A collection spanning several millenia

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 6 September 2016

Christie's

On the occasion of the Parcours des Mondes fair, young collector Inti Ligabue draws up a portrait of one of the broadest Italian art collections, ranging from prehistory to modern paintings via tribal art. An inventory.

Inti Ligabue, thirty-five years old, was appointed honorary president of the 15th edition of the Parcours des Mondes fair. This year, the event is drawing to Paris 80 international galleries specialising in tribal and Asian arts, from 6 to 11 September. Inti is the son of Giancarlo Ligabue, who passed away in 2015, and who gained renown as an archaeologist, palaeontologist and collector, as well as a political figure and businessman at the head of Gruppo Ligabue, a hundred-year-old family business dealing in food freight and services, present on every continent. This eminent Italian public figure left behind an incomparable legacy, including an extraordinary art collection covering a few thousand years. To carry on this adventure, Inti Ligabue launched, in January 2016, [.../...]

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Tags: African Art, Oceanic Art, Asian Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Native American Art, Aboriginal Art, Fairs & Shows, Interviews


Bourgogne Tribal Show, the Quai Branly and the tribal art market with Julie Arnoux

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 24 May 2016

Bourgogne

Julie Arnoux is executive director of the Friends Society of the Musée du Quai Branly. For twelve years, she has been in charge of this association that supports the museum’s development and renown. Alongside this role, she set up, three years ago, Delvoyeurs. This project, shared with three founding partners, aims to design and promote exhibitions, develop editorial projects, produce contemporary artistic works, and support cultural players in their development strategies. Art Media Agency met her also to discuss the organisation of the Bourgogne Tribal Show (from 26 to 29th May).

  • Delvoyeurs is currently organising the Bourgogne Tribal Show. What is this project about?

The Bourgogne Tribal Show comes from a fairly zany idea thought up by four dealers specialising in the so-called “primitive” arts: Laurent Dodier, Bruno Frey, Jacques Lebrat and Anthony Meyer. Their project was to set up a festive, convivial event in a different place. They discussed their [.../...]

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Tags: Aboriginal Art, Native American Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Oceanic Art, Asian Art, African Art, Interviews


An interview with Hélène Bayou, chief curator of the Japanese department at the Musée Guimet

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris 25 June 2015

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Hélène Bayou, chief curator of the Japanese department at the Musée Guimet in Paris, France, recently put together an exhibition entitled “Japan, Images of Actors: 18th-Century Kabuki Prints”, which has been running from 15 April until 6 July this year, organised in parallel with a similar exhibition at the same museum: “From Nô to Mata Hari, 2000 years of Asian theatre”, which is running until 31 August 2015. Art Media Agency had the pleasure of talking to the fascinating and knowledgeable curator.

How did you come up with the idea to put on the current exhibition of Kabuki prints? Two years ago, together with the director president of the Musée Guimet Sophie Makariou, we came up with a project for the Japanese prints kept at the Musée Guimet that the Japanese section could carry out. We have quite a rich collection of about 5,000 prints dating from the Edo to the Meiji period by both renowned and lesser-known artists, embodying the entire [.../...]

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Tags: Asian Art, Exhibitions, Interviews


An interview with Stéphane Jacob from Galerie Arts d’Australie

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 26 March 2015

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A block of earthy colours tucked away in a corner of the Grand Palais, the booth of the Galerie Arts d’Australie is irresistibly welcoming: the gallerist Stéphane Jacob welcomes visitors there to discover contemporary Aboriginal art. AMA invites you to discover a relatively unknown but fascinating universe.

  • Could you tell about the identity of your gallery and how it was founded? Ever since it was founded in 1996, the gallery has specialised in Australian arts, with a particular focus on contemporary Aboriginal works and those from the isles of the Torres Strait. I founded it when I returned to Australia, with the wish to make collections directed towards museums as well as private collectors. I contributed particularly to making the collections of Aboriginal art in the Musée des Confluences in Lyon. As a gallery, we especially aim to teach our spectators whilst trying to have a maximum number of well-informed assistants present to reply to questions from both enthusiasts and [.../...]
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Tags: Aboriginal Art, Fairs & Shows, Interviews


TEFAF 2015: an interview with Madelon Strijbos

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Maastricht, 17 March 2015

TEFAF

Organised by The European Fine Art Foundation, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is an annual art fair hosted at the MECC in Maastricht, Netherlands. First held in 1988, the fair attracts around 70,000 private collectors, museum curators, art market professionals, and art lovers annually and is considered one of world’s best and most important art fairs. The 28th edition, running from 13 until 22 March 2015, comprises 274 leading art and antiques dealers from around 20 countries, representing a wide range of disciplines spanning from Egyptian antiquities and African Tribal Art to contemporary East Asian Art. AMA got the chance to talk to Madelon Steijbos, head of Marketing and PR for TEFAF at this year’s must-see event.

Are you happy with how the fair is unfolding so far? Yes, so far so good! The vibe is extremely good at the fair; you can see lots of red and green dots in the different stands so it’s a promising start. Just by walking and looking around, you can see that the dealers and [.../...]

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Tags: Aboriginal Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Native American Art, Oceanic Art, Asian Art, African Art, Fairs & Shows, Interviews


A journey to the edge of anxiety: an interview with Olivier de Sagazan

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 2 March 2015

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Self-proclaimed “painter, sculptor, performer, who is constantly anxious yet fascinated by being ‘there’ without any understanding…” Olivier de Sagazan is a philosophical artist who takes his inspiration from Africa, where he was born, staging performances of terrifying dances which reflect his constant preoccupation with the meaning of life. AMA spoke to him and delved into the worrying world of this astonishing artist.

  • Can you present your career to us briefly?

After my MA in biology, I had the chance to go to Cameroon for two years. These years really saved me, allowing me to take a step back and return to my roots: Africa, where I was born. Just before I left, I discovered, by looking at a Rembrandt painting, another amazing way of questioning life. Coming back, I spent a year locked up working on a comic strip, Ipsul ou la rupture du cercle, and then I immersed myself in painting and sculpture. Performance was something I worked on later, as a realisation of the [.../...]

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Tags: Asian Art, Aboriginal Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Native American Art, Events, Interviews


Interview with Didier Claes: the new Director of Bruneaf in Brussels

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Brussels, 15 January 2014,

Interview with Didier Claes: the new Director of Bruneaf in Brussels

Winter Bruneaf (Brussels Non-European Art Fair), which takes place between 22 and 26 January, is to mark this edition with a new committee, elected on 10 October 2013, which includes Didier Claes as President, Marc Leo Felix as Secretary and Patrick Mestdagh as Vice-President and Treasurer. The first African art fair in Brussels, this is the sister edition of June’s original Bruneaf event. AMA with Artkhade met with the new president to discuss his ambitions for the fair.

For this new edition of Bruneaf, there has been a certain element of renewal in the event’s management – why was this necessary? Bruneaf has existed for 24 years, and has always been directed by its founder, Pierre Loos. For 2014 we needed to renew the team and to breathe a bit of new life into the fair. To coincide with the event’s progression, certain things had to be changed, for example at senior level, and I think that any self-respecting fair deserves to have a committee of experts.

What was [.../...]

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Tags: African Art, Oceanic Art, Aboriginal Art, Asian Art, Interviews, Fairs & Shows


Interview with Pierre Moos

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 6 September 2012

Pierre Moos

From 11 to 16 September 2012, the Parcours des Mondes, the most important international salon dedicated to tribal arts, will be celebrating its 11th edition in Paris. Galleries in the quartier des Beaux-arts in the area of Saint-Germain des Prés will welcome the 64 international exhibitors of this edition. In addition to France, they will represent nine countries and three continents. This year, the event will be chaired by Lionel Zinsou of the Zinsou Foundation, the first foundation specialised in Benin culture and art, and also chairman of PAI Partners and member of the board of directors of the Société des amis du Quai Branly.

It is largely thanks to Pierre Moos, director of the Parcours des Mondes, and to his team, that the look on tribal art, seen as “primitive art” for a long time, has deeply evolved. Art Media Agency was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Mister Moos about this exceptional event.

Art Media Agency (AMA): Where does your passion for tribal come from? What do you find fascinating in this [.../...]

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Tags: African Art, Asian Art, Oceanic Art, Native American Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Aboriginal Art, Interviews, Fairs & Shows


Parcours des mondes, interview with Bernard Dulon

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 9 September 2011

“Parcours

From 7 to 11 September, the most recent edition of Parcours des mondes is taking place in Saint–Germain–des–Prés in Paris. It is the biggest event dedicated to tribal art in the world. This year, 64 traders came from all over the world to exhibit exceptional collections that had been put together just for the occasion. Two days after its opening, Art Media Agency met with Bernard Dulon, one of the most recognised dealers in tribal art, to discover the event’s organisation and get feedback on how things are going since it opened.

Art Media Agency: How is the 2011 edition going so far?

Bernard Dulon: Yet again this year, the Parcours des mondes has been met with great success, with many visitors frequenting the fair. Regarding the business side of things, the enterprise generated is clear and we have already sold several items in the gallery and by telephone.

AMA: So you have already sold some works?

BD: Yes and no. The Parcours is obviously an occasion to talk about our activity and [.../...]

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Tags: Aboriginal Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Native American Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Asian Art, Interviews, Art Market, Exhibitions