BRUNEAF, BAAF and AAB: Three fairs in one for Brussels

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Brussels, 5 June 2015

BRUNEAF,

From 10 until 14 June, Brussels’ Sablons district is to host three different fairs at the same time: BRUNEAF (Brussels Non European Art Fair), BAAF (Brussels Ancient Art Fair), and AAB (Asian Art in Brussels). Around 100 international arts and antiques dealers, some of whom are the most prominent in their field, are to be gathered in Brussels for the events during this period.

The oldest fair, BRUNEAF, is celebrating its 25th edition. This fair, dedicated to African, Indonesian, and Oceanian art, is to host two events: an exhibition which is to display the best pieces sold at the fair over the past 25 years, and another event with the guest of honour, the Sindika Dokolo Foundation, from Luanda in Africa.

For its 13th edition, BAAF, the fair dedicated to archeology (mainly from Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, and Europe), has decided to focus on quality and aesthetics. They are doing this through a partnership with the IADAA, the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art, which [.../...]

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Tags: African Art, Oceanic Art, Asian Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Native American Art, Aboriginal Art, Fairs & Shows


“A deep affinity”: Surrealism and Tribal Art

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 15 May 2015

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In 1920, many artists in Western Europe harboured a deep contempt for materialist bourgeois society and its arrogant faith in science and technology, a society which, since the First World War, the Dada movement had aimed to disturb with their provocative works. In 1920, however, new means of expression were being developed, and non-European objects had become increasingly common. More than 30 years prior to this, Gauguin had turned towards traditional Oceanian cultures to find the necessary resources for the new means of expression that he wanted to develop, starting by acquiring two Minkissi statuettes from the Congo, which he displayed at the Exposition Universelle de Paris in 1889. A little later, in the 1900s, Picasso became inspired by traditional Congolese art, particularly for his Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907). Unlike Western tradition, the so-called “primitive” artists attempted neither to reproduce nature, nor ideal beauty, offering an alternative to the Western tradition that was in crisis [.../...]

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Tags: Pre-Columbian Art, Aboriginal Art, Native American Art, Oceanic Art, Asian Art, African Art, Events


Second edition of Paris Tribal opens today

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 9 April 2015

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Following 2014’s successful inaugural edition, Paris Tribal will return 9 until 11 April 2015.

The fair reaffirms Paris as a dynamic centre for primitive arts, bringing together the most discernible collectors from across the world and includes over 20 participating galleries. Arts from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Indonesia and Oceania will be featured, collectively offering a wide range of artwork from the world over.

Galleries taking part in the fair include: Aethiopia, Galerie Bacquart, Galerie Alain Bovis, Galerie Olivier Castellano, Entwistle, Galerie Flak, Indian Heritage, Galerie Kanaga, Galerie Cédric Le Dauphin, Pascassio Manfredi, Galerie Meyer, Galerie Noir d’Ivoire, Lucas Ratton, Galerie Philippe Ratton, Galerie SAO, Galerie Pablo Touchaleaume, Galerie Renaud Vanuxem, Voyageurs & Curieux, Librairie Fischbacher, and Librairie Mazarine.

Tags: Aboriginal Art, Native American Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Asian Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Fairs & Shows


TEFAF 2015: an interview with Madelon Strijbos

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Maastricht, 17 March 2015

TEFAF

Organised by The European Fine Art Foundation, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is an annual art fair hosted at the MECC in Maastricht, Netherlands. First held in 1988, the fair attracts around 70,000 private collectors, museum curators, art market professionals, and art lovers annually and is considered one of world’s best and most important art fairs. The 28th edition, running from 13 until 22 March 2015, comprises 274 leading art and antiques dealers from around 20 countries, representing a wide range of disciplines spanning from Egyptian antiquities and African Tribal Art to contemporary East Asian Art. AMA got the chance to talk to Madelon Steijbos, head of Marketing and PR for TEFAF at this year’s must-see event.

Are you happy with how the fair is unfolding so far? Yes, so far so good! The vibe is extremely good at the fair; you can see lots of red and green dots in the different stands so it’s a promising start. Just by walking and looking around, you can see that the dealers and [.../...]

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Tags: Aboriginal Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Native American Art, Oceanic Art, Asian Art, African Art, Fairs & Shows, Interviews


“The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

New York, 4 March 2015

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is to host the exhibition entitled “The Plains Indians : Artists of Earth and Sky” from 9 March to 10 May.

The exhibition is being organized by Musée du quai Branly in Paris in collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is to present masterpieces made by the Native Americans from the Plains region originating from European and North American collections. The exhibited objects are diverse and varied, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy Pipe to 19th-century horse gear, weapons, clothing, and shields, as well as painted dresses dating from the 18th century. Works collected over the centuries by French merchants and travellers will be displayed alongside those acquired by MM. Lewis and Clark during their famous expedition of 1804-1806.

Gaylord Torrence, the curator of the exhibition, said “It is our goal with this exhibition to present the extraordinary [.../...]

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Tags: Native American Art, Exhibitions


A journey to the edge of anxiety: an interview with Olivier de Sagazan

By Artkhade with Art Media Agency

Paris, 2 March 2015

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Self-proclaimed “painter, sculptor, performer, who is constantly anxious yet fascinated by being ‘there’ without any understanding…” Olivier de Sagazan is a philosophical artist who takes his inspiration from Africa, where he was born, staging performances of terrifying dances which reflect his constant preoccupation with the meaning of life. AMA spoke to him and delved into the worrying world of this astonishing artist.

  • Can you present your career to us briefly?

O. S.: After my MA in biology, I had the chance to go to Cameroon for two years. These years really saved me, allowing me to take a step back and return to my roots: Africa, where I was born. Just before I left, I discovered, by looking at a Rembrandt painting, another amazing way of questioning life. Coming back, I spent a year locked up working on a comic strip, Ipsul ou la rupture du cercle, and then I immersed myself in painting and sculpture. Performance was something I worked on later, as a [.../...]

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Tags: Native American Art, African Art, Oceanic Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Aboriginal Art, Asian Art, Interviews, Events


San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show: 5-8 February 2015

By Artkhade

San Francisco, 5 February 2015

San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show 2015: 5-8 February 2015

Tags: Native American Art, Aboriginal Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Asian Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Fairs & Shows


Winter BRUNEAF: 22-25 January 2015

By Artkhade

Brussels, 22 January 2015

San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show 2015: 5-8 February 2015

Tags: African Art, Oceanic Art, Native American Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Asian Art, Aboriginal Art, Fairs & Shows


Thema Sablon 4 26-29 November 2014

By Artkhade

Brussels, 25 November 2014

Thema Sablon 4 26-29 November 2014

Tags: Pre-Columbian Art, Aboriginal Art, Native American Art, Asian Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Fairs & Shows


MATA 8-11 November 2014

By Artkhade

New York, 29 October 2014

MATA 8-11 Novembre 2014

Tags: Aboriginal Art, Native American Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Asian Art, Oceanic Art, African Art, Fairs & Shows