FIAC had the Hors-les-murs (off-site) section. Paris+ par Art Basel has Sites, which spreads out to four iconic locations this year.
At the Place Vendôme, one of Paris’ five royal squares, Alicja Kwade’s part spherical, part angular installation has become a TikTok favorite, even if it doesn’t quite match the surrounding facades.
Meanwhile, at the Jardin des Tuileries, the 21 installations on view almost completely blend in, except except for Niki de Saint Phalle’s bright blue obelisk. They are part of ‘La Suite de l’Histoire’ (The Continuation of History), an exhibition curated by Anabelle Ténèze, the director of the Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, which questions the role of art in public spaces.
Sites stretches down to the Left Bank of Paris, with wood sculptures by Thaddeus Mosley showcased at the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix and an immersive project put together by Omer Fast at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, which is part of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, for the first time involved in the program of Paris’s main international art fair. Students from the École du Louvre were assigned to guide visitors and inform them on the works on display.
Below is a pick of ARTnews‘ top 6 installations.