The art fair Paris+ par Art Basel will take place for the first time at the Grand Palais Éphémère from 20 to 23 October 2022. The programme has numerous highlights in store:
- Paris+ par Art Basel’s Sites sector for site-specific projects presents over 20 works and interventions open to the public in emblematic places in the city.
- ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’, an exhibition curated by Annabelle Ténèze, director of Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, will be on view as part of Sites at the Jardin des Tuileries – Domaine national du Louvre and the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix
- An installation by Alicja Kwade – the artist’s largest to date – curated by Jérôme Sans will be on view at Place Vendôme
- Omer Fast will present his multi-layered installation ‘Karla’ at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris
- A dynamic programme of Conversations, curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, will take place on the Bal de la Marine, a docked boat next to the Eiffel Tower.
Image above : © Patrick Tourneboeuf pour la Rmn – GP, 2021 architecte Jean-Michel Wilmotte
Sites is dedicated to artistic projects taking place in the heart of Paris. The first edition of Sites will take place in iconic locations across the city, including the Jardin des Tuileries – Domaine national du Louvre, Place Vendôme, the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix and the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Clément Delépine, Director of Paris+ par Art Basel, says: ‘I am delighted with the scale and ambition of our inaugural edition of Sites and the vibrant programme of Conversations. Both spaces are open to all and extend our programming across the city to a wide audience beyond our fairgoers. Although Sites and Conversations take place outside the fairground, they are conceptually at the heart of the fair and reinvigorate contemporary cultural discourse’.
Sites im Jardin des Tuileries – Domaine national du Louvre und im Musée national Eugène-Delacroix
Organised in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre and curated by Annabelle Ténèze, director of Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, the exhibition entitled ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’ brings together large-scale works in the picturesque grounds of the Jardin des Tuileries and a solo project by artist Thaddeus Mosley in the landscape garden of the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix.
The exhibition explores the multi-layered history of the Jardin des Tuileries, including its political and public dimensions, through the work of artists whose practices often subvert and reinvent the role of art in public space. In a place where history, architecture and nature collide, the exhibition invites visitors to discover the gardens in new ways.
Annabelle Ténèze, Paris+ par Art Basel curator for the Jardin des Tuileries – Domaine national du Louvre and the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, says: ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’ brings together contemporary creations linked to new artistic practices in public space. In the Jardin des Tuileries, a place steeped in history, a natural space in the city and a popular attraction, and in the Musée Delacroix, more than 20 works emancipate themselves from the tradition of monumental exaltation and question narratives in limbo. The artists propose alternative monuments, turn the forms of sculpture upside down or populate the garden in a different way, revealing the possible continuations of history: ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’.
Laurence des Cars, Présidente-Directrice of the Musée du Louvre says: ‘I am delighted with this inaugural exhibition, which reflects an increased presence of contemporary art in the Tuileries and is embedded in the renewal of our autumn sculpture project in the gardens. Since the 17th century, the gardens have been a place for the public and for creativity. Annabelle Ténèze, whose work at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart and the Slaughterhouses of Toulouse I have followed closely, has perfectly mastered the technical and curatorial challenges to propose an exhibition of works by artists of different generations and backgrounds. The Tuileries Garden, like the Louvre and the Musée Delacroix, is a place filled with life in all its forms. With this exhibition, we will be able to write ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’ together.’
The highlights include:
- The installation ‘Guardians’ (2022) by Danish artist Nina Beier consists of four overturned marble lions lying on the ground and covered with grains that attract the birds of the garden. The work is presented by Croy Nielsen and Standard (Oslo).
- An installation by Mexican, New York-based artist Raúl de Nieves, consisting of three beaded sculptures, entitled ‘Musicians’ (2020), presented by Morán Morán, Company Gallery and Fitzpatrick Gallery.
- The sculpture ‘Blue Obelisk with Flowers’ (1992) by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, presented by Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois.
- The ‘Green Pavilion’ (2022) by French architect and artist Odile
Decq, a tribute to the Renaissance greenhouse as a place of rare species conservation and social interaction, presented by Galerie Philippe Gravier.
- ‘Phone User 4 (outdoor)’ (2022) by German artist Judith Hopf, a concrete sculpture of a human-sized figure holding a smartphone, addressing the tense relationship between people and their mobile devices.
- A sculpture by the Austrian artist Franz West entitled.
‘Lemur Heads’ (1992/2000), first shown at documenta IX in Kassel in 1992 and presented by David Zwirner.
Applications for locations in the Jardin des Tuileries were open to all galleries, regardless of their participation in Paris+ par Art Basel.
The exhibition continues at the Musée National Eugène Delacroix, where a presentation of works by African-American artist Thaddeus Mosley will be on view, marking the sculptor’s first solo museum exhibition in France. Mosley will present an installation of recent sculptures that range from the miniature to the monumental. Heavily carved pieces are balanced against each other in multi-part sculptures contrasted by smaller, mask-sized table sculptures. Mosley’s work is presented by Karma.
Sites on the Place Vendôme
At Place Vendôme, the German-Polish artist Alicja Kwade presents ‘Au cours des Mondes’ (2022), curated by Jérôme Sans. This new installation, her largest to date, consists of a series of spheres, a recurring motif for the artist, in dialogue with infinite staircases. A true initiatory journey in public space, the installation questions our relationship with knowledge, the universe and the mechanisms of power. The work is presented by kamel mennour.
Sites at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Omer Fast’s exhibition ‘Karla’ (2022) will be on view at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris. It features a holographic projection exploring the eponymous character’s job in a major technology company, ghostly sculptures and copies of Max Beckmann’s self-portrait. Together, these elements respond to the 16th century sculptures on permanent display in the chapel, exploring the inherent ambiguity of concepts such as authenticity, time and reality. Karla” is presented by gb agency.
The Sites section is supported by David Yurman, a famous American jewellery company founded in New York by sculptor David Yurman and his wife Sybil, a painter and ceramist – both proud supporters of the arts.
Evan Yurman, President of David Yurman, says: ‘We are delighted to partner with Paris+ par Art Basel in its inaugural year to support its public art project ‘Sites’ in Paris – a city that, like our hometown New York, is steeped in art and art-makers. At David Yurman, we feel connected to the history of the city, its people and its art, and are delighted to be part of this project with Paris+ to strengthen the artistic roots of the French capital.’
For the full list of artists and galleries represented in Sites and more information, visit parisplus.artbasel.com/galleries/sites
From 20 to 23 October, students from the École du Louvre will be available for visitor tours at all four sites in the sector between 3pm and 5.30pm.
Curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou and held in the atmospheric Bal de la Marine, a docked boat next to the Tour Eiffel, the Conversations programme features 32 speakers in nine panels and brings together leading women artists, gallerists, collectors, curators, museum directors and critics. Topics range from what erotic counter-readings of art history the queer art scene can offer, to a discussion on how Pan-Africanism is being revived as an emerging poetic and decolonial movement by a new generation of DJs, fashion designers and artists.
Other highlights of the Conversations include:
•’What’s next for the French art market?’ with gallery owners Mariane Ibrahim, Thaddaeus Ropac and Romain Chenais of High Art. Moderated by Farah Nayeri, culture editor at the New York Times.
- ‘Artists’ Influencers’ with artist Hervé Télémaque, writer Françoise Vergès and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of Serpentine Galleries.
- ‘Sex and art along the Seine’: with artist Tarek Lakhrissi, author Bruce Benderson and Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Director of the Departement culture et creation, Centre Pompidou. Moderated by independent curator Juliette Desorgues.
- ‘Dandyism in the 21st century?’ with artist and gallerist Emily Sundblad, playwright, producer, writer and actor Jeremy O. Harris and film and theatre director Ulrike Ottinger. Moderated by Luca Lo Pinto, artistic director of MACRO, Rome.
The Conversations, which will take place from 20 to 22 October 2022, are free to the public and will be livestreamed on the Art Basel Facebook channel. The programme will be held in English and French with simultaneous translation. For more information, please visit parisplus.artbasel.com/conversations.
Galeries Émergentes is dedicated to emerging galleries from around the world and features 16 solo presentations. Exhibitors include Antenna Space from Shanghai, Instituto de Visión from Bogotá and New York, LC Queisser from Tibilisi, Marfa’ from Beirut, Parliament from Paris, Galeria Dawid Radziszewski from Warsaw, sans titre (2016) from Paris and Veda from Florence.
With the support of Groupe Galeries Lafayette, an artist from Galeries Émergentes is selected by a specially appointed jury to exhibit at Lafayette Anticipations the following year. The Lafayette Prize rewards both the artist and the gallery, which recovers its participation fee. For the full list of exhibitors at Galeries Émergentes, visit parisplus.artbasel.com/galeries-emergentes.
Art Basel was founded in 1970 by Basel gallery owners and today organizes the most important art fairs for modern and contemporary art in Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong and Paris. Each fair is shaped by its host city and region, making it unique. This is reflected in the list of participating galleries, the works exhibited, and the supporting program, which is created for each edition in collaboration with local institutions. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond the art fairs with new digital platforms such as Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms and new initiatives such as The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report and The BMW Art Journey.
Annabelle Ténèze (1979) has been chief heritage curator and director of Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse since 2016. She was first curator for the graphics cabinet of the Musée national Picasso-Paris (2006 to 2012). She then became director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Haute-Vienne – Château de Rochechouart from 2012 to 2016. There she organised numerous monographic exhibitions (Jules de Balincourt, Eduardo Basualdo, Raoul Hausmann, Kent Monkman, Laure Prouvost, Carolee Schneemann, etc.). At les Abattoirs, she has organised exhibitions combining both contemporary art and history, such as Medellín. A Colombian History, Picasso and Exile. A History of Spanish Art in Resistance, Revue noire. A History of Contemporary African Art or La Déconniatrie. Art, Exile and Psychiatry around Francois Tosquelles. This autumn she curates ‘Niki de Saint Phalle. The 1980s and 1990s. Art in Free Flow’ at Les Abattoirs. Ténèze has published in several catalogues on artists of the 1960s, including Marion Baruch, Jacqueline de Jong, Roy Lichtenstein, ORLAN, Peter Saul, Daniel Spoerri and Tom Wesselmann.
Pierre-Alexandre Mateos und Charles Teyssou
Pierre-Alexandre Mateos (1989) and Charles Teyssou (1988) are a Paris-based curatorial and writing duo. As well as curating the Conversations section of the inaugural edition of Paris+ par Art Basel, they are currently working on ‘Paris Orbital’, a live programme at the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, and the ongoing archives ‘Arles Terminal City’, LUMA Foundation, Arles. Recently they co-curated with Kevin Blinderman an exhibition on the dandy Jacques de Bascher at Kunsthalle Bern and Treize in Paris. They were editors-in-chief of L’Officiel Art and write for Mousse Magazine, Spike and Double Magazine.
Jérôme Sans became known as a curator, art critic, artistic director and founder of cultural institutions and exhibitions. He has developed new models to engage differently with art and culture and to understand them more democratically. These models are implemented worldwide, such as at the Palais de Tokyo, which he co-founded in Paris and co-directed with Nicolas Bourriaud for the first six years before becoming director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing from 2008 to 2012. In addition to his publications, he was creative director and editor-in-chief of the French cultural magazine L’Officiel Art and has curated numerous international exhibitions, including the Taipei Biennale (2000), the Lyon Biennale (2005), the monographs Li Qing at the Prada Rong Zhai Foundation in Shanghai (2019) and most recently Erwin Wurm at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (2022). He is also accompanying the development of the new site Lago Algo in Mexico City, where he will present a group exhibition entitled ‘Shake your body’ in September 2022
Selection Committee for Paris+ par Art Basel
Florence Bonnefous, Air de Paris, Paris
Ellen de Bruijne, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Daniel Buchholz, Buchholz Gallery, Cologne, Berlin, New York
Anton Kern, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Niklas Svennung, Gallery Chantal Crousel, Paris
Georges-Philippe Vallois, Gallery Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Christophe Van de Weghe, Van de Weghe, New York
The experts for the Galerie Émergentes area:
Isabelle Alfonsi, Marcelle Alix, Paris
Mark Dickenson, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
Simone Subal, Simone Subal Gallery, New York
Associate partners of Paris+ par Art Basel are Louis Vuitton and Tezos. Audemars Piguet is show partner. Paris+ par Art Basel is also supported by David Yurman as Official Partner of the Sites sector, Groupe Galeries Lafayette as Official Partner of the Galeries Émergentes sector, BMW as Official Automotive Partner and Vitra as Official Furniture Partner. The hosts of the fair are Sanlorenzo, Lalique, Guerlain and Maison Ruinart. Paris+ media partners include Art Basel’s global media partner, The Financial Times, Beaux Arts Magazine, Connaissance des Arts, Le Journal des Arts, Le Quotidien de l’Art, Numéro art, L’Œil, Brut and The Art Newspaper.
Thursday, 20 October 2022, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 21 October 2022, 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 22 October 2202, 12 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 23 October 2022, 12 to 7 p.m.
Grand Palais Éphémère
2 Pl. Joffre
75007 Paris, France
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