LA BIENNALE PARIS 2017 : what is expected this year

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ANNA HU Haute Joallerie
‘Snake Ying Yang Bangle’
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Credits photos : Anna Hu

As every year, Paris welcomes an amazing artistic event under the nave of Grand Palais. LA BIENNALE PARIS (ex La Biennale des Antiquaires). Worldwide collectors and connoisseurs come every year to admire high quality works. 

With the new office of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA), many modifications are taking place this year, wishing to compete with its international competitors, and renamed La Biennale Paris.

For this new edition, La Biennale Paris welcomes over one hundred art dealers and gallerists in the heart of the French capital. What about asian art exhibited this year ? Here is an overview of what we will find for this edition.

ANNA HU Haute Joaillerie  ‘Twin Enchanted Orchid Brooch’ 00AB08-4129 Photos credits : ANNA HU

In fine jewelery, ANNA HU comes from Hong Kong to exhibit her new collections of jewels. Anna Hu is an international jewelry designer, born in Taiwan and educated in the U.S., who approaches her art with a distinctly East meets West philosophy and aesthetic that is heavily influenced by both cultures. After working for Christie’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston, she founded her namesake brand, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie, at the age of 30 and opened her first boutique one year later in New York’s famed Plaza Hotel. A prodigy cellist, Anna’s design inspirations are often rooted in her deep devotion to classical music, though she also draws from her heritage and nature, and occasionally references Impressionism and Art Nouveau. Anna is as much a scholar as she is an artist and her designs reflect that rarity and sophistication. She works exclusively with French-trained artisans, who are masters of old-world craftsmanship and stewards of new-world innovation. Her ateliers in New York and Paris are among the world’s finest.

Next, ATELIERS BRUGIER (Paris) exhibits on its great booh its selection of asian laquers, acquired and restored over time, such as cabinets, chests or screens. The restoration of lacquer furniture for the Musée du Louvre, the Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet (MNAAG) and the Château de Versailles have helped them to strengthen their reputation for excellence and expertise.

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Shiva head in green stone, wearing a flaring conical tiara and a intricate diadem, with an exceptional brown and green patina. Cambodia, Banteay Srei era, Late 10th century Photos credits : LEE & SONS

LEE & SONS  (Hong Kong) are presents too, under the nave of Grand Palais. Specialized in Southeast Asian Antiques, The Thanapoomikul family opened its first antique shop in China in 1940. As the passion and expertise of the Thanapoomikul family grew, his position as a leading voice in the antique market was assured. To build on the company’s success, the family created Capital Antique in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1965. Next, they established Gallery d’Art in the same city in 1978, exporting Southeast Asian art and antiques to all corners of the world. In 1993, the family opened the Asie Antique Gallery in the prestigious Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris, France. With the patronage of some of the most demanding collectors in Europe, Asie Antique has become renowned as one of the biggest antique dealers on the continent. Today, the family’s fourth generation expands its heritage in the world of Southeast Asian antiques. Each piece is curated by Ms Thanapoomikul, a life member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires.

GALERIE ÉRIC POUILLOT (Paris) goes with this selection of Asian art. The gallery has become an inescapable reference in Chinese archeology. Éric Pouillot exhibits above all terracotta objects, glazed or not, bronzes, Chinese funerary furniture, etc.


September 11-17, 2017
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
Opening hours : from Monday to Sunday, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Night-time : Tuesday 12 & Thursday 14, until 11:00pm
Official website : here