FIAC Hors les murs 2016
Since 1974 and every year at the end of October, the Foire International d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) hosts art professionals, collectors, artists and amateurs of contemporary creation at the Grand Palais in Paris. Since 2006, the FIAC also offers to the public a program entitled hors les murs (« outside the walls » in French). This year, this exterior exhibition is set in the Tuileries Garden, on Place Vendôme and at the Musée national Eugène Delacroix.
At the heart of the Tuileries Garden, twenty or so artistic projects, sculptures and installations, join works by Maillol, Bourgeois and Penone, which have been installed in the garden for a few years already. After Dan Graham’s pavilions in 2015, a series of monumental works by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone is being displayed Place Vendôme: five white aluminum olive trees and five men carved in sandstone. The Musée national Eugène Delacroix (located in the 6th arrondissement) offers two works by French artist Stéphane Thidet: Une Histoire vraie (2016), a five meter long neon light installed in the garden, and, for the first time in France, the sound and light artwork From Walden to Space, Chapter II: the hut (2015), located in what used to be Delacroix’s studio.