Révélations 2019 was the main event dedicated to the celebration of the contemporary fine craft, that took place at Grand Palais, from May 23rd-26th. During this event, Paris was surrounded and arts & crafts, through the Révélations International Fine Craft & Creation Biennial. This event was supported by Ateliers d’Art de France, and its purpose sat on the healthy discussion about fine crafts. Today, Paris Design Agenda unveils the highlights during this amazing four-day event!
From May 23rd-26th, Grand Palais, in Paris, hosted the most creative event in art and design – Révélations. In this event, many creators, collectors, designers and architects came together in one place, to celebrate this event that wanted to start a conversation about contemporary fine crafts. Atelier d’Art de France was the one behind the whole management of Révélations, and everyone was invited to contribute with their role into the event.
During these four days at Révélations 2019, Grand Palais displayed several booths, that included over 30 countries and more than 400 creators defined by contemporary fine craft. Every exhibitor shares massive and different experiences, that were demonstrated during these days, where inspirations such as Oriental, African and Nordic were very important.
For the first time, Anaïs H. Robinson, also known as Beloï Tanta, presented a major exhibit regarding a new collection of glass sculptures. Starting with a metal wire in empty structures, she placed them into full glass sculptures. This edition also stated the 40th anniversary of the World Craft Council Europe (WCC Europe), so it was invited by Ateliers d’Art de France to participate on this amazing event.
The first day of Révélations 2019 started with a Symposium Crafting Euroupe, presented by Ateliers d’Art de France and World Crafts Council Europe. At this event, they presented the Crafting Europe Manifesto, that sat on the European strategy for craft, on the context of the Révélations International Fine Craft & Creation Biennial. They enjoyed this time to discuss the future of this creative industry, and talked about legal status and economic development.
At this event, specially on this symposium it was easy to observe the diversity and method within these fine crafts. Ateliers d’Art de France and WWC Europe made awareness to ask for the support from European institutions and national decision-makers to the Crafting Europe Manifesto. This Révélations 2019 symposium was necessary to take a step forward in the fine crafts development, in order to allow a great future for the next art generations.