Artsper set off to explore the 46th edition of the FIAC. Wearing comfortable trainers to wander down the aisles, and armed with our smartphones to capture everything, we used eagle-eyed precision to spot the stands that simply cannot be missed. Here are our must-see stands at the FIAC 2019!
303 Gallery (New York) : the geometric one
Triangles, circles, rectangles, cylinders and cubes juggle at this stand, with a very geometrical result! We were particularly keen on the contrast of the black sculptures with the white of the walls, which really accentuated the three dimensionality.
Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) : the stylish one
This stand’s layout is very striking. The pastel colours and mixture of materials such as plaster, paints, photos and stucco harmonise perfectly. What’s more, its mosaics give a lovely Mediterranean atmosphere to it all. We love it.
Salon 94 Gallery (New York) : the sexy one
We liked this stand for its electric colours and the way it portrays women. Nude figures are found behind fogged-up glass, in candid depictions evocative of mirages, with a dream-like quality to them.
Nara Roesler Gallery (São Paulo) : the sunny one
Is their aim to recall summer in São Paulo, or to highlight the magnificent sculptures on the stand? In any case, we were delighted by the sunny yellow of the Nara Roesler Gallery.
Continua Gallery : the green one
Come and visit the Galeria Continua stand for a breath of fresh air. In the middle of it is artist Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Totem, made of glass, vegetation and a multitude of details.
Van de Weghe Gallery (New York) : the pop one
This is the stand that was the most ‘pop‘ out of those at this year’s FIAC. Lined in a deep black, the walls proudly hang works by Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann. On the opposite side is a scarlet frog that looks at you with huge eyes.
Perrotin Gallery (Paris) : the galactic one
As with every year, the Perrotin Gallery stand is a major feature. We fell under the spell of this galactic atmosphere due to its superb scenography. Not to be missed under any circumstances.
Vallois Gallery (Paris) : the retro one
We were really fond of this stand’s vintage feel. Buckled heels, machines from a different age and torn, old-fashioned posters made for an enjoyable retro twist after so many ultra-modern stands.
High Art Gallery (Paris) : the eccentric one
On the first floor we discovered the most eccentric of the FIAC’s stands. We particularly fancied Max Hooper Schneider’s magical aquarium. Come closer, it’s worth it!
Soft Opening Gallery (Londres) : the ‘once upon a time’ one
Finally, artists also appreciate “once upon a time” and a happy ending. We loved the enchanting world of the London gallery Soft Opening’s stand.
The FIAC ends this Sunday, the 20th October. If you haven’t had time to go, don’t panic! There are plenty more exhibitions opening their doors this month for you to have an suitably arty autumn.