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Amsterdam, 24 October 2014
Paris, 9 September 2014
The international tribal art fair, Parcours Des Mondes, will return for its thirteenth year from 9-14 September 2014, spanning the Saint-Germain-des-Près neighbourhood in Paris.
Tribal arts, including textiles, are annually explored here in all their forms and across all continents: the arts of Africa have of course the place of honour in today’s market, but the event also provides a plunge into the arts of Asia, Oceania and the Americas, as well as exploring domains such as the Himalayas, Southeast Asia and India. More than sixty specialist galleries will be participating including Thomas Murray, Michael Evans, Jonathan Hope, Chris Boylan, Entwistle, Brant Mackley and Donald Ellis.
Paris, 25 July 2014
From 9 to 14 September 2014, “Parcours des mondes” is being held at Salon International des Arts Premiers (International Fair for Tribal Art). For its 13th edition, the Parisian fair, an unmissable highlight for fans of the genre, is to welcome 68 exhibitants. And while the name is French, guests are invited from the world over. Canadians, Belgians, Americans, Australians, English, Spanish, Italians, Dutch and Swiss are to meet Parisians in the heart of Beaux-Arts in the sixth arrondissement of Saint-Germain.
“Parcours des mondes” continues to be the most important international fair through it’s number of visitors, the quality of what is on offer and the diversity of its participants. This year, nine of the largest American art dealers are present: Thomas Murray, Jacaranda, Michael Hamson, Donald Ellis, amongst others. And while the first editions focused on African art, today it has diversified to include all North American art — recalling the image of the much-lauded [.../...]See more
Brussels, 13 June 2014,
As a result of a deep-rooted colonial past, Brussels retains strong links with the Congo — a hive of activity for African art. Brussels is now globally regarded as a stronghold for the trade in Tribal Art; to demonstrate its appreciation for the genre, the city plays host to a trio of fairs each year, drawing an international audience of collectors and admirers alike. This year’s event — the second to offer all three fairs —, took place from 4-8 June.
Now in its 24th year, BRUNEAF (Brussels Non European Art Fair) – art from Africa, Oceania and Indonesia —, shares the event with BAAF (Brussels Ancient Art Fair) — presenting Antique, Egyptian, Near-Orient and European art —, now in its 12th edition. The latest addition to the event comes in the form of AAB (Asian Art in Brussels) — presenting a variety of Asian art from China, Japan, India, the Himalayas, South Asia and South East Asia —, now in its second year.
The fairs’ three presidents, Didier Claes, Jacques Billen and Carlo [.../...]See more
Paris, 11 April 2014
The inaugural edition of Paris Tribal, an event bringing together several galleries in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris, took place between 3 and 6 April.
All 26 participating dealers announced their satisfaction with a high turnout of collectors, who came from both France and further afield: Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the USA.
Significant sales which took place over the course of the weekend included: a wooden Senoufo ointment pot (c. 1870) from the Ivory Coast, sold by Galerie Bacquart; African, Nepalese and Guatemalan masks and a Murik, Sepik mask from Papua New Guinea at Alain Bovis; a Moro leather set of armour from the Sulu Archipelago of the Philippines at Pascassio Manfredi; a Sigi Kun (buffalo head) at Albert Loeb; and an important Nepalese mask in wood, metal and clay at Indian Heritage gallery.
The second edition of Paris Tribal is forecast to take place in spring 2015.
Paris, 27 March 2014
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.
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 [.../...]See more
Paris, 21 February 2014,
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.
Brussels, 15 January 2014,
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.
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 [.../...]See more
San Francisco, 3 October 2013
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.
Paris, 10 September 2013
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 [.../...]See more