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Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Tribal Art Magazine present for Parcours des mondes 2014 a colloquium
Art and technology: new perspectives on non-western art
Suzanne Preston Blier Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University. Towards A Museum Geography: Mapping Object Flows, Voids, and Re-Connections.
Dr. Marc Ghysels radiologist specializing in the analysis of works of art (Scantix). Slicing Through Antiques and Works of Art.
Frederic Cloth computer engineer and independent researcher in African Arts. The power of Comparison: Using Algorithms to Surface History in the Kota Corpus.
Colloquium introduced and moderated by Kristina Van Dyke (Director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation) and Elena Martínez-Jacquet (Editor in Chief for Europe - Tribal Art magazine).
Saturday,13 September, 2014 from 3pm until 5pm at musée du quai Branly, Salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache, 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris.
Free entrance - limited availability - Talks in French
Tribal Art sale at ARTCURIAL on June 17th at 7pm in Paris. Objects with well-researched provenances will be offered. Among these, an atypical Equatorial Guinea female Fang figure and a Mende ivory trumpet from Sierra Leone.
African and Oceanic Art Auction at Sotheby's Paris on June 18th at 4pm. Among the highlights: a spectacular Mabea Fang female figure estimate of 2.5 to 3.5 million euros, works from the collection of Bernd
Mulhack and a Gabonese Vuvi
(that was published in the spring 2013 edition of our magazine).
Preview, from May 13 to 17 from 10 am until 6pm (Saturday 14: 2 until 6pm).
Native American art
LAST DAYS: “The New Found Land”: Engravings by Theodor de Bry from the Collection of Michael N. Joyner, at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until April 13, 2014, highlights prints made by the Franco-Flemish engraver Theodor de Bry (1528–1598) to illustrate the 1590 edition of A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia by Thomas Harriot. De Bry’s images and Harriot’s text offered Europeans a detailed account of the appearance and customs of Native Americans encountered in 1585 by the British settlers on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina. In addition to the illustrations for Harriot’s book, the installation includes portraits, maps, and other materials related to the so-called “Age of Exploration” 400 years ago, as well as a selection of Native American artifacts.
On June 19th, Christie's will held a double auction. The first one at 3.30pm: "African, Oceanic and Native American Art" and the second one at 7pm: "Artworks from the De Rudolf and Léonore Blum Collection". Preview in Paris from June 13 to 17 from 10 am until 6pm. African objects will be by far the most numerous in the sale, which will feature a selection of sixty-six pieces from among the three hundred objects that make up the collection of Léonore and Rudolf Blum.
This is the first ever exhibition dedicated to Fijian Art outside Fiji. It draws on MAA’s exceptional collection of Fijian artefacts, photographs and archives, a collection closely linked to the early colonial history of Fiji and the foundation of the Museum. Baron Anatole von Hügel, MAA’s first curator, travelled within Fiji between 1874 and 1877, a period coinciding with Fiji’s entry into the British Empire. Along with Sir Arthur Gordon (First Governor of Fiji) and Alfred Percival Maudslay (Sir Arthur’s private secretary), von Hügel assembled an impressive Fijian collection, including outstanding objects presented by Fijian and Tongan chiefs. This material formed the founding ethnographic collection of the Museum when it opened in 1884. The opening of this exhibition in June 2013 marks the centenary of the Museum moving to its current building on Downing Street. Chiefs & Governors introduces important aspects of Fijian art and culture and highlights key moments of Fijian pre-colonial and colonial history. Combining historical and contemporary objects and installations, Chiefs and Governors emphasises the dynamism and creativity of Fiji. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue: Chiefs & Governors: Art and Power in Fiji by Anita Herle & Lucie Carreau.
Masterpieces of New Guinea Art from the Royal Museum of Central Africa can be seen from June 4–15 at the Ancienne Nonciature, the nineteenth-century Papal residence in Brussels, which was recently restored to its former glory. A fully illustrated color catalog accompanies the exhibition with text by Crispin Howarth of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Bart Suys of the Musée Royal d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels; and Kevin Conru, author and researcher on Pacific Island culture.
Below is a list of results for recent auctions of African, Oceanic, American Indian, and pre-Columbian art. This information is generated by the individual auction houses that held the sales. Please don't hesitate to alert us to other results using the "contact" button to the left so that this space is always current.
The National Gallery of Australia will host a major international exhibition, Gold and the Incas: Lost Worlds of Peru from 6 December 2013 until 21 April 2014. The exhibition will be on display in Canberra only. Gold and the Incas is the most important survey of Peruvian art ever staged in Australia and will showcase the splendor of the ancient pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru. Audiences will encounter the aesthetic depth, drama and beauty of the famous Incan empire and its predecessors. More than 200 objects, from scintillating gold pieces made to decorate the nobility in life or in death, intricate jewelery, elaborate embroidered and woven cloths to breathtakingly sophisticated ceramic sculptures will be on display.
Galerie Aain Bovis presents "Present and Future Safe Investments". Opening on Thursday May 22nd at 6pm. Alain Bovis: "A safe investment is a work of art which is engraved in time; it is both a lasting source of pleasure and an investment in time, a property potential. The role of the art dealer in the selection of these safe investments is essential. To find objects of remarkable style, rarities, exceptional works of art, and make them available for sale, requires not only specialized knowledge and expertise, but also, above all, a trained eye and sure taste."