From May 3 to May 8, the third edition of Paris Biennale Salon Révélations took place. The event was created by the French organization of professional artists and artisans, known as Ateliers dArt de France. Approximately 38.000 french businesses gathered in the exhibition, representing an economic sector close to 8 thousand million euros.
More than forty thousand people visited the exhibition, including specialized journalists and professional visitors.
Chile was named guest of honour this year. The national delegation consisted of nearly 30 artists and artisans led by Ernesto Ottone, Minister of Culture and Head of the National Council for Culture and the Arts.
Minister Ottone was accompanied by Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture of France, and Marcia Covarrubias, Ambassador of Chile to France, in the inauguration of the Salon and the Chilean stand. Ambassador Patricio Powell also assisted to the event as Director of Cultural Affairs of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Salon Révélations is dedicated to the transformation of materials worked by contemporary artists and artisans. This year, the French cultural activity was focused on Chile and its creators, offering a place for them to be seen by collectors and gallerists from around the globe.
The last day of the exhibition the stand of Chile was visited by the Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was received by Ambassador Covarrubias, Ambassador Powell and the national curator of the stand, Nury González.
The event was the culmination of a year and a half works between the Cultural Affairs Directorate of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chilean Embassy, and the National Council for Culture and the Arts. The result was incredibly positive. Not only did Chile have an important presence at the event. Many national creators grabbed the attention of gallerists and collectors at the event. Even some of these artists and artisans have been asked to do more artworks for the international cultural market.