Christie's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) group, in partnership with visionary curator Destinee Ross-Sutton, is proud to present the second edition of Say It Loud: Visionaries of Self, from 5-19 August at our New York galleries. This year, Say It Loud: Visionaries of Self will feature 32 works by exceptional Black artists consisting of predominantly figural works, presented in an online auction format with 100% of proceeds going directly to the artists and their representatives. A portion of remitted proceeds will go toward funding the BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE, a foundation founded by co-curator Destinee Ross-Sutton to help promote and support in particular young and emerging African and LGTBQ+ artists of colour.
With works spanning more than 2,000 years, Nubia: Treasures of Ancient Africa offers insights into the kingdoms that inhabited what is today the Sudanese Nile Valley. There, a series of civilizations flourished for more than 6,000 years. Through a majestic display of art and objects, this exhibition offers new ways of understanding Nubia’s history and contemporary relevance. The exhibition presents the Nubians’ artistic achievements, including magnificent jewellery, pottery, sculpture, metalwork, and more and showcases the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Through Nubian art, the exhibition examines concepts of power, representation, and cultural bias in the ancient world, in the early 20th century, and today.
Parcours des Mondes is widely recognized as the world’s most important tribal art fair due to the quality and diversity of its participants. Since 2002, each year it has brought together some sixty galleries specializing in the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
Michael Armitage is a Kenyan-born artist who works between Nairobi and London. His colourful, dreamlike paintings are loaded with provocative perspectives that play with visual narratives and challenge cultural assumptions, exploring politics, history, civil unrest and sexuality. Made using Lubugo bark cloth, a culturally important material made of tree bark by the Baganda people in Uganda, many of his large-scale works draw on contemporary events, combining these with Western painting motifs. This spring – just over 10 years since Armitage graduated from the Royal Academy Schools – we bring together 15 of his large-scale paintings from the past six years, exploring East African landscapes, politics and society.
Tribal Art London previously held at the Mall Galleries in London, will this year be a virtual experience, allowing visitors from all around the world to meet the exhibitors, listen to lectures from leading institutions, and view and buy museum-quality tribal objects. Tribal Art London is known for its accessible nature showing masterpieces next to more moderately priced objects making it a must for the expert and novice collector.
Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. PAD is a place to discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history. PAD cultivates eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with passion and flair.