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Paris, 2 March 2015
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.
O. S.: 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 [.../...]See more
San Francisco, 5 February 2015
Brussels, 22 January 2015
Brussels, 25 November 2014
New York, 29 October 2014
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, 17 April 2014,
In art, a quantitative approach is often given bad press. Those who pursue analyses based on value are often accused of relegating the importance of art works themselves – reducing them to mere financial assets. A number of dealers pretend to ignore the industry’s financial side, placing a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic or emotional aspect of their work. The reality of the market, however, means that financial considerations remain – and are increasingly – a vital component of the art world.
Art has often sought to avoid an association with finance and has, in part, succeeded. A work of art – even one considered to have little financial worth – is capable of attaining a very personal value which a treasury bond will never reach. Yet, in the context of an increasingly liquid market affected by ongoing inflation, information is key; thus, the importance of accurate data sources becomes increasingly important.
In the 1990s, a number of data specialists used the development of the [.../...]See more