19 > 23 september 2024
National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing
International
Fine Craft
& Creation
Biennial

Revelations China

International Biennial of Crafts and Creation

After 6 editions in Paris, France, Révélations has decided to create an event in China, allowing to bring together and celebrate cultures, and allow international craftsmens to access new markets.

Revelations China will be held for the first time in China, at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, in the beautiful city of Beijing, from September 19 to 23, 2024.

Revelations China is set to be on of the key programmes of 2024 Beijing Design Week, and the first major event in China a continental resonance to be focusing on contemporary fine crafts.

From France to China

While exploring China’s rich history of traditional craft, Revelations China will continue to promote its vision towards crafts and creativity, in their Paris event’s spirit.

Since it was founded in 2013 in Paris, the prestigious Révélations has been celebrating the creative strength and vitality of fine crafts, fostering interactions between creators. While Révélations confirmed Paris's central position in the fine crafts landscape, Revelations China will position Beijing as the driving force behind the contemporary decorative arts and design market in China and Asia.

The Chinese biennial, alternating with the Paris edition, will truly be a forum for economic trade and encounters among collectors, aficionados of exceptional objects, artistic directors, architects, decorators, gallery owners, foundations, art dealers, institutions and more.

Words from France to China

"When Révélations was launched in 2013 in the heart of Paris by Ateliers d’Art de France, we unveiled the intimacy of art studios to promote and recognize the role of crafts in our country. Ten years later, the family is growing, and it is with Beijing Design Week and Global Ace that we are launching this first foreign edition in Beijing.

Révélations is the international biennial of crafts and creation, showcasing hundreds of creators from emblematic locations: artisans, designers, art manufacturers, galleries, and reference institutions. They all reveal exceptional and daring unique pieces specially created for the exhibition. An Artistic Orientation Committee ensures the selection.

Each culture has its own vision of crafts, and Révélations allows professionals from all over the world to exchange, share, and enrich each other. Crystalizing the values of excellence, creativity, craftsmanship, and sustainability that characterize each art workshop in a more social, virtuous, and noble relationship with the world, Révélations illustrates the universality of crafts."

Stéphane Galerneau,
President of Ateliers d’Art de France
President of Révélations
Co-President of Revelations China

"Beijing Design Week stands as China's sole national-level creative design event and takes pride in being the largest and most prominent design gathering in Asia. Its core mission revolves around fostering the integration and advancement of design across all industries, enriching people's lives, and striving for an elevated level of harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature.

Since its inception in 2009, Beijing Design Week has remained committed to the traditional Chinese philosophy of "everyday objects as a way of life," emphasizing the fusion of imaginative design and exquisite craftsmanship. Special attention is given to seamlessly integrating traditional handcrafted products into modern living. Each year during the Design Week, the latest innovations in Chinese handicrafts are showcased, leading to fruitful collaborations between designers and artisans in rural areas, giving birth to heartwarming creations and captivating narratives. Consequently, we hold great admiration for the remarkable endeavors undertaken by Ateliers d'Art de France in promoting global exchanges and collaborations among artisans, while extending our utmost respect to the artists participating in Révélations. We sincerely invite you to visit Beijing, allowing for close interactions with your Chinese counterparts. Naturally, we hope that you will discover an expansive market and passionate partners in China."

Yudong WANG,
President of Beijing Design Week
Co-President of Revelations China

2024, a key year for France-China relations

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Franco-Chinese diplomatic relations and a year 2024 under the aegis of Cultural Tourism, Madam Catherine Colonna, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, announced in Beijing on November 25, 2023, that the Revelations China biennial had been designated as one of the 8 emblematic events of French programming in China in 2024.

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