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Latest update : 2013-10-25

Cutting edge contemporary art at Paris’ FIAC art fair

Whether you're into Ai Weiwei or Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons or Cy Twombly, there's a chance there's something to interest you at Paris' FIAC. The contemporary art fair, one of the biggest in the world, is back for its 40th year.

To mark the occasion we’re meeting two of the artists represented at the FIAC: Jean-Michel Othoniel, whose glass sculptures have earned him fame and a permanent place in the Paris landscape; and Daniel Dewar, who has won acclaim for his sometimes kooky, often monumental works, winning the Prix Marcel Duchamp at last year’s event.

We’re asking what it means for artists and investors to attend the FIAC, and whether the increasingly commercial side of contemporary art stifles creativity.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2017-10-20 culture

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2017-10-19 culture

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2017-10-17 culture

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2017-10-16 culture

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