Expired: Fine Sculpture from Three Continents: Africa, Asia & Australia
Pace Primitive’s latest exhibition, Fine Sculpture from Three Continents: Africa, Asia, and Oceania, is one of the highlights of African-art-related auctions and exhibitions in New York City this autumn. On view until December 19, the exhibition is more than sculptures from West and Central Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, India, and New Ireland. Within the installation, the work of physically disparate artists who delineate their ideas of beauty in stone, wood, and metal are arranged to complement and contrast one another. A fifteenth-century Sapi stone spirit head, mahen yafe, from Sierra Leone, for example, conveys noble, idealized beauty representing the best of this relatively little-known sculptural genre. Nearby, an eleventh-century Khmer head of Buddha Sakyamuni is another fine, impressive, and sensitive portrait in stone that elicits thoughtful comparisons.
Expired: BIANCO e NERO
At the Parcours des Mondes in Paris last September, Galleria Dandrieu-Giovagnoni presented a selection of works that emphasized contrasts between the opposing shades of black and white. The success of that show was the impetus for a second exhibition, which will be on view from December 1 through 15 at their permanent space in Rome. The “black” part is represented by works from Côte d’Ivoire that typically have dark surfaces, such as a Yaure mask with a sculpted bird atop it, a Dan spoon, and Senufo heddle pulleys. The “white” will include a rare Nafana mask from Côte d’Ivoire and a Mossi antelope mask from Burkina Faso, among many other interesting objects.
Expired: Native American and Precolumbian Art on december 15
A Native American and Precolumbian Art Auction will be help by Auction Eve on December 15 at 2.30 at Drouot Richelieu, 9 rue Drouot. Among the highlights, an idol ibex Pueblos and a Tiponi idol "Imploring Santa Fe". You can have a look at these two main lots by browsing the two following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzyVw6NX7A (Tiponi idol) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbaJIh_h7HU (ibex idol). Preview as from December 13th.
Expired: Book signing of: Trésors de Côte d'Ivoire
Vasco & Co has the pleasure to invite you to book signing of: "Trésors de Côte d'Ivoire. Aux sources des traditions artistiques" by François Neyt Publisher: Fonds Mercator Thursday Decembre 18th, 2014 - between 3 PM and 6 PM Presentation and book signing with the author, François Neyt Vasco & Co artbooks - Rue des Minimes 48 - 1000 Brussels
Expired: Art of the Warrior
Tambaran Gallery is presenting a small but unusually fine collection of antique Pacific weapons that are not only functional but are beautiful both in form and workmanship. These objects of power and prestige were carved by specialists who had a great understanding in their selection of wood, stone, and bone, as well as rare expertise in curing and polishing. They were made for chiefs and high-ranking warriors, and they became treasured heirlooms. While none of these objects have Cook provenance, he and his crew encountered and collected similar weapons during their long Pacific voyages and, like Cook artifacts, these have traveled far from Australia, New Zealand, and the Polynesian Islands to the Northwest Coast of America and British Columbia.
Expired: On board the La Korrigane
December 11 will be a good day to visit Galerie Meyer. A book signing will be held there with Dr. Christian Coiffier, anthropologist and professor at the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, for his books Carnet de voyage de Régine van den Broek d’Obrenan aux Nouvelles- Hébrides, aux îles Salomon et aux îles de l’Amirauté en 1935 (Travel Journals of Régine van den Broek d’Obrenan in the New Hebrides, the Solomon Islands, and the Admiralty Islands in 1935) and Régine van den Broek d’Obrenan, Une Artiste à bord de La Korrigane, 1934–1936 (Régine van den Broek d’Obrenan, An Artist Aboard the La Korrigane, 1934–1936). Both are homages to the talent, curiosity, and keen observational abilities of a remarkable and recently departed woman. She was one of the five members of the last major French Oceanic expedition, which collected valuable information and artifacts despite not having been sponsored by a scientific institution. An exhibition of original drawings by Régine van den Broek d’Obrenan will accompany the presentation and will be on view (but not for sale) as well as the exhibition of early master-works from the Solomon Islands.
Expired: Opening of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon
The public opening of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon is scheduled for December 20, 2014. The architecture of the building is radical—hovering somewhere between crystalline and cloudlike—and it will be home to the museum’s holdings of more than two million objects representing fields as varied as paleontology, mineralogy, zoology, entomology, anthropology, Egyptology, and prehistory. The core of its current collection is that of the former Musée d’Histoire Naturelle augmented with donations of famous collector Émile Guimet, as well as with objects collected by missionaries and from the holdings of the Musée Colonial. It was further enriched over the years by the new institution’s active acquisitions policy. The permanent collection will present more than 3,000 works shown in four thematic sections: Origins: The Stories of the World; Species: The Fabric of Life; Societies: The Theater of Mankind; and Eternities: Visions of the Great Beyond. Two inaugural exhibitions will feature most of the Émile Guimet pieces in Les Trésors de Guimet (The Guimet Treasures) and objects derived from curiosity cabinets in Dans la Chambre des Merveilles (In the Chamber of Marvels), both on view from the museum’s opening until July 2015. An abundance of cultural events—lectures, concerts, and a variety of academic programs— are also planned.
Expired: A Glimpse of Paradise
The Museum für Völkerkunde is currently showing Blick ins Paradies—Südsee Erleben in Historischen Fotografien (A Glimpse of Paradise: Experiencing the South Seas through Historical Photographs). The exhibition, which will be on view until December 31, 2014, consists of photographs of Polynesia from colonial times selected from the museum’s archives, as well as from private collections such as those of Eduard Arning and the Godeffroy family.
Expired: Small is Beautiful
In December 2014, the Galerie Flak is pleased to present a selection of high-quality miniature figures: « Small is beautiful » These small sculptures from Africa, Oceania and North America combine refinement, power and an intense sense of poetry. A canoe prow figurehead from the Solomon Islands, a Baule heddle pulley from Côte d’Ivoire, an Eskimo shamanic amulet or a Hopi Kachina doll…; you are cordially invited to come and discover these gems on Saturday December 6th, from 3 to 8 PM. Exhibition until December 20th, 2014. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 1pm and 2.30 pm to 7.30pm. For your information, the gallery will be open on December 30th and 31st, 2014, as well as on January 2nd and 3rd, 2015.
Expired: Like Now: Adger, Melvin & George
Himself a noted abstract impressionist artist, in the early years of renowned dealer Mert Simpson’s New York gallery, he specialized both in contemporary art—especially works by the conglomerate of black artists in the early ‘60s known as the Spiral Collective— and in traditional African art. True to that tradition, the Merton D. Simpson Gallery is now presenting Like NOW: Adger, Melvin & George, a multimedia group exhibition featuring the work of artists Adger Cowans, Melvin Van Peebles, and George Nelson Preston, displayed in conjunction with traditional, indigenous art from Africa and Oceania.