Martin Bethenod, curator of the FIAC fair in Paris (October 23–26;, gives the lowdown on the Paris art scene.

What’s the most significant development in Parisian art?

The intersection between national heritage sites and contemporary art. For example, Jeff Koons’s first show in a museum in France is at the Château de Versailles (through December 14;

Where are the upcoming scenes?

The eastern and northern arrondissements have high-energy galleries—104 Rue d’Aubervilliers, a gigantic creative space opening this fall in what was once the city’s morgue.

What’s on your watch list?

Dubai: it’s the meeting point for the West, the Middle East, and India. Berlin is where the West meets Eastern Europe. And Los Angeles is emerging as the rendezvous point for the Pacific region.