FIAC at the Grand Palais, Paris.
For its fortieth edition, FIAC is presenting 184 galleries from 25 countries.
The Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain is also expanding its presence outside the walls with a particularly rich program at the Jardins des Tuileries, at the National Domaine du Louvre, but also at the Jardin des Plantes and different areas of the National Museum of Natural History,
Place Vendome, and for the first time, along the Seine thanks to the redevelopment of the banks of the Left Bank. For those who will have not the opportunity to go to Paris, FIAC is offering interactive virtual tours on tablets and smartphones, available all year. In an effort to give a numerical extension to its manifestation, the FIAC has partnered with creative agency Sisso to offer lovers of contemporary art a high definition 360* panorama of the galleries that will be exhibited at the Grand Palais.
Until October 27th
«Hamish Fulton, En marchant» at the CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète.
To mark the return to France of the British artist Hamish Fulton, the Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain of the Languedoc-Roussillon is offering
a monographic exhibition that will feature his latest productions. Associated with the family of first generation conceptual artists, Hamish Fulton has been traveling the world on foot since the 1970’s, engaging in the artistic steps that he lives like solitary performances. The intimate experience
of these hundreds of steps and thousands of kilometers traveled is revisited in this exhibition through photographs, wall paintings and sculptures. For his project at the CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Hamish Fulton made a solitary 23-day walk through the Pyrenees, from Hendaye and Llançà, in Spain.
From October 30th to February 2nd 2014
«Eric Jourdan, Fauve» at the Gallery En attendant les Barbares, Paris.
It all started with a passion of the artist Eric Jourdan, and all he had for reference was a piece of tawny leather.
In the spirit of the decorative artists of the mid-twentieth century, he wanted to play with and mix up different precious materials. Fascinated by Jean Michel Frank, an artist-creator from the 1940s, Eric Jourdan has focused his imagination towards an elitist inspiration that expresses itself via exceptional pieces that are limited and numbered. With this exhibition, he pays tribute to his predecessors in a sophisticated crossover that mixes the tangles of time in an un-complicated manner, while remaining faithful to the style that makes him unique, a blend of sophistication and modernity.
Until December 21st
«Oman et la mer» at the National Maritime Museum, Paris.
Presented under the auspices of the Sultanate of Oman, this exhibition traces the fascinating history that links France to Omani maritime heritage.
The fantastic adventure of a civilization facing a raging sea on majestic ships is told across 5000 years of history.
These trips were initiated to develop maritime trade, and through them the Omani sailors lived extraordinary stories worthy of being told in The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor. Visitors are invited to follow the route of the incense, to discover Omani hospitality and the secrets of the manufacturing of the ships, true works of art that were constructed using fiber ropes or constructed with planks nailed to the frame.
Until January 5th 2014
PlanetVeo, patron of the exhibition “Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera
l’Art en fusion” at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, wants to extend your trip to Mexico.
Creator of on-line bespoke vacations, PlanetVeo is joining forces with the Musée de l’Orangerie as part of an exhibition devoted to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera,
two emblematic figures of the world as well as Mexican art. And as a way of extending the trip, Mexicoveo is inaugurating two new original journeys that follow in the footsteps of these two legendary artists. Whether one prefers to discover the great pre-Hispanic sites that both artists were so fond of with the “Diego and Frida: Aficionados of the Mexican land” tour or make a real pilgrimage for lovers of Mexican art with the “Frida and Diego: the wedding of an elephant and a dove” journey, Mexicoveo will take you to the most beautiful places in Mexico.
Frieze Masters in London until Sunday, October 20, 2013.
2nd edition for Frieze Masters, sponsorized by the Deutsche Bank, presenting this year, 130 handpicked galleries.
Housed in a building designed by the New York architecture firm Selldorf Architects,
the fair offers a different perspective and presents works across all ages. Galleries from around the world show both masterpieces of classical and contemporary works of the 20th century that come together and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere and subdued lighting. Special mention to the Korean gallery Kukje Gallery and New York Tina Kim Gallery, which showcase Dansaekhwa art , Korean artistic movement born in the 70s in response to the economic and political situation of the country and revealed by a monochrome painting as the work “From line “of the artist, writer and philosopher Lee Ufan.
Gloucester Green, Regent’s Park. London.
1:54, First African contemporary art fair in London until 20 October.
Located in the beautiful building of Somerset House,
on the initiative of Touria El Glaoui, the daughter of artist Hassan El Glaoui, the fair has 15 galleries and 70 artists from Angola, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire , Nigeria … among others to promote these emerging artists on the international scene in the same period as Frieze. The architect David Adjaye who won the RIBA International Award has made the design of this first edition.
Somerset House. London.
The Palais Namaskar in Marrakech
hosts the “Symbiosis of Two Worlds” exhibition. The prestigious palace of the Oetker Collection
and the German Cultural Foundation, the Written Art Foundation, are hosting an exhibition of modern art featuring the works of forty artists from the Maghreb and Europe. This event will celebrate the centennial of the legendary journey of three great European artists – August Macke, Louis Moilliet and Paul Klee to Tunis in Tunisia – which marked the beginning of intense exchanges between Europe and the Maghreb. By grace of these cultural exchanges, an art without borders was born, producing works of extraordinary diversity and richness. The exhibition aims to show that the interest of European artists for the Maghreb grows in both directions, presenting artists from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria who have a presence in Europe. On the European side, the exhibition presents works by Pierre Soulages, Pierre Alechinsky and Antoni Tapies, as well as some advocates of the postmodern movement such as Cy Twombly, Gerhard Richet and Mark Tobey.
From November 9th to December 8th
Sofia Coppola designs ten magical windows at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche for the launch of the new Louis Vuitton SC Bag.
One of Sofia Coppola’s favorite places, the Bon Marché Rive Gauche is celebrating the launch of the mini version of the SC Bag, designed in 2009 by the director for Louis Vuitton.
Each of the ten windows of the Bon Marché is therefore hosting a very cinematic staging of the SC Bag by showcasing the vibrant colors of the new collection.
A bright, joyful exuberance, light and feminine, full of neon pink, hearts, flowers and fawns.
Until the 26th of October
Magic glove at the Palais Royal.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jean Cocteau’s death, to celebrate the talent of the great The Beauty and the Beast creator,
the couture House Fabre gave a new birth to the magical glove, fairy accessory from this cult movie, under the impulsion of Olivier Fabre
the little grand son of the founder. Created in the workshops of Millau, the rich know-how of the House Fabre is expressed in this unique work, never created before. Between work of art and fashion accessory, re-interpreted by the famous glover maker factory from Aveyron, approved by the little niece of Jean Cocteau, Dominique Marny, director of the “Comité Cocteau”, this unique piece and its beautiful making, are giving credit to the french cultural heritage. The glove in embroided lamb handmade with gold thread and Swarovsky gems will be exhibited until january 15th in the Palais Royal boutique, gallery Valois.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.
Opened in 1963, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the group’s first hotel, is celebrating its fiftieth birthday until the end of the year and has created two exclusive offers for a luxurious stay.
The “Fantastic 50” offer includes accommodation in one of the Oriental Suites overlooking the city, transfers, a bottle of champagne in the room, breakfast served in the privacy of the suite and lunch in the Clipper Lounge,
a gourmet dinner at the Mandarin Grill+Bar, a spa treatment, a tasting selection of 1963 ports in The Chinnery and two silver tankards, engraved with the guests’ initials. The “Golden Celebration” offer includes breakfast for two at the Clipper Lounge, a bottle of champagne in the room, a spa credit and a special gift to commemorate the hotel’s 50 years.
Until the 29th of December
«Celebrate Together» for the 25th anniversary of the Peninsula New York.
On the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary, being celebrated with pomp and elegance for 25 weeks, the Peninsula New York is offering preferential tariffs.
To enjoy the luxury hotel in its entirety, the Sterling Peninsula Suite Experience includes one night in one of the hotel’s most luxurious suites, featuring two large bedrooms, return transfers in a Rolls-Royce from the airport to the hotel, a private helicopter ride over New York, a bottle of champagne in room upon arrival, a Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co picture frame, a private Spa Retreat for two and breakfast for two in your room or at Clément restaurant, which opened on September 30th marking the beginning of the celebrations.
Until the 31st of March 2014
Skateboards and contemporary art to help street children.
SK8room is launching a collection of skateboards decorated with works by iconic artists of contemporary art.
Launched in the mid 90’s with a board decorated with an original work by Keith Haring, the collection has grown through donations from artists to the Skateistan association. This NGO works with street children – 40% of them girls – to provide them with educational activities as well as skateboards. Due to a collaboration between SK8room and Skateistan, the collection
of boards is continually embellished with iconic works of art, including some by Handy Hope and Ai Weiwei. The Chinese artist, who blends social criticism, architecture and applied arts into his work, is known for his criticism of the Chinese government, which led to him being imprisoned there a few years ago. For SK8room, Ai Weiwei chose three works combining photography and powerful lyrics.
«Design Tour» in Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Montpellier and Marseille.
The first national touring design course, Design Tour is launching its second edition in the five regional capitals that drive French design.
This edition, held in collaboration with the host area(s), invites manufacturers, designers, artisans, retailers, lifestyle and concept stores to speak about their area, to create a new network of creative audacity with fellow professionals and enthusiasts.
Four exhibitions will be presented in emblematic places in each city. A total of 140 locations on five stages will be hosting various events to make Design Tour a veritable feast of contemporary art.
From October 16th to November 28th
«Facing the Modern: the portrait in Vienna 1900» at the National Gallery, London.
The first major exhibition devoted to Viennese portraits in England, “Facing the Modern… ” provides an overview of this mode of expression that was popular in Austria at the turn of the twentieth century.
Pieces by iconic artists – including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oska Kokoschka and Arnold Schoenberg – meet those of lesser-known artists,
but no less representative of the art of the portrait in the late twentieth century. Witnessing a turning point that begins with the urban and economic renewal, and religious and ethnic tolerance before falling with the rise of nationalist and anti-Semitic movements, these portraits had a profound impact on the composition of the Viennese middle classes. Symbols of social status and a sense of belonging to a revival, they also serve to express the anxiety and alienation of their authors.
From October 9th to January 12th 2014
«Alaïa» at the musée Galliera, Paris.
For it’s reopening, the musée de la Mode de la ville de Paris has devoted its first retrospective to Azzedine Alaïa.
Since his first designer collection, presented in 1979, he has made leather fragile and sensual. By inventing new morphologies with the simple effect of complex seams, Alaïa became the couturier of a fashion that transcends time. His influence on contemporary and fundamental fashion and his creative talent has also won him to Fashion Oscars, received in 1985. His creations have already been exhibited at the Palladium in New York, at the Palazzo Corsini in Florence and at the Groninger Musem in Groningen in the Netherlands, but this is the first time his talent has been celebrated in Paris.
Until January 26th 2014