The project for the online auction, “La Biennale Paris chez Christie’s” has been launched on the initiative of La Biennale Paris and Le Syndicat National des Antiquaires, after the postponement of the 32nd edition of La Biennale Paris due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The next edition of La Biennale Paris will take place in September 2021 at the Grand Palais Ephémère, conceived by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The online auction will be held over 10 days in the first half of October 2020.
All disciplines will be represented, covering 6,000 years of art history. From antiquity to contemporary art, from classic furniture to design, dealers will offer a carefully established selection of works and objets d’art, of furniture and jewelry. The works offered online will also be exhibited and on view at the participating galleries, for the duration of the sale.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the health risks associated with the organization of an international event, the 32nd edition of La Biennale Paris will be postponed to September 2021.
La Biennale brings together dealers, collectors, professionals and art enthusiasts from all over the world. More than 85 dealers had already confirmed their participation this year. Our priority is to ensure the health of all concerned and to act responsibly for the benefit of our profession, which is already hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.
In 2021, La Biennale Paris will take place inside the Grand Palais Éphémère designed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte who continues to collaborate with la Biennale.
During the closure of the Grand Palais at the end of 2020 for renovation work, a Grand Palais Éphémère will provide continuity for all major cultural events, including La Biennale Paris, which will be held there in 2021.
The Grand Palais Éphémère, a temporary 10,000 m2 building, designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and built by GL events, is promoted by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais and Paris 2024 and will be located on the Champ-de-Mars in early 2021 until the end of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
La Biennale Paris will reopen the season of cultural events at the Grand Palais in 2024.