Art Basel announces galleries for its inaugural Paris fair—we look at how it compares with last year’s Fiac list

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Since Art Basel launched its new fair, Paris+ par Art Basel (19-23 October)­­—seizing the spot at the Grand Palais from Foire internationale d’art contemporain (Fiac)—eyes have been peeled for the announcement of which galleries have made the cut for the inaugural event and which have not.

The wait is now over, with Art Basel revealing the 156 galleries that will take part. This list was whittled down from a pool of applicants that fair director Clément Delépine says was “four to five times the amount”.

The bulk of these will be unsurprising to regular Basel fairgoers with major blue-chip dealers such as David Zwirner, Victoria Miro and Gagosian all taking part. They join 58 Paris galleries such as Galerie Jocelyn Wolff and Mor Charpentier to give the show a “singularly Parisian personality” according to Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler. Smaller spaces such as ProjecteSD (Barcelona) and Société (Berlin) have also come on board (the full exhibitor list can be found at the bottom of this article).

Among the 11 exhibitors making their Art Basel debuts are the Paris galleries Galerie Anne Barrault, Christian Berst Art Brut, Magnin-A, Salle Principale and We Do Not Work Alone.

But perhaps more interesting to note are which galleries have taken part in previous editions of Fiac but are not included in the inaugural Paris +. Analysing the Fiac exhibitor lists of both 2021 and 2019 (last year’s edition of Fiac contained several Covid-19 restrictions with a number of galleries choosing to show digitally) reveals 73 galleries that fit this criteria. Art Basel declines to name its applicants, so it is difficult to say which galleries simply chose not to apply rather than were rejected.

A full list of these galleries can be found at the bottom of the article, but they include Blum & Poe (New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo), Baronian Xippas (Brussels), Dastan Gallery (Tehran), PKM (Seoul) and The Breeder (Athens). Sixteen Parisian galleries that showed in either of the last two editions of Fiac will now show at Paris+. They are: Imane Farès, Laurent Godin, Gaudel de Stampa, Galerie 8 + 4, Gilles Drouault, Galerie Hopkins, Galerie Mitterrand, Eric Philippe, Pact, Praz-Delavallade, Natalie Seroussi, Sèvres, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Galerie Sator, Joseph Tang and Anne de Villepoix. Countries with no representation at Paris+ include Norway, India, Denmark, Argentina, Mexico and Greece.

However, for galleries that didn’t make the cut this year, their luck might change once the fair moves from its temporary home at the Grand Palais Éphémère to the Grand Palais in 2024, once the latter has been restored. When it does so, the capacity will increase by 50% says Delépine, adding that currently the fair has maximised every inch of floor space to accommodate as many galleries as possible.

Since the inception of Paris+, Art Basel have made clear that the event will be more than just a fair, and that partnering with cultural institutions in Paris will be key to the event’s structure. For example, Art Basel has partnered with the Musée du Louvre to launch an initiative in Paris called Sites—broadly similar to Parcours in Basel—for which a number of galleries have been invited to stage outdoor sculptures and installations around the Tuileries Gardens. The Place Vendôme, Musée national Eugène-Delacroix and Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris will also host works. Importantly, Delépine says applications are open to all galleries, regardless of whether they were accepted to the main fair.

Earlier this year, Marc Spiegler told The Art Newspaper of his wish for Paris+ to act as a citywide activation and to partner with major fashion, design and cinema brands. Delépine says that these plans are still in the works but might not come to fruition for the inaugural edition of Paris+, which, he hastens to add, has come together in just nine months.

Speaking to the future of both Paris+ and art fairs in general, Delépine says: “If you think of what we did for Basel—the whole city [has been] transformed into a biodome for art. Imagine what this could do in the context of a city like Paris. There is a will for Art Basel to expand beyond the walls of an art fair.”

Galleries showing at Paris+ par Art Basel

303 Gallery, New York

A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Acquavella Galleries, New York, Palm Beach

Air de Paris, Paris

Galerie Allen, Paris

Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris, Stockholm

Applicat-Prazan, Paris

Art : Concept, Paris

Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

Balice Hertling, Paris

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Cologne, New York

Campoli Presti, Paris, London

Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Cardi Gallery, Milan, London

Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, Saint-Etienne, Lyon, Koerich, New York

christian berst art brut, Paris

Clearing, Los Angeles, Brussels, New York

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, São Paulo, Beijing, Havana, Les Moulins, Paris, Roma

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, Palm Beach

Pilar Corrias, London

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Massimo De Carlo, Milan, London, Paris, Hong Kong

dépendance, Brussels

mfc-michèle didier, Brussels, Paris

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Brussels, Paris

Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

galerie frank elbaz, Paris

Essex Street/Maxwell Graham, New York

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Dakar, Paris

Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, London

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Düsseldorf

Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris

Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

Peter Freeman, Inc., New York

Gagosian, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Geneva, Basel, Gstaad, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong

Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris

Galerie 1900-2000, Paris

gb agency, Paris

François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, New York

Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels, Roma, Seoul

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, London

Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt

Greene Naftali, New York

Galerie Karsten Greve, St. Moritz, Cologne, Paris

Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong, Ciutadella de Menorca, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Zurich, London, Somerset, Los Angeles, New York

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris, London

High Art, Paris, Arles

Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Mariane Ibrahim, Paris, Chicago

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Hong Kong

Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris

Annely Juda Fine Art, London

Karma, New York

Karma International, Zurich

kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Paris

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, New York

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Kukje Gallery, Busan, Seoul

LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina

Layr, Vienna,

Galerie Le Minotaure, Paris

In Situ – fabienne leclerc, Paris

Simon Lee Gallery, London, Hong Kong

Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, New York

LGDR, New York, Hong Kong, Paris, London

Lisson Gallery, London, East Hampton, New York, Shanghai, Beijing

Loevenbruck, Paris

Luhring Augustine, New York

Magnin-A, Paris

Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich

Marcelle Alix, Paris

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Los Angeles

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, New York, Brussels

kamel mennour, Paris

Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe

Francesca Minini, Milan

Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia

Victoria Miro, London, Venice

mor charpentier, Paris, Bogotá

Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna

Nahmad Contemporary, New York

Galerie Neu, Berlin

Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt

neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels

Pace Gallery, New York, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Geneva, Palo Alto, East Hampton, Palm Beach, Los Angeles

Galerie Papillon, Paris

Peres Projects, Berlin, Milan, Seoul

Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

Galeria Plan B, Cluj, Berlin

Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, New York, Vienna

ProjecteSD, Barcelona

Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels

Rodeo, London, Pireas

Thaddaeus Ropac, London, Paris, Salzburg, Seoul

Salle Principale, Paris

Esther Schipper, Berlin

Semiose, Paris

Jessica Silverman, San Francisco

Skarstedt, New York, London, Paris, East Hampton

Société, Berlin

Galerie Pietro Spartà, Chagny

Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo

Simone Subal Gallery, New York

Sultana, Paris

Take Ninagawa, Tokyo

Templon, Paris, Brussels

Tornabuoni Art, Paris, Florence, Forte dei Marmi, Milan, Crans Montana

Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Van de Weghe, New York

Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Vedovi Gallery, Brussels

Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles

We Do Not Work Alone, Paris

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Michael Werner Gallery, New York, East Hampton, London, Berlin, Cologne

White Cube, London, Hong Kong

Barbara Wien, Berlin

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

Xippas, Paris, Geneva, Punta del Este

Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

Galerie Zlotowski, Paris

David Zwirner, New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong

Antenna Space, Shanghai

Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris

Carlos/Ishikawa, London

Efremidis, Berlin

Heidi, Berlin

Instituto de visión, Bogotá, New York

LC Queisser, Tbilisi

Marfa, Beirut

Edouard Montassut, Paris

Nicoletti, London

Parliament, Paris

Galeria Dawid Radziszewski, Warsaw

sans titre (2016), Paris

seventeen, London

Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles

Veda, Florence

Galleries that showed at Fiac 2019 and/or Fiac 2021, but will not show at Paris+ par Art Basel

1 Mira Madrid, Madrid

80M2 Livia Benavides, Lima

apalazzo, Brescia

Baronian Xippas, Brussels

BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik

Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo

The Box, Los Angeles

The Breeder, Athens

Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, Hong Kong

Canada, New York

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Dastan Gallery, Tehran

DOCUMENT, Chicago

Delmes & Zander, Cologne

Imane Farès, Paris

Gaga, México D.F., Los Angeles

Laurent Godin, Paris

Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Berlin

Gaudel de Stampa, Paris

Green Art Gallery, Dubai

Gmurzynska, Zürich, St. Moritz

Galerie 8 + 4, Paris

Gilles Drouault galerie/multiples, Paris

Éditions Sylvain Courbois, Lille

Sébastien Bertrand, Genève

Hopkins, Paris

rodolphe janssen, Brussels

JTT, New york

Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul

Jan Kaps, Cologne

Kerlin, Dublin

LABOR, México D.F.

Kate MacGarry, London

Magazzino, Roma

Martos Gallery, New York

Mazzoleni, Torino, London

Fergus McCaffrey, New York, Tokyo

Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Galerie Mitterrand, Paris

Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Cologne, Munich

Guillermo de Osma, Madrid

Öktem Aykut,  Istanbul

P420, Bologna

Parra & Romero, Madrid, Ibiza

PKM Gallery, Seoul

Eric Philippe, Paris

Pact, Paris

Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles

Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York

SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo

Natalie Seroussi, Paris

Sprovieri, London*

Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam

STPI, Singapore

Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt

Soft Opening, London

Sèvres, Paris

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

galerie sator, Paris

Tiwani Contemporary, London, Lagos

Joseph Tang, Paris

Tucci Russo, Torino

Ubu Gallery, New York

Rachel Uffner, New York

Valentin, Paris

Venus Over Manhattan, New York, Los Angeles

Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing

Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Vistamare/Vistamarestudio, Pescara, Milano

Weiss Falk, Basel

Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

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