Design Stories between Africa and Europe: Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow

Museum of Ethnology Hamburg, Rothenbaumchaussee 64, 20148: Hamburg, Germany

April 06, 2018 - August 19, 2018 Exhibition April 06, 2018 August 19, 2018 Europe/London Design Stories between Africa and Europe: Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow Museum of Ethnology Hamburg, Rothenbaumchaussee 64, 20148: Hamburg, Germany

The exhibition 'Design Histories between Africa and Europe. Flow of Forms / Flow' provides insights into the vibrant creative scenes of the African continent with an impressive selection of examples of contemporary design. Form-finding processes are seen as the result of a reciprocal exchange between Africa and Europe, but also between every day and older creative foundations. Locating design histories globally means, on the one hand, designing as a practice that can be found everywhere, on the other hand, a reflection of the Eurocentric view on African design, often even today characterised by simple contrasts such as traditional/modern, craft/industrial, formal/informal is.


The Face of Dynasty: Royal Crests from Western Cameroon

1000 Fifth Avenue, NY 10028: New York, United States

December 04, 2017 - September 03, 2018 Exhibition December 04, 2017 September 03, 2018 Europe/London The Face of Dynasty: Royal Crests from Western Cameroon 1000 Fifth Avenue, NY 10028: New York, United States

As avatars of royal power and authority in Western Cameroon, tsesah crests by Bamileke artists stand out for their monumental scale and bold interpretations of the head. In celebration of The Met's recent acquisition of a rare 18th-century masterpiece, the exhibition presents this tsesah crest along with three examples drawn from other collections. Only 15 works from this genre survive, and this presentation is the first opportunity in the United States to view a group of these epic creations together.


Biennale des Antiquaires

Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill: Paris, France

September 08, 2018 - September 16, 2018 Fair September 08, 2018 September 16, 2018 Europe/London Biennale des Antiquaires Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill: Paris, France

For art lovers from around the world, the Biennale des Antiquaires is a meeting place for over half a century and the epitome of the "art of French living".


From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present

1380, Sherbrooke Street O: Montreal, Canada

May 12, 2018 - September 16, 2018 Exhibition May 12, 2018 September 16, 2018 Europe/London From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present 1380, Sherbrooke Street O: Montreal, Canada

Over the last century, the relationship between the West and the arts referred to as “primitive,” – artificially grouping together the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas – has undergone a profound upheaval. No longer viewed as ethnographic curiosities, these objects are now valued as fine art, encompassing a range of styles, histories and cultures. How have ethnographic objects come to be viewed as art? How do we reconcile these two approaches today? A major exhibition of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present explores these questions by unfurling the chronological threads of the life of Picasso (1881-1973) in parallel with art history, increasing the points of view on the history of Modernism.


Parcours des Mondes

Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Paris, France

September 11, 2018 - September 16, 2018 Fair September 11, 2018 September 16, 2018 Europe/London Parcours des Mondes Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Paris, France

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.


Primitive Arts and Ethnography. 50 Years of Travels and Discoveries – Pierre Loos Collection

118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008: Paris, France

September 17, 2018 - September 17, 2018 Auction September 17, 2018 September 17, 2018 Europe/London Primitive Arts and Ethnography. 50 Years of Travels and Discoveries – Pierre Loos Collection 118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008: Paris, France

Public Exhibition: September 10, 2018 - September 17, 2018.