While the FIAC’s 2019 edition reflects a shifting market which is still struggling to locate new tendencies in the wake of an upcoming crisis, French artists sporadically appear in this international week’s spotlight. At the Petit Palais, for FIAC Projects, curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, the Sémiose gallery is producing three important works by Abraham Poincheval, Françoise Pétrovitch and by the group Présence Panchounette.
At the Grand Palais, the Christophe Gaillard
gallery presents a solo exhibition by Hélène Delprat
while the Papillon gallery
brings to life the vitality of Erik Dietman
’s work, in the international market’s shadow since his passing in 2002.
For the first time during this very strategic period, the Palais de Tokyo offers a journey around the works of 44 French artists born between 1930 and 1990, intertwining generations. In the context of a reexamination of art history, the exhibition entitled ’Futur, ancien, fugitif - une scène française studies little-known artists, neglected at the time or that are, according to the term used by curators… « singular ».
This is how artists that were well-known in the 1990s are repositioned or rediscovered in light of current trends. This is the case of Pierre Joseph associated by Nicolas Bourriaud to the Esthétique relationnelle, Maurice Blaussyld whose unique work captures the mystical folds of our contemporary era or Nina Childress whose narrative paintings taken in a halo of fluorescent colors translate the latent angst of our society, as well as Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Nathalie du Pasquier...
And for the younger generation, in their wake : Caroline Mesquita, Laura Amiel, Agata Ingarden...
The salon Galeristes installs its fourth edition during the FIAC week, an essential timing to establish its specific approach to the French scene and showcase it to French and foreign collectors as well as international professionals.
This “meeting platform”, which produces content, opens a section specifically dedicated to the Anthology of French art, sixteen solo shows of major figures whose works anticipate or reflect contemporary movements such as Gilles Aillaud, Nathalie du Pasquier, Véra Molnar, Pierre Célice or Jean-Pierre Bertrand...