Rendez-vous in Paris: FIAC 2012 is coming to the Grand Palais October 18th

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All FIAC 2012 exhibitors will show within this historic landmark which incorporates, for the first time, the newly renovated Salon d’honneur, the heart of the architectural ensemble. This year 182 galleries representing 25 countries will exhibit their work.
View the complete lits of exhibitors here.

FIAC 2012 will also include multiple outdoor and off-site exhibitions. The renowned Jardin de Tuileries will feature 21 artworks and installations. Jardin des Plantes/National Museum of Natural History will display 28 projects in a historic Parisian venue providing an ideal framework for the chosen theme of nature, biodiversity and the environment. Place Vendôme (in collaboration with the ComitéVendôme and its members) is presenting three monumental sculptures by Jaume Plensa. Esplanade des Invalides (in collaboration with the Mairie de Paris), will feature work by Jeremy Deller.

Jousse Enterprise will be one of the galleries featured at the Jardin de Tuileries and will be showing Jean Maneval’s six-shell “Bubble” House from 1964. Presented at the Salon des Arts Ménagers in 1956, this house remained a prototype. It was not until the project of urban architect and theorist Jean Maneval that a housing unit entirely made of synthetic material was mass produced and commercialised. Designed in 1965 and industrialised by the company Batiplastique, Maneval’s “six shell” bubble was used to equip an experimental holiday village set in Gripp in the Hautes-Pyrenees (the example seen here). This ensemble was made up of twenty identical “bubble-houses”, factory-built, requiring minimum installation at the building-site and which, thanks to their shape and their colour (white, green, brown) blend perfectly with the landscape.


Gripp, the plastic village, Maneval archives.

Gripp, the plastic village, Maneval archives.

For more information and full programs: http://www.fiac.com/plan-acces.html#.UHcLe66cf4w