Expired: L'éclat des ombres
The Radiance of Shadows: Black and White Art of the Solomon Islands will bring a rich collection of these Solomons artworks to the musée du quai Branly from November 18, 2014, to February 1, 2015. Luminosity and iridescence are omnipresent in the maritime environment of the Solomon Islands, a Pacific archipelago of more than 900 islands that harbors vast cultural diversity. The natural contrast of light and dark there is often associated with the “Shadows,” the powerful spirits of the dead. By reproducing the visual effects of their environment in art objects, the living seek to give material expression to the relations they enjoy with these supernatural beings, and through these remarkable objects, the presence of ancestors manifests itself to help men achieve success in their enterprises, whether building a house for the chief or a canoe to sail the seas. Objects relating to headhunting, fishing, harvest, initiation, marriage, funerary rites, and so on are all rooted in this aesthetic.
Expired: Joyce Mansour, poétesse et collectionneuse
From November 18 through February 1, 2015, the Musée du Quai Branly’s Atelier Aublet will host an installation devoted to Joyce Mansour (1928–1986). A poetess without boundaries and of Egyptian origin, she was close to the surrealist scene and erupted on the Parisian avantgarde in 1953. The exhibition, conceived of by Philippe Dagen, consists of photographs by this peerless woman, as well as of the artworks that she surrounded herself with. These include artifacts with symbolic value that she created herself in the manner of André Breton, with whom she had close ties, as well as tribal artworks, especially from the South Seas, of the kind that were so cherished by the surrealists.
Expired: Throckmorton Fine Art at The Winter Antiques Show
Throckmorton Fine Arts is presenting an important selection of Pre-Columbian art and artifacts at the 61st Annual Winter Antiques Show. (www.winterantiquesshow.com). This is the gallery’s 29th year participating in New York’s best known art fair. Among prized examples of Pre-Columbian art at the Throckmorton stand is a Mayan Middle Classic Mosaic Mask, dating to 600-900 CE. The striking Jade Mask measures 3.5 inches. Another important find is a Teotihuacan Mask with a carved, stepped pyramid motif, dating to 250 450 CE. It is 8.5 inches high and is made of green marble. To discover more about it, please, visit the Gallery's website or come to New York for the 61st Annual Winter Antiques Show.
Expired: BRAFA 2015
BRAFA (Brussels Art Fair), Belgium’s foremost art, antiques, and antiquities show, will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary from January 24 until February 1 in its longstanding Tour and Taxis location. Eight dealers will represent Tribal Art: Didier Claes, Pierre Dartevelle, Bernard Dulon, Yann Ferrandin, Jacques Germain, Sarah de Monbrison, Judith Schoffel and Christophe de Fabry, and Serge Schoffel. These dealers’ rigor and sharp eyes augur well for aficionados and collectors, who will without a doubt find high-quality material in their displays representing varying perspectives. Jacques Germain will be presenting an important Gabonese n’dassa reliquary figure that was long exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago. Yann Ferrandin will focus on pieces that are rich in nuance but emanate power and elegance. Serge Schoffel will present a retrospective dedicated to Belgian sculptor Joseph Henrion (1936–1983), whose complex work, charged with symbolism, was heavily influenced by African art, both in terms of its subject matter and the artistic techniques he made use of.
Expired: Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone
“Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art through Aug. 17. The exhibition features some 70 artworks from the collection of William Siegmann (1943–2011) that survey the traditional arts of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Siegmann, a former curator of African art at the Brooklyn Museum, lived and worked in Liberia from 1965 to 1987. While there, he began collecting art from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Siegmann’s collection, particularly rich in masks, provides an overview of the region’s traditional art forms, including numerous objects used in men’s and women’s initiation associations, jewelry and prestige objects of cast brass and horn, small stone figures dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries, and woven and dyed textiles.
Expired: MAYAS, révélation d'un temps sans fin
The exhibition MAYAS, Revelation of an endless time presents objects from the majority of Maya territories and from the different periods that mark the extraordinary longevity of this civilisation, from the first archaeological remains (first millennium B.C.) until the present day. The Mayas have left to posterity cities with spectacular architecture, sculpture of great aesthetic development, remarkable frescoes, refined ceramic vases… The exhibition presents nearly 400 works of art – including bas-relief and high relief sculptures, ceramic containers, lapidary art in jade, grave figurines and artefacts, jewellery, colonial documents, textiles etc. On view at the musée du quai Branly as from October 7th until February 2nd, 2015.
Expired: Tribal & Textile Arts Show 2015
More than eighty of the world’s top tribal art specialists will once again showcase art, jewelry, antiques, and accessories from the most remote areas on the planet at the twenty-ninth annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show, held February 6– 8, 2015, at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. Ranging from galleries that have been doing business for generations to dealers who launched their careers collecting in the field, the artwork offered here is always stimulating and represents some of the best to be found in North America. The gala opening reception on the evening of February 5 benefits the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and is a not-to-be-missed event that allows first access to the wide-ranging treasures that the show presents.
Expired: Opening of the new Museu de Cultures del Món de Barcelona
On February 7th, opening of the brand new Museu de Cultures del Món de Barcelona (MCMB). It will be located in the previous (and famous) Museu Barbier-Mueller d’Art Precolombí. This new Museum will present more than 550 objets from the 5 continents as well as regular themporary exhibitions. Pruebaa The first temporary exhibition of the Museum of World Cultures will show us how writing, developed originally as an instrument for conserving and spreading the word, has become a symbolic reference of the culture to which it belongs evoking identity and collective keys.
Expired: Vente d'arts premiers
Tribal Art Auction on Sunday February 8th at 2.45pm at the Hotel des ventes de la Varenne Saint Hilaire. Alain Dufour is the Auction Expert. The Léon Gaget collection and many other objects will be on view on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 from 11-12 and 2-6pm and Sunday from 11-12. The Auction Catalogue is available online on the Auction House website.
Expired: International Symposium : Tattoo pictures
International Symposium : tattoo pictures "Images tatouées" at the Claude Lévi-Strauss theater of the Musée du Quai Branly. This international Symposium is organized on the occasion of the current exhibition "Tatoueurs tatoués". Free access within the limits of available places. Symposium English - French-English simultaneous translation. More information available on the French version of the website.