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Art Basel has changed the name of its French fair, which will take place at the Grand Palais this October.

Au Revoir, Paris+ Par Art Basel. Bienvenue, Art Basel Paris

Courtesy Paris+ par Art Basel.

Just two years after it launched, Art Basel has abandoned the title of its French fair. The awkwardly named Paris+ par Art Basel will now be known as Art Basel Paris.

‘With this new name, Art Basel reinforces its commitment to the city and its dynamic cultural ecosystem, leveraging the impact of the global Art Basel brand to further bolster the Parisian fair, underscore its ambition, and amplify its resonance in Paris and the world,’ Art Basel said in a statement.

Art Basel said the decision to change the name was made in agreement with France’s Minister of Culture and consultation with partners including galleries, the City of Paris, and GrandPalaisRMN.

The fair will also change locations, moving to the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, which was built for the 1900 Universal Exposition.

Paris+ par Art Basel was held at the Grand Palais Éphémère, a temporary exhibition hall that opened in 2021 to host events while the Grand Palais underwent renovations.

Clement Delépine, Director, Paris+, par Art Basel © Art Basel. Photo by Ilyes Griyeb.

Clement Delépine, Director, Paris+, par Art Basel © Art Basel. Photo by Ilyes Griyeb.

Some 194 galleries, including 51 first-timers, will participate in Art Basel Paris from 18–20 October, with VIP days on 16 and 17 October.

That’s up from 154 galleries and 16 newcomers at Paris+ par Art Basel in 2023.

Clément Delépine will continue as Director of Art Basel’s French fair.

‘The impressive list of exhibitors participating in our 2024 show highlights the fair’s leading role as a dynamic platform for galleries, as well as Paris’ position as cornerstone of the global art market, bolstered by the city’s unparalleled offerings across the broader cultural field,’ he said.

Art Basel Paris will include galleries from 42 countries. Notably, for the third year running no galleries from the world’s most populous country, India, have been accepted.

In addition to the main galleries sector, and the Emergence sector, which will occupy the venue’s balconies, Art Basel Paris will introduce a new sector titled Premise.

Premise will comprise nine presentations that aim to broaden the art historical canon.

Featured artists will include: Spanish underground cartoonist Nazario, Parisian artist Juliette Roche, and Caliafornia’s Wally Hedrick, who covered his own works in black paint to protest America’s wars. —[O]

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