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FIAC 2013

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  • Pace Gallery at FIAC 2013

    Pace Gallery, Stand 0.A44

    Grand Palais, Paris, France

    October 24 - 27, 2013

    Pace’s presentation to include French artists Jean Dubuffet and Loris Gréaud

    New York—Pace is delighted to announce its participation in the 2013 edition of Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), taking place at Paris’s Grand Palais from October 24 – 27, 2013. Featuring French artists Jean Dubuffet and Loris Gréaud alongside recent works by leading American, Asian, and European artists, the gallery’s stand (0.A44) will include photographs, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture.

    Featured artists include: Jean Dubuffet, Loris Gréaud, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Zhang Huan.

    Presented at Pace’s stand at FIAC will be Fête villageoise (1976), a large-scale work by Jean Dubuffet, one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. Line and color collide in this work comprised of collage elements mounted on canvas. Across the street from the main fair in front of the historic Petit Palais, Pace Gallery will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the artist’s retrospective at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais with the presentation of the artist’s majestic Welcome Parade (1974-2008) in France. Originally conceived for the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., during a collaboration with architect I.M. Pei in the early 1970s, the installation was eventually realized for Pace’s New York exhibition in 2008.

    Welcome Parade is a heroic work of the artist’s Hourloupe Cycle (1962-1974). The Hourloupe began with drawings and paintings, which later became three-dimensional as the artist achieved, “drawings which extend and expand in space,” rather than painted sculptures. Welcome Parade is composed of five figures: L’Accueillant, Cherche-Aubaine, L’incivil, Rédingoton, and Le Facétieux.

    Welcome Parade will remain on view through December 1, 2013 coinciding with the exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs featuring costumes, sets, and archival footage of Jean Dubuffet’s Coucou Bazar performance which debuted in Paris at the Grand Palais in 1973.

    Also included in the gallery’s presentation at FIAC will be two works by French artist Loris Gréaud who in May 2013 was the first artist to have a joint exhibition at the Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou simultaneously. Gréaud’s Reject of a Primitive Metal Structure (2013) and The Winchester Bird House (2013) will be installed. Maya Lin’s Silver Seine (2013) will also be on view. Lin’s eloquent wall sculpture outlines an aerial view of the city’s famed river in recycled silver.

    Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Five Elements (2011) sculptures will be included. Drawing inspiration from thirteenth-century Japanese Buddhist stupas, these small-scale sculptures each incorporate a photograph from Sugimoto’s Seascapes series (begun in 1980). A series of photographs of burning candles will also be shown.

    Yoshitomo Nara’s colored pencil on paper drawings of child characters will be presented alongside two recent bronze sculptures, Setsuko the Cat (2012) and Regent Dog (2012).

    Additionally, oil paintings from Zhang Huan’s recent hallucinogenic series Poppy Fields will be included. Their inclusion at FIAC coincides with the artist’s exhibition at Pace New York, which remains on view through October 26. Consuming much of the artist’s practice over the past three years, these densely layered, highly colored paintings draw inspiration from ancient Tibetan dance masks and ritual celebration.

    Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Founded by Arne Glimcher in Boston in 1960 and led by Marc Glimcher, Pace has been a constant, vital force in the art world and has introduced many renowned artists’ work to the public for the first time. Pace has mounted more than 700 exhibitions, including scholarly presentations that have subsequently travelled to museums, and has published nearly 400 exhibition catalogues. Today, Pace has seven locations worldwide: four in New York; two in London; and one in Beijing.

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    New York: Concetta Duncan, / +1 212 421 3292

    London: Nicolas Smirnoff, / +44 203 206 7613

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