the quarterly world's premier journal on the arts of indigenous cultures around the world.
The agenda here below has been updated on May 21.
Discover the contents of our SPRING 2013 issue
by clicking on the cover of the magazine, situated on the left-hand side
Tribal Art Auction on May 25th.
Preview: May 22 through 24, 10am to 7pm and May 25 from 9am to 1.30pm.
The catalogue is available on line.
On 28 May, in Melbourne, Sotheby's Australia presents a double auction.
Lots 1-46: The Anthony & Beverly Knight Collection of Early Papunya Art and Lots 47-120: Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art.
E-catalogues are available on line on Sotheby's Australia website.
Galerie Meyer presents a selection of Oceanic and Eskimo Art together with the work of Camiel van Breedam.
Opening on May 30 between 6 and 9pm.
Native American art
Native American Art auction on Monday June 3, 12pm local time, San Francisco.
Preview as from May 31st until June 3rd.
The exhibition illustrates the remarkable ways that people in traditional communities engage with material culture to express their identity. From the fringes of the Sahara to the Great Rift Valley, and south to the arid communities of Angola and Namibia, Kenny’s photographs are an important journey into social status, creativity and sense of identity that lies behind the powerful and unique aesthetic of traditional village life.
For more information, visit the following website: www.john-kenny.com
Arts of Antiquity, a Centenary Collection reflects the passion of three generations of collectors of ancient art. Begun by Josef Mueller in the early twentieth century, the collection of antiquities at the Barbier-Mueller Museum was enriched by the acquisitions of his son-in-law Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller and of his grandsons.
The pieces, chosen for their aesthetic quality, are ambassadors of civilization as varied as the Cyclades, Predynastic and Pharaonic Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They are landmarks in this representative tour of the artistic production of the ancient world. The panorama offered to visitors illustrates the major tendencies, the extraordinary diversity, and the vitality of the art of antiquity, from the sixth millennium BC to the third century AD.
South-East Asian art
The exhibition brings together a selection of unique works of art from the Philippines, chosen from public collections in the Philippines, America and Europe as well as from private collections.
Based on the geography of the archipelago are two visions, one turned towards the mountains, the other looking out to sea, which set the tone of this exhibition of a civilisation underpinned by the central theme of exchange.
The new special issue is entirely dedicated to this exhibition. Subscribers will receive it together with the SUMMER 2013 edition of the magazine. It will be on sale as from April 2013.
For more information, please, visit the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The African continent has remarkable diversity in topographical features and ecology: three enormous rivers – Nile, Niger, and Congo – with countless tributaries; large, dense forests and hilly grasslands; huge deserts; and snowcapped mountains. Social and political systems, equally varied, range from great empires to small villages: large kingdoms and city-states, small chieftaincies, and nomadic bands of hunters or semi-nomadic herders. Thus there are many different Africas, and consequently, great diversity in the arts and their histories. Art forms date from 27,000 BCE to yesterday, with countless interactions among native Africans themselves over time; with Muslims, beginning around 1000 BCE; and with Europeans, beginning in the late 15th century. This exhibition is organized by The Mint Museum.
Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art features more than 120 works of indigenous art from Australia in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. Spanning five decades of creative activity, the works were produced by artists from outback communities as well as major metropolitan centers. They represent the many art-making practices of Aboriginal peoples across the Australian continent, including acrylic paintings on linen and canvas, earthen ochre paintings on bark, and sculpture in a variety of media.
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa is the first major exhibition and scholarly endeavor to examine comprehensively the rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days. The exhibition brings together approximately 100 exceptional works of art from the late 18th to 21st centuries.