Paris Arts: Révélations, The International Fine Craft and Creation Biennial, Upcoming At The Grand Palais

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Created by Ateliers d’Art de France, Révélations is a global gathering for all stakeholders in the fine craft sector. Over four days, more than 400 fine craft professionals will welcome some 40,000 visitors – general public and professionals alike.

Since it was first held in 2013, Révélations has established itself at the Grand Palais as the epicentre of international fine craft and contemporary creation. Every two years, it provides a showcase for fine craftsworkers and craft workshops to present original works that reveal the excellence of the fine craft sector, along with an ambitious programme of events that highlight the diversity of creative know-how.


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With 40,000 visitors at the last edition, Révélations has consistently endeavoured to give the general public the chance to see for themselves the splendour and vitality of contemporary crafts. In doing so, the event has increasingly attracted the attention of collectors and craft professionals, including architects, decorators, gallery owners, purchasing offices and luxury goods artistic directors.

A unique platform for purchasing advisors and collectors searching for exceptional creations, the biennial provides a range of dedicated services such as private visits for international collectors, a business lounge for meetings and appointments, and even speed-dating events for craft professionals.

The exhibitors are expected to come from around 20 different countries and will include over 400 craftsworkers, craft workshops, galleries, fine craft centres, foundations and institutions, who will each help to demonstrate the effervescence, splendour and vitality of contemporary crafts.

Luxembourg, Country of Honour

AT RÉVÉLATIONS 2019 After Chile in 2017, Luxembourg is the country of honour at the 2019 edition of Révélations.

With the support of the ‘De Mains de Maîtres Luxembourg’ association and the patronage of HRH Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and HRH Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, the Grand Duchy aims to ensure that the event at the Grand Palais is a unique occasion that testifies to the splendour and energy that characterise the creative vitality of its craft sector. A future-oriented country, Luxembourg boasts an abundance of knowhow blending tradition with innovation. This outstanding diversity, vibrancy and boundless creativity will be revealed at the biennial.

RÉVÉLATIONS, IN AND OUT Renowned for its skillfully designed exhibition space, Révélations is once again putting its trust in scenographer Adrien Gardère.


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In the Grand Palais nave, the world’s largest fine craft avenue will, in 2019, be extended by an additional 500 m2 to include new aisles that will facilitate dialogue between visitors and the works of around 400 creators.

Away from the Grand Palais, Révélations is developing its Off-Site programme at various emblematic, prestigious, historical or unusual locations in order to galvanise public interest.

2017 IN FIGURES

A 6% rise in visitor numbers · 40,200 visitors · 12,000 professionals and purchasing advisors

A strong international dimension · Chile, country of honour · 16 countries represented by the exhibitors · 11 countries represented at the exhibition Le Banquet

Programme of special events · 12 conferences led by 56 experts from the sector · 145 long and short films screened · 16 educational workshops attended by · 180 children aged between 5 and 12

The biennial is proposing another vision of contemporary creation by holding original exhibitions at venues such as the Grand Musée du Parfum, the Deyrolle cabinet of curiosities and the Empreintes concept store, as well as an auction of exceptional contemporary objects by experts Charlotte du Vivier-Lebrun and Côme Rémy.


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ABOUT ATELIERS D’ART DE FRANCE The mission of Ateliers d’Art de France is to promote the role and place of the fine craft sector in our society. The French professional fine craft federation, it brings together more than 6,000 craft professionals from throughout France.

It represents and defends fine craft professionals and contributes to the sector’s economic development in France and abroad. A unifying body working on behalf of the heritage and creative sectors to launch dialogue and protect the craft industry, Ateliers d’Art de France is a forum for discussion between fine craft professionals, institutional bodies, public authorities and society.

A STRICT SELECTION PROCESS Thanks to the biennial’s increasing popularity among creators and the quality of the original works that they submit, the artistic steering committee is obliged to carry out a rigorous selection procedure.


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As at previous editions, the new committee, comprising international figures from the world of contemporary creation, fine craft, architecture and the artistic and cultural press, will select works that are sure to delight visitors to the biennial, the only one of its kind in the world.

The international exhibition Le Banquet is back, and will continue its global tour by inviting nine carefully selected countries to join France and the country of honour, Luxembourg. Each country will present an exhibition designed specifically for Révélations, reflecting the creative exuberance of its fine craft sector as well as its cultural and historical identity.

La France de Macron et la France des Gilets Jaunes


A MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE AS AN EMBLEM The emblem that will shape the visual identity of this fourth edition was created by Norwegian artist Hanne Friis and will be exhibited at Révélations. Nuances in blue and black is created from recycled jeans sewn together and transformed into a monumental hanging sculpture. The contemporary technique used by this internationally renowned artist, who works the material in an intriguing way, is truly fantastic.

 

RÉVÉLATIONS From 23 to 26th May 2019 • Grand Palais, Paris Full day reserved for professionals, Press and VIP : 22 May 2019 Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25, Sunday 26 May : 10am – 7pm www.revelations-grandpalais.com • #SalonRevelations

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