An inaugural success for Paris Tribal

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 11 April 2014

Paris Tribal propose un parcours de vingt-six galeries parisiennes

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.

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


Milan's Museo delle Culture to open in October

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Milan, 8 April 2014

Milan's Museo delle Culture to open in October

According to The Art Newspaper, Milan’s Museo delle Culture, a museum for non-European art, is forecast to open in October 2014. It is a project which has so far cost the city €60 million, and has been in the pipeline since 1999.

The museum, designed by the British architect Sir David Chipperfield, serves as a collaboration between public and private spheres. The city of Milan is to oversee the museum’s permanent collection, whilst a private company is to be in control of the institution’s commercial enterprises, education programme and the organisation of two annual temporary exhibitions.

When the museum does open its doors to the public, it is to house 780m2 of permanent exhibition space and 1,500m2 of temporary exhibition space, enabling it to showcase a great variety of non-European works ranging in origin from pre-Columbian to modern and contemporary art. The museum’s permanent collection is to draw from the city’s extensive resources and is to be overseen by Marina Pugliese, the Director [.../...]

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


Artcurial introduces a new department for tribal art

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 2 April 2014,

Artcurial s'adonne à l'Art Tribal

Artcurial has announced the opening of a new department dedicated to tribal art. According to the auction house, this venture has been prompted by a string of successful sales, notably, the collections of Louis Carré (2002), Baudouin de Grunne (2006) and Alex Van Opstal (2008).

The department is to be led by Florence Latieule, a specialist in contemporary art. Lucas Ratton, an expert in African art and the founder of the eponymous gallery on Paris’s Rue de Seine, is to take up the position of consultant. Bernard de Grunne, a Belgian historian specialising in tribal art, is to become the department’s advisor on scientific and cultural plans.

Despite the fact the department is only in its first year of action, Artcurial have already announced two sales to take place this year: the first on 16 June, and the second scheduled for a date in December.

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


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


Record year for donations at the Musée du quai Branly

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 17 January 2014,

Record year for donations at the Musée du quai Branly

The Parisian Musée du quai Branly, dedicated to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, has announced its receipt of a record number of donations in 2013.

Works donated to the institution include: 2,950 watercolours, drawings, studies and other documents by the artist Paul Jacoulet; a work by Aboriginal artist Lena Nyadbi; a rare sculpture from New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), as well as an exceptional Dogon piece. The museum’s collection has increased by 2,994 works in total – an expansion which includes the addition of 268 photos, with a combined value of €5,175,093. Donations have supplemented the museum’s 2013 acquisitions budget of €1,134,986.

The Musée du quai Branly is home to a collection of 300,000 works and objects from Africa (89,000), Asia (72,000), Oceania (33,000) and the Americas (106,000), of which 3,400 are exhibited in its “plateau de collections” room. The museum’s valuables also include two other important collections – [.../...]

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


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

“The

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


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