Expired: PAD London 2016
Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. 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. This year, PAD London will include displays by two major Parisian dealers, one by the young but already internationally recognized Lucas Ratton, and the other by inveterate dealer Alain de Monbrison. The latter will present a varied selection of high-quality work, including an ensemble of important pieces from Mali and the Côte d’Ivoire.
Expired: Frieze Masters
From October 6–9, aficionados are invited in London for Frieze Masters. Participating for the first time, the gallery Monbrison will bring a variety of high-quality artworks, including a remarkable Northwest Coast mask. The six major tribal art galleries that exhibited at the fourth annual Frieze Masters in 2015, Didier Claes, Bernard de Grunne, Donald Ellis, Entwistle, Bernard Dulon, and Anthony Meyer, all have confirmed that they will be showing again, each presenting artworks that exceed the high standards that this important fair has established in such a short time. And for the firest time, Tribal Art magazine will be on sale at the show.
Expired: The Art of Stone
On September 9, the Douglas Dawson Gallery will open Stone! 1,000,000 BC–AD 1940, an exhibition that will present stone tools from a variety of sources and across time in an abstracted context that has nothing to do with how they were fashioned or used by ancient man. Instead, they are presented as startlingly beautiful objects. Their economy of form, surface texture, and intrinsic lithic properties make them immediately accessible to us humans at this end of a million-year-long timeline.
Expired: The new Musée de l'Homme
The Musée de l’Homme was founded in 1937 by Paul Rivet at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, where it succeeded the former Musée d’Ethnographie du Trocadéro. It immediately became world famous, both for its remarkable collection and for its program of scientifi c research. In the early 2000s, a signifi cant part of its collection was transferred to form the basis of the collection of the future Musée du Quai Branly, and the venerable institution closed its doors in 2009. After six years of renovation work, it will reopen on October 17 with a reinvented installation that nonetheless strives to remain faithful to the principles of its founders. The building itself has been completely renovated, and its impressive monumental architecture and beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine will once again be available for all to enjoy. Paris will be all the richer with the return of this emblematic institution, so rich in history and now turned toward the future.
Expired: Leslie Sacks Sale
Brussels auction house Native will offer the African art collection of Los Angeles contemporary art dealer Leslie Sacks on October 22. His sensitivity to the artistic convergences between contemporary Western art and the arts from other parts of the world led Sacks to assemble an aesthetically refined collection with a special strength in the creations of traditional Yoruba artists from Nigeria and Benin. This subgroup in his collection includes an important bowl figure, collected in Nigeria in the 1950s by the Buenzli family. Prospective buyers will also find other interesting groups of objects, such as a collection of Côte d’Ivoire heddle pulleys, Baule masks and figures, and a group of Shona and Tsonga headrests from Southern Africa. The preview for the auction will begin on October 11.
Expired: Tefaf in New York
Thanks to its association with Artvest Partners, TEFAF Maastricht, Europe’s most prestigious art and antiquities fair, will hold its first American event in New York this fall amid considerable fanfare. From October 21–26, TEFAF New York Fall will be held at the Park Avenue Armory, where it will be attended by some of the world’s most demanding art lovers, eager to see what the eighty-three inaugural participants in this show will offer. Exhibiting dealers have been rigorously vetted and selected by a committee of independent experts with American credentials, as well as by members of the TEFAF Maastricht organization. In the tribal art field, several names well known to collectors have been confirmed as exhibitors. The doyen of this group, having shown nineteen times at TEFAF Maastricht, is Galerie Meyer—Oceanic & Eskimo Art, which will stage a unique exhibition featuring the canvases of contemporary artist Jean Lurçat shown alongside a variety of Ewa sculptures from the Korewori River area of Papua New Guinea, including some of the most beautiful known examples in this style. Didier Claes will also exhibit primarily Central African works, including a fine Songye mask formerly owned by Charles Ratton. TEFAF has also announced another New York installment for spring in the same location. TEFAF has also announced another New York installment for spring in the same location.
Expired: Duran presents an extraordinary selection of Tribal Art
Duran presents "Extraordinary Sale", first edition. An exceptional selection of 60 pieces formerly belonging to important collectors, dealers and experts in the field of Tribal Art during the 20th Century, and all part of an important european private collection. This selection includes pieces from different parts of the world, most of them from Africa and particularly from the Baule culture.
Expired: Double Take: African Innovations
Celebrating Africa's continual dynamism and long tradition of artistic creativity, Double Take: African Innovations opens the doors to the Brooklyn Museum's storied African collection with a new, experimental installation that invites surprising and unexpected ways of looking at African art. It suggests universal themes that link seemingly dissimilar works, often across vast distances of time and space, while also presenting them within their own specific context of history and place.
Expired: Tsogho, Icons of the Bwiti
The exhibition "Tsogho, Icons of the Bwiti" will open at Parcours and remain on view through October 29, 2016, is the first to be devoted to the Tsogho statuary of Gabon. In an installation designed by François Marcq, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to admire 25 sculptures—heads, torsos, and full figures— most of which have never been publicly seen before. This show has been several years in the making, and it will be accompanied by the publication of an eponymous work by art historian and Société des Africanistes member Bertrand Goy. The book will shed new light on the arts of the Tsogho, as well as on those of their neighbors, the Sango, Vuvi, and Eshira. It takes a historical approach and features a stylistic analysis while at the same time stressing the importance of the cult objects associated with the Tsogho bwiti initiation ritual, which was vital to maintaining social order. The sculptural power of Tsogho objects was evident to the artists and collectors of the early avant-garde, such as Picasso, Matisse, and Epstein.
Expired: Monnaies – Objets d’échange
The new exhibition at the Barbier-Mueller Museum, displaying the formal diversity of currencies from different cultures of Africa, Asia, and Oceania, presents not only pieces produced to fulfill a monetary function but also objects diverted from their primary function to become instruments of exchange. These weapons, tools, pieces of jewelry, textiles and shields, among other things, made of materials considered precious such as metals, shells, coral, feathers, ivory and pearls are used within the context of commercial transactions. They also take on a symbolic, sociopolitical, and religious value. They are sometimes hidden from view and held to be “sacred”, only to be paraded during the major events of social life. They are shown, exhibited, passed around. They change hands particularly during the major turning points of life such as births, rites of passage to adulthood, marriages and funerals. The catalogue for this exhibition, compiled by Anne Vanderstraete, is composed of an introductory section on the forms and uses of coins and items of exchange and of entries listing and describing the pieces displayed.