The 10th edition of Carousel of Crafts and Creation was a few days ago and Portugal was a guest of honor. The Regional Chamber of Crafts and Crafts of Ile-de-France (CRMA IdF) wished to highlight Portugal, the guest of honor of the 10th Biennale of the Carousel of the Crafts of Art and Creation, organized from December 6 to 9, 2018.
The Issues and ambitions of this event:
PROMOTE the know-how of the craftsmanship and the excellence of the trades.
PROMOTE meetings between professionals in the sector and French and international clients.
AWARENESS the general public to the quality, the technicality and the aesthetics of the work of the craftsmanship of art.
CREATE an essential business meeting.
The galleries are Galerie Kamel Mennour, Galerie Perrotin, Bugada & Cargnel, Galerie Alexandre Guillemain, Galerie BSL, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Galerie Kreo, Galerie Philippe Gravier, Negropontes Gallery, Maison Rapin, Mouvements Modernes, Hervé Van der Straeten, Maria Wettergren, Gallery Matthieu Richard and Gagosian Gallery.
Galerie Kamel Mennour
Since 1999, Kamel Mennour presents in his three Parisian galleries (47, rue Saint-André des Arts, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, and 28 Avenue Matignon) the works of more than thirty different young contemporary artists who are internationally recognized ; and opened in 2016 a fourth space in London, in Mayfair at 51 Brook Street.
Emmanuel Perrotin founded his first gallery in 1990 at the age of 21. He has worked closely with his roster of artists, some for more than 25 years, to help fulfill their ambitious projects. Perrotin has galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai, totaling approximately 7000 square meters of exhibition space across its various locations.
Bugada & Cargnel
Founded by Claudia CARGNEL and Frédéric BUGADA in 2002, BUGADA & CARGNEL (formerly known as COSMIC GALERIE) occupies 500 sq. meters in a free hold industrial building, a former garage form the early 30’s and represents French and international emerging or established artists.
Galerie Alexandre Guillemain
Since 1999, the Galerie Alexandre Guillemain is specialized in midcentury design and decorative arts. In its two exhibition spaces in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés – The Gallery, 35 rue Guénégaud, The Showroom, 21 rue Visconti – it proposes a rigorous and cutting-edge selection of furniture and objects. The Galerie Alexandre Guillemain showcases world-famous designers and artists such as Charlotte Perriand, Gio Ponti, Jean Prouvé, Jean Royère, Oscar Niemeyer, etc. Faithful to its eclecticism since its creation.
Founded by Béatrice Saint-Laurent, BSL Gallery commissions produces and exhibits refined and innovative works that challenge the established borders of art and design. One-offs or in very limited edition, these functional sculptures channel an experience, arouse one’s sensibility and speak to the heart as much to the intellect.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and already established artists and designers going outside their traditional territories of expression.
Galerie kreo which opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called « Louise Weiss », focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers. In 2008 Galerie kreo relocated to the heart of Saint-Germain des prés, and in 2009, parallel to its role in contemporary production, increased it’s dealing with vintage lighting and furniture.
Galerie Philippe Gravier
The realization of Philippe Gravier’s project, in 2008 in Saint-Cyr in Arthies by the Architect Rudy Ricciotti made us aware, beyond the project itself, that we were faced with an exceptional generation of architects- artists.
Galerie Philippe Gravier develops two concepts: the “Publishing Houses” project between Art and Architecture as well as the “Elements of Architecture” between Architecture and Sculpture.
Located close to the Musée d’Orsay, in the historic antique district, Galerie Negropontes is animated by Sophie Negropontes, its founder, and Hervé Langlais, designer and artistic director. Its ambition is to present exceptional creations, made by craftsmen with unequaled skills, reconnecting with French decorative arts in a resolutely contemporary vision. The gallery appeals to men and women passionate about their craft, renowned craftsmen, cabinetmakers, mirrors, or even marble workers.
Philippe Rapin creates its “Maison”! The designer/exhibitor gathers all its activities under the label Maison Rapin: two galleries in Paris, Quai Voltaire and Rue de Beaune and Kam Tin Furniture. All the universe and the artistic tastes of an eclectic Art dealer.
Philippe Rapin created his first gallery in 1978, specializing in ceramics. In the 80s, he moved to the Louvre des Antiquaires then rue du Bac in Paris, before settling in Quai Voltaire for many years.
Mouvements Modernes was founded in 2002 by Pierre Staudenmeyer, historical expert of design and founder of Neotu Gallery. Focused on contemporary design and decorative arts since 1980, the gallery defends numerous artists, under the current owner’s leading, Sophie Mainier-Jullerot. For several years, Sophie has established her vision, expertise, network, and notoriety in this field.
Nowadays, the gallery proposes a selection of iconic items from the 80’s and the 90’s, a wink to the gallery’s history, with pieces signed by Martin Szekely, Garouste & Bonetti or Dan Friedman, that characterized these years.
Hervé Van der Straeten
French designer Hervé Van der Straeten was born in 1965 and studied at the Paris École des Beaux-arts. His reputation grew from 1985 thanks to his graphic, sculptured jewelry collections. He has gained international recognition through the striking designs of his furniture, mirrors, and lighting. Hervé Van der Straeten is truly independent and his work combines a radical freedom of expression with meticulous execution.
Maria Wettergren opened her gallery in 2010 Saint Germain and specializes in contemporary Scandinavian design and art. The gallery is one of the most unique and limited edition works by Japanese designers, as well as kinetic photographs by modernist artists.
In 2013, Maria Wettergren was included in the magazine Art + Auction’s Annual Power 100 issue of the 100 Most Important People in the World, and in 2014 she received the Finn Juhl Architecture Prize.
Gallery Matthieu Richard The Matthieu Richard gallery specializes in mid-20th-century French furniture.
With over twenty years experience in this field, Matthieu Richard, Expert within the CNE (Compagnie Nationale des Experts), is perceived as one of the of the most conscientious dealers of his generation.
Larry Gagosian opened his first gallery in Los Angeles in 1980, specializing in modern and contemporary art. Five years later, he expanded his activities to New York, inaugurating his first Chelsea gallery with an exhibition of works from the Pop art collection of Emily and Burton Tremaine. From 1989 to 1996 he owned a gallery at 65 Thompson Street in SoHo with the renowned dealer Leo Castelli, where they showed Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, and other preeminent artists of the postwar generation.
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