Expired: PARIS TRIBAL
This year, Paris Tribal will include twenty-one participants and will be held April 9–11. More than half of the dealers will take advantage of this opportunity by staging thematic exhibitions featuring collections of artworks that encourage in-depth scrutiny. Showing multiple examples of types of objects is one approach to this: Jean-Baptiste Bacquart will present a group of Malian Bambara locks from a single private collection; African and Oceanic receptacles will be the subject for Pablo Touchaleaume; weapons and jewelry from Asia will be featured by Cédric Le Dauphin; Baule spoons and gold-plated emblems will be on view at Galerie Noir d’Ivoire and many others to discover.
Expired: LASCAUX: The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory
Full-scale, scientifically accurate reproductions and the most up-to-date visual technologies give the visitor the impression of actually being in the cave itself. The exhibition also pays attention to the cultural context within which this art originated, showing how its creators lived, hunted, ate and clothed themselves. Serving to frame the whole are complete animal skeletons and bone fragments, a realistic portrayal of a baby mammoth, and contemporary implements and jewellery, drawn from the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Cinquantenaire Museum.
Expired: Exposition des oeuvres majeures des prochaines ventes, 9-16 avril
Exhibition at Sotheby's Paris from April 9th until 16th. Presentation of the main artworks that will be on sale in New York on May 15th and Paris on June 24th. Opening hours: Thursday 9 - Friday 10 and from Monday 13 until Thursday 16 from 10 am until 6pm.
Expired: Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork
Art and spirituality converge with trade and commerce in Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork, opening at the Autry National Center of the American West on March 15, 2014. Through 250 unique objects and related personal stories, the exhibition presents moccasins, bags, dresses, hats, jackets, and other exquisite beaded and quilled items, selected from fifteen cultural institutions and multiple private collections, which together explore how beaded floral designs became a significant artistic motif as well as a means of economic and cultural survival for Native North American peoples.
Expired: The Singular and Art Brut in Animism
From April 9–29, L’Asie Animiste gallery will show Singulier et Art Brut dans l’Animisme (The Singular and Art Brut in Animism). This will be the third show produced by the gallery, which is located at 13 Rue Mazarine, and it will explore the relationship between tribal art and art brut, a term coined by Jean Dubuffet to describe artworks created outside of the conventional artistic environment which do not follow traditional artistic canons. It also encompasses the rudimentary, the naïve, and art produced by the mentally ill. Although tribal art is far from Dubuffet’s art brut in its forms, intentions, and the contexts in which it is created, sometimes there is an affinity in terms of its often-unknown authorship, symbolic dimensions, and its roughness and simplicity, which, in the case of certain objects, may erroneously appear clumsy to the Western eye. The exhibition will show masks, figures, and utilitarian and ritual objects from the Himalayas, Indonesia, and Africa.
Expired: Moche Kings. Divinity and Power in Ancient Peru
For its reopening, the Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (MEG) is holding a world-premiere exhibition of the treasures from a royal Moche tomb that was excavated by Steve Bourget and his team in the summer of 2008. The hitherto unseen pieces from the Huaca El Pueblo archaeological site near the village of Ucupe on the north coast of Peru form the nucleus of this exhibition, which will be on view until May 3, 2015. It also features exceptional pieces from other royal tombs, including those of Sipán and Dos Cabezas. With more than 300 works, of which sixty are on loan from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and 180 from European museums including those of Berlin, Stuttgart, and Schaffhausen, Les rois mochica. Divinité et pouvoir dans le Pérou ancien (Moche Kings: Divinity and Power in Ancient Peru) is an homage to one of the most important of the Pre-Columbian Peruvian civilizations, which flourished between the first and eighth centuries. The show will be accompanied by an ambitious program of related activities.
Expired: Fine African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art auction
Bonhams will hold a sale of tribal art in San Francisco on May 5 featuring a large and varied assortment of art from African and Oceania. As in previous years, there are certain to be interesting artworks offered at reasonable estimates. Auction preview from may 2nd until May 4th from 12.00 until 5pm.
On the occasion of Paris Tribal, Alain Bovis Gallery will present a thematic exhibition offering contrasts and oppositions of material, from ritual encrusted to glossy patina. We will offer for sale a selection of ancient Works of Art mainly from Africa and Oceania ; from Indonesia and Himalaya also.
Expired: The Plains Indians. Artists of Earth and Sky
This exhibition will unite Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a two-thousand-year-old human-effigy stone pipe to contemporary paintings, photographs, and a video-installation piece. Works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers will be seen together with those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804–06, along with objects from the early reservation period and recent works created in dialogue with traditional forms and ideas. The distinct Plains aesthetic—singular, ephemeral, and materially rich—will be revealed through an array of forms and media: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler, and shell; porcupine-quill and glass-bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; richly ornamented clothing; composite works; and ceremonial objects. Many nations, including Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, and Meskwaki will be represented.
Expired: Christie's Preview
Christie’s will hold two previews of its June 23 Paris sale at its Rockefeller Center headquarters from May 1–3 and May 8–12. Highlights include an important Jukun figure formerly owned by Jacques Kerchache and documented by anthropologist Arnold Rubin. In addition to other strong sculptural offerings, the sale will include a fine selection of Yoruba beadwork of a quality not seen in the market since the early 1990s and a rare Bamileke beaded head, atwonzen, from Cameroon, published by Pierre Harter.