Pace Gallery is honoured to return to FIAC at the Grand Palais in Paris, from 17 to 20 October 2019. For this edition of the fair, Pace's booth (B39) will feature works by artists Yto Barrada, Lynda Benglis, Nigel Cooke, Mary Corse, Jean Dubuffet, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Sam Gilliam, Loie Hollowell, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Yoshitomo Nara, Louise Nevelson, Thomas Nozkowski, Adam Pendleton, Robert Rauschenberg, Arlene Shechet, Kiki Smith and Richard Tuttle. The presentation brings together works from various moments in art history and from a range of approaches, including painting, sculpture, relief, works on paper and textile.
Pace's presentation at FIAC will prominently feature three bronze sculptures by Kiki Smith from 2019. Smith is known for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. She is currently the subject of two major monographic exhibitions held at Monnaie de Paris and Modern Art Oxford.
Blue Hole, a painting by Loie Hollowell from 2019, will be featured at the gallery's booth. Hollowell is recognised for her paintings that evoke bodily landscapes and sacred iconography, using geometric shapes to move a figure or its actions into abstraction. Her solo exhibition Plumb Line is currently on view on the second floor of Pace's newly inaugurated flagship gallery at 540 West 25th Street in New York until 19 October.
Four new watercolour and acrylic paintings by Sam Gilliam will be on view at FIAC. Pace recently announced its representation of Gilliam, marking the first time the artist has been represented by a New York-based gallery in his six decade career. Gilliam's work is held in over fifty public collections worldwide, including those of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Tate, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
New works by Yto Barrada continue the artist's exploration of Modernism through their reference to Frank Stella's series of fluorescent paintings, inspired in part by Moroccan cities. Works from Barrada's 'Stella sunrise' textile series expand the set of references for these patterns and motifs, transposing the colours and forms of Stella's paintings using dyes made in her studio from plants and insects. These works are equally inspired by the Moroccan painters Mohamed Chebaa, Farid Belkahia, and Mohammed Melehi, founders of the Casablanca School in the 1960s, who paved the way for a North African modernism whose abstraction embraced the motifs and materials of popular, local art forms.
Additional highlights of the booth include Louise Nevelson's wall reliefs from 1977 and 1978, Nigel Cooke's new works on paper from this year, Lynda Benglis's sculptures in glazed ceramic and handmade paper ranging from 1992 to 2017 and a selection of works from Richard Tuttle's '13 Angels for Jack' series, made in 2018.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, whose oil paintings are on view in the FIAC presentation, is included in the exhibition Future, Former, Fugitive at Palais de Tokyo. The group show brings together artists linked provisionally or lastingly to France. Yoshitomo Nara's works on paper from 2007 to 2019 will also be presented in the booth. Nara is currently the subject of an exhibition at Château La Coste through 22 November. This is his second solo exhibition in France and his first in over fifteen years.
Full-fare ticket 38 €
Reduced fare* 25 €
Children under 12: free entry
Cloakroom 2€ per item
*Students with a valid student ID- Individuals under the age of 26 (free of charge for under 12)- Louvre Jeunes, Louvre Professionels or Louvre Famille card holders
Wednesday, October 16th (invitation only)
Thursday, October 17th : 11am-2pm (Preview VIP)
Thursday, October 17th: 2pm-8pm
Friday, October 18th: 12pm-8pm
Saturday, October 19th
Sunday, October 20th: 12pm-7pm