 500 artists from 16 countries. Many of these works will be on public view for the first time.

World-renowned galleries based in 44 cities in 16 countries will exhibit at this year's FIAC, the 28th-annual presentation of the prestigious international art fair. The exhibition will be divided into four sectors: one-person shows; group shows; prints; and a cutting-edge exhibition section entitled "Perspectives," which is a juried selection of 14 one-person shows by emerging young artists from around the world showing site-specific works.

Notable contemporary artists in the fair will include Marina Abramovic, Francesco Clemente, Damien Hirst, Roni Horn, Shirn Neshat, Tracey Moffiat, Malcolm Morley, Tony Oursler, Pierre & Gilles, Andres Serrano, Sandyu Skoglund and Jessica Stockholder. Also prominently included in FIAC 2001 will be the American photographer Nan Goldin. The exhibition of Goldin's artwork will coincide with her first major one-person show in Europe, which will begin an exhibition tour at the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris on Oct. 10.

Important 20th-century fine art at FIAC 2001 will include works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fernando Botero, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sol Le Witt, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joan Miro, Louis Nevelson and Tom Wesselman. …