Photos - FIAC 2013

IN IMAGES: Paris becomes open-air gallery

IN IMAGES: Paris becomes open-air gallery
Untitled, by American artist James Lee Byars, at Jardin des Tuileries. Part of this year's International contemporary art fair (FIAC). Photo: Marc Domage
When you think "contemporary art", you might imagine a stuffy, hip gallery somewhere. But this year's FIAC has once again turned Paris into one big, bright art gallery packed with breathtaking sculptures and installations placed in some of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Take a look around with this gallery of images...

Contemporary art can often feel hidden away in exclusive galleries, and inaccessible to the public at large.

But once again this year, the FIAC (International contemporary art fair) has transformed the city of Paris – especially some of its most popular tourist sites – into one big open-air exhibit.

There are works by some of the world's most renowned contemporary artists strewn about the French capital, from the Jardin des Tuileries to the banks of the Seine river, and some particularly impressive feats at Place Vendôme (see link below).

FIAC runs from October 24th to 27th, so if you're in town, whet your appetite with this selection of works on display. If you can't make it, enjoy this virtual stroll around Paris – the outdoor art gallery.

IN PICTURES: Paris becomes an open-air art gallery

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