Art Basel announces name, leadership team and Selection Committee for new art
fair in Paris. Following its selection in January by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais as organizer of a new contemporary and Modern art fair in the iconic Grand Palais of Paris, Art Basel. Together with its parent company MCH, is delighted to announce the name, leadership team and Selection Committee for the show.
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Meet “Paris+, par Art Basel” (or Paris+, by Art Basel). Its name “celebrates the city’s premier standing as a cultural epicenter and reflects Art Basel’s ambition to create a flagship event that radiates throughout Paris, highlighting the dynamic dialogue between its cultural industries—from fashion and design to film and music,” according to the fair’s announcement.
- The new contemporary and Modern art fair debuting in October will be called Paris+, par Art Basel (Paris+, by Art Basel)
- The show will be directed by Clément Delépine, who will work closely with General Manager Virginie Aubert and Deputy Director Maxime Hourdequin
- The Selection Committee will be drawn from the French and international gallery scene and consist of seven gallerists in the Main Committee and three experts in the younger global scene for Galeries Emergentes, the sector showcasing new voices from across the globe
- The inaugural edition of Paris+, par Art Basel will take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère, in the historic heart of Paris, from Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23, 2022, with the Preview Day on Wednesday, October 19
The team based in Paris as part of a newly established French entity will spearhead the fair’s launch and build close relationships with galleries, collectors, artists, museums and institutions in the French capital and beyond. Jennifer Flay, the long-term Director of FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) will join the team in March 2023 as President of the fair’s Advisory Board.
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The Selection Committee for the fair will comprise leading representatives from the
French and international gallery scene: Florence Bonnefous, Air de Paris, Paris; Ellen de Bruijne, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam; Daniel Buchholz, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Berlin, New York; Anton Kern, Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Niklas Svennung,
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Georges-Philippe Vallois, Galerie Georges-Philippe &
Nathalie Vallois, Paris; and Christophe Van de Weghe, Van de Weghe, New York. The experts for younger galleries are: Isabelle Alfonsi, Marcelle Alix, Paris; Mark Dickenson, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt; and Simone Subal, Simone Subal Gallery, New York.
Clément Delépine, Director, Paris+, par Art Basel, says: ‘Even before my appointment, I welcomed the news of Art Basel’s selection to stage a new fair in Paris. The Art Basel team is committed to the highest standards of excellence, and I am immensely honored and humbled by the trust placed in me. I look forward to collaborating with the entire ecosystem of galleries, institutions, creative and cultural industries here in Paris to create a magnetic event for the city and the world.
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