Révélations, the Paris-based international biennial of fine crafts is gearing up for its 2023 edition.
Taking place from June 7-11 at the Paris’ Grand Palais Ephémère, this sixth edition of Révélations will welcome some 350 artists and artisans from a total of 28 countries.
The nation of honor this year is Quebec, whose delegation will include the work of around 34 artists, including First Nations craftspeople. A selected number of pieces from Quebecois exhibitors will be shown at the Banquet, the central exhibition space that runs throughout the show floor highlighting crafts from 10 countries. This year the selection will also include fine crafts from China, Egypt, Ecuador, France, Portugal, Rwanda and Ukraine.
The “signature piece” chosen for each edition of Révélations and which is meant to embody the “vitality of the fine crafts sector”, will this year be a work by London-based Japanese paper sculptor Kuniko Maeda (pictured above).
Révélations will also be host to a roster of conferences covering issues ranging from the craft sector’s economic health to the question of environmental challenges. The symposium event this year will be Transmitting Savoir Faire in the Fine Crafts Sector: a Public Policy Issue.
The selection committee, made up of 11 members, chose this year’s exhibitors based on a number of criteria including the “plurality of materials.” The show organizer, Artisans d’Art de France, ensures that returning exhibitors are showcasing new works.