Material artists, art manufactories, galleries, designers, foundations, institutions: the international sector in all its diversity will be investing the Grand Palais Éphémère once again for 5 days, illustrating the creative vitality of fine craft professions, after a commented upon 2022 edition. Featuring new creators and hitherto unseen countries such as Armenia, Egypt, Saint Barthélemy, Denmark, Lebanon, Rwanda or Ecuador, this edition will be a rich discovery of fine craft professions from the entire world.
This 2023 edition will give pride of place to Quebec, nation of honor. Jointly supported by the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec et and the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, with support from the government of Quebec and the Quebec Government Delegation in Paris, this participation will be the opportunity to exhibit exceptional pieces by 34 Quebecois and First Nations creators. A cycle of conferences as well as screenings of films about the Quebecois creation sector and its current challenges will also be at the heart of the biennial’s programme.
Since 2013, the international exhibition Le Banquet, backbone and true DNA of the biennial, has been unveiling an exclusive selection of spectacular pieces from 10 regions of the world. At the heart of the ethereal and sleek signature scenography by Adrien Gardère, unique creations from China, Egypt, Ecuador, Europe, France, Portugal, Quebec First Nations, Quebec, Rwanda and Ukraine will be the source of dialogues and exchanges around materials and skills from around the world.
“Révélations is an essential event for the fine crafts community worldwide. I am pleased to see it grow with each edition and to witness the strong adhesion it is gaining from all stakeholders. Our biennial has been able to uniquely transcribe and embody the personality of fine craft workshops: it highlights the universality of our sector’s values and the impact of the dialogues established between arts and culture.”Stéphane Galerneau, President of Ateliers d’Art de France,
President of Révélations
This year, art lovers and collectors, as well as professionals looking for new trends and surprises such as architects, decorators, artistic directors and project managers will discover the creations of cabinetmaker Thierry Hengsen, artist glassmaker Jonathan Ausseresse as well Quebecois ceramicists Pascale Girardin and Laurent Craste. Regular exhibitors and material artists who were discovered on the biennial’s previous editions will also be there: Marie Barthès and her work on leather, Clémentine Brandibas who combines embroidery and marquetry work, Chilean sculptor Adrien Canitrot, Senegalese textile creator Aïssa Dione or Eri Maeda’s unique glassmaking skills.
A rich programme with guided tours, conferences and a symposium with a debate about the challenges of the creation industry, an auction and an Hors les Murs programme are to be discovered, as well as workshops for children available upon registration.
More information on www.revelations-grandpalais.com