The Board of Directors of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires unanimously entrusted Georges de Jonckheere with the presidency of La Biennale Paris. A leading figure in the international art market, specialising in Flemish painting, a long-standing member of the SNA and a regular participant in La Biennale Paris, Georges de Jonckheere has shown his commitment and motivation to develop the major international exhibition that promotes the Paris market and the French art market.
Anisabelle Berès has been unanimously elected President of the SNA.
Knight of the Legion of Honour and Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, Anisabelle Berès presented her priorities: the consolidation and development of the next editions of the Biennale Paris, to be held from 18 to 22 September 2020 at the Grand Palais and, from 2021, in the Grand Palais Ephémère at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the defence of art market players with public authorities in order to simplify the circulation of works, the harmonisation of conditions of competition between art market players in Europe, and above all to face the prospect of a Brexit which could have a negative impact on the competitiveness of the art market in France.
The Grand Palais will host the 32nd edition of La Biennale Paris from 18 to 22 September 2020, before it closes for renovation at the end of the year. During the construction period, 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, promoted by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais and Paris 2024, 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.