Discover a rich cultural diversity
Published on 9 September 2016, dans Fairs and Trade shows
Paris certainly offers a diverse choice of cultural experiences. Amongst the wealth available to you we recommend the FIAC or International Fair of Contemporary Art and the Musée Galliera.
The International Fair of Contemporary Art; a global event
FIAC (International Fair of Contemporary Art) has become something of an institution in the years since its inauguration, garnering acclaim across the world.
This major art exhibition displays the works of some 1,500 creators in the field of modern and contemporary art, brings together galleries representing a whole host of nations, and provides a wealth of interest for collectors and casual visitors alike. All exhibitors are carefully selected by the FIAC committee, in order to ensure the very highest of standards. This fabulous trade fair takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, as well as in various locations throughout the city under the Outside The Walls banner. Thus, you can find sculptures and art installations in the Jardins des Plantes and the Jardin des Tuileries. Also, the FIAC subsidiary fair called OFF, launched in 2014, showcases fashion and design.
During your stay at the Hotel Université during the week of FIAC you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get up to speed with the latest developments in the contemporary art world.
Revisiting history through clothing
The Palais Galliera, the museum of fashion and fashion history, invites you to discover an exhibition that poses the question, who wears what?
Anatomy of a Collection runs until October 23rd, bringing together hundreds of garments to illustrate the development of fashion and the evolution of clothing from the 18th century to the present day.
Each item of clothing is presented in the context of the people who did, or would have, worn them. Here you will discover items as diverse as an outfit worn by Audrey Hepburn, Marie Antoinette’s corset, Napoleon’s waistcoat, the smock of a First World War nurse and a dress worn by the Duchess of Windsor, while a work apron or a convict suit will make you ponder the fate of those who wore them.
Picture copyright holder : Fiac : Alexandre Rosa – travelpics.fr
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