SPECIAL-ISSUE #4: The Philippines, Archipelago of Exchanges
The fourth special issue of Tribal Art magazine is devoted to the exhibition Philippines, archipelago of Exchanges organized by musée du quai Branly in Paris and curated by Constance de Monbrison and Corazon Alvina. The exhibition on view from April 9th until July 24th 2013 brings together a unique selection of indigenous works of art from, chosen from museum collections in the Philippines, America and Europe as well as from private collections. This special issue follows the same path as the exhibition itself. Starting with the unique arts of the Highland regions, to then descend and follow the long coastlines. The importance of gold is treated as a chapter of its own and the early history of the Philippines is pieced together with the aid of recent Archaeological discoveries and the study of ancient burial vessels. Designed to accompany the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to traditional Philippine arts, this publication is a succinct introduction to a wonderful subject which will undeniably make it a useful and lasting reference.