The Grand Palais Ephémère (75007) welcomed more than 150 galleries from 30 countries, at Paris+ by Art Basel from October 20 to 23, after 3 years of absence due to the pandemic.
This event replaces the famous International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art (FIAC) which has existed for 47 years. The Swiss Art Basel, which won the call for tenders launched at the end of 2021 by the RMN and the Grand Palais, is ensuring the exhibition for the next 7 years, at the ephemeral Grand Palais in 2022 and 2023 then at the Grand Palais from 2024.
A global event
After the success encountered at the London Frieze in Regent’s Park, Art Paris+ by Art Basel, also present in Basel, Miami, Hong Kong as well as in New York, Los Angeles and Seoul, experienced strong attendance with 40,000 visitors including 1 200 collectors for the inauguration, the art market being always in vogue, 156 were selected out of the 700 applications including 61 French. Thanks to this new version, galleries, auction houses and museums flocked to take part. This clientele also benefited restaurants, hotels and luxury businesses, which filled up.
On the occasion of this fair, the Bartoux Matignon gallery (75008) offered its unmissable “Art Party”, on the day of the inauguration, October 20, welcoming artists and many guests.
The first edition of Paris+
For this first edition, Paris+ by Art Basel received 1,200 collectors to the sound of music by DJ Miss Kriss on the day of the inauguration. The exhibition was distributed in several places outside the Grand Palais Ephémère and its extension on the Champ-de-Mars (75007). There were 3 sectors:
– Galleries: a grouping of modern and contemporary art galleries showcasing works of exceptional quality, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photography, video and digital art. We noted the presence of the Balice Hertling, Jérôme Poggi, High Art and Sultana galleries.
– Emerging Galleries: presented galleries exhibiting young and emerging artists through a personal exhibition. Les Parisiennes Edouard Montassut, Anne Barrault and Untitled (2016), Pleasant Parliament. All of them presented the solo show of one of their artists on their stand, like the London artists Seventeen and Nicoletti, who respectively reserved their stand for the British Patrick Goddard and the French Josèfa Ntjam, or the Florentine Veda, who exhibited the work of American painter Monique Mouton.
Venues: artistic projects have taken place in the heart of Paris, beyond the Grand Palais Éphémère. We discovered them in 4 emblematic places of the capital: Place Vendôme, Jardin des Tuileries, National Museum Eugène Delacroix (dialogue between its collections and the work of contemporary artists) and the Chapel of the Petits-Augustins of the School of Fine Arts. Arts.
History of Art Basel
– 1970s: Creation in 1974 of the FIAC by Basel gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt More than 16,000 visitors, 90 galleries and 30 publishers from 10 countries
– 1980s: To celebrate 150 years of photography, 16 galleries of the International Association of Photography Art Dealers present photographs covering the entire history of the medium, 5 thematic exhibitions of art photography, making Art Basel one of of the main art world platforms for the promotion of the medium
– 1990s; Start at the Stadtkino Basel of the Art Film sector-dedicated to artists’ films about artists-
– 2000s: Introduction of the Art Unlimited platform, with an open environment that welcomes all types of ambitious contemporary media. First edition in Miami Beach. with 160 galleries from 23 countries and 30,000 visitors. Launch of Art Basel Conversations. Panel discussions with prominent members of the art world provide access to first-hand information on various aspects of collecting and exhibiting art. Panelists include prominent art collectors, museum directors, biennale curators, artists, art critics and architects.
– 2010s: Presentation of the inaugural exhibition in Hong Kong, 60,000 visitors
– September 2014, launch of the crowdfunding Initiative in partnership with Kickstarter to support non-profit visual arts organizations.
– 2016: Announcement of the initiative during Art Basel in Hong Kong. moreover, Endeavour, multinational of big artists and sportsmen, directed by Ari Emanuel takes 70% of Frieze.
– End of 2020: James Murdoch enters the capital of the parent company of Art Basel, organizer of the MCH fairs, of which he holds 38.5%.
2022: Collectors prefer Paris+ despite high prices and a premium elitist selection. There are more foreigners (United States, Latin America, China, Turkey…) but the number of French exhibitors is almost identical. Note also an increase in additional initiatives while waiting for the opening of off fairs.
Paris + Art Basel After Party
The Bertoux gallery created in 1993 in Honfleur by Robert, Jean-Guy and Isabelle Bartoux. From 1995, the Bartoux galleries expand by setting up in St Paul de Vence, Megève and Courchevel. They exhibit emerging artists alongside those of established artists or great masters such as Niki de Saint Phalle or Fernando Botero. From the 2000s, the Bartou2003),x galleries opened up internationally: Paris (2003=, New York (2007), Singapore (2014), London 52015°? Monaco (2018) and Miami in 2020.
The Paris+ Art Party was organized by the Bartoux Montaigne gallery on October 20 in the presence of numerous artists and guests. Guests were able to meet and interact with:
– Frederic Allard
– Bruno Catalano
– James Comina
– Stefano Curto
– Julien Marinette
– Hom Nguyen
– Noah Two
– Max Patte
– Pierre-Yves Russo
– Fabio Viale
– Zuhang Hong Yi
Cannes Film Festival: Last Summer by Catherine Breillat, presented in the official selection
Cannes Film Festival: Benjamin Lavernhe revives Abbé Pierre and his fight in the cinema
Actor Song Kang-Ho, adored at the Cannes Film Festival