The Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) opens in Paris on October 17. Founded in 1974, the international art fair brings together modern and contemporary galleries, and takes places in the Grand Palais des Champs Élysées, where the Avenue Winston Churchill becomes a pedestrian corridor that allows access between FIAC and Hors Les Murs (satellite projects that give contemporary artists the opportunity to engage with the wider community and produce site-specific installations). If you just happen to be in Paris around this time, get yourself to FIAC—rumor has it that this might be the last year it’s hosted in the Grand Palais, which will soon undergo renovation. Meanwhile, Paris in October is alive with art throughout the city. Below, the not-to-miss fall shows from a Paris native.
Le Corbusier’s Studio Apartment
I have to admit this is not really on the way to anything (it’s located south of the Bois de Boulogne, the large public park west of the city’s 16th arrondissement), but it’s a true gem and a must to visit. This was Le Corbusier’s own apartment. It is now run by the Fondation Le Corbusier, which reopened in 2018 after a two-year renovation. A real highlight is the kitchen, which was designed by his student at the time, Charlotte Perriand. During the week of the fair the American interdisciplinary artists Gerard & Kelly, drawing inspiration from the space, will perform dances in the apartment.