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30th Edition of La Biennale Paris 2018 at Grand Palais

La Biennale Paris 2018 Poster
(La Biennale Paris Website)

The popular La Biennale Paris will be returning with its 30th Edition at Grand Palais, from August 8-16, 2018.

The 2018 edition of the La Biennale Paris will focus on 30 exhibitors, including Ary Jan gallery, Helene Bailly Gallery, Jacques Barrere Gallery, Gallery Boulakia, Ana Chiclana Gallery, Laurent Dodier Gallery and La Pendulerie, Marc Maison, and Ar-Pab among many others. The art fair will showcase many artworks pertaining to Orientalism and Belle Epoque art, Indo-Portuguese furniture, Modern and Contemporary Art, Archeology and primitive arts, Decorative arts of the 20th-century, and glass and Contemporary Ceramics.

In 2017, La Biennale Paris featured 94 exhibitors, which has been cut down to 85 this year. Around 40,000 visitors are expected for the fair.

“The event will uphold its distinctive features: a limited number of galleries on display so as to widen the exhibition space thereby welcoming more furniture, paintings, and exceptional objects, promote a beautiful scenery and host a unique dinner with nearly 800 guests amid exceptional artworks,” said Mathias Ary Jan, president of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires.  

La Biennale Paris will host “Journees europeennes du Patrimoine” (European Heritage Days) for the first time this year. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, French fashion designer, will be the guest artistic director of 2018 fair. The Gala Dinner of 2018 will be hosted by the exhibitors and the SNA and it will be attended by nearly 1000 participants. The Biennale Commission carried out the major guidelines of La Biennale Paris 2018 as well as the selection of exhibitors, under the aegis of its President, Christopher Forbes.

In 2017, Biennale des Antiquaires was renamed to La Biennale Paris and it also became an annual event the same year. The first Biennale at the Grand Palais was held in 1962 and it underwent several changes and modifications since then.

The exhibiting galleries will be rewarded the Biennale Commission Prize based on the scenography of their stand as well as the quality of their exhibited pieces, says the commission. The Biennale Commission Prize was established in 2017 by Christopher Forbes, president of The Biennale Commission and Mathias Ary Jan, President of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires. The Delalande Gallery and the Munich Gallery Robbig Munchen shared the prize in La Biennale 2017.

The fair will be held from August 8-16, at the Grand Palais, Paris.

For details visit: https://www.labiennaleparis.com/

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the fair.


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