Dorotheum Tribal Art

Palais Dorotheum, 1010 Wien, Dorotheergasse 17: Vienna, Austria

June 21, 2018 - June 21, 2018 Auction June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018 Europe/London Dorotheum Tribal Art Palais Dorotheum, 1010 Wien, Dorotheergasse 17: Vienna, Austria

African and Oceanic Art, Treasures from the Monzino Collection.


What Do We Really Know About African Art in European Museums?

10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH: London, United Kingdom

June 22, 2018 - June 23, 2018 Exhibition June 22, 2018 June 23, 2018 Europe/London What Do We Really Know About African Art in European Museums? 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH: London, United Kingdom

British Academy Summer Showcase. Rediscovering the arts and heritage of South Sudan in Italian Museums. In the nineteenth century, Europeans began to travel to the territory of what is now South Sudan. They returned with over twenty thousand objects, which were deposited in museums across Europe and almost forgotten. Zoe Cormack’s research focuses on the items brought back by Italian traders and explorers. In collaboration with South Sudanese partners, she has retraced the routes of these objects and rediscovered thousands of treasures from South Sudan in Italian museums.


What Does the History of Masking Tell Us About Youth, Politics and Insecurity in Nigeria?

10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH: London, United Kingdom

June 23, 2018 - June 23, 2018 Lecture June 23, 2018 June 23, 2018 Europe/London What Does the History of Masking Tell Us About Youth, Politics and Insecurity in Nigeria? 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH: London, United Kingdom

British Academy Summer Showcase. David Pratten gives an insight into the lives of the Agaba masquerade based in the Niger Delta region. His exhibit tells a story about members' masquerade traditions, and why they continue to flourish today. While these masquerade performances – which feature music, carved masks and bold dance styles – are striking, the songs are witty laments that reflect on the insecurity of life for these young men, and offer a critique of politics and the economic system in Nigeria.


De Baecque Michel and Catherine Andrault Collection

132 boulevard Raspail, 75006: Paris, France

June 25, 2018 - June 25, 2018 Auction June 25, 2018 June 25, 2018 Europe/London De Baecque Michel and Catherine Andrault Collection 132 boulevard Raspail, 75006: Paris, France

The African Art Collection of Catherine and Michel Andrault.


Christie’s Past Future

9 Avenue Matignon: Paris, France

June 27, 2018 - June 27, 2018 Auction June 27, 2018 June 27, 2018 Europe/London Christie’s Past Future 9 Avenue Matignon: Paris, France

The African Art Collection of Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert.


Pierre Dartevelle, 50 Years of Collecting

6 Rue du Grand Cerf: Brussels, Belgium

May 24, 2018 - July 06, 2018 Exhibition May 24, 2018 July 06, 2018 Europe/London Pierre Dartevelle, 50 Years of Collecting 6 Rue du Grand Cerf: Brussels, Belgium

An exhibition at Lempertz showcases for the first time the exceptional collection of inveterate dealer Pierre Dartevelle. He spent a great deal of time in Central Africa beginning in the middle of the 1960s and was, among other things, the discoverer of Hemba statuary. The approximately 100 objects shown span areas of the Congo such as Shaba, Kasaï, and the Lower Congo. Material from the latter is among the strongest suits of his collection. Songye figures; Lega masks; Lower Congo fetishes; wood, bronze, and ivory objects; and spectacular effigies all give us insight into the mind of a man with a consuming passion for the traditional arts of Africa. Laurent Jacob, who was also co-curator for the exhibition on Edmond Dartevelle (Pierre’s father) at the Musée Président Jacques Chirac in 2010, is responsible for putting together this show. He is assisted here by Tim Teuten of Lempertz auction house, where the show is being presented, who adds his expertise to the subject.