France’s Arts and Fine Crafts Foundation has announced the creation of EX.Paris, whose 1st edition will take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from November 27 to December 5, 2021.
EX.Paris is an economic and cultural exchange event celebrating artistic excellence and the finest craftsmanship. To face this challenge, the project focuses on transversality,
interdisciplinarity and cultural transmission, by welcoming both galleries – of antiques, ancient art, modern art, decorative arts, design – and professionals from the luxury and finest manufacturing sectors.
This mix of high quality exhibitors, presented in a clear and spacious scenography, will come together around a common mission: to prioritize the visitor’s experience by enabling the discovery of exceptional pieces and enhancing unique encounters.
The initiative for this project was born of the audacity of Alexis Cassin, who, eager to lead
this ambitious project to success, surrounded himself with a team of accomplished experts in charge of creating an environment capable of bringing together, in a single location, the best protagonists of the various sectors of the arts and art of living: Fabienne Lupo, curator of the fine crafts sector; Henri Jobbé-Duval, curator of the arts sector, in collaboration with Mathias Ary Jan, co-curator and vice-president of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, uniting the art galleries in the event and guaranteeing the spirit of its landmark and historical fair at the Grand Palais; and the architect-scenographer Patrick Bazanan.