Expired: White Memory / Black Memory
Galerie Flak is pleased to announce two exhibitions: White Memory & Black Memory. WHITE MEMORY is celebrating the Ancient Arts of Alaska, a panorama of 2000 years of archaic Eskimo Art. And BLACK MEMORY is honoring Ancient Arts of Africa as well as the book of Jacques Lamalle. A book-signing event will be held for the opening on Thursday, December 1st, 6pm - 9pm, 8 Rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris. The exhibition will be on view until December 23rd.
Expired: GURO, Sculptors of Genies
For the opening of his new permanent exhibition space in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Charles-Weslay Hourdé is presenting the exhibition GOURO, Sculptors of Genies. Among his selection, 2 exceptional artworks of the famous Master of Bouaflé and 4 of the Duonou Master. A catalogue is accompanying this beautiful exhibition on view until December 23. The gallery dedicated to the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 7pm. Opening on Tuesday, December 13 at 6pm.
Expired: Coco Loti, ces pauvres petites choses mortes
From June 10 until December 31, 2016 Coco Fronsac and Pierre Loti are honored at the musée Hèbre in Rochefort (South of Belgium). Pierre Loti is exhibiting on the first floor during the restoration of his house and Coco Fronsac has been invited by the curator of the museum to revisit the photographs and relics of Pierre loti. A visit to the Museum will also be the occasion to discover emblematic Kanak artworks loan by the Musée du Quai Branly, as the Grand Mask of Pierre Loti. On view until December 31, 2016. More information about Coco Fronsac onthe following website : Plus d'informations au sujet de Coco Fronsac sur : www.cocofronsac.com.
Expired: Nunavik - into the Inuit Land
Why does the Great North fascinate us so much? How can men and women survive on lands that seem so hostile to us? In what way are they different from people of the Alpes? In partnership with the Musée de la civilisation of Quebec and the Institut culturel Avataq, the Musée dauphinois tells the story of the Inuit of the Nunavik region, to the North of Quebec, who have been able to adapt to the extreme weather, resist to the menaces of the Occidental, and to take their destiny between their hands. The exhibition gathers an exceptional collection of archeological pieces, cultural items and artworks from the coastal villages of the Hudson and Ungava Bays.
Expired: Tribe/s of the World
Since 2009, the photographer and artist Anne de Vandière travels de world with one goal : to meet the forgotten people "at the edge of the World", those despised peoples whose rights are often denied. Immersed in the daily life of those small communities, she gathers their thoughts and stories, learning about their beliefs and philosophy before capturing black and white portraits of their hands, the fundamental tool and the first mean of communication and transmission. At the crossroad between artistic photography and photo report, her work is featured for the first tile at the Musée de l'Homme.
Expired: Amazonia: The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest
LAST DAYS: The Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève’s major exhibition for 2016 will be devoted to the arts of Amazonia. At nearly 6,000 objects, the museum holds one of the world’s most important collections of this material. Amazonie, le chamane et la pensée de la forêt (Amazonia: The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest) will present a vast array of objects from the many ethnic groups—Kayapó, Wayana, Bororo, Yanomami, Karaja, etc.—living in the nine countries of the Amazonian forest basin. Feather ornaments, bows and arrows, musical instruments, and objects of both ritual and utilitarian use will represent the past and present of these societies, which draw their cultural identity from the natural environment around them. The exhibition will extend beyond the walls of the museum and into the city of Geneva through photographs by MEG photographer Jonathan Watts, often closeups, of several of the masterpieces on display.
Expired: Afrika 10
On view until January 8, 2017, the Wereldmuseum is presenting Afrika 010. One of the exhibition’s main attractions is that it allows an opportunity to see the most important African objects in the museum’s collection, a group of artworks that has not been shown for a very long time. These were on the verge of being sold along with other objects held by other institutions in the same city. The exhibition focuses on Rotterdam collections and examines the history of the connections and cultural exchanges between the Dutch city and the African continent, which have been particularly dynamic in the realm of the arts. The selection of works displayed includes objects from the Lower Congo, photographs, maps, and paintings, all brought to Rotterdam by local merchants at the end of the nineteenth century, soon after the Wereldmuseum’s 1883 opening. It also features donations from the Piet and Ida Sanders Collection as well as a number of other works that the museum has acquired more recently. Afrika 010 concludes with the presentation of an installation by contemporary Beninese artist Meschac Gaba, a resident of Rotterdam, who created a group of wigs made of multicolored braids, clearly infl uenced by the African art of coiffure, the shapes of which evoke the architectural emblems of the city.
Expired: On Desert Time
On Desert Time presents photographs by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and William H. Bell made in the American Southwest between 1871 and 1874. In those years, these photographers worked on the Wheeler Survey—a series of expeditions in the American Southwest led by Lieutenant George Wheeler that were offi cially titled the Geographic Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. The Wheeler Survey was charged with the task of mapping lands for the development of military posts, transportation corridors, and mineral resources in territories ceded to the United States at the end of the Mexican-American War. O’Sullivan and Bell created striking views of the desert region that reflect both the bones of the landscape and the photographers’ own experiences in the area. They documented places, cultures, and geologic phenomena within what are now Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, including areas such as the Grand Canyon and Canyon de Chelly.
Expired: Gods from Other Places: The Fascination for Africa and Oceania
The Leopold Museum in Vienna is presenting Fremde Götter: Faszination Afrika und Ozeanien. While the exhibition’s subject matter, the aesthetic discovery of the arts of distant cultures by European avant-garde artists, has been explored many times before in exhibitions and in print, this show is interesting in that it unveils many hitherto unpublished and little-known works of African and Oceanic art from the museum’s collection. While somewhat uneven in the quality of the works it contains, this collection is vast and the show includes some 250 artworks—masks, sculptures, weapons, etc. The works by Picasso, Klee, Léger, and Pechstein that appear in the show alongside “the gods from other places” mainly come from the collections of other museums.
Expired: San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show
This year is going to be a little different for the annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show. Long run by show promoters Caskey Lees, the event now has been acquired by Objects of Art LLC. The show will be held in the same location as always at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, but the new managers plan to give it a significant facelift. The entire event will have an overarching theme, Indonesia, in the case of this year. The associated programming will be Indonesian themed. The opening night event, which benefits the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will have Indonesian catering and music, and subsequent lecture programs will also focus on Indonesia. A special exhibition titled Indonesian Textile Treasures: A Living Legacy will be a component of the show and will feature pieces from the Jakarta Textile Museum and the Curtis and Margaret Keith Clemson Collection, never before shown in the United States. Many of the more than 100 pieces in this exhibition will be for sale. What remains the same is the care with which the more than eighty participating dealers in the show are selected and the show-sponsored vetting to ensure that the stunning array of artworks from Africa, the Pacific Islands, Asia, Central and South America, and the Native American nations are of the highest quality and suitable for important collections. The show’s gala opening will be on the evening of Thursday, February 9, and the event will be open to the public February 10–12.