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"The Initiated: Congo Basin" is an homage to the material and immaterial richness of the initiation rituals of the peoples of Central Africa. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire major pieces from the Musée Royal d’Afrique Centrale in Tervuren. As it always does, the museum wants these older works to resonate with contemporary art, so it will simultaneously host an exhibition of creations by Romuald Hazoumé, whose well-known “masques-bidon,” or “jerrican masks,” represent both a continuation and a fertile reinvention of African traditions.
Fair and Show
For its 13th edition, taking place form September 9 to 14, Parcours des Mondes is to have the pleasure of presenting 68 exhibitors, half of them coming from abroad, and with the exceptional participation of nine American art dealers, including the galleries of Thomas Murray, Bruce Frank, Jacaranda, and Donald Ellis. Arts from Africa are of course to have the place of honor, but also the arts of Asia, Oceania, the Americas, especially from the North, as well as arts of the Himalayas, Indonesia, India, or else of textiles.. Also to be noted is a clear and after all quite natural opening to Archaeology through classical antiquities from Egypt and the Near East. Parcours des Mondes has attracted within it some new young dealers: the American Berz Gallery and Brant Mackley Gallery, the English Jonathan Hope and six French art dealers: Galerie Martin Doustar, Galerie L’Etoile d’Ishtar, David Ghezelbash, Indian Heritage, Renaud Montméat Arts from Asia and Pablo Touchaleaume Gallery.
The Museu de la Música presents a sampling of 130 pieces from the Fundación La Fontana’s magnifi cent collection of musical instruments, which features 2,000 objects from Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. Created by Helena Folch-Rusiñol and her husband Alejandro Maluquer, its volume, diversity and artistic value make this collection a prime international example of musical heritage conservation in our country. They are at once sculptures that make music and musical instruments of extraordinary sculptural workmanship. The esthetic beauty of these objects transports visitors to the world of sounds, and the people and cultures that crafted them. With them, we will discover these cultures’ musical customs, and the many secular and religious contexts associated with their instruments.
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.