FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair

from 21 October 2021 to 24 October 2021

For several days each year, Paris becomes the world capital of contemporary art with the FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair. A veritable institution recognized worldwide, the FIAC is an opportunity for the public to discover the latest developments in contemporary art, through works by some of the most famous artists in the world.

In total, some 1,500 artists show their work for the 75,000 spectators to see in the aisles of the Grand Palais Ephémère, the Tuileries Gardens, the Musée Eugène Delacroix and Place Vendôme.

The FIAC is also the occasion for an artist residing in France, or of French origin, to be awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize, which brings with it international recognition. Like all fairs, the FIAC is also a marketplace where the works of art change hands and professionals meet. Each year, there is much speculation in the press about the price of various works of art, which contributes to establishing the legitimacy of the artists.

Audience

All public

PRICES AND TIMES

Prices and times

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October from noon to 8pm ; Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October from noon to 7pm.

€40. Reduced price: €27

PLACE

Tout Paris

The capital is the setting each year for the organisation of major cultural, sport and festive events… So Parisians, French and tourists meet on the quays of Paris for Paris Plages, Nuit Blanche, the Paris Marathon, the Roland Garros Grand Slam tournament, the Tour de France , the fireworks of July 14th at the Trocadero, the LGBT Pride March, the Techno Parade … A varied program throughout the year!

 

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Just a few steps away from the Champs-Elysées the new Beefbar Paris restaurant opened its doors with a stunning interior design project by Humbert & Poyet, the top architects brought to life the richness of this Art Noveau Jewel. Let’s take a look!

See also: Inspiring Interior Design Projects To Discover In Paris

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After Monaco, Hong Kong and Mexico, the partnership between Ricardo Giraudi, creator of the Beefbar restaurant concept in 2005, and interior designers Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet continues.

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During World War II, the old dining room of the Langham Hotel in Paris was bricked up to hide it from the Nazis because it housed a work of art created in 1898 by the architect Emil Hurtré and painted by Jules Wielhosrki.


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Respect for this masterpiece was to be the linchpin of the project, but it was imperative that it be restored as it deserved. To do this, they brought together the best craftsmen, mirror makers, painters and decorators who were ready to once again give this jewel the splendor of times gone by.

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This historical and aesthetic pattern inspired the studio, accustomed to creating elegant and special environments, to play on the contrast between the ancient and the extremely contemporary, “a love game between sobriety and eccentricity”, as they say themselves, repainting the imposing work in the spirit of ancient times in shades of green and bronze.

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Saturated colors and modern furnishings contrast with the industrial ceiling and black and minimalist exterior. Art Nouveau-inspired carpets and Art Deco motifs, all a vivid nod to the city’s rich design history.

See also: Inside A Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Penthouse In The Heart Of Paris

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What do you think about the Beefbar Paris? Stay with us to discover more exciting interior design projects!

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When it comes to design events this is a very atypical year, so most exhibitions will make a detour to the online form and showcase its beautiful luxury design pieces on various platforms that somehow, provide an alternative to such uncertain times. Today, Inspiration and Ideas brings to you a handful amount of design events that until de end of the year, will be thriving whether online or presently with all the safety precautions taken so you can still enjoy all the wonders of luxury furniture and modern design.

DOWNTOWN DESIGN

November 9 – November 14 (Virtual event)

Adapting to new realities and current shifts, this year’s editions of Downtown Design, will present designers and creatives investigating themes related to the locality, collective work, future imagining, and sharing of public space under physical and mobility restrictions.

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DECOREX

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For the first time in its 42-year history, one of the most well-known design eventsDecorex, is adopting an all-virtual format that involves 3 days of networking, inspiration, and specification online. Taking place 17-19 November 2020, attendance for Decorex Virtual is free.

17 – November 19 (Virtual event)
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FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is moving forward as planned. The health and safety of FLIBS’ staff, exhibitors, and visitors is of the utmost importance and as such will follow the industry-wide AllSecure standards created and implemented by Informa in coordination with association partners. The 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is taking place on October 28 – Nov 1, 2020.

October 28 – Nov 1
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See Also: Top Designers That Lead You On A Never-Ending Design Journey


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SLEEP & EAT

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For 15 years, Sleep & Eat has been the destination for the hospitality design community to connect. Returning for the first time in an all-virtual format, from 17-19 November, Sleep & Eat Virtual will bring the hospitality design industry together once more for video meetings, speed networking, knowledge-sharing, and inspiration.

17 – November 19 (Virtual event)
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DESIGN MIAMI

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This December, Design Miami is proud to launch its new Podium program, a selling exhibition concept that presents collectible design from both leading art galleries and independent design studios, curated by Curatorial Director Aric Chen. 

November 27 – December 6 (Live Event)
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FRIEDMAN BENDA EXHIBITION

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Faye Toogood [British, b. 1977]
Maquette 259 / Canvas and Foam Seat, Rust (Prototype), 2020
Primed, washed canvas, upholstery foam, fabric paint
27.5 x 70.75 x 53 inches
70 x 180 x 135 cm
Edition of 8

On November 5, Friedman Benda will open an expansive art exhibition called What Would Have Been. On the heels of a tumultuous and unprecedented cycle of global design events, the art gallery will share a trove of modern design from over 30 studios filled with modern artists originally destined for exhibition in galleries, fairs, and museums across five continents.  

November 5 – December 12
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Jonathan Trayte [British, b. 1980]
The Dream (Chandelier), 2020
Polished bronze, frosted glass, light fittings
167 x 25 x 100 cm (variable)

DAVID GILL GALLERY’S EXHIBITION

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David Gill Gallery’s Spring Group Show presents key pieces of modern and contemporary art and design. Works by Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir David Chipperfield, Fredrikson Stallard, Mattia Bonetti, Lena Peters, Sebastian Brajkovic, Francis Sultana, Barnaby Barford, Garouste & Bonetti, Campana Brothers, Michele Oka Doner, Sebastian ErraZuriz, Milena Muzquiz and more.

16 Mar – 31 Dec 2020
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GALLERY FUMI EXHIBITION

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Gallery FUMI’s new exhibition gently reflects this new position, with its interior reconfigured as a contemplative domestic space. “We’ve all been through significant changes this year,” say FUMI’s cofounders Sam Pratt and Valerio Capo, “and we’re taking many things a lot less for granted – including beautiful works of design which are here to enrich our worlds.

17 September – 31 December 2020
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Rambling old house, located deep along a Shanghai alley, houses the Coexist art exhibition. Starting from architecture and space, the modern art exhibition presents a journey to discover beauty across time and space. The century-old house is a perfect combination of Shanghai and Western contemporary design styles.

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The staircases and facades painted in grey-green bring the exuberant green moss of Shanghai summer into space. Set to a light green tonality, the art installation continues a vibrant aesthetic exploration from the outside in.

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“The beauty of life lies in collision and harmony. It is my objective to present an object objectively.” These are Chris Shao’s equally opening and concluding thoughts.

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New York and Shanghai-based designer Chris Shao staged an inaugural showcase of contemporary design via his new platform Objective Collection, set within a heritage house in Shanghai’s Xintiandi neighborhood. At Coexist art Exhibition, two seemingly incongruent elements – an old house and new contemporary art, now exist together under one roof. Viewers are invited to appreciate both the beauty and functionality of the objects, their differences becoming a metaphor for the essence of life.

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“From architecture, interior, to furniture, fabric; from 3D to 2D, Co-exist is a story about the ingenious integration of art, furniture design, and space, inspiring thinking from more dimensions,” explains Chris Shao about the Objective Collection art exhibition.

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On show until September 12th (and guest curated by Simon Wang alongside Shao), the Coexist art exhibition sees the union of different layers, colors, and stories that together create an intriguing viewing experience.

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Whether it’s a colorful living room that always helps the party to last a bit longer or a zingy bathroom that takes you to the Tropics with its emerald green gloss tiles and palm print wallpaper combination, the hues in a modern home are the perfect place to start having some fun.

IMMERSIVE WALL MURALS

By paying homage to one of the world’s oldest decorative art forms, you grant your modern home a sense of theatre and opulence. There’s the classic Chinoiserie look, the old-world map-style mural, or trompe l’oeil paneling as a more pared-back take on the traditional mural. On the whole, dining rooms, hallways and bathrooms particularly suit this painterly style of decor where there’s a little less to distract by way of furniture and accessories. Or, if you opt for a more minimal mural wallpaper, a restful bedroom space might make for the perfect setting. This is where the hand-painted mural can give rise to pretty rooms such as cute bedrooms for girls, with a delicately-does-it illustration serving as a bedtime story that shall always result in a very happily-ever-after ending.

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If you’re looking to brighten your modern home, you may want to consider our colorful room designs and ideas, just in time for the summer vibes!

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EXPERIMENTAL ART INSTALLATIONS

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For many, art is a source of everlasting pleasure. Collectables, heirlooms, pieces to take with you from home to home and appreciate in a new light as the years go by. It all comes down to color psychology and how brightness, shade, tint, tone, and overall color temperature can alter your experience of a given hue. Warm colors such as red, orange, and yellow are especially linked to happiness, optimism, and energy, as are bright, light pastels such as peach, soft pink, and lilac. Studies show they all release the happy hormone, dopamine. Colour theorists also suggest that blending multiple primary and secondary colors—be it in an outfit, a color scheme, or indeed a painting—will produce a happier outcome, so if you’re working with an art buyer, suggest they hunt high and low for works that tick these boxes.

 

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PLAYFUL COLOUR PALETTES

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Colorful rooms come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t be fooled into thinking that only the large living rooms can take a dramatic dose of pigment. In fact, a prudent piece of advice often offered by interior designers is to really go to town on one of the smallest spaces in the whole home—the downstairs guest bathroom or cloakroom. It’s in here that many clients test their bravery, experimenting with colorful wallpaper that they might never have dared to try in their bedroom. If this scenario rings true, think about how it makes you feel and whether that playfulness could be taken into an additional room to maximize on the spirit. After all, color is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal to dramatically alter the character of your modern home.

UPBEAT PATTERNS TO MIX AND MATCH

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Pattern clashes are a surefire way to change the pace of your decor. A modern home that combines contemporary geometrics with Art Deco pineapple motifs is a home that is dynamic and gregarious. It’s a conversation starter—a reminder to not take life too seriously, to let our hair down, and to have fun. As with color, go as zany with your pairings as suits your personal style. But a heady mix of the pattern doesn’t have to be in the realm of wacky to have a mood-boosting effect. For a gentler approach, make sure your prints have points in common, such as color, which will make them sit together far more naturally.

UNEXPECTED FURNITURE PAIRINGS

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It’s important to distinguish that happy rooms don’t necessarily equate to tantalizingly experimental interiors. Boldness is of course not the sole route to achieving beauty. One of the most dependable ways to ensure your furniture selections will bring a smile to your face on the regular is to really take the time to satisfy some sort of nostalgia. That could be sourcing an antique armoire and dressing table for the bedroom that brings up the memory of you playing dress up as a child in your grandmother’s bedroom. In essence, memory lane is your key to unlocking the most meaningful furniture pairings.

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The creative insight behind “unusual living rooms” comes from two small handwritten booklets, recently discovered in the Fornasetti archive. This collection of unpublished drawings and writings by Piero Fornasetti depicts suns with human faces and other unusual features. One of the unusual living rooms — “Solitario“, “sole” meaning “sun” in Italian — presents these unseen illustrations as part of furnishing decorations that form a complete interior setting.

Malachite living room

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Fornasetti has unveiled “unusual living rooms” — five different proposals for interior settings. United by the imaginative fantasy that distinguishes the atelier’s decorations, the five living rooms are titled: leopardo, facciata quattrocentesca, malachite, soli a ventaglio, and solitario. Sofas, armchairs, and benches are complemented with tables, lamps, mirrors, and other accessories, endowing a living room with an ironic yet sophisticated ambiance.

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“From a collection of ironic drawings, made by my father with that lightness of his that was never sentimental, there emerged a desire to build spaces that create a special atmosphere for a time and a place that will once again be shared,” explains Barnaba Fornasetti.

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Facciata Quattrocentesca living room

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Although diverse in inspiration — architectural, natural, or purely graphic — the decorations all pay tribute to the unmistakable style found in Fornasetti’s drawings and engravings.

 

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Leopardo living room

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Attention to detail and expert craftsmanship brings life to the original drawings, resulting in truly artistic creations that reflect Fornasetti’s inexhaustible imagination. The fabrics that cover the seats have printed trompe l’oeil or optical motifs that continue on the tubular iron structures, thereby creating subtle echoes and illusions.

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Solitario living room

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XII Congreso Internacional 'Historia de la arquitectura moderna española' en Pamplona

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Título

XII Congreso Internacional. Historia de la arquitectura moderna española

Tipo

Congreso

Organizadores

Desde

25 de Mayo de 2019 13:00

Hasta

27 de Mayo de 2020 18:00

Las formas de las construcciones para la industria (en todos sus frentes, desde los embalses, los almacenes y los silos, a los talleres y molinos), en su búsqueda eminente de la eficacia económica y espacial, fueron referencias formales muy atractivas para los arquitectos en el arranque del movimiento moderno, como destacó Banham; e inspiraron muchas veces los diseños de la edificación urbana ordinaria.

Así sucedió en los años veinte en Europa y luego, más tarde, en España.

De una parte, el desarrollo industrial exigía nuevos contenedores para los que no había casi nunca referencias en la arquitectura de los siglos pasados; y, además, los nuevos materiales se emplearon en la industria de modo especialmente desnudo, despreocupado y desornamentado, por la misma condición de su destino no habitacional.

De modo que esos edificios industriales, en sí mismos, se convirtieron en un campo de experimentación de formas nuevas y de progreso.

Por otra parte, la carencia de referencias en las tradiciones locales para la arquitectura industrial propició que ese fuese un ámbito de marcada globalización, que favoreció la internacionalización general de la arquitectura.

De modo que finalmente la arquitectura industrial se convirtió en acicate, catalizador, referencia, campo de experimentación y fuente de inspiración para el progreso de la arquitectura, en lo formal y en lo material.

Sabido es que Frampton, Giedion y otros identificaron las raíces lejanas del Movimiento Moderno en la arquitectura del hierro y en las obras de ingeniería; tomándolas como referencias técnicas, estéticas y hasta programáticas, y símbolos eminentes del funcionalismo como principio generador de la forma.

Llevando más allá esa idea, por demás hoy en día asumida y aceptada, Banham hace años más tarde esta sugerente apreciación:

“Un tema de importancia histórica extraordinaria: en la medida en que el Estilo Internacional fue una imitación de modelos y prototipos americanos, debe ser el primer movimiento arquitectónico en la historia del arte que está basado casi exclusivamente en datos fotográficos en vez de en las antiguas, y en otro tiempo inevitables, técnicas de la inspección personal y el dibujo elaborado”.

(Banham, R. La Atlántida de Hormigón, Introducción, p. 27)

Que da pie a un tema de estudio muy interesante, en un momento como el presente, en el que el formalismo y la apariencia tomados como fines, separados de la función y de la construcción y aún de la estructura, han adquirido notable protagonismo.

Así, si respecto al arranque del Movimiento Moderno en Europa la consideración de Banham parece válida, cabría plantearse también qué nuevo papel real tuvieron las imágenes de la industria en la formalización de la arquitectura posbélica no industrial a partir de los cincuenta. Y cual le correspondió a la propia industria, como campo de experimentación libre, sin el riesgo de falta de humanidad o confortabilidad. Y, por último, como cuestión ligada a ambas, cabe preguntarse hasta que punto las formas de la industria favorecieron la globalización formal que se ha dado en la arquitectura, ya que los edificios para la industria nacían sin referentes históricos ni raíces, y eran por eso mismo un campo especialmente propicio para la importación inmediata de las imágenes que apuntaba Banham.

Tres pues serían las cuestiones a considerar durante el Congreso:

1. El sitio que les correspondió a las imágenes de los edificios de la industria -y sus fotografías- como referencias formales para la arquitectura.

2. El papel desempeñado por los propios proyectos de edificios para la industria como espacio para el progreso arquitectónico.

3. La consideración de la industria como espacio destacado de globalización de la arquitectura.

Calendario preliminar

10 de mayo 2019 Límite de recepción de propuestas (máx. 400 palabras). Las propuestas (español o inglés) se enviarán a congresoetsaun@unav.es cumplimentando la plantilla disponible en la web.

10 de junio 2019 Comunicación a los autores de las propuestas seleccionadas.

15 de octubre 2019 Fecha límite de entrega (máx. 4.000 palabras). Las comunicaciones (español o inglés) se enviarán a congresoetsaun@unav.es.

25-27 de marzo 2020 Congres