One: Egúngún tells the life story of a twentieth-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ̀ṣọ́, Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honouring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practised in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora. By highlighting a single egúngún, this exhibition emphasizes the global connections of African masquerades while challenging the misconception that cultural practices are static. At the request of the Lekewọgbẹ family—the makers of this egúngún—this exhibition honours their family name and masquerade heritage. One: Egúngún is curated by Kristen Windmuller-Luna, Sills Family Consulting Curator, African Arts, Brooklyn Museum.
Tribal Art London is the only Tribal Art Fair of its kind in the UK,show casing a select group of exhibitors displaying tribal art from around the world. Each piece has been chosen for its quality and authenticity.
“Ex Africa semper aliquid novi”, wrote Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia, and this is the start for our exhibition that shows us how African and European affairs have intermingled EVER since ancient times. This will be done through ‘stories’ of art, identity, journeys and encounters, beginning with travellers’ tales and the first contacts between Europeans and Africans. The exhibition is divided into a number of sections: from formal quality expressed by large and small works to ancient objects from famous African kingdoms, together with masks and figures representing rituals and power.
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.
Renowned art fair, La Biennale Paris assembles this year national and international exhibitors under the roof of the Grand Palais presenting more than six millenniums of art. Annual since 2017, its visibility is rising. Equipped with a Biennale Committee, presided by Christopher Forbes, as well as the independent Vetting Commission (CAO), one of the most exigent in the world, it guarantees not only the selection of the participating galleries but also the highest level of authenticity, trust and transparency for the collectors. Great ephemeral museum, La Biennale Paris celebrates its 31th edition from September 13th to 17th 2019 with the Gala Dinner on September 11th and the Private Opening on September 12th.
Public exhibition: September 21, 2019 from 11:00 to 18:00, September 22, 2019 from 14:00 to 18:00, September 23, 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00, September 24, 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00, September 25, 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00, September 26, 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00.