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On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism

Expired: On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism

From Jul 23 2016 to Feb 12 2017

On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism presents a broad range of textile traditions from around the world that share many of the same aesthetic choices ascribed to Minimalist artworks. This exploration, curated by textile department head Jill D’Alessandro, underscores the universality of the movement’s underlying design principles, which include regular, symmetrical, or gridded arrangements; repetition of modular elements; direct use and presentation of materials; and an absence of ornamentation. It is based upon pre-existing systems that conceive of the artwork in advance of its actual execution. These systems, often mathematical, rely on the repetition of simple forms. Textiles, by their very nature, comply with these core elements, and textile artists, like the Minimal artists, predetermine the finished work through their selection and processing of materials and in the warping, or preparing, of the loom. On the Grid examines these processes and further explores both the preeminence of weaving in the textile design vocabulary and its influences on the design of painted and dyed pieces that also conform to Minimalism’s repetition of forms and the grid as patterning devices. These objects reflect the core principle that there is a beauty in simplicity that is both universal and timeless.

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show 2017

Expired: San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show 2017

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
From Feb 10 2017 to Feb 12 2017

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, which for many years has run the eponymous shows in Santa Fe and Los Angeles as well as the annual American Indian Art Show in Marin and the LA Art Show in Los Angeles. 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. In addition to a reconfigured floor plan and an overall new look, moving forward the entire event will have an overarching theme, Indonesia, in the case of this year. Amongst other things, 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 are of the highest quality and suitable for important collections.

American Indian Art Show–Marin 2017

Expired: American Indian Art Show–Marin 2017

From Feb 17 2017 to Feb 19 2017

The American Indian Art Show–Marin will be held in the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, just north of San Francisco. Now in its thirty-third year and with more than 100 dealers specializing in Native American art, both antique and contemporary, this is the most important showcase of Indian art on the West Coast. With an emphasis on Antique American Indian art, as well as Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and the best contemporary American Indian art, this show offers something for everyone, including jewellery, textiles, baskets, pottery, beadwork, sculpture, paintings, photography, books and more. This year The American Indian Art Show/Marin is being held on consecutive weekends with the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show, bringing together two historic shows to create the major West Coast event of the year for American Indian and Tribal art: The San Francisco Tribal Art Week!

Go West! Art of the American Frontier

Expired: Go West! Art of the American Frontier

Palm Springs Art Museum
From Nov 11 2016 to Feb 20 2017

The century between 1830 and 1930 was a pivotal period in the American West during which Native and Anglo Americans often clashed, sometimes merged, and found varying degrees of fortune or hardship in a rapidly changing American landscape. An exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum until February 20, 2017, titled Go West! Art of the American Frontier presents some ninety works both by Anglo artist-explorers and by members of Plains Indian cultures from this explosive time period. Paintings and sculptures by George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and N. C. Wyeth document the journeys that would solidify what came to become the popular understanding of the American West. These are counterpointed by objects created by Sioux, Cheyenne, and other Native American artists that refl ect the rich cultural heritage of the Native peoples who struggled against encroachment into their lands. The diversity of works presented demonstrates how artists on both sides of this confl ict took part in shaping contemporary views of this layered and complex history. The exhibition is organized by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.

Maks & Forms

Expired: Maks & Forms

From Feb 02 2017 to Feb 25 2017

Double exhibition at the Gallery Flak in February: Masks and Forms. Among the selected objects, you will be able to admire a rare Tatanua mask from New Ireland, late 19th century, ex. collection Mark Lissauer. The opening will take place on Thursday, February 2 on the occasion of "Jeudi des Beaux-Arts". In the mean time, The Flak Gallery is also announcing his participation to PAD Paris from March 22 until 26. Save the date!

Jewels of the distant east. Gold Across the Seas.

Expired: Jewels of the distant east. Gold Across the Seas.

Fondation Baur - Musée des Arts d'Extrême Orient
From Sep 28 2016 to Feb 26 2017

Following on from Jewellery from the Roof of the World (2012), which led us down the trails of the Silk Road, this exhibition will follow the seafaring routes of this legendary trading circuit illustrated by the magic of archaeological and ethnic jewellery. So as to bring out the opulence and diversity of the cultures of the kingdoms from Arabia to Insulindia, the guiding thread of this waterborne journey will be gold, the legendary symbol of eternity. More than three hundred gleaming jewels, from private collections, will take visitors on a voyage through time and space. Their entrancing beauty and variety will return bygone civilisations to life and paint a detailed picture of a world of symbolism threatened with oblivion. The exhibition will also feature sculptures and textiles from the collections of the MEG, musée d’ethnographie de Genève, the Musée Barbier-Mueller and from a private collection. An exhibition catalogue in French is on sale at the museum.

South Africa - the art of a nation

Expired: South Africa - the art of a nation

British Museum
From Oct 27 2016 to Feb 26 2017

This autumn the British Museum will host the first major UK exhibition that invites people to discover the fascinating history of South Africa through art, from some of the earliest examples of human creativity to cutting-edge contemporary works. The 200 objects arranged chronologically tell a story that stretches back 100,000 years. From rock art made by the country’s earliest peoples to works by South African artists at the forefront of contemporary art, the exhibition features beautiful and important objects. Objects from the British Museum’s own South African collections will be displayed alongside contemporary acquisitions. There will also be significant loans in the exhibition, including objects coming to the UK for the very first time.

Tribal Art auction at Lombrail-Teucquam

Expired: Tribal Art auction at Lombrail-Teucquam

From Feb 24 2017 to Feb 26 2017

On Sunday, February 26 at 2:15 pm, the Lombrail-Teucquam auction house will offer a set of tribal sculptures and ethnographic objects from eight private French and Belgian collections. Preview on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th from 11am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm and on Sunday from 11am to 12pm. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Alain Dufour, the sales expert on + 33 (1) 43 97 29 49 or or visit the website of the auction house:

Tribal Art & Antiquities

Expired: Tribal Art & Antiquities

From Feb 25 2017 to Mar 01 2017

On March 1st at 10am the auction house Woolley & Wallis (2 hours drive from London) will offer items from the remaining collection of the late Seward Kennedy removed from Norland Place, London, Egyptian and Roman antiquities and African and Oceanic pieces. Also in the sale a small collection of Vanuatu clubs and two other English collections. Viewing times: February 25 : 10am until 1pm, 27 and 28 February: 10am until 4.30pm and Wednesday March 1st from 9 to 10 am. More information about the sale are available on the following website : items from the remaining collection of the late Seward Kennedy removed from Norland Place, London, including Egyptian and Roman antiquities, African and Oceanic pieces. Also in the sale a small collection of Vanuatu clubs and two other English collections.

85 Tribal Art Auction at Zemanek-Münster

Expired: 85 Tribal Art Auction at Zemanek-Münster

From Mar 01 2017 to Mar 04 2017

On March 4, the German auction house Zemanek-Münster is presenting more that 500 objects from Africa, Asia, Australia and the South Sea. There complete offer is available on their web site as well as their online and print catalogue. One of the highlights is a female "kpan" mask from the Baule people (before 1920), ex. Edith Hafter, Solothurn. Preview in Wurzburg: 1 - 3 March from 10 am until 7pm and on March 4, from 9 until 1.30 pm. Auction will start at 2 pm. More information are available on the following website :