Paris+ par Art Basel announced the 154 leading galleries participating in its second edition. Exhibitors from 33 countries and territories – including 60 with an exhibition space in France – will be showing engaging solo, duo, and group presentations of work by French and international artists, from 20th-century masters to emerging voices, at the Grand Palais Éphémère from October 20–22, 2023. 139 galleries who participated in the show last year will be returning; in the fair’s main sector, Galeries, they include:
- Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris) with a display of work by historical representatives of Surrealism
- Applicat-Prazan (Paris) with a solo booth of rare works by French modernist painter Jean Hélion
- A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo) with a duo presentation of works by Brazilian Indigenous artist Denilson Baniwa and Afro-Brazilian painter Arjan Martins
- Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York) with a dialog between historic and contemporary outsider artists including Paulina Peavy and Karla Knight
- Selma Feriani Gallery (Tunis, London) with a selection of works by artists from the MENA region
- A joint booth between LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina) and Hannah Hoffman (Los Angeles) featuring work by Nora Turato, Dominique Knowles, and Hana Miletić, among others
- Pace Gallery (New York, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Seoul) with a dialog between historic and contemporary works by artists from the gallery’s roster, including Jean Dubuffet, Torkwase Dyson, Loie Hollowell, and Agnes Martin
- Tornabuoni Art (Paris, Florence, Milan, Forte dei Marmi, Crans Montana, Rome) with a group presentation showcasing Postwar Italian masters
The returning exhibitors to Galeries Émergentes, the sector for solo presentations by emerging galleries, are:
- LC Queisser (Tbilisi) with a suite of small-scale works by Elene Chantladze, a recently discovered, septuagenarian artist from Georgia
- Marfa’ (Beirut) with a project by Lebanese photographer Mohamad Abdouni investigating the life of trans people in his native country
- Parliament (Paris) with a series of ceramic sculptures by French artist Charlotte Dualé
- sans titre (Paris) with paintings and a video by Baltimore-born, Paris-based First Nations artist Séquoia Scavullo
- seventeen (London) with an immersive video installation exploring cryptozoology and queer ecology by Joey Holder
Four galleries who participated in the Galeries Émergentes sector in 2022 will be graduating to the fair’s main sector this year, further increasing its stimulating variety. Each will be showing a focused selection of artists from their roster. These galleries are:
- Antenna Space (Shanghai)
- Galerie Anne Barrault (Paris)
- Carlos/Ishikawa (London)
- Edouard Montassut (Paris)
The Galeries sector will also be enriched by six galleries of international significance, known for their rigorous programs and unique profiles, who did not participate in the fair last year. They are:
- Blum (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo) with a solo booth of sculptures by self-taught African American artist Lonnie Holley
- Bortolami (New York) with a duo presentation of works by Brazilian textile artist Leda Catunda and American abstract painter Mary Obering
- kurimanzutto (Mexico City and New York) with an array of works by Latin American and international artists from the gallery’s roster
- Jan Mot (Brussels) with a group presentation representative of the gallery’s conceptual program, exploring portraiture and identity politics
- Richard Nagy Ltd. (London) with a selection of rare works by representatives of the early 20-century German and Austrian avant-garde, such as Egon Schiele and Otto Dix
- P.P.O.W (New York) with a duo presentation of historical works by Queer American artists Peter Hujar and David Wojnarowicz
The Galeries Émergentes sector will welcome nine new participants. They are:
- Bank (Shanghai) presenting a new video by Chinese artist Lu Yang
- Document (Chicago, Lisbon) presenting a multimedia installation by Indonesian collective Tromarama
- Emalin (London) presenting a series of hyperrealist paintings by Polish artist Karol Palczak
- Fanta-MLN (Milan) presenting a conceptual booth exploring surveillance by American artist Noah Barker
- Felix Gaudlitz (Vienna) presenting a satirical installation by American artist Jenna Bliss
- Gianni Manhattan (Vienna) presenting a booth exploring Queer desire by French artist Aurélien Potier
- PM8 / Francisco Salas (Vigo) presenting a performative environment by Spanish artist Loreto Martínez Troncoso
- Smac Art Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch) presenting works made with traditional Zulu techniques and materials by South African artist Simphiwe Buthelezi, exploring her history and identity
- Galeria Stereo (Warsaw) presenting figurative paintings evoking sound by Polish artist Tomasz Kręcicki
This will be the first participation in an Art Basel fair for Fanta-MLN, Felix Gaudlitz, and Gianni Manhattan.
Clément Delépine, Director, Paris+ par Art Basel, says: ‘I am delighted that the fair’s unique profile will be further emboldened by the outstanding presentations of this year’s participating exhibitors, including those of the four galleries who previously participated in the Galeries Émergentes sector and who will be able to show the full breadth of their programs in the Galeries sector this year. The 2023 show will confirm the defining features of Paris+ par Art Basel: a wealth of exceptional works by Modern and contemporary artists, a high density of precisely conceived presentations, a commitment to the French gallery community, and a lively Galeries Émergentes sector in tune with contemporary discourse, supported generously by the Galeries Lafayette group.’
Vincenzo de Bellis, Director, Fairs and Exhibition Platforms, says: ‘What unites all Art Basel shows is the unwaveringly high quality of participating exhibitors – and this second edition of Paris+ par Art Basel is no exception to the rule. We look forward to staging an exciting fair in Paris and to welcoming local and international audiences, our partners, and of course, the 154 galleries selected to the Grand Palais Éphémère come October. I am also thrilled that three galleries, each defined by their uncompromising program, will participate in an Art Basel fair for the first time, which reflects our efforts to expand the range of perspectives on view at our shows.’
Furthermore, Paris+ par Art Basel will collaborate with Parisian cultural institutions and the city itself to propose an expanded, citywide public program, as well as a Conversations program. Unfolding in some of the French capital’s most iconic venues, these public activations will be free and accessible to all. Further information will be available in the coming months.
The main sector of the fair will feature 140 of the world’s leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video, editions, and digital works. For the full list of exhibitors in Galeries, please visit parisplus.artbasel.com/galeries.
Dedicated to emerging galleries from across the globe, Galeries Émergentes will feature 14 focused solo presentations exploring contemporary themes such as the evolving perception of gender, ecology, and the increasing ubiquity of manipulated images. For the full list of exhibitors in Galeries Émergentes, please visit parisplus.artbasel.com/galeries-emergentes.
The Galeries Lafayette group is the Official Partner of the Galeries Émergentes sector. One artist from the sector will be chosen to exhibit at Lafayette Anticipations the following year.
Curated for the second year by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, the Conversations program will provide a platform for dynamic dialogs between leading figures from the art world and the broader cultural sphere. Conversations are free and accessible to all. Further details about the program and its location will be announced in the coming months.
UBS is Art Basel’s Global Lead Partner.
Press release from Art Basel