FIAC ONLINE 2021
March 2–12, 2021
Long considered the season of rebirth, springtime marks the transition from the austere months of winter into the lush abundance of summer, serving as a reminder of nascent growth, life, and possibility.
Drawing inspiration from the 1865 poem 'Printemps oublié' ('Forgotten Spring') by Sully Prudhomme, Gagosian's presentation for the first online edition of FIAC alludes to the duality inherent to spring: carrying forth the weight of the immediate past while presenting glimpses of a vibrant and prolific future to come. In 2021, recognising the enduring magnificence of the natural world—in the face of both the previously unimaginable circumstances that defined the past year and the precarity of environmental futures—gains considerable urgency today.
Printemps oublié celebrates the poignancy of these contradictions by presenting artworks that reflect on, investigate, or revel in the joys of spring as the new season both literally and metaphorically approaches.