De Baecque Important Library and First Arts Documentation

Online: Online

December 07, 2021 - December 07, 2021 Auction December 07, 2021 December 07, 2021 Europe/London De Baecque Important Library and First Arts Documentation Online: Online


Native Tribal Art, Modern Art and 20th Century Furniture

26/28 rue Américaine , 1060 Brussels (opposite Horta Museum): Brussels, Belgium

December 11, 2021 - December 11, 2021 Auction December 11, 2021 December 11, 2021 Europe/London Native Tribal Art, Modern Art and 20th Century Furniture 26/28 rue Américaine , 1060 Brussels (opposite Horta Museum): Brussels, Belgium


Transfigurations. African Masks of the XIX–XX Centuries

2 Palace Square: St Petersburg, Russia

June 26, 2021 - December 12, 2021 Exhibition June 26, 2021 December 12, 2021 Europe/London Transfigurations. African Masks of the XIX–XX Centuries 2 Palace Square: St Petersburg, Russia

Having come from the African continent, this sculptural artwork is imbued with different symbolic meanings and serves various purposes. Around 100 items on display showcase a whole array of forms, commitment to tradition and ideological potential of these ritual objects. Today, now that the masks have nearly become the epitome of modern times, many facets of this art of African sculpture can be interpreted anew. The exhibition is organised in partnership with the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) and features pieces from a private collection.


Woolley & Wallis African & Oceanic Art Antiquities

51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

December 15, 2021 - December 15, 2021 Auction December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 Europe/London Woolley & Wallis African & Oceanic Art Antiquities 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Already consigned to the sale is a variety of ancient glass from the Dr Peter and Traudi Plesch Collection, African and Oceanic Art from the collection of the art photographer, Werner Forman and the Inuit collection of Graham Turner. All adding to the wide variety of objects available in our pre Christmas sale.


Art of the Baga Baga and the “Great Mother”

Derech Ruppin 11: Jerusalem, Israel

December 03, 2019 - December 31, 2021 Exhibition December 03, 2019 December 31, 2021 Europe/London Art of the Baga Baga and the “Great Mother” Derech Ruppin 11: Jerusalem, Israel

Since the 14th century the Baga have been living along the coast in Guinea Conakry on the western tip of Africa. They were subjected to repeated attacks by the peoples of the region, at the end of the 19th century by the French, and in 1958 power was transferred to a Muslim-Marxist leadership. The new government forbade religious ceremonies, and ritual art was systematically destroyed; Many Baga members converted to Islam but secretly kept their traditional animistic customs as well as works used in ceremonies. In 1984, rigid discipline loosened and residents, most of them Muslims, were allowed to observe their tradition, as part of "folklore," as opposed to "religion." Collector Michael Weiss has spent about a decade searching for and collecting traditional ritual objects. Works from his collection are displayed alongside sculptures and baguette masks from the museum's collection and the exhibition unfolds the story of the collection, the encounter and the collaboration with the locals.


Summer Exhibition 2021

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD: London, United Kingdom

September 22, 2021 - January 02, 2022 Exhibition September 22, 2021 January 02, 2022 Europe/London Summer Exhibition 2021 Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD: London, United Kingdom

This year, the Summer Exhibition will be coordinated by renowned artist Yinka Shonibare RA. The exhibition will explore the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’ and celebrate the joy of creating art. Yinka Shonibare will be working with a committee of Royal Academicians, chaired by the President of the Royal Academy, Rebecca Salter. The members of the 2021 Summer Exhibition committee will be: Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Bob and Roberta Smith, Emma Stibbon and David Adjaye.