Friday, March 28, 2014

Paris Tribal

The first annual edition of Paris Tribal will be held on April 3–6 in the Beaux-Arts/Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood of Paris. The event will bring together twenty-six galleries located in the uncontested capital of the tribal art world. The complete list of participants can be seen on the show’s website: This will undoubtedly be an opportunity to discover any number of exceptional tribal works from Africa, America, Asia, Indonesia, Oceania, and elsewhere.

Visit the event's official website.

Image courtesy of Paris Tribal

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Acquisitions at Jacaranda Tribal

Jacaranda has just revealed a new online exhibition of fresh acquisitions, comprising an eclectic range of objects from many quarters of the African continent. Masterfully designed snuff bottles, magnificent figures and exquisitely designed prestige items make up this new group of offerings that emphasizes the aesthetics of South and Central Africa.

View the new exhibition at

Pipe with avian-headed bowl  -  Bamum, Cameroon  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Stool/headrest  -  Dinka, Sudan  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Spoon  -  Guro, Côte d'Ivoire  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Figure  -  Lobi, Burkina Faso  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Maternity figure  -  South Africa  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Rattle belt  -  Congo  -  Late 19th century

Beaded necklace  -  Ndau/Shangaan  -  19th century

Snuff gourd  -  Shona, Zimbabwe  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Pair of powder flasks  -  Kongo, D.R. Congo  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Pair of snuff bottles  -  Namibia  -  Early 20th century

Headrest  -  Zulu, South Africa  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Pair of linked snuff containers  -  Zulu, South Africa  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Snuff bottle  -  Zulu, South Africa  -  Late 19th or early 20th century

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pre-Columbian Art - Binoche et Giquello

Binoche et Giquello will present a sale of fine pre-Columbian antiquities in Paris on March 28. Over 150 lots will be put before the bidders, ranging from ancient Mexican masks to South American ceramics.  

View the online catalogue.

Standing figure  -  Olmec, Mexico  -  1150–550 BC

Phallic urn  -  Brazil  -  400–1400 AD

Funerary mask  -  Teotihuacan, Mexico  -  450–650 AD

Seated figure of Macuilxochitl  -  Mixtec, Mexico  -  1300–1521 AD

Figure  -  Aztec, Mexico  -  1400–1521 AD

Mask  -  Teotihuacan, Mexico  -  300 BC–200 AD

Images courtesy of Binoche et Giquello

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Paris Rue Visconti

The sixth annual Paris Rue Visconti will be held on March 20–24. The event will highlight the multitude of distinguished galleries along this picturesque alley, including Mingei Art Gallery, Yann Ferrandin, Voyageurs et Curieux, and Galerie SL. Maine Durieu and Galerie le Toit du Monde will both present thematic shows for the event.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TEFAF 2014

The European Fine Art Fair will present its 26th annual edition in its traditional home of Maastricht on March 14–23. Excellence in art from all world regions and historical eras will be the order of the day, as ever. Representing the traditional arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at this year's TEFAF will be a distinguished group of dealers including Galerie Claes, Galerie Bernard de Grunne, Galerie Entwistle, and Galerie Meyer.

For more information, visit the official TEFAF website.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Face to Face

The Israel Museum will open an exhibition entitled Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World on March 11. Curated by Dr. Debby Hershman, the show will be a first in many respects, as the 9000-year-old limestone masks that are its subject— twelve of which are known—have never been brought together before, even on their home territory.

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Photos courtesy of The Israel Museum

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Uit de op zaal

Uit de op zaal (From Storage … To the Galleries) is an exhibition on view through March 31, 2014 at the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal, Netherlands. The title describes the relocation of a selection of artworks—including anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures, ornaments, pottery, and other creations of various materials—from the thousands of artifacts held in the museum’s non-display holdings.

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Images courtesy of the Afrika Museum

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Glimpse of Paradise

The Museum für Völkerkunde is currently showing Blick ins Paradies—Südsee Erleben in Historischen Fotografien (A Glimpse of Paradise: Experiencing the South Seas through Historical Photographs). The exhibition, which will be on view until December 31, 2014, consists of photographs of Polynesia from colonial times selected from the museum’s archives, as well as from private collections such as those of Eduard Arning and the Godeffroy family.

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Images courtesy of the Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg