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Grégory Chesne inaugurates his new gallery

Expired: Grégory Chesne inaugurates his new gallery

From Mar 01 2016 to Mar 29 2016

At 61A, another eclectic French dealer, Grégory Chesne, has just opened a new permanent space, inaugurated in January during Winter BRUNEAF. It features an interesting mixture of tribal art, archaeology, and curiosities. Grégory is no newcomer to the antiques business, and his presence in this new space further emphasizes Rue des Minimes’ status as a prime location for those seeking a wide-ranging selection of objects. This gallery, like several others on the street, is open to the public only on Fridays and Saturdays.

Martin Doustar: New gallery in Brussels

Expired: Martin Doustar: New gallery in Brussels

From Mar 01 2016 to Mar 29 2016

Rue des Minimes recently became home to Galerie Martin Doustar. A young dealer in archaeological, ethnographic, and tribal art, this represents a major step forward in Martin’s career and one taken just over one year after his first appearance on the tribal art scene at the Parcours des Mondes in 2014 with his impressive Golgotha exhibition. His decision to open a gallery in Brussels was based in part on the availability of a suitable space in the heart of the Sablon at 15 Rue des Minimes, but also on the realization that Belgian aficionados who have traditionally focused on the arts of the Congo are becoming increasingly interested in the arts of Indonesia, the Americas, and Oceania, his areas of specialty.

Tribal Art auction @ de Zwaan

Expired: Tribal Art auction @ de Zwaan

From Mar 17 2016 to Mar 30 2016

Upcoming auction at de Zwaan on March 30. A selection of Tribal art is included and can be viewed at . The viewing days are Thursday 17th till Sunday the 20th March from 10.00-17.00 hours. The Sale date is Wednesday 30th of March at 10.00 and 14.00 hours. For any information please, ask for Michiel Boerma.

The Fascination of the Skull – Myth und Cult

Expired: The Fascination of the Skull – Myth und Cult

Völklinger Hütte
From Jul 25 2015 to Apr 03 2016

The skull is a special part of the human body. It is here the human sees, smells, hears, tastes and speaks. It is here he shows his face. It is the location of his spirit. He thinks and dreams here. His memories live here – here is his balance and his personality. The human skull has inspired the fantasies of humans – as a cult object and cultural phenomenon. Historical collections of skulls have been part of mankind’s central subject matter for thousands of years. The head and skull have a special significance in our history. Whether they are prehistoric skull bowls, artistically decorated headhunter trophies or religiously worshipped skull relics, whether taken as memorials to the fleeting passing of time or as an archaeological sensation: the phenomenon of the “cult of the skull” looks back on a long stretch of cultural history. Featuring over 300 exhibits of all ages and almost all the continents, the exhibition enables a comprehensive approach to a theme that has maintained its fascination to this very day.

PAD Paris 2016

Expired: PAD Paris 2016

From Mar 31 2016 to Apr 03 2016

This year, for the twentieth PAD (Paris Art + Design), 3 tribal art galleries will participate: Galerie Lucas Ratton, Galerie Julien Flak and galerie Alain Dufour. Galerie Flak has been involved in this event since its beginning and has impressed visitors with its selection of African, Oceanic, and Native North American artworks. Here, these objects from distant places and peoples become symbols of taste and modernity. Examples that make this point are an elegant Aduma- Obamba mask from Gabon, with its alternating black, white, and brown planes, and a harmoniously balanced Kota reliquary figure collected in Gabon in 1929, both of which Galerie Flak will exhibit at PAD at booth n° 54. Lucas Ratton will welcome you at booth n° 27 and Alain Dufour at booth n°68.

Antwerp Tribal & Ethnographic Arts Fair (ATEAF)

Expired: Antwerp Tribal & Ethnographic Arts Fair (ATEAF)

From Apr 02 2016 to Apr 03 2016

ATEAF : Antwerp Tribal & Ethnographics Arts Fair 2016 will take place in Antwerp on 2 & 3 April 2016. Among the dealers: Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Paul Spijker, E. Vonck and many others, all of them dedicated to the arts of Africa, Oceania, Americas and Asia. More information available on the following website:

Pierre Bergé auction: Art of Ivory Coast

Expired: Pierre Bergé auction: Art of Ivory Coast

From Apr 07 2016 to Apr 08 2016

Auctioneers Pierre Bergé and Associates, working in collaboration with expert Johann Levy, are preparing a sale of important African art that will take place on April 8 at Hôtel Drouot and will feature a single private collection of objects assembled between the late 1950s and the early 1980s. It reflects the collector’s predilection for fine surface effects and for ancient bronzes. It is largely made up of works from Côte d’Ivoire and neighboring countries, with most objects originating from the Dan, Baule, Lobi, and Senufo peoples. Masks and figures will be the mainstay, but examples of so-called “colonial art”—the vibrant, lively, and original hybrid art form born of the dominion of European powers in Africa—will also be included. You can have a look at the online catalogue by browsing the following link :

Enrico Donati: Prima Materia

Expired: Enrico Donati: Prima Materia

From Feb 20 2016 to Apr 09 2016

Donald Ellis Gallery will be collaborating with Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco with the exhibition: Enrico Donati: Prima Materia opening February 20th and running until April 9th. Donal Ellis will be exhibiting Yup’ik masks, kachina dolls and other works of Native American art that both fascinated and influenced Donati. Several of the works presented were formerly owned by the artist. For more information see:

Going postal: (Hi)stories and philately in Belgium

Expired: Going postal: (Hi)stories and philately in Belgium

Belvue Museum
From Feb 06 2016 to Apr 10 2016

The Going Postal exhibit at BELvue Museum unveils the precious stamp collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa for the first time. This initiative, joined by bpost and eminent private collectors in Belgium, gathers 300 or so pieces that together form a priceless heritage. The exhibition also shows how stamps are produced, their iconography, the development of mail services, and Belgium’s presence in international trade throughout history. In addition to the stamps themselves, the exhibition presents the preparatory work behind a stamp: sketches, drawings or engravings associated with prominent figures of Belgian art like Tuymans, Schuiten, and Alechinsky. Decorative objects and African art pieces that provided inspiration for several stamp series are also on display. A must for budding and established philatelists, art lovers and connoisseurs, and the general public.

Paris Tribal 2016

Expired: Paris Tribal 2016

From Apr 07 2016 to Apr 10 2016

Early this year, plans were announced for the third installment of this multi-venue Paris Tribal fair produced by the dealers in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Specific information about its participants and specific themes is not yet available.