Woolley & Wallis Tribal Art & Antiquities

51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019 Auction February 20, 2019 February 20, 2019 Europe/London Woolley & Wallis Tribal Art & Antiquities 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

The February sale will include a good selection of African art includes figures, staffs, masks and textiles.


1-54 Marrakech

La Mamounia, Palace Avenue Bab Jdid: Marrakech, Morocco

February 24, 2019 - February 25, 2019 Fair February 24, 2019 February 25, 2019 Europe/London 1-54 Marrakech La Mamounia, Palace Avenue Bab Jdid: Marrakech, Morocco

1-54 Marrakech 2018 welcomed 4,000 local and international visitors, 17 leading galleries from Africa and around the world, with over 50 international artists. 1-54 presented special projects in partnership with Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Madeen (MACAAL), Musée Yves Saint-Laurent Marrakech and Fondation Montresso*, as well as a wider programme of events in partnership with other local institutions across the city, including Comptoir des Mines Galerie, LE 18 and Riad Yima, among others. 1-54 Marrakech returns between the 23 -24 February 2019 at La Mamounia.


Summoning the Ancestors: Southern Nigerian Bronzes

308 Charles E. Young Drive North: Los Angeles, United States

September 16, 2018 - March 10, 2019 Exhibition September 16, 2018 March 10, 2019 Europe/London Summoning the Ancestors: Southern Nigerian Bronzes 308 Charles E. Young Drive North: Los Angeles, United States

This Fowler in Focus exhibition celebrates the promised gift of two large marvelous collections of bronze bells and ofos amassed by Mark Clayton. Originating in southern Nigeria, the bells and ofos were used in a variety of ritual contexts. The selection presented includes examples large and small, richly adorned or spare in profile, and some that stretch our expectations about the fundamental meaning of what a bell is. Many appear in multiples, standing like kindred souls, one next to the other; others represent unique forms. The ofos derive from wooden staffs of power. As personal and communal possessions, they are used on ritual altars and represent the physical connection between ancestors and their descendants. Summoning the Ancestors is guest curated by Nancy Neaher Maas, independent scholar, and Philip M. Peek, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Drew University, New Jersey.


Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art

101 New Bond Street: London, United Kingdom

March 20, 2019 - March 20, 2019 Auction March 20, 2019 March 20, 2019 Europe/London Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art 101 New Bond Street: London, United Kingdom


TEFAF Maastricht

Forum 100, 6229 GV: Maastricht, The Netherlands

March 16, 2019 - March 24, 2019 Fair March 16, 2019 March 24, 2019 Europe/London TEFAF Maastricht Forum 100, 6229 GV: Maastricht, The Netherlands

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.


Beyond Compare: Art from Africa

Bode-Museum, Am Kupfergraben: Berlin, Germany

October 27, 2017 - April 01, 2019 Exhibition October 27, 2017 April 01, 2019 Europe/London Beyond Compare: Art from Africa Bode-Museum, Am Kupfergraben: Berlin, Germany

The exhibition ‘Beyond Compare’ introduces superlative works of art from Africa from the Ethnologisches Museum into the peerless sculpture collection of the Bode Museum. Pairs of sculptures from both continents will be placed throughout the permanent collection and a special-exhibition gallery will address specific themes. The experimental juxtaposition of works from two continents reveals possible correlations on various levels, including historic contemporaneity, iconographic and technological similarities, and artistic strategies. Despite stylistic differences, striking similarities appear in the ways works of art function in both contexts. Power figures from the Congo were used to protect villages and communities, just as Gothic depictions of the Virgin of Mercy were. At the same time comparisons also expose contrasts, as with depictions of motherhood, which rely on different visual languages in Africa and Europe and convey different messages.