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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.
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
Paris, 1 July 2013
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 [.../...]See more
New York, 6 May 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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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