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New York, 22 March 2013
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, [.../...]See more
San Francisco, 29 January 2013
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 [.../...]See more
San Francisco, 1st November 2012
The San Francisco Tribal Art Dealers Association presents a show and sale of art from Oceania, Africa, The Americas and tribal Asia. Visitors will be able to see exceptional examples of antique ethnographic sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. The show presents art from members of SF Tribal, and dealers from Seattle, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe, NM. Tribal SF features extraordinary African masks and figures, Oceanic ceremonial and ritual objects, Pre-Columbian sculpture and ceramics, tribal Asian textiles and carvings, and Native American art. Antique textiles, shields, ceremonial headgear, jewelry, pottery, weapons, masks, and figurative sculpture from all cultures of the world are also shown.
Exhibiting San Francisco Tribal dealers : Dave Deroche, Erik Farrow, Marion Hamilton, Joe Loux, Ina Nouel, Morgan Oakes Tribal, Vicki Shiba, Frank Wiggers and James Willis.
Guest dealers : Dimondstein Tribal Arts, Mark Johnson, Kim Martindale & Ari Maslow and James Stephenson.
The preview opening on Friday, November 2 includes sushi and [.../...]See more
London, 18 September 2012
The sixth Tribal Perspectives will take place from 18 to 22 September. Held in the Gallery 27, Cork Street, Mayfair in London, this fair is probably the only one specialising in tribal art in the United Kingdom. Tribal Perspectives 2012 gathers art traders from Oceania, the Americas, Africa and Asia (particularly East Asia) and “non Occidental” arts. The fair shows a great diversity of top-quality works such as tribal masks, ceremonial artefacts, highly valued by collectors for their decorative and sculptural qualities, but mostly for their cultural value. All these artefacts have a particular meaning for the tribes they belonged to, and this cultural affiliation is particularly attractive to collectors. Jewelry and weapons have a great importance as well.
This event does not adress only sensible collectors and tribal art experts. It is indeed organised in order to satisfy as well the onlookers and art lovers willing to know more about tribal art. Debates and lectures will therefore be organised during four days, [.../...]See more
Paris, 10 September 2012
Due to the Mayan prophecy, 2012 is unquestionably the year of tribal arts. Between the “Tribal Perspectives of London” (from 18 to 22 September 2012), the “Tribal Art Fair of Amsterdam” (from 25 to 28 October 2012), and the next auctions of African and Oceanic art at Christie’s and Sotheby’s (December 2012), visitors and collectors are getting lost!
However, it is the “Parcours des mondes”’ tenth edition, international salon for tribal arts, in pride of place in Paris, which attracts attention. Considered as both a discovery and journey, the “Parcours des mondes” has been bringing together each year around sixty gallery owners specialised in African, Asian, Oceanic, and American arts in the streets and galleries of Saint-Germain-des-Près since 2002. German, American, British, Australian, Belgian, Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swiss, and provincial French galleries mix and join Parisian galleries. Designed as an open and free access salon in which visitors can walk, the Parcours of St Germain has [.../...]See more
Paris, 6 September 2012
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. Artkhade with Art Media Agency was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Mister Moos about this exceptional event.
Paris, september 3rd, 2012
September 11th will be held the eleventh edition of the course worlds in the heart of Paris: 60 galleries exhibit their works and objects from several continents (Asia, Oceania, Africa …), tribal art carries the banner of Africa showrooms in Paris.
It is in the gallery of Albert Loeb, rue des Beaux-Arts, we can find the doll of fertility of ethnic Guiziga (Northern Cameroon) for girls symbolizing the desired child.
As for Alain Lecomte’s gallery street Guénégaud presents this year receptacles medicine Black Africa: hourglass shaped gourds for holding ointments and oils.
In addition, Nigeria is also involved in numerous galleries.
A little taste of the exhibition on the arts of the Benue valley be organized by the Musée du Quai Branly in November.
Baltimore, 16 August 2012
From 23 to 26 August, Baltimore will host the 32nd annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show.
With over 500 exhibitors coming from across the U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, South America, and Asia, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is the largest indoor antiques show in the country. Offering more than 200,000 items which range from fine art, to furniture, Asian art, American and European silver, jewellery, porcelain, glass, textiles, American folk art, etc., there will also be a 70-dealer Antiquarian Book Fair within the show featuring rare books, first editions, autographs, fine manuscripts and unusual bibliographical material.
Produced by the Palm Beach Show Group, the show attracts tens of thousands of knowledgeable collectors and respected dealers from around the world.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 6 August 2012
From 9 to 11 August 2012, Santa Fe Community Convention Center will be hosting the twenty-ninth annual Antique Ethnographic Art Show.
Over 150 renowned dealers will present tribal and fine art works from Oceanic, Pre-columbian, Spanish Colonial, African, Oriental, Indonesian cultures.
Considered to be the most important show in the United States, Antique Ethnographic Art Show, will kick off Native Arts and Culture Week with a unique selection of museum quality works including: antique furniture, rugs, jewellery, devotional pieces, baskets, pottery, textiles, paintings, etc.
This show will be immediately followed by the Antique Indian Art Show (12-14 August) which will feature a variety of Indian art objects ranging from Northwest Coast masks to Southwestern pottery, jewellery, textiles, California baskets, beadwork and artifacts from the Western, Great Lakes and Woodland tribes.
Paris, 2 August 2012
From 11 to 16 September Paris will host the eleventh edition of the world’s leading international outdoor tribal art fair “Parcours des mondes”, which will take place in the historic neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Since 2002, Parcours des Mondes has been gathering, each September in Paris, sixty leading galleries, fifty per cent of which are foreign, specialising in Tribal arts of Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas. This year’s event welcomes seven new exhibitors.
Participating members from the Tribal Art Society include : Jean-Edouard Carlier, Olivier Castellano, Kevin Conru, Bernard Dulon, Bruce Frank, Pascassio Manfredi, Patrick Mestdagh, Galerie Meyer, Joaquin Pecci, Adrian Schlag, Serfe Schoffel, Michel Thieme and Renaud Vanuxem.
Each gallery offers a personalised and intimate presentation of a variety of: unknown masterpieces from Africa or Oceania, affordable ethnographic works and highly sought after works.