Center of Paris+ par Art Basel. Courtesy of Art Basel.

Paris+ par Art Basel
International Art Fair Presented by Art Basel
October 20th – 23rd, 2022
2 Place Joffre 75007 Paris, France

The inaugural edition of art fair Paris+ par Art Basel, to be held at the Grand Palais Éphémère, will bring together various exhibitions and artists from across the globe. Over 156 galleries, including 61 from the home country, will showcase the cultural landscape and scenery of Paris through modern and contemporary art. The artwork will vary from paintings to sculptures to photography and digital work. Paris+ par Art Basel has brought together the finest artists and galleries to create a unique, classic, yet cohesive presentation of Parisian culture and history. Furthermore, the fair aims to rebuild Paris to its high title of the art world epicenter. From solo booths to curated presentations, the Paris+ par Art Basel’s variety and carefully crafted selection aim to showcase the utmost talent, innovation, history, and culture. 

Clément Delépine, Paris+ Art Basel Director © Art Basel. Photo by Ilyes Griyeb. Courtesy of Art Basel.

“Paris already has everything it needs to be the capital of art. It is helped by its very rich history, but I believe that it has still-untapped potential.” – Michael Dupouy, collector

The Paris+ par Art Basel director, Clément Delépine, defines the fair as an international bridge, as Paris is overcoming its stereotypes and isolation, especially after its recent challenging years. The art fair is dedicated to appreciating the city’s history and culture through a transformative new lens that is fueling the Parisian art industry.

“Going against the grain of a period during which identity has too often been defined as a parameter to justify exclusion, I would like Paris+ to become an inclusive and welcoming French event.” – Clément Delépine 

The event includes special first time participants such as Galerie Anne Barrault, Christian berst art brut, Magnin-A, Salle Principale, and We Do Not Work Alone from Paris; Efremidis and Heidi from Berlin; Seventeen from London; Chris Sharp Gallery from Los Angeles; and various others. 

The main portion of the fair will take place in the Grand Palais Éphémère showcasing 140 of the world’s highest quality art — from drawings to digitals to installations and more. The Galeries Émergentes is a featured portion of the fair that is dedicated to emerging galleries and artists. It will include 16 solo exhibitions from Instituto de Visión from Bogotá and New York to Galeria Dawid Radziszewski from Warsaw and more.

Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou. Photo by Rob Kulisek. Courtesy of Art Basel.

The fair will also include artistic sites in the heart of Paris: the Jardin des Tuileries, Place Vendôme, Musée national Eugène-Delacroix and Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Varying installations and sculptures will be showcased at these locations. 

“The galleries selected for our debut in Paris embody Art Basel’s long-standing tradition of juxtaposing high-quality historical work with avant-garde material.” – Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel

Attendees can hear leading speakers, panels, and performances in the art industry in the Conversations portion of the fair. Curators Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou created Conversations to further the transformation of the city, “Paris is reinventing itself, or at least trying to break away from its clichéd image.” The program will be held at the Bal de la Marine, a boat docked across from the Eiffel Tower. More information on speakers and performances coming soon.

Beyond the sites and speakers, the fair will also include various exhibitions in Paris museums for the traveling visitors. Some of the exhibitions will be held at Centre Pompidou Paris – MNAM, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Jeu de Paume and Le Bal, Musée de l’Orangerie, and Palais de Tokyo. The exhibitions partnered with the fair include “Alice Neel,” “Joan Mitchell Retrospective,” “Gérard Garouste,” and more.

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