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Paris+ by Art Basel: contemporary art week from October 19 to 22

For art lovers, an unmissable event is on the horizon. The second edition of Paris+ by Art Basel is set to enchant the Grand Palais Ephémère, welcoming a host of artists and gallerists. The year 2023 will mark the advent of this modern and contemporary art fair, offering a simultaneous public program in historic Parisian venues. October in Paris promises to be an exceptional opportunity to discover top-quality works and spotlight new talent, whether in sculpture, painting, live art, photography or even digital art. Find out all about the exciting details of Contemporary Art Week 2023, an event not to be missed.
Published on October 6, 2023

2nd edition of Paris + by Art Basel

For 47 years since 1974, the International Contemporary Art Fair, also known as FIAC, has brought together gallerists, curators, collectors and other players in the international contemporary art scene every October in Paris.

In 2022, following the invitation to tender issued by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, the event changed organizer. The second edition of the event, renamed "Paris + by Art Basel", will be held from October 19 to 22, 2023.

Held in the Grand Palais Ephémère, this 2023 edition features over 150 prestigious galleries from 34 different countries. From this selection, some 60 French entries have been chosen for the second year running. Each of them presents the work of one or more artists of French or international renown, with works dating from the early 20th century to the present day. Art Basel 's Paris+ fair is divided into two main sections.

The Galleries section

This year's section includes works by major representatives of the Surrealist movement, rare works by French painter Jean Hélion, and productions by post-war Italian masters.

The section also includes works by artists from the Middle East and North Africa, Brazil and the United States. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and other masterpieces will be on view. Dialogues between different works will also be featured.

The Emerging Galleries section

As its name suggests, this space brings together young artists, with, for example, the participation of Chinese artist Lu Yang for his videos, the Indonesian collective Tromarama and its multimedia installation, the hyper-realistic paintings of Polish artist Karol Palczak, the works of French artist Aurélien Potier, and the performative environment of Spanish artist Loreto Martínez Troncoso...

Public programming in parallel with the show

In partnership with the City of Paris and other cultural institutions, Paris+ by Art Basel offers free public programming to explore outside the walls of the Grand Palais Ephémère.

These freely accessible works of art and the Conversations program can be found in 6 historic locations in Paris:

  • In the Jardin des Tuileries, you will find a group exhibition organized in partnership with the Musée du Louvre;
  • Come and enjoy a multimedia installation by Jessica Warboys at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins of the Beaux-Arts in Paris;
  • A five-metre-high aluminium sculpture awaits you on Place Vendôme;
  • At the Centre Pompidou, you will find the Conversations program of the fair;
  • The Palais d'Iéna offers a duo exhibition by Daniel Buren and Michelangelo Pistoletto;
  • Finally, on the forecourt of the Institut de France, you can admire a giant textile sculpture.

How to get to the Grand Palais Ephémère for Contemporary Art Week?

The Paris + by Art Basel fair runs from October 19 to 22 at the Grand Palais Ephémère, 2 place Joffre, 75007 Paris.

You can get there by public transport:

  • Bus: "École militaire" stop on routes 80, 28, 86, 92, "Général de Bollardière" stop on route M10
  • Metro: "École militaire" station from line 8 or "La Motte-Picquet Grenelle" from lines 6, 8 and 10
  • RER: "Pont de l'Alma" (C) or "Champ-de-Mars Tour Eiffel" (C) stop

October 18 marks the start of this exceptional week of art with a VIP day reserved for special guests. From 4 p.m. on October 19, access to the fair will be open to vernissage ticket holders or those with an invitation.

For the public days, from Friday October 20 to Sunday October 22, the doors of the event will be open from 11am to 8pm. You can book your tickets online directly on the fair's website.

If you really don't want to miss this celebration of modern and contemporary art in Paris this October, don't hesitate to consider reaching the capital from a provincial city, thanks to our extensive network of domestic flights, accessible from many destinations.

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