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There’s a breath of modernity over Paris art scene. With the opening of the Picasso museum and of the new Louis Vuitton Foundation museum, the Fiac makes it three this week. Even if this years’ edition of the Paris International Contemporary Art Fair, or Fiac, October, 23-26, 2014 has started on the wrong foot, as a massive, green, inflatable installation by U.S. artist Paul McCarthy, untitled “Tree” was vandalized in central Paris, on the famous Place Vendôme, last weekend. The pop-up artwork, set up last week, ignited a wave of comments on social media for its resemblance to a sex toy. This artwork was part of “Hors les murs”, the satellite fair of the Fiac and is supposed to set a new modern dynamic to the art fair this year.

And the organizers are betting big on this year’s edition in addition to their traditional main space in the Grand Palais. The motto is: Art is not the privilege of the elite anymore. 

The Fiac, a meeting for art collectors and mostly boring to the regular customer’s eye, has decided to spice things up this year and do its own satellite with (OFF)ICIELLE. This way, no need to own an art gallery to understand what’s happening in Paris. And what is happening, is a modern fair with plenty new talents and young galleries to discover and people to meet.

On the satellite trail along the River Seine banks to the Jardin des Plantes, most galleries will be open at night. Check out the map here to discover the tours. Boats will shuttle you on the River Seine from fair to fair.

This new fair will accommodate around 60 contemporary art galleries, with a focus on emerging artists.  (OFF)ICIELLE is to be hosted in the 13th arrondissement at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design, a brand new green glass building usually hosting festivals or rooftop bars and parties by the Seine.

Here’s the website for opening hours and rates.

Don’t forget to download the app to discover the geo-localised Hors Les Murs programme.

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