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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
Brussels, 11 January 2013
Brussels will be welcoming the 3rd edition of Winter B Sablon from 16 to 20 January 2013. This winter fair specialises in non-European arts: primitive arts, pre-Columbian art, tribal art and archaeology.
Created by Pierre Loos, the fair gathering about forty exhibitors is spread over the Sablon district of Brussels, famous for its art galleries present since the 1960s.
Among the exhibitors will include not only the belgian galleries of BRUNEAF but also Lucas Ratton, Galerie Flak or Tao Kerefoff who recently opened a gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
For its founder, Winter B Sablon art fair brings together “the living forces of non-European arts, in synergy with the Association du Sablon and BRAFA; the whole family of the art world gathers in order to promote our values, to encourage resistance against despair, morosity and seditious individualism”.
Brussels, 7 January 2013
The 58th Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair will take place from 19 to 27 January 2013 in Brussels.
128 exhibitors, from twelve countries, will represent about twenty specialties. Among the 128 participating galleries, 16 will come for the first time, and eleven come back after a one or several years absence. Belgium will present 53 galleries – 42% of the exhibitors – against 75 foreign galleries – 58% – with a stabilised proportion.
Almost all fields of art collections will be present: from classical or pre columbian archaeology to contemporary art, through ancient or modern painting, furniture, sculpture, decorative arts of the 20th century, silver, ancient jewellery, carpets and tapestry, ancient and modern books, comics, curiosities and primitive arts – for which Brussels remains a key spot on the international scale.
Among the exhibitors, nine are in the tribal arts field as Didier Claes, Jacques Germain, Pierre Dartevelle, Alain de Monbrison, Adrian Schlag, Galerie 1492 and Serge Schoffel.
For ten years now 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
Amsterdam, 24 October 2012
The second edition of the Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam 2012 will take place from 25 to 28 October in Amsterdam. It will allow to see artefacts form Asia, Oceania, Africa and South America.
Almost 2,000 objects will be gathered; jewelry, sculpture, tools, furniture, masks and other tribal items. All of them were authenticated and approved by experts from each region. Every object is filled with history and illustrates its own culture. In addition nineteen traders such as Michael Evans and Bryan Reeves, have promised to present to the public top-quality collections.
The event itself is a way for the collectors and art enthusiasts to discover and get to know more about tribal art. The aim is also to support the organisation Threads of Life, helping Indonesian communities whose art of traditional fabrics and its colouring is almost lost.
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.
Madrid, 20 August 2012
Extended until 23 September, “Mapuche: Semillas de Chile” is currently on view at the Museo de América in Madrid. Similarly, the exhibition “Con manto y saya: la tapada limeña” will be on view until 30 September.
The Museo de América in Madrid, in collaboration with the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Fundación Chile, Spain and the Embassy of Chile, presents the traveling exhibition “Mapuche: Semillas de Chile”, which has been displayed in major cities including Beijing and Bogotá before its arrival to Madrid. The exhibition features a selection of around three hundred ethnographic and artistic works as well as photographs depicting the past and the present reality of the indigenous people of south-central Chile. Known for their strong resistance against the Spanish colonization of their territory and later attempts of assimilation of the Republic, the Mapuche are now an agricultural community consisting of approximately six hundred thousand people, who maintain close ties to their land.
The exhibition is designed to present Mapuche discourses on their own history and culture with an emphasis on the beautiful poetry, music, [.../...]See more