The number and diversity of African art exhibitions are growing at a significant pace; so too are the number of exhibitors and visitors. Art fairs present a unique opportunity to discover new objects, speak to experts and connect with other collectors.
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.
The Paris Biennial reveals the members of the Biennial commission under the aegis of its President, Christopher Forbes, and announces an unprecedented exhibition of works from the Barbier-Mueller Collection.
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.
Frieze Masters brings together several thousand years of art in a unique, contemporary context. See and buy art from over 130 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in: Antiquities, Asian Art, Ethnographic Art, Illuminated Manuscripts, Medieval Art, Modern and Post-War, Old Masters and 19th Century, Photography, Sculpture and Wunderkammer.
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.
In Western European languages, the "mask" exerts a powerful presence as a figure of speech. To masquerade is to "pretend to be someone one is not." By extension, unmasking is a heroic metaphor for exposing a hidden truth. In this lecture, Z. S. Strother, Riggio Professor of African Art at Columbia University, uses African case studies to offer an alternative vision of masquerading. She will explore the aesthetic emotions aroused by masks, or more precisely, by "dances of masks": joy, wonder, awe, fear, and the release of laughing out loud. Most of all, her talk will investigate the uncanny—a sensation of "delicious shiveriness" triggered when familiar spaces and individuals become strange and changeable. This lecture and the accompanying publication (forthcoming in fall 2018) are sponsored by the Getty Research Institute Council.