Tribal art – an aesthetic journey of discovery into the human soul: interview with Alain Bovis

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 27 March 2014

Tribal art – an aesthetic  journey of discovery into the human soul: interview with Alain BovisTribal art – an aesthetic journey of discovery into the human soul: interview with Alain Bovis

Paris Tribal, a gathering of twenty-six Parisian galleries under the collective aim of showcasing Paris’s rich collection of tribal art, is to take place from 3 to 6 April 2014. Art Media Agency had the opportunity to meet with Alain Bovis, the founder of his gallery on the Rue des Beaux-Arts, and Véronique du Lac, the gallery’s Director. The interview uncovers certain aspects of this fascinating genre which is tribal art, and its ability to combine aesthetic practice with a demonstration of its rich cultural past.

  • Could you take us back through your professional journey and explain what encouraged you to create a gallery specialising in tribal art?

Why tribal art? It is emblematic of an affinity with a rich cultural heritage and a real sense of passion. The objects we feature have the ability to mesmerise and to provide their viewer with a deeper [.../...]

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


Paris Tribal to offer a tour of 26 Parisian galleries

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 21 February 2014,

Paris Tribal to offer a tour of 26 Parisian galleries

The first edition of Paris Tribal, a new event bringing together 26 Parisian galleries, is to take place between 3 and 6 April 2014.

A press release for the event explains that “Paris appears today to be the capital of tribal art, reflected in the large number of Parisian galleries internationally known”. Galleries and dealers in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter are launching this new spring event to further develop the market, meet collector demand and confirm the French capital’s dominant position.

The galleries, which include Alain Bovis, Indian Heritage and Anthony JP Meyer, are to stage exhibitions, displaying rare and special works of art over the course of the weekend. Between them, they are to present tribal art from Africa, America, Asia, Indonesia and Oceania.

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


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?

D. C.: 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 [.../...]

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


The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show (SFTTA) 2014

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

San Francisco, 3 October 2013

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The forthcoming edition of the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show (SFTTA), an event which continues to inspire art collectors, curators, critics and investors alike, is to take place from 6 to 9 February 2014.

The 28th SFTTA is one of the most highly-anticipated tribal art events in the world. It is taking place in the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, offering a selection of tribal art and textile pieces from Asia, Africa, Europe and America.

Featured at the event are around one hundred art dealers, offering ancient and contemporary arts and crafts from around the world. This year, works include pieces from the Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea, with the support of Michael Hamson Oceanic Art, textiles from Turkmenistan, from Hagop Manoyan Antique Rugs, and a selection of textile artworks and baskets from the Congo, from Andres Moraga Textile Art.

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


From Primitive to Prosperous: the Complicated Rise of Tribal Art

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 10 September 2013

From Primitive to Prosperous: the Complicated Rise of Tribal Art

Tribal Art has witnessed a long and complex evolution, with European art history oscillating wildly in its attitude to the genre. Once referred to pejoratively as ‘primitive art’, tribal art has since been recognised for the important influence it had on the works of Expressionist, Surrealist and Cubist artists. Now, the field is recognised as rich and diverse, with museums, galleries and collectors across the globe placing an important focus on the works of indigenous peoples from Africa, North America and Oceania. Artkhade with Art Media Agency examined the platforms which are specialising in the genre today, looking at the presence of Tribal Art in Galleries, Museums, at auction houses and in dealerships.

A Slow Rise to Success

‘Primitive art’ is now recognised as a dismissive term, connoting an outdated Euro-centric attitude which coincided with the height of imperialism, colonialism, and the exploitation of countries by the West. The title connoted the belief that [.../...]

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Tags: Aboriginal Art, Asian Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Art Market, Events, Fairs & Shows


12th Edition of Tribal Art Fair "Parcours des Mondes" in Paris

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 1 July 2013

Rejet d'une demande de restitution faite par le Mexique

From 10 to 15 September 2013, the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris is to host an exhibition entitled Parcours des Mondes (Journeying Across Worlds), which will conincide with the Salon International des Arts Premiers (the International Festival of Tribal Arts).

The 12th edition of the international show will highlight art from Africa, Oceania and America. It is to include exhibitions by 60 galleries, with 29 from France, 12 from Belgium, 8 from the United States, 3 from Spain, 2 from Italy, 2 from Great Britain, as well as galleries from Canada, Australia, Holland and Switzerland. Notable participants include the American gallery Donald Ellis, which specialises in art of the British Columbia region.

The Maine Durieu gallery’s “Salon de Beauté” (Beauty Salon) is to exhibit hair accesories, grooming tools, jewellery and ornaments from Africa, Asia and Oceania, illustrating humans’ long-existing desire to preen and beautify. “Portraits d’Océanie” (Portraits of Oceania) by [.../...]

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


The AOA Tribal Art Fair 2013

By Artkhade

New York, 6 May 2013

The AOA Tribal Art Fair 2013

AOA New York is an established association of private dealers and galleries specialized in antique material from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. In their fourth year, they remain committed to bringing collectors and museums the finest examples of what the international Tribal art market has to offer.

The 2013 fair will take place in the Fletcher-Sinclair mansion located on 79th street at Fifth Avenue and in participating galleries in the Madison Avenue area.

Participating Galleries: John Molloy Gallery, Mark Eglington Tribal Art, Kip & Wambui McKesson African Art, Neil Becker New World Antiquities, Art For Eternity, Fernandez-Leventhal Gallery, Pace Primitive, Arte Primitivo, Alska on Madison, Gail Martin Gallery, Tambaran Gallery, Moreau & Montagut, Anthropos Gallery, Ben Hunter, Marc Assayag, David Serra - Art Tribal, Herma Visser Kottman, Galerie J. Visser, Galerie Flak, Ancient Art of the New World.

May 9 : VIP preview Vernissage: 11AM - 5:00PM Preview reception cocktail: 6:30PM - 9:00PM May 10 - 14th

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


Madison Ancient & Tribal Art Show May 10th-May 16th- The Arader Gallery-NYC

By Artkhade

New York, 22 March 2013

Southeast Asian Works of Art

Madison Ancient & Tribal Art, an alliance of international dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures, will present an exhibition of select objects for seven days only, May 10-16, 2013, at the Arader Gallery, located in a magnificent Beaux-Arts townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side near the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

MATA presents to new and seasoned collectors alike, a range of antique fine arts and ancient artifacts from traditional peoples of Africa, Oceania, Indonesia, Asia and the Americas, with an emphasis on figurative and abstract sculptures. The show coincides with the tribal art auctions taking place nearby at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonham’s.

MATA dealers include Peter-Michael Boyd (African art), H. Kellim Brown (African art), Conru African & Oceanic Art, Bruce Frank Primitive Art (Oceanic and Indonesian art), Wayne Heathcote (Oceanic art), Joe Loux (Asian and tribal art), Ambre-Congo, Thomas Murray (Ethnographica Gallery), Amyas Naegele Tribal Art, [.../...]

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


San Francisco TRIBAL & TEXTILE Arts Show: February 8-10

By Artkhade

San Francisco, 29 January 2013

TRIBAL & TEXTILE Arts Show

The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show (SFTTA) celebrates its 27th anniversary this February at the historic Fort Mason Center. Taking place February 8‐10, 2013, the SFTTA is considered one of the best tribal art event in the world.

The show features an elite roster of the world’s most respected Tribal & Textile arts dealers and more than 15,000 museum‐quality art and antiques from the Oceanic Islands, the Middle East, Central and South America, Africa, Polynesia, Indonesia and the remote tribes of Asia.

With the Tribal Arts market on the rise, this strictly vetted show brings in an elite assembly of more than 100 renowned Tribal art experts from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and Africa, each showcasing the best examples of arts from tribal societies across the globe. The Opening Night benefits the de Young Museum and is a ‘must attend’ for San Francisco’s society elite.

PREVIEW GALA / FEBRUARY 7TH, 6 - 9 PM To benefit departments of Textiles and the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the [.../...]

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


Third Winter B Sablon, tribal art fair in Brussels

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Brussels, 11 January 2013


Winter B Sablon

Brussels will be welcoming the 3rd edition of Winter B Sablon from 16 to 20 January 2013. This winter fair specialises in non-European arts: primitive arts, pre-Columbian art, tribal art and archaeology.

Created by Pierre Loos, the fair gathering about forty exhibitors is spread over the Sablon district of Brussels, famous for its art galleries present since the 1960s.

Among the exhibitors will include not only the belgian galleries of BRUNEAF but also Lucas Ratton, Galerie Flak or Tao Kerefoff who recently opened a gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

For its founder, Winter B Sablon art fair brings together “the living forces of non-European arts, in synergy with the Association du Sablon and BRAFA; the whole family of the art world gathers in order to promote our values, to encourage resistance against despair, morosity and seditious individualism”.

Tags: Pre-Columbian Art, African Art, Oceanic Art, Fairs & Shows