Expired: Nudités Insolites
From the 23rd of May until the end of the month of November 2014, the Barbier-Mueller Museum of Geneva will be exposing its “Insolite Nudity”: a selection of unique pieces from the Antiquity to the 20th century, originating from Africa, Asia, Oceania and Pre-Columbian America. For more information, please visit the web site of the museum.
Expired: ARTE PRIMITIVO : New Auction
Arte Primitivo presents a new auction of Fine Pre-Columbian, African and Tribal Art and Classical Antiquities, including items from the Allan Stone Collection and other owners. Over 500 lots will be on exhibition in our gallery at 3 East 65th Street, between Madison and 5th Avenue beginning February 16, at the following times: Monday to Friday from 11 am until 5 pm and Saturday, Feb. 21st from 12 noon until 4 pm. All works are also viewable online at www.arteprimitivo.com
Expired: Popol Vuh: Diego Rivera and the Pre-Hispanic World
The sacred text of the Popol Vuh is the tale of the origins, traditions, and history of the Quiché-Maya people. Reflecting his passionate interest in Pre-Columbian cultures, in 1931, the renowned Mexican muralist Diego Rivera produced a series of watercolors to illustrate this sacred book. Though they have been published together, these are now scattered in a variety of collections around the world. Popol Vuh: Diego Rivera and the Pre-Hispanic World at the Bowers Museum December 12, 2015–March 13, 2016, is the first United States presentation of seventeen of these compelling watercolors from the collection of the Museo Casa Diego Rivera in Guanajuato, Mexico. These paintings not only breathe life into the powerful creation story of an ancient civilization but also provide insight into Rivera’s passionate and creative vision of the pre-Hispanic world.
Expired: Astonishing ethnology!
Astonishing ethnology! Two days to explore the 21st century at the Musée du quai Branly on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March 2015. Free access to museum and activities After the success of the first edition in 2013 the Musée du quai Branly is holding a new weekend event dedicated to ethnology. Renowned researchers, young ethnologists and anthropologists will be present for this event involving theatrical conferences, screenings of ethnographic films, field investigations and commentaries on works of art, and subjects as varied as sex tourism, the Tuareg and world music, New Age practices etc. The world-famous company of the Comédie-Française will be reading extracts of the most famous work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, at the heart of the treasures of the permanent collections. The weekend will see a wide variety of approaches enabling visitors to better understand social diversity, and the complexity and variety of cultural forms throughout the world. Each of these approaches is an opportunity to make a wider audience of all ages aware of this fascinating discipline by presenting its place in our contemporary societies.
Expired: 79th Tribal Art Auction
79th Tribal Art auction at Zemanek-Münster auction house on Saturday March 21 at 2pm. Preview from Wednesday, March 18 to Friday March 20, from 10am to 7pm and on Saturday 21 from 9am to 1.30pm. Auction catalogue can be ordered on the following website: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de
Expired: TEFAF 2015
This year Tefaf will host seven galleries specializing in tribal art. The newest addition is Galerie Bacquart from Paris, which has been selected for the TEFAF Showcase. Jean-Baptiste Bacquart will offer a number of important African sculptures with prestigious provenances. Lucas Ratton will return this year as a full exhibitor with a strong selection of works, the cornerstone of which will be a Byeri Fang figure. Didier Claes will exhibit a group of African masks from the collection of Dr. Alex Rafaeli. Anthony J. P. Meyer will show works primarily from Melanesia and Polynesia, including a fine Tongan apa’apai club. Other long-time participants that visitors will have the pleasure of seeing again will include the Bernard de Grunne Gallery from Brussels with African art, the Entwistle Gallery from London and Paris with African and Oceanic material, and Galerie 1492 from Paris, which will present Pre-Columbian art.
Expired: Paris Art Design (PAD)
There will be three representatives of tribal art at the nineteenth annual Paris Art Design (PAD) show, which will be held March 26–29 at the Tuileries. Yann Ferrandin will be showing at the event for the first time, offering a selection of works representative of the level of quality and aesthetic merit he strives for all year round in his new gallery at 33 Rue de Seine. Two other participants who have long been present there, Galerie Afrique from St. Maur and Galerie Flak from Paris, will also be showing. Flak will present a thematic exhibition titled Design Primitif, featuring antique works from Africa, Oceania, and North America selected for their purity of line and the stylization of their forms as seen from the perspective of trends in contemporary design.
Expired: African and Oceanic Art Auction
Berlin-based Auctionata will hold a sale of art from Africa and Oceania on March 31 from its “auction studio” in New York. This auction house’s mission is to utilize an interactive online presence, so while its sales function as traditional auctions, bidding is done absentee, by phone, or online. This sale features a variety of offerings, the highlight of which is a pre-WWII Senufo figure. For more information, go to auctionata.com
Expired: Hommage aux missionnaires ethnographes, récolteurs d’objets de la collection Afrique
Tuesday March 31st, from 6 to 7 PM, Talk at the MEG of Geneva "Tribute to missionaries ethnographers, who collected objects of the African collection of the MEG. Speaker: Floriane Morin, curator of the Africa Department of the MEG.
Expired: Gold of the Gods from Java
The mysterious world of the Javanese Kingdom remained closed to outsiders for over a thousand years, with only the statues hew from lava rock at Borobudur displaying the wealth with which the Javanese rulers venerated their gods. The Wereldmuseum is bringing a world premiere with its exhibition Gold of the Gods. An extensive collection of Javanese gold from the seventh to the eleventh centuries is on view until April 6, 2015.