Shortly after the end of Paris Fashion and Design Week, it’s now the moment when arty lovers have their annual art contemporary week in Paris. After a successful first edition in 2022, Paris+ by Art Basel is back at the Grand Palais Éphémère from Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22, 2023. This year, the fair reveals a line-up of 154 galleries from 33 countries and territories, showcasing precise, solo, duo, and group presentations of the highest caliber.

Neïla Czermak Ichti, Allo, ouais il se passe des trucs chelous, rappelle moi, 2018 © Aurélien Mole

With the City of Paris and some of its cultural institutions, Paris+ by Art Basel will present a citywide public program to visitors, free and accessible to all, further strengthening its bonds with the Parisian cultural scene. A group exhibition realized in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, curated by Annabelle Ténèze, presently Director of Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse and incoming Director of the Louvre-Lens Museum, and titled ‘La cinquième saison’ (‘The fifth season’) will be on view in the Jardin des Tuileries – Domaine National du Louvre.

Etel Adnan, Tramonto, 2019 © The Estate of Etel Adnan, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

Two new venues will be added to the program: The Palais d’Iéna will host a duo exhibition by Daniel Buren and Michelangelo Pistoletto, curated by art historian Matthieu Poirier and supported by Galleria Continua; the Parvis de l’Institut de France will host a monumental textile sculpture by Sheila Hicks, presented by Galerie Frank Elbaz in collaboration with Meyer Riegger and Massimo Minini. Alongside this, a multimedia installation by Jessica Warboys will be on view at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris, presented by Gaudel de Stampa, and a five-meter-high aluminum sculpture by Urs Fischer, titled Wave, will be exhibited on the Place Vendôme, presented by Gagosian.

Clément Delépine, Director of Paris+ par Art Basel, says: ‘I am delighted that with three new venues, we could significantly bolster the public program of Paris+ par Art Basel’s upcoming edition. The fruitful institutional partnerships we put in place and the ambitious proposal resulting from them are defining features of our show in the French capital. With Paris+ par Art Basel’s 2023 public program, Parisians and visitors from out of town will be able to experience thought-provoking art and engaging discourse in the context of historical, if not legendary, locations.’

Anna Zemánková, sans titre, c.1960 Courtesy of galerie christian berst art brut

Paris+ by Art Basel will take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22, 2023, with Preview Days on Wednesday, October 18, and Thursday, October 19, as well as a publicly accessible Vernissage on the afternoon of October 19. More information HERE.