THE EXHIBITION LE BANQUET CELEBRATES THE DIVERSITY OF FINE CRAFT CREATIONS IN THE WORLD

Near the spaces attributed to France and to the country of honour, 11 other selected countries − or regions of the world − will show the artistic expressions of their territories.

© PhotoProEvent / Original creations by Œuvres originales de Wouter van der Vlugt © Joachim van der Vlugt, Margareta Daepp © DR, Huang Yulong © DR, Claudia Biehne  DR , Faezeh Afchary © Philippe Bertrand et Cristian Salineros © Jorge Brantmayer 

Following the success of the first two exhibitions, Le Banquet became an international event in 2015. Révélations 2017 offers visitors a new look into a creative path that has now become institutional. Located in the central section of the Grand Palais, this iconic exhibition features a readily recognizable stage design and is Révélations’ central event. 

The exhibition is divided into organically shaped groupings, each of which is dedicated to a single country. Once again, the international exhibition Le Banquet invites visitors to embark on a journey to explore the work of dozens of artists hailing from new cultures and working with unique expertise.

An exhibition curator, working under the authority of the institution representing the country of honour, made each national selection based on research and their own decisions. The selected works demonstrate the vitality, uniqueness, and creativity of fine crafts in each region, thereby celebrating both ancestral skills and new technical and technological procedures.

As a showcase of diversity and creative expertise, the exhibition Le Banquet fully supports cultural dialogue and shines a spotlight on fine crafts from throughout the world right here in the heart of Europe.

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

11 participating countries or regions of the world

Belgium, Chile, China, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland & Togo