Paris - Cotonou - Paris: Edwige Aplogan & Charly D'Almeida
The Vallois gallery will present during Parcours des Mondes the 6th exhibition of her program "Paris - Cotonou - Paris", which highlights contemporary artistes from Benin troughout the year 2017. For this occasion, the gallery located on the 41 rue de Seine will display the works of two artists renowned in the disciplines of painting, sculpture and installation: Edwige Aplogan and Charly d’Almeida. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/annonceurs-id-472-ed.
Paris - Cotonou - Paris: Kifouli Dossou & Coco Fronsac
The "Paris - Cotonou - Paris: Kifouli Dossou & Coco Fronsac" exhibition will feature about fifty Gelede contemporary masks by Kifouli Dossou, and ancient photographies retouched by French artist Coco Fronsac, inspired by the same masks. This exhibition is part of the Vallois gallery’s annual program for 2017: "Paris - Cotonou - Paris". This series exhibits each month works of artists originating from Benin, or having special links with this country located in West Africa. It will take place at 35, rue de Seine, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/annonceurs-id-472-ed.
Polynesia in the spotlight at Espace Tribal
This year, Parcours des mondes will place special emphasis on French Polynesia in conjunction with the launch of an important new reference book on tapa cloth: "The tapa event: from bark to fabric, a millennia old oceanic art form." The Espace Tribal, hosted by Tribal Art magazine, will devote a whole afternoon to this theme. On September 13, at 3 pm, ethnologist and researcher Michel Charleux will present the book in question. His presentation will be followed at 4 pm by a discussion of the Musée de Tahiti et des Îles, presented by Théano Guillaume-Jaillet, who was its director until December of 2016. Finally, at 5 pm, the documentary film Putahi - Kotahitanga, directed by Are Rimbault, will explore contemporary Pacific art. Others events on the occasion of the publication of this book will be organized during the show, in rue de l’Abbaye: an exhibition and sale of large contemporary tapas (Tonga, Fiji, Marquesas Islands, and other places), screenings of films about tapa from all over Oceania, a series of lectures on the subject of tapa given by several of the book’s authors. Program details are available on www.parcours-des-mondes.com.
Portraits in the garden of sculptures
In this exhibition, the Joaquin Pecci gallery invites you to a "face-to-face" with varied sculptures and masks from Central and West Africa and the Himalayas. One part of it will literally feature "heads": Lobi, Ekoi, Not, Akan, Kastine or Bamoun, so as to magnify the art of portraiture that these sculptors have mastered. These heads are carved in wood, sometimes covered with hide, or modeled in terracotta. Each head is the seat of the vital force and the soul of the ancestor or the deceased; it sometimes turns into the protector of the family, a political agent or the focus point of a ritual. Portraits in Africa, whether conceptual or naturalistic, depict real people that were part of a family and contributed to the life of their community. But the style that prevails reflects an idealized humanity, although decorated with elements from the artist's surroundings, such as hairstyles or skin marks specific to the place and role of an individual in a tribe. This sets the individual portrait in a broader setting, as a part of the group identity. Among the selected pieces, we count a very important Chokwe sceptre, a very beautiful seated Bembe from the Jacques Kerchache collection that was published in the Mazenod, and other artworks that belonged to him. The Joaquin Pecci gallery will exhibit on the occasion of Parcours des mondes 2017 in its new space on 32 rue de Seine. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-id-336-ed or http://joaquinpecci.net
Power and Prestige
On the occasion of the 2017 Parcours des Mondes, Yann Ferrandin (Paris) is presenting an exhibition devoted to symbolic and visual ceremonial objects which function as social markers that attest as much to man’s desire for power as they do to the traditional cultures and the skills of the artists that made them. Since time immemorial, tribal societies have associated a wealth of very diverse artistic creations with their practices of governance, their social codes and their spiritual universes. A conception of man and his relationships with his peers is revealed by these objects, which may take many forms (staffs, adzes, rattles, stools, and headrests for instance) and are reserved for use by chiefs, shamans and recognized initiates. They illustrate a world of marvels, of metaphors and of ideas, and tell of myths and rituals at the same time as they are an integral part of everyday life. They are associated with both the profane and the sacred, and their aesthetic and moral values are inseparable. This exhibition will offer a larger public as well as those with more prior knowledge an opportunity to discover and learn more about these moving works through the presentation of objects of astonishing beauty (most hitherto unpublished) from a variety of stylistic traditions and geographic areas, selected according to the highest aesthetic standards. The exhibition will be accompanied by the publication of a catalog which will be available at the gallery. It will take place at 33, rue de Seine, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-6#advertiser_36.
During Parcours des Mondes 2017, Galerie Meyer – Oceanic Art will exhibit an unprecedented group of TAPA. TAPA, made from the inner bark of certain species of trees, is omnipresent and essential to life in the South Pacific. The diverse and varied cultures of the Pacific do not historically know weaving. Most the island populations instead use a cloth manufactured from the inner bark of the Ficus, the Mangrove, the breadfruit tree and various other species. The stripped inner bark is soaked in water to remove sap and impurities and then is beaten with special hammers, often decorated with special patterns, which not only help to break and soften the fibers but which also leaves a decorative watermark. TAPA can be cut, painted, sewn, pleated, folded and used for any useful purpose same as a woven fabric. Do not miss the centerpiece of Anthony JP Meyer's exhibition: a blue TAPA from the Solomon Islands of extreme rarity and in an exceptional state of preservation. There will also be a rare TAPA from the Murik Lakes of New Guinea and an EHARO mask from the Gulf of Papua from Henri & Helene Kamer in 1966. It will take place at 17 Rue des Beaux-Arts, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-id-316-ed.
The Hold of masks
On the occasion of Parcours des mondes 2017, this exhibition will present a selection of objects that evoke the affinities that Picasso had for tribal art, and examines his discovery of African art, his first acquisitions, his collection, the influence his objects had on his work, etc. The highlights of the show will include a Baga shoulder mask (Picasso owned a mask of this type, and it inspired his series of portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter), a Lwalwa mask (reminiscent of some of the artist’s paintings), a rare asymmetrical Dan mask (idem), and a New Caledonian figure (Picasso had several as well). Galerie Charles-Wesley Hourdé will take place at 40, rue Mazarine, in Paris. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/annonceurs-7#advertiser_531.
The standing caryatid Hemba stools
On the occasion of Parcours des mondes 2017, Bernard De Grunne presents a focused exhibition based on a specific style of the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo: the standing caryatid Hemba stools. An essay on these powerful symbols of the Luba and Hemba Kingdoms will be published in a catalogue, to be released in exclusivity for the preview day on Tuesday 12 September. This publication tells us about the historical evolution of these royal stools, from the most ancient prototype styles to the kneeling and standing caryatid and atlantes styles. These thrones are considered as prestigious objects, they were mostly used for rituals, representing the strength and the power. Bernard de Grunne will exhibit at Galerie Patrice Trigano, 4bis, rue des Beaux-Arts. For more information, please visit : http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-id-39-ed.
Tropea & Yoruba. Resonances of pearls, of yesterday and today
During Parcours des Mondes 2017, Galerie Schoffelde Fabry will confront the beaded artworks ofcontemporary artist Yveline Tropéa, with those ofthe ancient Yoruba people from Nigeria. Yveline Tropéa has been navigating between Ouagadougou and Paris for more than ten years,having installed a studio in both cities. Her work isdeeply rooted in Africa, but also in a inner universethat leads her to automatic drawing, free from any borrowing. This exhibition goes back to the origins, by bringingto life the connexions that exist between the beadsof contemporary embroidered artworks and those ofancient crafted pieces from the Yoruba kingdom. Through a vast range of both past and presentmasterpieces (paitings, drawings, divination bags,headdresses, regalia), the gallery will show how themythological message of the Yoruba creations and the free spirit resulting from the subliminal dreams of Tropéa are united by the same desire of permanence. This exhibition will take place at 4, rue Guénégaud, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/annonceurs-id-325-ed.
X masks from Ivory Coast
These are the objects that first caught the eyes of the first aficionados and artists, then fascinated them, and then finally completely changed their ways of seeing and thinking. They were amazed to discover that in the darkest parts of the darkest forests, anonymous sculptors had anticipated their most contradictory preoccupations – cubist, surrealist, and expressionist – and thus moved them to speak of Art. By Galeria Guilhem Montagut (based in Barcelona) at 6, rue Jacques Callot, during Parcours des mondes 2017. For more info please visit: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/advertisers-11#advertiser_320.