Asia at Biennale des Antiquaires 2016. D-1.

For art lovers from around the world, Biennale des Antiquaires is a meeting place for over half a century and the epitome of the « art of French living. » As every year it will be held under the great nave of the Grand Palais, in the heart of the capital, bringing together for this event paintings, furniture and objects of art of exceptional quality. For this occasion, HASHT-ART is pleased to present asian selection, will be showed at Biennale des Antiquaires 2016.

For an event such as the Biennale des Antiquaires, galleries are looking to focus on quality and rarity. Some Parisian galleries, specialists in Asian antiques or Asian contemporary art are present, such as Galerie Mingei Japanese Arts. Located in the Saint-Germain-des-Près, this gallery specialized in Japanese art, shows this year a selection of furniture and art objects, from simple paravant to the hot hand. The traditional Japanese lacquer work or bamboo is put forward, bringing an oriental touch to the fair.

Ryūkyō suisya maki-e teaburi Hot hand with decoration of willow, bridge, japanese cherry Hirmaki-e and takamaki-e laquer with mother of pearl Edo period (1603-1868). Beginning of XVIIth century Photo : Tadayuki Minamoto © Mingei Japanese Arts

Also, Gisèle Croës – Art d’Extrême Orient, from Belgium, brings too its own asian art selection. Established in Brussels in 1976 by a young antique dealer with a passion for Asian culture, Gisèle Croës wishes to share her knowledge and promote a better understanding and appreciation of high-quality Oriental objects. Over the years the Gallery has acquired a worldwide reputation as one of the leading specialists in early Chinese art; archaic ritual bronzes in particular have come to be recognized as the signature pieces of the Gallery. True to its reputation, the gallery presents to Biennale des Antiquaires its best Asian art, with a traditional work of certain materials, such as bronze, nacre or porceleine, highlighting the exceptional quality of the selection (main illustration : bronze, mother of pearl, turquoise and glass paste mirror, Tang Dynasty 618-907).

The French gallery Jacques Barrere is also present at the Biennale des Antiquaires, after his participation in the Parcours des Mondes. Located in the heart of Paris, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the gallery organizes exhibitions to promote and preserve Far-Eastern art. The gallery specialises in Chinese sculpture, archaeology, ceramics and decorative arts, as well as Japanese sculpture and porcelain. Statuary art from Gandhara, India or South-East Asia is also regularly displayed in the gallery.

Standing Buddha East Wei Dynasty (534-549) Chinese limestone Dimensions : 96 x 38 x 14 cm © Michel Gurfinkel

Jean-Christophe Charbonnier, specialised in Japanese art, with a focus on arms and armour at fair. The choice of objects of exceptional quality continues to make the gallery’s international reputation with major institutional and private collectors.

Exceptionnal armor From Daimyô, type of gomaido Second half of Edo time (1600-1868) Photo : Galerie Jean-Christophe Charbonnier

The taïwanese jeweler Cindy Chao is also present at Biennale des Antiquaires. Cindy Chao is a young creative working between tradition and modernity. Influenced by his grandfather, architect, and his father, craftsman, Cindy Chao draws on his childhood memories her taste for crafts and legendary characters of Chinese culture. In 2004, the artist opens her own Showroom in Taipei, allowing the jeweler to present her art and collections. In 2007 Christie’s New York integrates her for the first time in its fine jewelry auction program.

Black Label Masterpiece Winter Leaves Necklace, 2016 © Cindy Chao The Art Jewel

September 10-18, 2016
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower – 75008 Paris, France
Opening hours : from 11am to 8pm. Night time until 11pm on Thursday September 15
Official website : here

Main illustration :
Gisèle Croës – Arts d’Extrême Orient
Bronze, mother of pearl, turquoise and glass paste mirror
Tang dynasty (618-907)
Bronze, mother of pearl, turquoise and glass paste; dark buff lacquer, green patina
Diam 21,6 cm (8 1/2 in.)
Photo : Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen