Presented at the very heart of the biennial, the international exhibition Le Banquet is a genuine manifesto in praise of the universality of creative trades.

© PhotoProEvent / Œuvres originales Lynn Frydman Kuhn, Pascale Seil, Sam-Yong Hwang, Shin Ho-Yoon

The Banquet pays homage to diversity and dialogue between cultures.

It is composed of several exhibition islets that form archipelagos along the length of the Nave. They all represent a region of the world and draw the public, rendering the vitality and creativeness of fine craft in each territory.

Hence, the Banquet exhibition bears witness to the strong cultural identity conveyed by the creators from each country. This exhibition offers an insight into international creation and to the utmost level of quality offered by each participating institution. From Latin America to Asia, via Western Africa and Continental Europe, each country will articulate its own singular message. 

The international exhibition Le Banquet is organised by the Ateliers d’Art de France Foundation (foundation of art workshops in France). Created in 2011 and placed under the auspices of the Fondation du Patrimoine (French heritage foundation), the Ateliers d’Art de France Foundation aims to safeguard, promote, and develop the professions devoted to fine crafts, design, tradition and to maintaining and conserving heritage.

Le Banquet 2017 Figures

  • 4 continents
  • 11 countries and regions of the world: Germany, Belgium, Chile, China, South Korea, France, Luxembourg, Russia, Senegal, Switzerland and Togo
  • 200 art pieces