ART UNDER ONE ROOF
Experience the quintessence of French art de vivre at the upcoming Biennale des Antiquaires.
Over 120 galleries from 12 countries are participating at this year’s Biennale des Antiquaires. For its 28th edition, the huge event features paintings and drawings from the old masters, modern and contemporary works, antiquities, vintage wallpapers, Asian art, rare books, ceramics, furniture, textiles, watches, and objets d’art, ensuring a broad appeal to a range of collectors and enthusiasts. Jewellery is also on display, with Cindy Chao representing from Asia. Chao is set to unveil her new Black Label Masterpieces series at the event.
New to the event this year is a presentation of three special exhibitions, all comprising pieces that are not for sale. Upon arriving at the venue, visitors are greeted by a scenography created by international set designer Nathalie Crinière. Guests can also explore the exhibition “A Century of French Elegance: Masterpieces of the Eighteenth Century” from the State Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg in Russia, which is presenting 35 masterworks for the event.
In addition, Paris’ Le Mobilier National furniture depository is showing 23 iconic furniture pieces from its exhibition, “Tribute to the Mobilier National”. Watch aficionados, meanwhile, should visit Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie of Geneva’s thematic exhibition “The Conquest of Time”. Exhibiting at the biennale for the first time, the exhibition features around 100 antique pieces across six different sections, in a great ode to the history of watchmaking.