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FIAC Report 2009: COUR CARREE

FIAC 2009
Each year, a few weeks only after the Fashion Week circus has left town, the Art Week circus comes rumbling into Paris, filling up the palaces and the galleries, the ephemeral spaces, and even the Tuileries gardens.

This year, Paris2e brings you almost live coverage, with a special picture report on the vernissage night of the 21st October. High heels, champagne, thickly rimmed glasses and confused visitors.

If you find yourself standing in front of some contraption and think "wow, this looks interesting", one moment later some cleaning service guy shows up and starts picking up the pile of trash someone left on the floor, which you obviously mistook for someone's beloved art-brainchild.

So get ready to look at tons of photo impressions, not only of the art and the people, but also of the non-art. An abandoned umbrella or an electrical cord in a corner can turn as easily into art as stacked trashcans or abandoned shoes. Art is anything you want it to be, so just use your imagination.

Enjoy!

(this will be PART 1, with an emphasis on the Cour Carrée, the more innovative and ground breaking galeries. The Grand Palais with the caviar crowd will be delivered to you later today, for more viewing pleasure. Stay online!)

Join us for "après-midi réservé aux professionnels". as if we looked that part!
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ooooh
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aaaah
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yellow
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mirror
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red
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trash
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analysis
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shopping bag
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billard
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clay
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corner impression
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little boy
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ashtray?
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corner cables
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wall cables
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looks like cables
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cables?
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he must have been insipred big time!
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versailles insurrection
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mirror mirror on the wall... please don't hurt me!
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duracel bunny
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lost it here last year
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such ana amazing statement!
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come on!
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?
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this is just an abandoned umbrella
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not art either
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ok ok, Dan Graham. at least something familiar.
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loves it
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so thats where I lost my stockings
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fold it neatly and put it away please
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hey sexy lady
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headphones
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cutting on the edge
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go green
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the champagne trolley
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bunny surveilance
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patches of green
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I love these!
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corner impression
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molded baby
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power socket impressions
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more cables
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ah, a world view
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oh well, at least we made it onto that map!
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kluxies
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don't even bother about the Prix this year, because I didnt bother on calling it picture-worthy.
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marketing
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salt n'peppa
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the blades of glory
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corner impression
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meeting point
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column intimacy
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not yet
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follow that dress!
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ooh collector's chrisps
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water
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beer
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news
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idealism
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hey hey!
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did we put a door into this room?
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these boots are made for working
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miniature Beuys
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trust me!
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buyer?
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cozy corner
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work it!
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ah metal cables
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the bar
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cleaning service
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ah fresh air again!
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no waiting lines...
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on the way over to the Grand Palais. Apparently they suspended the free shuttle service with those red tourist busses this year. Cheap. Sad.
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2 Responses to “FIAC Report 2009: COUR CARREE”

  1. # Blogger Books,

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Cedric said,"This will be PART 1, with an emphasis on the Cour Carrée, the more innovative and ground breaking galeries. The Grand with the caviar crowd will be delivered to you later today, for more viewing pleasure."

    Those are some very fascinating photographs from Part I. I will look
    forward to the photographs of The Grand Palais.

    Merci de partager!
    DeeDee ;-D  

  2. # Anonymous aylinB

    wish I could be there... thank you so much for bringing Paris closer.
    All the best  

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