Since 2018, galleries specializing in Asian art, major auction houses as well as cultural institutions have joined forces for Printemps Asiatique Paris.
Designed on the model of Asia Week New York and Asian Art in London, this event is organized around a common calendar of exhibitions, auctions, tours and conferences.
It allows art lovers and collectors to discover some of the major works available in galleries, auction rooms and museums. Its ambition is to affirm the importance of Asian art in France, particularly in its capital.
The number of our participants has greatly increased, from 37 members in 2018 - the year the association was created - we are now at 58.
Auction houses and appraisal firms
Museums and institutions
The 6th edition in figures
29 galleries, including 8 from abroad such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States, 16 auction houses and appraisal firms, and 13 museums and institutions have joined forces to celebrate Asian arts in France. Once again this year, they unveiled their finest works and shared their expertise, both in ancient and contemporary art. The public fully enjoyed this new edition and we succeeded to get great sales during the 10 days of Asia Week in Paris.
In view of the 3000 participants who attended our cultural activities and visited the Pagoda, we can be largely satisfied with such enthusiasm. Paris is at the heart of the Asian arts market and of the transmission of knowledge about Asian civilizations.
More than 50 cultural events
These included many handling sessions (galleries and auction houses), 27 guided tours, 4 round tables, 6 evenings around cocktails, 2 lunch shows and talks. You can consult the program of our 6th edition here
A booming communication
More than 15 articles in the written press, an interview on TV5, 8,157 sessions on our website including 5,400 unique French and international visitors, 4,500 reach on Instagram, 1,800 reach on Facebook, 14 bilingual newsletters with more than 5,000 readers reached.
The quality of our program, with the arrival of renowned international dealers, the attendance figures and the record sales results of this sixth edition of Printemps Asiatique Paris confirm the interest that the event has aroused this year. A significant craze on a European scale confirming the place of Paris as a must on the Asian arts market.
Christophe Hioco, President of Printemps Asiatique Paris
See you in June 2024
The first editions of Printemps Asiatique Paris have made it possible to firmly anchor the event in the calendar of the art market and institutions. This year, we joined the excellent level of "Asia Week" in New York and London and the month of June in Paris will therefore be the meeting place for Asian civilizations and arts. Such was our will with this last edition. Next year, on the occasion of the France-China cultural anniversary, the event will continue to surpass itself. We will be delighted to see you again next year for the 7th edition, which we are already thinking about!
A talented team without whom nothing would have been possible.
Around a board present at our side, we would like to salute the excellent work of the team that was present on a daily basis: Pauline Fragonard (general coordination), Helena Heukeshoven (communication and social networks), Anne-Laure Bodin (coordination of the exhibition at the Pagoda), Sophie Cogez (cultural programming and newsletter), Alexane Meunier (cultural programming), Alix de Verdelhan (model cultural brochure and logo for this 2023 edition), not to mention our team of trainees present to welcome the public (Ambre Margalin, Venny Chen, Esther Ollivier and Clément Sajot).
Christophe Hioco, President
Above all else, Christophe Hioco has been a passionate collector since his youth. In 2003, he decided to focus on his passion and work in antiques, first in London and then in Paris. Hioco gallery is a member of the S.N.A, ROCAD.be and Asia Week New York Association Inc.
Arnaud Bertrand is an associate researcher at the ArScan research laboratory (UMR 7041) and lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Paris. Since 2017, he is executive director of the Association Française des Amis de l’Orient.
Christian Bouvet joined the Chinese and Japanese department at Sotheby’s Olympia in London in 2003 before transferring to Paris to run the Arts d’Asie sales from 2077 to 2011. Christian relocated to Hong Kong in 2012 where he launched and headed the mid-season sales of Chinese works of art.
Camille de Foresta
Appointed auctioneer in 2010, Camille de Foresta joined Christie’s Paris in 2016 as Specialist in Asian art with a focus on business-getting.
After graduating from University College London and HEC Paris, Gildas Hioco started his career in finance, specializing in Private Equity. In 2012, he concentrated his efforts on the creation of an investment fund specializing in art and, a year later, joined the Hioco gallery.
François is at the head of Ateliers Brugier, specialized in all fields of lacquer. Founded in the twenties by André Brugier, the firm practices three distinct and complementary trades: antique dealer, restorer, and lacquerer.
Cristina fell in love with Asian art when, at the age of nine, she visited Chinatown in San Francisco. Since then, she has always been interested in this area; so much so that, as soon as she could, she opened her own store when she was 20 years old, selling art in general and continuing to study.
Oliver Valmier is an auctioneer and Asian art specialist who took part in some auction record for Chinese porcelain in France like a lost treasure of Imperial China found in an Attic in France sold for €16,2m ($19m).