With our selection of tribal works, we propose elegant and demanding XXth century modern art and furniture. Important Songye mask, lot 37
The BRUNEAF (Brussels Non European Art Fair) has now become one of the leading exhibitions on African tribal art in the world. BRUNEAF developed from the first unified public presentation of a handful of tribal antique dealers in 1983 in the Sablon area. It is now one of the leading such fairs in Europe. Since 1996, the fair has included international galleries, including France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Netherlands, and the US. Today, it includes African, Oceanian, Indonesian, pre-Columbian, Asiatic, and Australian Aboriginal art.
Questioning the very essence of a museum: why acquire works and who to display them to? What roadmap to follow? What role should it play in the sphere of national collections? These are the questions addressed by the exhibition 20 Years of Collection Enrichment. Seen through the lens of a dozen curators and professionals in the museum world, interspersed with a selection of around 500 works, this exhibition retraces an acquisition policy for the first time and takes visitors behind the scenes. Since the creation of the Public Establishment status of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in 1998, more than 78,000 historic and contemporary pieces have been added to the public collections.
No exhibition has yet paid homage to Félix Fénéon (1861-1944), an important figure in the artistic world in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Musée de l’Orangerie, in association with the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is honouring this extraordinary man who remains unjustly unknown. The exhibition will demonstrate the different facets of this unusual character, with his Quaker-like appearance and deadpan humour, who combined an exemplary career as a civil servant with strong artistic and anarchist convictions. Columnist, editor at the Revue Blanche, art critic, publisher - he published Rimbaud’s ‘Illuminations’ -, and gallery owner, Fénéon was also an exceptional collector who amassed a large number of masterpieces including a unique set of African and Oceanian sculptures. The exhibition will bring together an exceptional array of paintings and drawings by Seurat, Signac, Degas, Bonnard, Modigliani, Matisse, Derain, Severini, Balla, etc., pieces from Africa and Oceania, as well as documents and archives.
Africa’s first travelling exhibition to encourage pan-African collaboration Celebrating its first anniversary this month, the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar will host “Prête-moi ton Rêve”, an exhibition organised by The Fondation pour le Développement de la Culture Contemporaine Africaine (FDCCA) to promote African art in the world has just been inaugurated in Casablanca on June 18, 2019. The show will then tour 5 other major African cities, Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Addis Ababa and Cape Town, over the next year.