Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Tribal Art Magazine March 2017 - Subscribe: http://www.tribalartmagazine.com/subscribe
From Oct 08 2016 to Mar 15 2017
The exhibition "Maya. The language of beauty " is an opportunity to learn more about many aspects of the Maya, thanks to the latest discoveries in the field of archeology. Organized by Arthemisia Group and Kornice, made by the INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History), the most important institution of the Ministry of Culture of Mexico, with the curatorship of Karina Romero Blanco, the exhibition is the result of an emphasis on the artistic aspects of the Mayan civilization. It will feature more than 250 artifacts (stone sculptures, monumental stelae, architectural elements, terracotta figurines, vases, jade masks, necklaces, earrings, musical instruments, incense burners, etc.) that will give visitors the the ability to explore the artistic production of one of the most fascinating civilizations of the pre-Columbian period, through a universally important theme, that of beauty. The exhibition is sponsored by the city of Verona with the Arena Museo Opera support (AMO). Main sponsor of the AGSM.
From Oct 28 2016 to Mar 19 2017
New York’s Charles and Valerie Diker Collection is one of the most outstanding and comprehensive private collections of its kind. With artworks ranging in date from the second to the early 20th century, this exhibition will explore important achievements by artists relating to culturally distinct traditions from across the North American continent. The works of art—carefully selected by the collectors and Met curators—reflect the unique and innovative visions from these traditions in a wide variety of aesthetic forms and media. Their presentation at the Met this season celebrates the conclusion of their national tour as part of the exhibition Indigenous Beauty, organized by the American Federation of the Arts, and the return of the Diker Collection to New York City.
From Feb 10 2017 to Mar 19 2017
Until March 19, 2017, Huicholes: A People Walking Towards the Light will be presented at the Canadian Museum of History, after which it will move to the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto in April. The exhibition examines the historical heritage and cultural traditions of the Huichol, a people from western Mexico, known worldwide for their magnifi cent yarn paintings and beaded embroidery. Rich in meaning, the artworks in the show reveal the depth of the worldview of this Huichol, whose history can be traced back some 15,000 years. Highlights include a series of twenty-six paintings by artist and shaman José Benítez Sánchez, various artifacts such as fabrics and objects of worship, and photographs that provide a rare window into the lifestyle and spiritual traditions of the Huichol.
From Mar 10 2017 to Mar 19 2017
This is one appointment that the most discriminating art collectors keep, and TEFAF Maastricht promises to be more exciting than ever for tribal art. Good news, the increasing representation of the arts of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas continues in 2017 with the participation of the Parisian dealer Bernard Dulon and New York–based dealer Donald Ellis. Ellis will be showing a beautiful Yupi’k mask from Alaska, formerly in the collection of Robert Lebel, the famed art critic with close ties to the Surrealists. Galerie Dulon will present, among other things, an exceptional Hemba figure from the Democratic Republic of Congo that connoisseurs will recognize as the one that was recently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and then at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich as part of the Heroic Africans exhibition of 2011–2012. These two newcomers will join long-time participants Lucas Ratton, Bernard de Grunne, Roberta and Lance Entwistle, and Anthony Meyer. Tribal art in the “Showcase” portion of the fair will be represented by Adrian Schlag, who will present an exhibition on the subject of archetypes that will be accompanied by a catalog.
From Mar 22 2017 to Mar 26 2017
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.
From Sep 15 2016 to Mar 27 2017
The new exhibition of the Museum of Tahiti and the Islands highlights an emblematic object of the Marquesas islands : the tiki. Researchers, experts, academics and local players in the Marquesan culture have joined together around an issue that is both simple and complex: What is tiki ? The polysemy of the word tiki makes it hard to understand. Indeed, it can refer to both the anthropomorphic statue and the pattern. But in an esoteric context, it refers to the phallus joining the mythological dimension linked to the first man, the personification of the male sex and procreative power : Tiki. The exhibition and the book that accompanies it will explore the different meanings of the word tiki around three axes - oral tradition, reason, anthropomorphic statue. Ethnology, linguistics, sociology, archeology will successively try to give the tiki back its meaning and shed light on the links that unite Tiki. One hundred objects from the collections of the Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, private collections and Marquesas communities loans will be displayed in a context that will offer a different reading.
From Mar 30 2017 to Mar 31 2017
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.
From Nov 23 2016 to Apr 02 2017
Through the aesthetic and intellectual vision of the French collector Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, this exhibition investigates the way a private collection builds itself in the XXIth Century. What is the degree of subjectivity in the choices of a collector? Is it possible, today, to build a collection without passion? Éclectique – Une collection du XXIe siècle offers an insight in this process through the discovery 40 artworks, mostly african, from Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière's collection. Fang, Baoulé, Dogon masterworks are displayed side by side with classical works from other fields (greek ceramics, roman marbles,...) reflecting the approach of the collector who only turned to non-occidental art passed 2003, and who explains that the guiding principle of his collection is emotion and dialog between civilisations.
From Nov 23 2016 to Apr 02 2017
This exhibition traces 5 centuries of cultural mixing and exchanges between kongo peoples of Central Africa and the christian religion, which resulted in a unique production of objects such as female Christs, saints figures with african features, necklaces with crosses,... In 1482, the Portuguese sailor Diego Cao discovers the mouth of the Congo river and establish a contact with the large realm of Kongo. A vast evangelistic campaign then starts. The exhibition presents a hundreds of artworks inspired by the Christian religion and stemming from european private and public collections. These items, often surprising for an occidental eye, reflect the power relationships from the colonial period until the XXth Century, and demonstrate the cultural interpenetration at work.
Apr 04 2017
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.
From Apr 04 2017 to Apr 07 2017
Aguttes auction house will offer the remarkable Oceanic art collection of Rainer Werner “Jerry” Bock. This art connoisseur of western German origin is also the owner of Splendors of the World gallery. Following a ten-day preview, the sale will take place over four sessions from April 4–7. The collection, which was assembled over a twenty-five-year period, is composed of nearly 1,200 objects. On offer will be what amounts to a true encyclopedia of Oceanic art, especially from Polynesia and Micronesia. Masks, figures, ceremonial drums, model boats, clubs, tapas, and fish hooks, and many other objects created between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, will be offered. This event will be documented by a multiple volume catalog that itself will become collectible and will be an important reference for years to come.
From Apr 05 2017 to Apr 08 2017
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.
From Jan 18 2017 to Apr 23 2017
Mapuche. Voyage en terre lafkenche (Mapuche: A Voyage to Lafkenche Territory) moves between photography, anthropology, and ethno-botany. It is an homage to the Mapuche people, originally from Chile, whose name means “People of the Earth,” and it derives from an encounter between an artists’ collective called “Ritual Inhabitual” and the ethno-biologists at the Musée de l’Homme, whose work is centered on the connections between nature and man. On view from January 18–April 23, 2017, the show explores subjects like the Mapuche’s cosmogony, their ritual practices, and their knowledge of plants through the presentation photo portraits and an herbarium. The photographs were all made using the delicate collodion process, and they show not only “traditional” communities but Catholics, Evangelicals, and young people from the Santiago suburbs as well. The collodion process is time intensive, but makes it possible to produce a sense of timelessness in the relationship between photographer and subject. The herbarium features some thirty-five different kinds of plants and illustrates the diversity of the region’s flora and its multiple uses. The exhibition is a beautiful homage to an autochthonous people that has suffered oppression for a very long time and has lost ninety percent of its lands over the course of the twentieth century.