Paris Biennale fair
A view of last year’s ‘Biennale’ at the Grand Palais, the exhibition space in central Paris where the event will be staged again this year. Image courtesy of the Biennale des Antiquaires. Photo credit: Kelly Anne Taub.

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The fair went annual last year and so the 2018 edition is the first to follow on immediately from last year’s predecessor. In light of this, the running time will be shorter, just under a week from Monday September 11 to Sunday September 17.

The exhibitor list detailed here numbers 95 dealers with a two-thirds split between France and other, mostly European, countries.

The majority are making a return visit but among the handful of newcomers are Vacheron Constantin; Montres de Witt and Montres Journe, all from Geneva and all showing watches; antiquities specialist Jean David Cahn, also from Switzerland and Eric Poulain from Paris with Asian art; and the Galerie Linossier from Paris with antique furniture and works of art.

Vetting Procedures

New selection and strict vetting standards and datelines have also been unveiled for the latest edition as part of a revision of the works admissions committee or CAO aimed at guaranteeing its objectivity and independence.

These include that neither the President nor any elected representatives of the SNA can intervene in the decisions of the CAO and that the committee will not include exhibitors in the Biennale.

Other changes are that an appeal for CAO decisions is limited to three objects per exhibitor and the introduction of a quality requirement for unique pieces (no series production pieces) and for works created before 2000.

The additional attraction of a loan exhibition at the Biennale will be provided this year by works from the Barbier-Muller family of collectors, encompassing the different passions of four generations – tribal art, numismatics, 18th century paintings, Samurai art, contemporary art and 17th and 18th century books.

Full list of exhibitors signed up for the ‘Biennale Paris’ fair to date

AKTIS GALLERY, London, UK

ANA CHICLANA, Paris, France & Madrid, Spain

AR PAB, Paris, France & Lisbon, Portugal

ART CUELLAR NATHAN, Zurich, Switzerland

ATELIERS A. BRUGIER, Paris, France

BAILLY GALLERY, Geneva, Switzerland

BAMPS VÉRONIQUE, Monte Carlo, Monaco

BARRERE, Paris, France

BERNARD BOUISSET, Béziers, France

BOGHOSSIAN, Geneva, Switzerland

BOON GALLERY, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium

BOTTEGANTICA, Milan, Italy

BRAME & LORENCEAU, Paris, France

BRUN FINE ART, London, UK

COSTERMANS, Brussels, Belgium

CHIALE FINE ART, Racconigi, Italy

DAMIEN BOQUET ART, Paris, France

DE JONCKHEERE, Paris, France & Geneva, Switzerland

DOWNTOWN - LAFFANOUR, Paris, France

EPOQUE FINE JEWELS, Courtrai, Belgium

F BAULME FINE ART, Paris, France

GALERIE ALEXIS BORDES, Paris, France

GALERIE ARY JAN, Paris, France

GALERIE BERÈS, Paris, France

GALERIE BERGER, Beaune, France

GALERIE BOULAKIA, Paris, France

GALERIE CHASTEL MARECHAL, Paris, France

GALERIE CHENEL, Paris, France

GALERIE CHEVALIER, Paris, France

GALERIE CHRISTOPHE HIOCO, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

GALERIE COATALEM, Paris, France

GALERIE CYBÈLE, Paris, France

GALERIE DE LA BÉRAUDIÈRE, Brussels, Belgium

GALERIE DE LA PRÉSIDENCE, Paris, France

GALERIE DE VOLDÈRE, Paris, France

GALERIE DELALANDE, Paris, France

GALERIE DELVAILLE, Paris, France

GALERIE DUMONTEIL, Paris, France

GALERIE EBERWEIN, Paris, France

GALERIE ERIC POUILLOT, Paris, France

GALERIE FERRANDIN, Paris, France

GALERIE FLEURY, Paris, France

GALERIE GASTOU, Paris, France

GALERIE GIRAUD, Paris, France

GALERIE JACQUES LACOSTE, Paris, France

GALERIE JEAN-BAPTISTE BACQUART, Paris, France

GALERIE KEVORKIAN, Paris, France

GALERIE LÉAGE, Paris, France

GALERIE LINOSSIER, Paris, France

GALERIE LUMIÈRES, Paris, France

GALERIE MARCILHAC, Paris, France

GALERIE MATHIVET, Paris, France

GALERIE MENDES, Paris, France

GALERIE MERMOZ, Paris, France

GALERIE MEYER OCEANIC ART, Paris, France

GALERIE MICHEL DESCOURS, Lyon, France

GALERIE MONTANARI, Paris, France

GALERIE NICOLAS BOURRIAUD, Paris, France

GALERIE PASCAL IZARN, Paris, France

GALERIE PELLAT DE VILLEDON, Versailles, France

GALERIE PHILIPPE PERRIN, Paris, France

GALERIE SARTI, Paris, France

GALERIE SISMANN, Paris, France

GALERIE TAMENAGA, Paris, France

GISMONDI, Paris, France

GREEN RICHARD, London, UK

HD RARE & UNIQUE - HALEVIM, London, UK

HELENE BAILLY GALLERY, Paris, France

JEAN-DAVID CAHN, Bâle, Switzerland

KENT ANTIQUES, London, UK

KUNSTHAMMER, Vienna, Austria

LEEGENHOEK, Paris, France

LIBRAIRIE CAMILLE SOURGET, Paris, France

MONTRES DE WITT, Geneva, Switzerland

MONTRES JOURNE, Geneva, Switzerland

MING-K’I GALLERY, Waardamme, Belgium

MULLANY, London, UK

NILUFAR, Milan, Italy

NIRAV MODI, Delhi, India

OPERA GALLERY, Paris, France

PAUTOT - SUGÈRES, Clermond-Ferrand, France

RÖBBIG MUNCHEN, Munich, Germany

ROBERTAEBASTA, Milan, Italy

ROBILANT + VOENA, London, UK

SAO ROQUE ANTIGUIDADES E GALERIA D’ARTE, Lisbon Portugal

SCALABRINO JEAN-CHRISTOPHE, Paris, France

SINGVA BLUE HORIZON, Singapore

STEINITZ, Paris, France

SYCOMORE, Geneva, Switzerland

THE BEAUTIFUL WATCH, Monte Carlo, Monaco

TOMASSO BROTHERS, Leeds, UK

TONINELLI ART MODERNE, Monte Carlo, Monaco

TREBOSC VAN LELYVELD, Paris, France

UNIVERS DU BRONZE, Paris, France

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, Geneva, Switzerland