The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), which closed its doors on Sunday 22 October 2017, was a resounding success in all its different sectors: modern art, contemporary art, and design. The galleries reported exceptional and sustained sales to collectors, corporate foundations, and public and private institutions throughout the five-day period. Sales took place both within the historic setting of FIAC at the Grand Palais, and at the fair’s other locations – the On Site sector, installed at the Petit Palais and other key sites of the Hors les Murs circuit.
Next year’s 45th edition of FIAC will occupy the Grand Palais and these prestigious sites from 18 to 21 October 2018, with a vernissage on 17 October. FIAC will continue to be held at the Grand Palais for the next three editions, up to and including the year 2020.
FIAC recorded 73,910 admissions in 5 days, representing a 2.5% increase on our 2016 figures. In addition, 12,574 VIP visitors, collectors, institutions, French and international professionals were hosted, representing a 3% increase compared to the previous edition.
By bringing together, from 18 to 22 October 2017, 193 galleries (including 41 new exhibitors) specialising in modern art, contemporary art, and design, originating from 30 countries, FIAC has never so broadly represented international contemporary creation. It notably accommodated galleries from 7 new countries – Egypt, Kosovo, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, and Tunisia. It has again demonstrated its commitment to emerging galleries through the Lafayette Sector, which was this year characterised by unprecedented diversity and vivacity.