TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world's premier fair for art, antiques and design. Featuring 275 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest art works currently on the market. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair, you can also find modern and contemporary art, photographs, jewelry, 20th century design and works on paper.
Pablo Picasso, one of the most outstanding painters of the 20th century is entering the Museum of Black Civilizations. African art played an important role in Picasso's work. Indeed, in 1972 some works had been presented in Dakar thanks to Léopold Sedar Senghor former president of Senegal. Today, 50 years later, his works will be exhibited at the Museum of Black Civilizations. The MCN in partnership with the @museepicassoparis, the @museeduquaibranly, the @museedartafricain inaugurates the Picasso exhibition in Dakar which will be held from April 1 to June 30, 2022 with the participation of the Ministry of Culture and Communication of Senegal, @ franceausenegal and @ifsenegal under the high patronage of Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
This exhibition proactively engages with debates about restitution and the ethics of museums’ owning African heirlooms collected during the era of colonization. The investigation and research into eleven works of African art will be conducted publicly — visitors will have access to documents, photographs, and correspondence that will help UMMA develop a better understanding of each object’s history, grappling in real-time with questions surrounding legal and ethical ownership of these artworks. Though complex, this project presents exciting opportunities for museum transparency and creating new pathways for relationship-building with partners in Africa and its diaspora. Museum visitors can begin to explore this investigation online and in person in Fall 2021.
Tradition, power and culture lie at the core of this exhibition dedicated to the art of the chiefdoms of Cameroon. Framed from a different perspective and led by the association La Routes des Chefferies, it looks at the culture of the communities and the preservation of a unique, historical and living heritage.
For centuries, artists have told and retold the complex histories of the African Diaspora. Explore this enduring legacy in the exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories, which takes an in-depth look at the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century. More than 130 powerful works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and time-based media by artists from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, bring these narratives to life. This exhibition was initially presented as Histórias Afro-Atlânticas in 2018 by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo and the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Brazil.
“The Route des Chefferie in Cameroon. From the visible to the invisible” is dedicated to the art of the communities settled on the high-altitude plateaus of Grassfields, in west Cameroon. Monumental architecture, foundry, bead creations, wooden sculptures, textile production, traditional dances… A unique and historic heritage, carefully preserved for centuries by traditional chiefs. Almost divine figures, these chiefs are the main custodians of this heritage, the guarantors of both tradition and the connection between the world of the ancestors and that of the living. In a collective effort to safeguard and promote traditional heritage, and in collaboration with the association La Route des Chefferies, the exhibition showcases some 300 works, including 260 treasures conserved by several chiefs and family lineages. Interspersed with works by contemporary Cameroonian artists, it highlights the cultural influence of chiefdoms on contemporary art and the living dimension of this heritage through a visitor circuit designed to take you to the heart of Bamileke society.