The exhibition Crafting Europe

From the 23-26 May 2019, The Grand Palais will host a selection of fine crafts and contemporary creation in the fourth edition of Revelations.

The fourth edition of the international fine crafts and contemporary creation biennial Révélations will take place in the Nave of the Grand Palais in Paris from the 23 to the 26 May 2019, hosting over 40,000 visitors and almost 450 artists from around thirty countries. With an even greater focus on showcasing its international dimension and cultural programme both inside the venue and out, Révélations 2019 is pushing its boundaries and aspirations a little further afield.

The 4th edition of Revelations, organised by Ateliers d’Art de France, will present an exhibition of exceptional work by twenty-four craftspeople from across Europe. The exhibition Crafting Europe will take place at the Agora entrance to the Grand Palais. In tandem with the exhibition a Crafting Europe symposium, hosted jointly by Atelier d’Art de France and WCC-Europe will explore opportunities and challenges for the sector under themes of society, economy, territory, skills and policy.

WCC-Europe’s mission is to promote and defend crafts across Europe and it has selected Révélations 2019 to celebrate its 40th anniversary, drawn by its self-appointed goal of extending the frontiers of creative crafts. Crafting Europe will be an opportunity to learn how the 24 creators approach their work today, skilfully blending innovation with traditional craftsmanship.

At the heart of this gathering, the exhibition will weave together the disciplines and values of a plural Europe and will demonstrate the diversity of materials, techniques and craftsmanship.

«The fine crafts sector is experiencing rapid growth and we must take full advantage of the buzz created by events such as Révélations»

Louise Allen, President of the World Craft Council Europe

View the complete artist list for Crafting Europe here.

View the full Revelations programme here.


The Symposium Crafting Europe:

towards a European strategy for craft

23 May 9 am – 1 pm at the biennale Talk Space, Grand Palais

The Symposium Crafting Europe: towards a European strategy for Craft is organised by Ateliers d’Art de France and the World Crafts Council Europe during Révélations – The International Fine Craft and Creation Biennial, at the Grand Palais, Paris. Crafting Europe will bring together experts from organisations across Europe committed to the future development of the sector. This unprecedented gathering provides a unique forum for debates between collectors, specialists, craft professionals and international institutions. Through discussions on training, recognition and economic development we aim to build a European profile for craft and help to address current issues facing this dynamic sector. From Portugal to Ukraine, from Iceland to Romania, craft, in its diversity and territorial integration, is a sector of the future.

More info on the symposium programme and how to sign up here.




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