Paris's FIAC is not just at the Grand Palais, with plenty of displays installed elsewhere ©© M/M (Paris)

Paris’s FIAC is not just at the Grand Palais, with plenty of displays installed elsewhere
©© M/M (Paris)

(Relaxnews) – France welcomes another edition of its annual international contemporary art fair, FIAC, that extends along the banks of its river Seine, while the New York Met prepares a nine-painting retrospective on Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco.

Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
October 23-26
Grand Palais, Paris, France

The capital’s annual art festival, with exhibitors from France and around the world, may be centered on the glass-roofed Grand Palais, but it nonetheless spills out into public gardens, onto the Seine’s banks, and through the prestigious Place Vendome, with the Prix Marcel Duchamp award one of its pinnacle events.

Modern Times

November 1, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Presented as a comprehensive display of 400 historic photographic images pulled from the museum’s collection of 20,000 20th-century works, the exhibition also expands into how photography helped shape — and in some ways was shaped by — the fashion and commercial advertising industries. With photographs from John Gutmann, Man Ray, Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Eadweard Muybridge.

El Greco in New York

November 4 – February 1, 2015
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Nine paintings from the Met’s archives and six from the Hispanic Society of America provide a career-wide perspecive on the Grecian master upon the 400th anniversary of his death, while the nearby Frick provides three further works within its own confines. Other timely exhibitions include one from the National Gallery of Art in Washington (Nov 2 – Feb 16, 2015) and a half dozen or more across Greece throughout the period (inc. two at the Benaki Museum, Athens).

Keith Haring: The Political Line

November 8, 2014 – February 16, 2015
De Young, San Francisco

A retrospective of distinctive iconography from Keith Haring (1958-1990), straddling the realms of social advocacy and aesthetic experimentation with 130 pieces that encompass print, painted canvas, graffiti and sculpture.

Signature Art Prize

November 14, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Fifteen finalists for the SAP go on display from November, with the winners announced on January 22, 2015. Thailand, South Korea, Pakistan, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, India, Bangladesh and Taiwan are represented, with two finalists each from China and Singapore. A public vote is being held both on-site and online.