ART UN­DER ONE ROOF

Ex­pe­ri­ence the quin­tes­sence of French art de vivre at the up­com­ing Biennale des An­ti­quaires.

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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.

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