“He put a camera in a carcass and waited for the wolves to come.” That, says Whitney Johnson, director of visuals and immersive experiences, is the kind of effort that makes for a standout National Geographic photo.
Founded in Paris in 1974, the International Contemporary Art Fair, FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, brings together modern and contemporary art galleries among the most important in the international scene. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances, and digital arts.
FIAC is held each year in late October, in Paris, at the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais.
Built for the 1900 World Fair and listed as an historic monument, the Grand Palais accommodates under the largest glass ceiling in Europe over 1.5 million visitors per year during events dedicated to contemporary creation and innovation.
Like its neighbor, the Petit Palais was also built for the 1900 World Fair and became the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris in 1902.
FIAC is the meeting place dedicated to art professionals and each year invites gallery owners, collectors, artists, curators, directors of institutions and personalities from the international contemporary art world from over 60 countries.
Each year, FIAC records over 70,000 entries.