Paris+ par Art Basel announces details of its city-wide sector Sites and further highlights

Paris+ par Art Basel’s sector for site-specific projects, called Sites, will present over 20 publicly accessible works and interventions in emblematic settings throughout the city, including the Jardin des Tuileries – Domaine national du Louvre, as well as Place Vendôme, musée national Eugène-Delacroix and Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

  • ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’, an exhibition curated by Annabelle Ténèze, will go on show in the Jardin des Tuileries – Domaine national du Louvre and the musée national Eugène-Delacroix as part of Sites.
  • A site-specific installation by Alicja Kwade – the artist’s largest to date – will be on view on Place Vendôme.
  • Omer Fast will present his multilayered installation ‘Karla’ in the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Clément Delépine, Director, Paris+ par Art Basel says: ‘I am truly delighted with the scale and ambition of our inaugural edition of Sites and the vibrant Conversations program. Both sectors are accessible to all, extending our programming throughout the city to a broad audience beyond our fair visitors. While Sites and Conversations take place outside of the fair premises, conceptually they sit at its very center, providing new impulses to contemporary cultural discourse.’

“Sites and Conversations are accessible to all, extending our programming throughout the city to a broad audience beyond our fair visitors.”

Clément Delépine, Director Paris+ par Art Basel

“La suite de l’histoire”

Organized in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre and curated by Annabelle Ténèze, Director of Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, the exhibition titled ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’, brings together large-scale works in the scenic grounds of the Jardin des Tuileries and a solo project by artist Thaddeus Mosley in the landscaped garden at the musée national Eugène-Delacroix.

Highlights include:

  • Danish artist Nina Beier’s ‘Guardians’ (2022), an installation of four toppled marble lions laying on the ground and covered with patches of seeds, attracting the garden’s birds. The work is presented by Croy Nielsen and Standard (Oslo).
  • An installation by Mexican, New York-based artist Raúl de Nieves, composed of three beaded sculptures andtitled ‘Musicians’ (2020) presented by Morán Morán, Company Gallery, and Fitzpatrick Gallery.
  • French American artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculpture ‘Blue Obelisk with Flowers’ (1992) presented by Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois.
  • ‘The Green Pavilion’ (2022) by French architect and artist Odile Decq, an homage to the Renaissance greenhouse as a space for protection of rare species and social interaction, presented by Galerie Philippe Gravier.
  • German artist Judith Hopf’s ‘Phone User 4 (outdoor)’ (2022), a concrete sculpture of a human-sized figure holding a smartphone, addressing the fraught relationship between people and their mobile devices
  • A sculpture byAustrian artist Franz West titled ‘Lemurenköpfe (Lemure Heads)’ (1992/2000), first displayed at documenta IX in Kassel in 1992 and presented by David Zwirner.

The applications for Sites at the Jardin des Tuileries were open to all galleries, irrespective of their participation in Paris+ par Art Basel.


Curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, and located in the atmospheric Bal de la Marine, a docked boat next to the Tour Eiffel, the Conversations program features 32 speakers across nine panels, bringing together leading 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 as an aspiring poetic and decolonial movement is being revitalized by a new generation of DJs, fashion designers and artists.

Paris+ par Art Basel will take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from October 20 to 23, 2022.