"Les Mutants", by Soly Cissé
As part of Art Paris Art Fair, the Dapper museum puts the artist Soly Cissé in the spotlight. Very prolific, his work gathers drawings, paintings, videos and sculptures together. The exhibition "Les Mutants" features twenty works for the first time in France and echoes some of the traditional sculptures displayed in the current exhibition “Masterpieces from Africa". The Senegalese artist likes transgressing the major artistic trends of the 20th century. After interrogating it, he makes it his own and revisit it. His work reflects his questions about the world, his inconsistencies and his injustices.
Paris Art + Design
The art and design fair par excellence, PAD Paris will be held at the Jardin des Tuileries March 22–26. This resolutely aesthetic event, which is held in autumn in London and again in spring in the City of Light, is an affirmation of a collecting experience rooted in the power of form and the dialog between artistic styles. Three local Parisian exhibitors will represent the realms of African and Oceanic art at this year’s event: Galerie Afrique, Galerie Flak, and Galerie Lucas Ratton.
Pascali Sciamano and Tribal Art in Milano
The Carriero Foundation in Milano presents the exhibition "Pascali Sciamano". The work of the artist Pino Pascali (Bari, 1935 - Roma, 1965) is dialoguing with Tribal Art. The exhibition title refers to the artist's magical way of seeing the world, from animal or and individual identification phenomena to all kinds of classifying, logical and symbolic needs akin to an animist notion. More information are available on the Foundation website : http://fondazionecarriero.org/en/. On view until June 24.
binoche et giquello : Important American Collection of Pre-Columbian Art Sale
Auctioneers Binoche et Giquello will offer a group of Pre-Columbian works from a prestigious New York collection on March 31. Terracotta sculptures from ancient West Mexico will be particularly well represented, and their high quality and modernist forms make this an unusually cohesive group. Particularly well represented are the Chupicuaro substyle as well as pieces from the broader region of Nayarit, the latter notably represented by a female birthing figure. A group of stone figures from Guerrero will be offered with estimates ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 euros. Other highlights include a small Maya jade pendant with a high estimate of 60,000 euros and an interesting group of ancient works from Peru and Costa Rica. Some of the auction’s major pieces will be familiar to inveterate enthusiasts, since they were included in Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past, a memorable exhibition from the 1990s shown first at the Art of Institute of Chicago and then at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. They can be seen again on Thursday, March 30, at the preview for this auction.
The Galerie Vallois at ART PARIS
As part of its programming "Paris-Cotonou-Paris », Galerie Vallois will participate in the 2017 edition of Art Paris, placed this year under the theme of Africa. On this occasion, Galerie Vallois will present 7 Beninese and Franco-Beninese artists as well as artists living in Benin that it promotes and including Marius Dansou, King Houndekpinkou, Rémy Samuz, Richard Korblah, Gérard Quénum, Dominique Zinkpè and Tchif. They combine tradition and modernity as well as highlighting substantial contemporary issues. Art Paris will be held at the Grand Palais from 30 March to 2 April 2017. More information about the fair is available on the following website : www.artparis.com/en.
The Laprugne Collection and property from various owners
On April 4, Christie’s will hold a two-part sale in Paris. Composed of seventy-nine lots with a total estimated value of between 1,500,000 and 2,500,000 euros, the first part of the sale will consist of the noted Laprugne Collection. The selection of high-quality objects that Christie’s will offer includes a remarkable group of seven Kota reliquary guardian figures. The Laprugne Collection will be followed by a mixed sale of property of various owners. In it will be a group of small-scale African works that are likely to arouse a great deal of interest among collectors of miniatures. Among the selection of fine masks from Africa and Oceania is an example with particularly pure lines from the Sepik River of Papua New Guinea, formerly in the André Lefèvre Collection.
Paris Tribal : from Wednesday 5 until Saturday 8 April
The fourth annual Paris Tribal will be held April 5–8 and this year will have some interesting new developments. Without renouncing its eminently Parisian identity, this year it will host several important dealers from abroad, who will share the spaces of galleries permanently established in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood. Bruce Frank from New York will join Renaud Vanuxem, Joaquin Pecci from Brussels will exhibit with Olivier Castellano, Michel Thieme from Amsterdam will be with Alain Bovis, and Lance Entwistle will host David Serra from Barcelona. Not only will this internationalize the event and attract more foreign collectors, it will undoubtedly also turn the gallery environment into a collaborative space rather than one focused on individual endeavors. Another innovation for this upcoming Paris Tribal will be its special exhibition focused on forms and materials, which will open on April 3 and feature works for sale lent by dealers participating in the fair.
We and the others. From prejudices to racism.
The Musée de l’Homme examines racist behaviours with a scientific approach in his first important temporary exhibition. Informations are only available in French : Avec la volonté d’apporter un éclairage scientifique sur les comportements racistes et les préjugés, le Musée de l’Homme réaffirme son identité, celle d’un lieu de débats, d’échanges et de transmission des savoirs. Au croisement de l’anthropologie, de la biologie, de la sociologie et de l’histoire, l’exposition s’appuie sur des études menées par les chercheurs en sciences de l’Homme et de la société. Elle propose un parcours accessible à tous, qui s’attache à décrypter pourquoi et comment ont pu se mettre en place de tels phénomènes, à un certain moment de l’histoire des sociétés. Dans une scénographie immersive originale - qui place par exemple le visiteur au coeur d’une salle d’embarquement d’aéroport ou d’une terrasse de café - le public est invité à comprendre les mécanismes individuels et collectifs qui conduisent au rejet des « autres », et à prendre conscience des discriminations dans la société française aujourd’hui.