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Baining Tapas

Expired: Baining Tapas

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

Art from the Pacific island of New Britain is the most ephemeral of that from Oceania. Made solely for a precise moment, steeped in the spiritual world, the objects were used once only, then hidden or ritually burned. Very few of them have survived. This remarkable group of textiles from the Baining people has however survived, remaining intact and in perfect condition. Collected by the German explorer Harting in 1900, these masks and banners were hidden, unknown and out of sight. They represent one of the most elegant traditions of Oceanic art and are presented by Kevin Conru during the Parcours.

Host exhibitor: Kevin Conru


Expired: Continuity

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

Host exhibitor: Dartevelle

Ekoï. Anyang, Bokyi, Ejagham

Expired: Ekoï. Anyang, Bokyi, Ejagham

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

In the mountainous and forested region of the high Cross River, on both sides of the border of Nigeria and Cameroon, live the peoples of Bantu origin, who, known as the Ekoi, are made up of the Ejagham, Boki and Anyang. The exhibition presents a representative collection of the sculpture of these ethnic groups: head crests, facial masks and helmet masks, most often in wood covered with antelope skin. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Host exhibitor: Galerie Afrique

En avant la musique

Expired: En avant la musique

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

After the exhibition Spoons and Men in 2012 and Headdresses from Central Africa in 2013, Serge Le Guennan this year invites you to discover a new thematic exhibition En avant la Musique, (Start up the Music) a trip through the world of African sound. Your sensitive strings will vibrate to the sound of traditional harps, flutes and whistles, and to the rhythm of drums. An eponymous catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Host exhibitor: Galerie SL

Faces of the world

Expired: Faces of the world

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

Masks reflect the spirit of ancestors, their soul or divinities. Our exhibition presents about fifteen masks from Africa and Oceania illustrating the diversity and the incredible wealth of artistic creation in tribal arts.

Host exhibitor: Galerie Bacquart

Ghurras of Nepal

Expired: Ghurras of Nepal

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

For the 13th edition of Parcours des mondes, the David Serra - Art Tribal gallery presents the exhibition Ghurras of Nepal, as well as a display of important tribal art pieces, which will be publishes in a catalogue entitled Arts Premiers 2014.

Host exhibitor: David Serra - Art Tribal

Golgotha. Looking to ancestors

Expired: Golgotha. Looking to ancestors

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

Through an exceptional collection bringing together around forty ritual skulls and relics from Oceania, Africa, Insulindia and pre-Columbian America, the exhibition proposes a re-reading of the relationship to death in tribal societies and ancient cultures. An eponymous catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Host exhibitor: Martin Doustar

Jewellery and bronzes from the Y. Chenoufi collection

Expired: Jewellery and bronzes from the Y. Chenoufi collection

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

The Noir d’Ivoire gallery is honouring the jewellery and bronzes of the Yasmina Chenoufi collection. All types of material are represented: gold, ivory, bronze and many others. This collection has been patiently put together over 35 years.

Host exhibitor: Galerie Noir d'Ivoire

Magical art

Expired: Magical art

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

Homage to the work of André Breton, the exhibition in the gallery basement looks into African art as a medium of magical power, including powers of alienation, divination, protection and healing. Dominated by a rare collection of objects from the former Dahomey (Fon), it also features works from Ivory Coast, Congo, Mali, Tanzania and Nigeria. Sacrificial material, relics, truly surrealistic amalgams of objects of varied appearance, detailed esoteric symbols or pure forms on the limits of the abstract, this exhibition presents a troubling journey through this “magic art” which Breton said might “solve the enigma of the world”.

Host exhibitor: Galerie Olivier Larroque

Mickey in Benin

Expired: Mickey in Benin

From Sep 09 2014 to Sep 14 2014

Numerous artists, such as Andy Warhol, Bernard Rancillac, Robert Combas, Alexander Kosolapov and Peter Saul have been inspired by the character of Mickey Mouse in their works. But what does Mickey represent for African artists, whose culture has been nourished by other symbols and different values ? Building on their collaboration begun several years ago with artists from Benin, the Vallois sculpture gallery has asked around ten of them to work on the theme of Mickey. The confrontation between the Disney character and the history, imagination, civilisation and artistic repertoire particular to Africa, and especially Benin, has led to the creation of strong works whose power is equalled only by their creativity.

Host exhibitor: Galerie Vallois Sculpture Contemporaine