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Art Basel announces exhibitors and first highlights for its 2024 show in the French capital,
which will be renamed Art Basel Paris to coincide with its inaugural edition at the Grand
Palais

  • In conjunction with the move to the iconic Grand Palais and upon consultation with local partners and interlocutors, Art Basel’s show in the French capital has been renamed to Art Basel Paris.
  • 194 galleries from 42 countries and territories, including 51 first-time participants and 64 galleries operating spaces in France, will present the best of their programs at Art Basel's inaugural edition at the newly renovated venue.
  • Art Basel's 2024 show in Paris will be the first fair to take place in the building after three years of renovations.
  • The show will feature a new sector, Premise, bringing together nine highly singular presentations that echo the fair's mission to foster a more inclusive definition of the art historical canon.
  • An ambitious public program, realized in collaboration with the city's leading cultural institutions, will unfold across several locations of the French capital.
  • Art Basel will further highlight its galleries' diverse programs with Oh La La!, a new initiative for which exhibitors are invited to exhibit rarely seen work in their booths from Friday, October 18 to Saturday, October 19, energizing the second half of the show week.
  • Powering a bustling week of world-class cultural events and exhibitions in the French capital, Art Basel Paris will take place from October 18-20, 2024, with VIP Preview Days on October 16 and 17.

Art Basel is delighted to announce the participating exhibitors and first details of its 2024 edition in Paris, taking place from October 18-20, 2024 in the newly renovated Grand Palais, one of the world’s most iconic and storied exhibition venues. 194 galleries from 42 countries and territories, including 64 galleries operating spaces in France, have been invited to showcase the best of their programs, offering local and international audiences a one-of-a-kind experience of artistic excellence, cultural heritage, and curatorial rigor.

The move to the Grand Palais represents both a celebration and a culmination of Art Basel’s deep connection with the French capital and its extraordinary cultural ecosystem. The show's 2024 edition will be the first fair to take place in the newly refurbished building - inaugurated in 1900 on the occasion of the Paris Universal Exposition - after three years of renovations.

Known since 2022 as Paris+ par Art Basel, the show has been renamed to Art Basel Paris in conjunction with its upcoming move to the Grand Palais. This decision was taken in agreement with Rachida Dati, France’s Minister of Culture, and follows extensive consultations with Art Basel's local partners and interlocutors, including the French Ministry of Culture; the City of Paris; GrandPalaisRMN, the organization in charge of the building; and Parisian galleries, whose strong presence at the fair is one of its key markers. In 2024, they will once again, as in previous years, represent over a third of all exhibitors.

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.

Led for the third year by Clément Delépine, the show will welcome 40 additional galleries compared to its 2023 iteration — held at the Grand Palais Éphémère, a temporary venue — representing a 26% increase year-on-year and allowing Art Basel to shed a brighter light on important art scenes and movements in France and beyond.

Art Basel Paris will be structured across three exhibition sectors: Galeries, in which exhibitors present the full breadth of their program; Emergence, formerly known as Galeries Émergentes, dedicated to emerging galleries and artists; and the newly introduced Premise sector, featuring nine galleries presenting highly singular curatorial proposals that may include work made before 1900. Ten galleries have opted to share a booth at the fair, a record number in recent Art Basel history.

Clément Delépine, Director of Art Basel Paris, said: '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. Galleries are evidently prepared to bring exceptional works to the fair, and we look forward to creating the best possible environment for them, their clients, and our visitors. I am excited to welcome gallerists, artists, collectors, institutional representatives, and art enthusiasts to Art Basel Paris come October.'

Tickets to the show are now available on artbasel.com, including offers at reduced rates for students and senior citizens, as well as premium experiences.

Art Basel will once again activate sites beyond the fair with an ambitious, freely accessible public program, realized in collaboration with the City of Paris and local cultural institutions. Locations and details will be revealed in the next few months. The show's Conversations program will take place for the first time at the Petit Palais, located in front of the Grand Palais, and will be curated for the third year by Paris-based curators Pierre-Alexandre Matéos and Charles Teyssou. Furthermore, the show will act as a lynchpin for a bustling week of world-class exhibitions and activations across the city, including ambitious surveys of Surrealism at the Centre Pompidou and Arte Povera at the Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection.

From Friday, October 18 to Saturday, October 19, galleries in the fair's main sector will be able to contribute to Oh La La!, a new initiative for which exhibitors are invited to present rarely seen work in their booth, creating a playful itinerary across the Art Basel Paris show floor and energizing the second half of the show week.

Download the full press release here.