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Two Middle Eastern Galleries on FIAC 2017

Two Middle Eastern galleries are participating and are two of the 40 new participators at FIAC 2017, the 44th edition of the celebrated international contemporary art fair which awaits its opening in Paris.  Grand Palais, the main arena of FIAC 2017 will host 193 modern and contemporary art galleries from 29 countries. The number of galleries to take part in FIAC’s 44th edition is six more than last year’s FIAC.

The list of galleries participating extends to the two Middle Eastern galleries, who are exhibiting in Grand Palais in FIAC. Among the two participating galleries, participating from United Arab Emirates is Green Art Gallery from Dubai and participating from Israel is Dvir Gallery.

Green Art Gallery will exhibit works by Kamrooz Aram and Seher Shah. The pairing is interesting as Shah centers her practice on architectural structures while Aram, predominantly working as a painter, influences his art from taking cue out of architectural forms yet he is also motivated in questioning the medium of paint. Architecture plays a key role both visually and conceptually in presentation at FIAC, the leading contemporary and modern art fair of France. The presentation from Green Art Gallery will pair Aram’s new body of works with Shah’s recent endeavor into cast iron sculptures.

Dvir Gallery will host the works by The artists participating from Adel Abdessemed, Mircea Cantor,  Latifa Echakhch, Simon Fujiwara, Thomas Hirschhorn, David Maljkovic, Matan Mittwoch, Jonathan Monk, Ariel Schlesinger, Lawrence Weiner and Pavel Wolberg at their stand in 0.A37 in Grand Palais.

Adel Abdessemed , the Algerian contemporary artist, has worked involved a variety of media in his practices that includes, animation, installation, sculpture, performance and video. Some of his work centres on the concept of violence in the world. Mircea Cantor the Romanian-born artist follows in the practice of the French artist Marcel Duchamp as he employs readymade objects into his artforms. Latifa Echakhch, the Moroccan-French visual artist, works in Switzerland and creates installations. She has taken a part in the Venice Biennale in 2011 and has won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in the year 2013. Simon Fujiwara, an English artist, ranges his works from paintings, photographs to installations, sculptures and films. Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn is lives and works in Paris. Born in United Kingdom, Jonathan Monk lives and working in Berlin. Born in 1980 in Jerusalem, Ariel Schlesinger lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Mexico City, Mexico.  He centres his works in the field of photography, installations and sculptures. His pieces are playful and occasionally kinetic. They are as often threatening and at times, they are perceived as work of a post-conceptual artist. 

FIAC 2017 will be opening on October 19 and will celebrate the world of contemporary art through October 22, 2017 at Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/fiac/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek of the artworks.


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