FIAC 2005

HAPPENINGText: Vincent Vella

More than 5000 guests from the art, fashion and media were at the FIAC’s inaugural party on Wednesday October 5th. Normal when you know that it was an open-bar!

Personally I felt in love at least ten times during my visit (2 times with some artworks). And I can say that the fringe is very trendy this year. The most important is that I saw during the FIAC : Amira Casar, Jane Fonda, Christian Lacroix, Sophie Marceau, Hedi Slimane, Sharon Stone and Beyonce!

To conclude quickly, here is a quotation of Claude Closky (winner of the Marcel Duchamp prize, during the FIAC): “I see two ways of creating a critical distance with the models that govern our daily lives: to oppose them with a new discourse in order to contradict them, or to follow their logic and drive it to absurdity. As an artist, I can choose the second method. I do not want to expound learned theories on society or the media.”

FIAC 2005
Date: October 5th – 10th, 2005
Place: Paris Expo-Porte de Versailles
Address: 1 De la Prte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 4068 2222

Text: Vincent Vella
Photos: Vincent Vella

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