TRIBAL ART 2
This sale held in Vienna on November 18, 2017, will be the second auction organized by the newly established Austria Auction Company, managed by Davut Mizrahi and Udo Langauer. Their expert is longtime collector Alfred Weissenegger. For more information, visit their website at www.austriaauction.com.
The Routes of Africa
The brainchild of Gaëlle Beaujean-Baltzer, curator of the museum’s African collection, in collaboration with Catherine Coquery- Vidrovitch of Paris 7 University, this event affirms Africa’s central place in world history. Sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and objects in gold, among other objects, will represent the riverine, maritime, and commercial land routes that have made Africa a continent of commerce and trade for more than fi ve millennia.
The Anishinaabeg: Art and Power
From June 17 to November 19, 2017, the Royal Ontario Museum will present an exhibition that delves into the rich and powerful culture of the Anishinaabeg. It is a rare opportunity to learn about their lives, traditions, beliefs, and sacred stories. Anishinaabeg: Art and Power traces the artistic evolution of this group of related northern North American tribes from ancient times to the present day. The art of the Anishinaabeg was strongly influenced by the contacts they had with and by the arrival of Europeans in Canada. The exhibition examines the range of these connections while presenting the great beauty and power of the cultural past of these remarkable peoples.
Christie’s Paris: Claude Vérité Collection & Various Owners
Christie’s will preview a selection of works from September 12–17—coinciding with the Parcours des Mondes art fair, which attracts visitors from all over the world—that will be offered at the two auctions it has announced for November 21 and 22, 2017. The first of these sales will be devoted to works from the Claude Vérité Collection and will feature 185 major Oceanic, Northwest Coast, and African artworks. Some of the latter were collected by Paul Vérité in the 1950s. Among them is a fine group of reliquary guardian figures. The sale will be a pleasant surprise to all those who thought that the Vérité well had run dry after the land- mark auction of 2006. Christie’s “various owners” sale will be held on November 22. A carefully selected group of some sixty artworks will be offered. About half of these will be Oceanic, reflecting an ever-increasing demand for material from this region. One lot that promises to be the subject of a great deal of interest will be a beautiful New Ireland uli figure that has been off the market and dormant in a private German collection for many years. A major Hemba ancestor figure, a masterpiece of African sculpture, will also be a highlight of this auction. It was acquired by a French collector from Jacques Kerchache some forty years ago.
The Last Great Initiates
This exhibition is a tribute to a generation of pioneering artists of Contemporary Aboriginal Art. These men and women were born between 1920 and 1940 in the central Australian desert. Since the 70s, they put on canvas the patterns that they had previously drawn in an ephemeral way on sand or as body decoration, and each of them developed their own individual style. They have thus made a significant contribution to the recognition of aboriginal culture and rights. But their generation is now on the verge of disappearing. "The Last Great Initiates: The Origins of Contemporary Aboriginal Art" presents artworks from the communities of Papunya, Yuendumu and Mount Liebig. Among the 20 artists presented are Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Kathleen Petyarre, Dorothy Napangardi and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa. The exhibition is held at Aborigène galerie, 46 rue de Seine, Paris (France).
For more info, please visit: www.aborigene.fr.
Photo: Ningura-Napurrula, Untitled, 2001, 121x136 cm. Courtesy of Aborigène galerie.
"Bijoux d'Orients lointains. Au fil de l'or, au fil de l'eau"
In this exhibition, the museum of President Jacques Chirac in Sarran invites you to follow the sea route of the Silk Road thanks to the magic of archaeological and ethnic jewellery. Gold is the guiding thread of this journey along the water. Through more than 300 jewels from private collections, visitors can discover the richness and diversity of the cultures of the kingdoms of Arabia, South India, continental South-East Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
This exhibition also features ancient sculptures and textiles from Yemen, India, Thailand and Indonesia from the collections of the MEG, the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva, the Barbier-Mueller Museum and a private collection. A fabulous journey through time and space.
For more information, please visit the website of the museum.
For this first ever event, the tribal art gallery Abla & Alain Lecomte joins the Association pour l’Education des Enfants au Togo (AEET) to promote contemporary Togolese creation in Paris. They conceived together a collective exhibition of artworks from four African artists: Kossi Assou, Akpehou Djonda, Cham Eric E. Wonanu and Joeey Kodjovi Tessi. The exhibition is born from a simple observation: contemporary Togolese creation is unknown in the world, almost absent from major artistic events and poorly rated on the art markets. In addition to promoting contemporary Togolese creation abroad, the project aims to make artistic creation an instrument of social development. Indeed, its profits will support the AEET for the construction of a school in rural Togo. The project is accompanied by a catalog of the exhibition. Image credit: Joeey Kodjovi Tessi
"In the Age of Contacts" in Santa Barbara
"Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions" in Santa Barbara will bring together a diverse body of objects from Santa Barbara-area collections dating from roughly fifty years following the first contact between the native Chumash and the Spanish in 1769. Together, the materials presented in the exhibition will offer an encompassing picture of the relationship between art and spirituality within both the Chumash and the Spanish traditions while demonstrating the sustained deployment of Chumash visual systems by native artists in early colonial visual culture. These relationships still have immediate implications on the cultural dynamics of Santa Barbara County today. The exhibition will be presented at two venues, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum of UC Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.
Threads of Time
"Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles" explores the breadth and depth of indigenous American fiber arts ranging from weavings in cotton and camelid hair to featherwork and items made from plants. The museum’s permanent collection contains more than 700 examples, of which 149 are on display, many for the first time. Fiber arts were of the highest importance among many of the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The exhibition explores how these beautiful and complex textiles embody the traditional values, materials, and ideas of their respective indigenous cultures while also embracing new techniques, imagery, and types of objects as they changed over time. For example, values embedded in the Quechua language spoken by the Inca and millions of their descendants can be traced in the textiles of the Andes, even as guitars, horses, and other Western elements entered the artistic vocabulary. These new elements make the textiles no less legitimate, but rather emblematic of an evolving culture.
Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast
The Peabody Museum offers you to explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years. Ceremonial regalia, trade goods and art sold in galleries today reveal creative expressions of family, heritage, politics and commerce in a changing world. Raven's Many Gifts presents artworks that convey broadly shared aesthetic and cultural traditions while emphasizing the distinctiveness of various indigenous communities and their artists. The themes - Living Stories, Family Connections and Market Innovations - feature objects from PEM's renowned collection of Native American art from the Northwest Coast. The Raven in the installation's title is the Northwest Coast culture hero who brought light to the world.