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Pace African & Oceanic Art
Established in 1971, Pace Primitive is a tribal art gallery affiliated with The Pace Gallery. The gallery maintains an inventory of museum-quality African and Oceanic art. We are available in the New York area, and worldwide, for consultation in regards to acquisitions both private and at auction; insurance appraisals; and conservation. Director Carlo Bella has been with Pace since 1984 and became the director of Pace Primitive in 2002. He has worked with tribal art for nearly 30 years and has curated exhibitions worldwide. Carlo continues to cultivate his knowledge and passion of African and Oceanic art through his travels abroad. Pace Primitive is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).
Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. PAD is a place to discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history. PAD cultivates eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with passion and flair. Its boutique setting is designed to inspire collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interiors specialists, design practitioners and the public alike, making PAD the only event of its kind.
PAD, pioneering event for Art and Design aficionados and collectors, has been reinventing for the past 18 years the Cabinet d’Amateur and the notion of eclecticism, anticipating the esthetic aspirations of its time. Season after season, it offers an intimate cocoon to those who have made decorative arts and design the core of their collection, driven by passion and heritage. Every edition evolves in aim to create an unprecedented dialogue between modern art, historical and contemporary design and jewellery. This year will give greater room to Primitive Art, and will highlight the vitality of raising such perspectives. The engaging aspect of PAD is its invitation to enter a personal collection, conceived by a selection of local and international art dealers – all of whom are leaders in their fields, eager to address each passionate collector in a unique manner. In this salon, mind is enlivened and imagination is exhilarated, as entering a place where the contemporary taste for 20th and 21st Century decorative art is born.
Parcours des Mondes
Parcours des mondes is the most important show of tribal art by quality and diversity of its participants. Since 2002, it gathers each year in Paris sixty galleries specializing in the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. During the second week of September, German, American, British, Australian, Belgian, Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Swiss galleries join their colleagues in Paris permanently settled in the Fine Arts neighbourhood in St. Germain-des-Prés. This exceptional concentration of works and experts is an open-doors fair where visitors can mingle and wander through the streets of this historic district. Each gallery offers an intimate and personalized presentation of great masterpieces from Africa or Oceania, ethnographic works of more affordable price and other pieces sought after by collectors. The success of this dynamic outdoor fair is clear from the good media coverage, and the ever growing and more international attendance and can be explained by the good health of the tribal arts market, a stronger interest amongst art lovers in general for these lesser known arts, the extra efforts made by the dealers to propose interesting thematic shows with high quality objects and, the vigilance of the organizers in terms of quality and vetting of the exhibited pieces.
Paris Tribal: 21 Parisian galleries created a new event in 2014 that confirms the place of Paris as capital of tribal arts Paris is undeniably the capital of Tribal Arts, as reflected by the great number of internationally known galleries. Here, there is no imposed model, nor uniform presentation but, on the contrary, a free stroll from one gallery to another, where each art dealer can reveal their identity, their choices, and their vision of their own speciality. Through exhibitions based around themes, and with exceptional pieces, Paris Tribal is to uncover its treasures within a broad, transversal view of tribal arts: Arts from Africa, America, Asia, Indonesia and Oceania, among others.
Patrick Caput is an international consultant and expert in African and Oceanian arts for private collectors and Institutions. Amongst other things, he intervenes during inventories and public or private auctions. He is a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts and of the Syndicat Français des Experts Professionnels. He also is the founder and president of the PMVB Conseil company, created in 2003 and based in Paris.
After working more than 10 years with the Grusenmeyer gallery responsible for African Art, Joaquin Pecci opened his own gallery in June 2007 specializing in African and Himalayan tribal art. This Gallery located at the Sablon holds regular themed exhibitions illustrated by catalogues and participates in major events related to non-European art, such as “Parcours des Mondes” in Paris, “BRUNEAF” in Brussels and the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show.
Located in the heart of Paris in the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, PIASA, a French auction house, has a unique identity thanks to its sharp selections in art and design. Supported by regular collaborations with the greatest interior designers, his artistic line is his signature. Combining elegance and authenticity, PIASA reinvents traditions by combining creativity and modernity.
Le Prix International du Livre d'Art Tribal
Every year, the International Tribal Art Book Prize is awarded to two art books in the field of tribal art, one in English and one in French. The award highlights the quality, diversity and richness of publishing in the field of tribal arts.