Friday, September 27, 2013

Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living

Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living is the first major exhibition ever presented about the Dena'ina Athabascan people, who are largely unknown even in their ancestral homeland of Alaska. Recently opened at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, this groundbreaking show sheds important light on the Dena'ina culture through film, life-size recreations, images, hands-on learning stations, audio and more than 160 artifacts on loan from museums across Europe and North America.

Images courtesy of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Friday, September 20, 2013

African Masterpieces in Sweden

With African Masterpieces, the Världskulturmuseerna of Göteborg contributes to the presentation of a new image of Africa’s history. Over 100 sculptures of metal, stone and terracotta from the 12th to the 15th centuries recount the history of the African kingdom of Ife, where the ancestors of the modern day Yoruba lived. The artifacts bear witness to an early cosmopolitan center of power in West Africa, where Ife was one of the most advanced societies of its time. The exhibition has previously been a great success in Spain, Great Britain and the USA. 

Images courtesy of the Världskulturmuseerna

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tribal Perspectives

Tribal Perspectives, the UK’s only dedicated group art show for tribal art, will be held for its seventh consecutive year in London’s Mayfair district from October 2–5, with a collectors’ preview on the afternoon of the October 2. Exhibitors for this year’s event include Chris Boylan, Wayne Heathcote, Louis Nierijnck, Adam Prout, Bryan Reeves, book dealer Charles Vernon-Hunt, and, of course, Tribal Art Magazine. In addition to the tribal artifacts offered, Tribal Perspectives will also feature presentations and lectures. As in previous years, the event will be held at Gallery 28 at 28 Cork Street, London.

Images courtesy of Tribal Perspectives

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Preview Exhibition at Sotheby's

Sotheby's Paris will host an exquisite preview exhibition of tribal art on September 10–14. Coinciding with the annual Parcours des Mondes, the installation will showcase highlights from the auctioneers' upcoming tribal art sales in November and December, the first of which will present African, Oceanic, and Indonesian masterpieces from the collection of Allan Stone.

Power figure, nkisi  -  Songye, D.R. Congo

Image courtesy of Sotheby's

Monday, September 9, 2013

Preview Exhibition at Christie's

Christie's Paris is presenting an exhibition of African and Oceanic art on September 9–14.  Coinciding with the annual Parcours des Mondes, this preview installation highlights exceptional objects from the auctioneers' upcoming December sale of tribal art.

Female mask  -  Punu, Gabon

Image courtesy of Christie's