Born in 1972 in Santiago, Iván Navarro grew up under the Pinochet dictatorship. He has lived and worked in New York since 1997. Iván Navarro uses light as his raw material, turning objects into electric sculptures and transforming the exhibition space by means of visual interplay. His work is certainly playful, but is also haunted by questions of power, control and imprisonment. The act of usurping the minimalist aesthetic is an ever-present undercurrent, becoming the pretext for understated political and social criticism.
WHAT IS FIAC?
Founded in Paris in 1974, the International Contemporary Art Fair [Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain] brings together modern and contemporary art galleries. All media are represented: painting, sculpture, photography, installations, videos, performances, and digital arts. In 2016, the FIAC assembles 186 galleries, originating from 27 countries.
WHEN AND WERE DOES FIAC TAKE PLACE?
FIAC is held each year in late October, in Paris, at the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. In 2016, FIAC opens its doors from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October.
Built for the 1900 World Fair and listed as an historic monument, the Grand Palais accommodates under the largest glass ceiling in Europe over 1.5 million visitors per year during events dedicated to contemporary creation and innovation.
Like its neighbour, the Petit Palais was also built for the 1900 World Fair and became the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris in 1902.