Brutal woods - War Clubs from the South Seas
Michael Evans will present war Clubs from the South Seas, focusing mainly on clubs from Polynesia, especially Tonga. He will exhibit about 20 clubs, from Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, New Guinea, etc. He is imagining it as a kind of exhibition of beautiful and brutal wood. As these were weapons skillfully crafted from exotic hardwoods, made for ceremony, dance and warfare. Michael Evans (North Amherst) will exhibit at 16, rue Guénégaud during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-10#advertiser_461
Emotion of forms: African plastic and dynamics
Subsaharian art is based on the abstraction of geometric shapes, hence inducing an indefinite rhythm, an aesthetic emotion devoid of any logic. An indissociable beauty emerges from the juxtaposition of bizarre shapes where disproportion, deformation, and sometimes exagération of the sculpted volumes match a subtle harmony, stimulating emotion and imagination. This thematic display of masks and small effigies will be guided by the notions of emotional attraction, aesthetic coherence and subjectivity of the taste. Galerie Éric Hertault will exhibit at 3, rue Visconti, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://eric-hertault.com.
Extraordinary is what isn’t usual, an exceptional and original object, a rarity. Extraordinary is what by virtue of its qualities ranks above the others, a remarkable, fabulous and marvelous object. With this exhibition, Alain Bovis invites us to travel across the continents through objects which are… extraordinary. Based in Paris, this gallery will exhibit at 9, rue des Beaux-Arts, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-3#advertiser_30.
From the cliffs of Bandiagara to the plains of Bamako
For this new edition of Parcours des mondes, the Galerie Dodier presents an exhibition prepared for over two years on Africa, and more specifically Mali. About forty very high quality Dogon and Bamana objects will be shown. A catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition. Galerie Dodier (based in Avranches) will exhibit at 35-37, rue de Seine, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-5#advertiser_288.
Gems from the remote Australian APY lands desert
This exhibition is dedicated to the artists of the APY lands, a first for Paris, and presents the most beautiful creations from this desert’s five art centers, which are regularly recognized with international prizes. The majestic three meter high work which won the 2016 Telstra prize in the painting category at the National Museum of Darwin will be displayed on the occasion. All of the works shown were selected in situ in this isolated 102000 square kilometer territory, which is home to 2500 Aborigines who celebrate their sacred stories of the Dreamtime. Aboriginal Signature • Estrangin Fine Art (Brussels) will exhibit at 41, rue de Seine, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.aboriginalsignature.com.
Javier Peres at Espace Tribal: "The Lion and the Jewel"
This special exhibition will be held at Espace Tribal, as part of Parcours des mondes 2017. Curated by contemporary art gallerist Javier Peres, the exhibition "The Lion and the Jewel" is intended to be an immersive experience in the worlds of contemporary and tribal art. Named after the Wole Soyinka’s play, the installation will connect a selection of Nigerian objects from the art dealers exhibiting at Parcours des Mondes with artworks from his personal contemporary art collection. Peres will create aesthetic bridges between non-European artworks and the works of contemporary artists. The themes that emerge will be explored in the Café Tribal sessions, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 11 am. Conceived in 2015, Espace Tribal serves as a think tank on arts of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas. Each year it hosts a special exhibition that is open throughout the run of Parcours des Mondes. Discover all the information about this new edition of Parcours des mondes on: www.parcours-des-mondes.com
Light lines - Dark matters
While African art is essentially figurative, it does sometimes tend towards a form of abstraction. This may happen through subtractions, which push stylization towards a complete purity of line, or on the other hand through saturation, which drowns the sculpture under an accumulation of materials or various objects that finally obscure it. This exhibition is dedicated to exploring a confrontation between these two contrasting aesthetic approaches and moreover reveals interesting parallels with major modern and contemporary Western art forms. By Galerie Olivier Larroque, based in Nîmes, at 2, rue de l’Echaudé, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-8#advertiser_311.
Mapping belief: mapping the world
Central to this exhibition will be the use of cartographic and diagrammatic representation to express the relationship of Man to both his terrestrial world and the greater cosmos. This amalgamation of different pictorial languages is both visually exciting and intellectually intriguing. Broadly speaking the scope of the exhibition can be divided into two main areas – theoretic cosmic maps and functional maps products of religious and secular communities in India from the 18th and 19th centuries especially from Hindu and Jain religious sects but also from Rajput courts. A map is a diagrammatic set of codified symbols and instructions that informs the map user to his whereabouts and to help him navigate a course to his desired destination, maps are made by people who have travelled the terrain represented – showing landmarks, physical features, buildings, trees, mountains, hills, streams and rivers. Above all maps are functional they are tools that will guide the user. So how do you map and represent the cosmos? Given that these cartographers haven’t travelled across ions of time a space or can be certain of their calculations to chart the heavens. Essentially they are maps of belief that are informed by a complex belief system that has prescribed by religious authorities who have woven cosmic theories with metaphysical beliefs. The exhibition will show : Jambudvipas – cosmic maps that show the universe according to the Jain concept of creation. Two monumental scale pilgrimage maps of Satrunjaya the holy temple complex in Palitana, Gujarat. Rajput paintings where cartography is interwoven with a narrative representation. Kapil Jariwala (based in London) will exhibit at 25, rue de Seine, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://kapiljariwala.com.
The Flak gallery will present its latest thematic exhibition entitled "New Beginnings" in an entirely renovated and enlarged gallery. This exhibition space, redesigned with clear and pure lines, will be the stage of the next edition of Parcours des Mondes, with a selection of ancient art from Africa, the Americas and Oceania. Maori sculptures from Polynesia will stand alongside shamanic figures of the Old Bering Sea (archaic Eskimo from Alaska) and masks from Gabon. The arts celebrated by the Surrealists (Malagan effigies, Kashina dolls, Sepik ancestors) will also be highlighted in this inaugural exhibition. By the Flak galley, at 8, rue des Beaux-Arts, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/annonceurs-6#advertiser_37.
Parcours des mondes 2017
From the 12th to the 17th of September, the major dealers in the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas will gather in the heart of Paris for Parcours des Mondes. With 27 thematic exhibitions, the XVIth edition of this world’s leading international tribal art fair will feature outstanding programming, and events. For the first time in its history, Parcours des mondes will knock at the door of contemporary art and emphasize the connections between non-European art and other artistic genres. Thus, its honorary president, Javier Peres, is at the crossroads of several artistic disciplines. He is both a contemporary art gallerist and an important African art collector. Parcours des Mondes will also place special emphasis on French Polynesia this year in conjunction with the launch of an important new reference book on tapa cloth. Meet us at Espace Tribal, a place for tribal art related interactions, hosted by Tribal Art magazine (22 rue Visconti). Discover the participants and all the information about this new edition on: www.parcours-des-mondes.com