Christie’s Say It Loud: Visionaries of Self

Online: Online

August 05, 2021 - August 19, 2021 Auction August 05, 2021 August 19, 2021 Europe/London Christie’s Say It Loud: Visionaries of Self Online: Online

Christie's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) group, in partnership with visionary curator Destinee Ross-Sutton, is proud to present the second edition of Say It Loud: Visionaries of Self, from 5-19 August at our New York galleries. This year, Say It Loud: Visionaries of Self will feature 32 works by exceptional Black artists consisting of predominantly figural works, presented in an online auction format with 100% of proceeds going directly to the artists and their representatives. A portion of remitted proceeds will go toward funding the BLACK ARTIST COLLECTIVE, a foundation founded by co-curator Destinee Ross-Sutton to help promote and support in particular young and emerging African and LGTBQ+ artists of colour.


Nubia: Treasures of Ancient Africa

Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Dr, MO 63110: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

April 18, 2021 - August 22, 2021 Exhibition April 18, 2021 August 22, 2021 Europe/London Nubia: Treasures of Ancient Africa Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Dr, MO 63110: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

With works spanning more than 2,000 years, Nubia: Treasures of Ancient Africa offers insights into the kingdoms that inhabited what is today the Sudanese Nile Valley. There, a series of civilizations flourished for more than 6,000 years. Through a majestic display of art and objects, this exhibition offers new ways of understanding Nubia’s history and contemporary relevance. The exhibition presents the Nubians’ artistic achievements, including magnificent jewellery, pottery, sculpture, metalwork, and more and showcases the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Through Nubian art, the exhibition examines concepts of power, representation, and cultural bias in the ancient world, in the early 20th century, and today.


Parcours des Mondes

Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Paris, France

September 07, 2021 - September 12, 2021 Fair September 07, 2021 September 12, 2021 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.


Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict

Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD: London, United Kingdom

May 22, 2021 - September 19, 2021 Exhibition May 22, 2021 September 19, 2021 Europe/London Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD: London, United Kingdom

Michael Armitage is a Kenyan-born artist who works between Nairobi and London. His colourful, dreamlike paintings are loaded with provocative perspectives that play with visual narratives and challenge cultural assumptions, exploring politics, history, civil unrest and sexuality. Made using Lubugo bark cloth, a culturally important material made of tree bark by the Baganda people in Uganda, many of his large-scale works draw on contemporary events, combining these with Western painting motifs. This spring – just over 10 years since Armitage graduated from the Royal Academy Schools – we bring together 15 of his large-scale paintings from the past six years, exploring East African landscapes, politics and society.


Tribal Art London

Online: Online

September 22, 2021 - September 26, 2021 Fair September 22, 2021 September 26, 2021 Europe/London Tribal Art London Online: Online

Tribal Art London previously held at the Mall Galleries in London, will this year be a virtual experience, allowing visitors from all around the world to meet the exhibitors, listen to lectures from leading institutions, and view and buy museum-quality tribal objects. Tribal Art London is known for its accessible nature showing masterpieces next to more moderately priced objects making it a must for the expert and novice collector.


PAD London

Berkeley Square: London, United Kingdom

October 04, 2021 - October 10, 2021 Fair October 04, 2021 October 10, 2021 Europe/London PAD London Berkeley Square: London, United Kingdom

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.


Frieze Masters

Regent’s Park: London, United Kingdom

October 13, 2021 - October 17, 2021 Fair October 13, 2021 October 17, 2021 Europe/London Frieze Masters Regent’s Park: London, United Kingdom

Frieze Masters features more than 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world, showcasing art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century.


1-54 London

Somerset House, South Wing Strand: London, United Kingdom

October 14, 2021 - October 17, 2021 Fair October 14, 2021 October 17, 2021 Europe/London 1-54 London Somerset House, South Wing Strand: London, United Kingdom

1-54 is the first leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Founding by Touria El Glaoui, the fair holds annual editions in London since 2013, New York since 2015 and Marrakech since 2018. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.


Frieze London

Regent’s Park: London, United Kingdom

October 13, 2021 - October 17, 2021 Fair October 13, 2021 October 17, 2021 Europe/London Frieze London Regent’s Park: London, United Kingdom

Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. View and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed curated sections and Talks programme.


James Barnor: Accra/London – A Retrospective

Serpentine North Gallery, West Carriage Drive, W2 2AR: London, United Kingdom

May 19, 2021 - October 22, 2021 Exhibition May 19, 2021 October 22, 2021 Europe/London James Barnor: Accra/London – A Retrospective Serpentine North Gallery, West Carriage Drive, W2 2AR: London, United Kingdom

The Serpentine presents a major survey of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, whose career spans six decades, two continents and numerous photographic genres through his work with studio portraiture, photojournalism, editorial commissions and wider social commentary. A major survey of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, whose career as a studio portraitist, photojournalist and Black lifestyle photographer spans six decades and records major social and political changes in London and Accra.


PAD Paris

Jardin des Tuileries: Paris, France

October 18, 2021 - October 24, 2021 Fair October 18, 2021 October 24, 2021 Europe/London PAD Paris Jardin des Tuileries: Paris, France

PAD, pioneering event for Art and Design aficionados and collectors, has been reinventing for the past 20 years the Cabinet d’Amateur and the notion of eclecticism, anticipating the aesthetic aspirations of its time. Season after season, it offers an intimate cocoon to those who have made decorative arts and design the core of their collection, driven by passion and heritage. Every edition evolves in aim to create an unprecedented dialogue between modern art, historical and contemporary design and jewellery. This year will give greater room to Primitive Art, and will highlight the vitality of raising such perspectives. The engaging aspect of PAD is its invitation to enter a personal collection, conceived by a selection of local and international art dealers – all of whom are leaders in their fields, eager to address each passionate collector in a unique manner. In this salon, mind is enlivened and imagination is exhilarated, as entering a place where the contemporary taste for 20th and 21st Century decorative art is born.


Tribal Art Fair

The Duif: Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 28, 2021 - October 31, 2021 Fair October 28, 2021 October 31, 2021 Europe/London Tribal Art Fair The Duif: Amsterdam, Netherlands

At the Tribal Art Fair you can find objects from Oceania, Africa, Asia and North and South America. The exhibition include jewellery, sculptures, textiles, masks, implements and furniture. All objects at the Fair will be judged by experts of that region. At the TAF Amsterdam, twenty renowned art dealers from Holland and abroad will display their best pieces.


Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art

4 Rue de la Paix, 75002: Paris, France

November 12, 2021 - November 12, 2021 Auction November 12, 2021 November 12, 2021 Europe/London Bonhams Modern and Contemporary African Art 4 Rue de la Paix, 75002: Paris, France


Also Known As Africa

Carreau du Temple, 4 rue Eugène Spuller 75003: Paris, France

November 12, 2021 - November 14, 2021 Fair November 12, 2021 November 14, 2021 Europe/London Also Known As Africa Carreau du Temple, 4 rue Eugène Spuller 75003: Paris, France

AKAA proposes to highlight the diversity of the links that unite Africa with other regions of the world, both spiritual and cultural, commercial or ideological, and to examine their resonance in contemporary artistic creation.


Clay—Modeling African Design

University Collections Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street: Cambridge, United States

November 17, 2018 - November 14, 2021 Exhibition November 17, 2018 November 14, 2021 Europe/London Clay—Modeling African Design University Collections Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street: Cambridge, United States

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. A selection of more than 50 works on loan from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, including those by newly discovered Nigerian artist Alice Osayewe, are shown alongside works from the Harvard Art Museums permanent collections, such as a recently acquired contemporary photograph by Afro-futurist artist Alexis Peskine.


Heroes: Principles of African Greatness

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue: Washington, D.C., United States

November 13, 2019 - November 14, 2021 Exhibition November 13, 2019 November 14, 2021 Europe/London Heroes: Principles of African Greatness Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue: Washington, D.C., United States

Be your best. This is the quest that the greatest of heroes model for us. Through their journeys, struggles, and triumphs, exceptional individuals exemplify values that we celebrate in tales of heroic accomplishment. Through art, artists tell such stories—stories of the world’s current complexity, but also visions of a world that could yet be. Heroes: Principles of African Greatness features artworks from the National Museum of African Art’s permanent collection that tell the story of key heroic principles and personages in Africa’s arts and history. Throughout, core values are considered as each artwork is paired with a specific historic African individual who embodies the value expressed in the selected work. Discover Africa’s heroes—some well-known, others perhaps surprising—and see artworks in new ways.


ART X Lagos

Online: Online

November 04, 2021 - November 21, 2021 Fair November 04, 2021 November 21, 2021 Europe/London ART X Lagos Online: Online

ART X Lagos is West Africa’s premier international art fair, designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and its Diaspora. Launched in 2016, the art fair has since become a cornerstone of the Lagos art calendar, drawing local patrons and a host of international collectors, curators, and critics annually.


Africa + Modern and Contemporary Art

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

November 24, 2021 - November 24, 2021 Auction November 24, 2021 November 24, 2021 Europe/London Africa + Modern and Contemporary Art 118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008: Paris, France


Craving for Humanity. The World of Barthélémy Toguo

37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

April 07, 2021 - December 05, 2021 Exhibition April 07, 2021 December 05, 2021 Europe/London Craving for Humanity. The World of Barthélémy Toguo 37 Quai Branly, 75007: Paris, France

From watercolours of suffering bodies, sometimes strewn with nails, to monumental installations asking questions about our planet’s future, the angle of intimate and collective experiences is used by the Fondation Dapper to explore the works of Barthélémy Toguo in a monograph coordinated by the foundation’s director, Christiane Falgayrettes-Leveau.


Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s-1990s

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

July 01, 2021 - December 05, 2021 Exhibition July 01, 2021 December 05, 2021 Europe/London Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s-1990s 308 Charles E. Young Drive North: Los Angeles, United States

Photo Cameroon is the first exhibition to look extensively at the work of Cameroonian photographers Jacques Toussele, Joseph Chila, and Samuel Finlak. Along with their well-known counterparts across Mali and Senegal, these artists embody the “Golden Age” of studio portraiture in West Africa. Combining technical proficiency with an imaginative and at times playful eye, they fueled their clients’ desire to be represented and seen through this versatile medium.


Transfigurations. African Masks of the XIX–XX Centuries

2 Palace Square: St Petersburg, Russia

June 26, 2021 - December 12, 2021 Exhibition June 26, 2021 December 12, 2021 Europe/London Transfigurations. African Masks of the XIX–XX Centuries 2 Palace Square: St Petersburg, Russia

Having come from the African continent, this sculptural artwork is imbued with different symbolic meanings and serves various purposes. Around 100 items on display showcase a whole array of forms, commitment to tradition and ideological potential of these ritual objects. Today, now that the masks have nearly become the epitome of modern times, many facets of this art of African sculpture can be interpreted anew. The exhibition is organised in partnership with the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) and features pieces from a private collection.


Art of the Baga Baga and the “Great Mother”

Derech Ruppin 11: Jerusalem, Israel

December 03, 2019 - December 31, 2021 Exhibition December 03, 2019 December 31, 2021 Europe/London Art of the Baga Baga and the “Great Mother” Derech Ruppin 11: Jerusalem, Israel

Since the 14th century the Baga have been living along the coast in Guinea Conakry on the western tip of Africa. They were subjected to repeated attacks by the peoples of the region, at the end of the 19th century by the French, and in 1958 power was transferred to a Muslim-Marxist leadership. The new government forbade religious ceremonies, and ritual art was systematically destroyed; Many Baga members converted to Islam but secretly kept their traditional animistic customs as well as works used in ceremonies. In 1984, rigid discipline loosened and residents, most of them Muslims, were allowed to observe their tradition, as part of "folklore," as opposed to "religion." Collector Michael Weiss has spent about a decade searching for and collecting traditional ritual objects. Works from his collection are displayed alongside sculptures and baguette masks from the museum's collection and the exhibition unfolds the story of the collection, the encounter and the collaboration with the locals.


Summer Exhibition 2021

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD: London, United Kingdom

September 22, 2021 - January 02, 2022 Exhibition September 22, 2021 January 02, 2022 Europe/London Summer Exhibition 2021 Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD: London, United Kingdom

This year, the Summer Exhibition will be coordinated by renowned artist Yinka Shonibare RA. The exhibition will explore the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’ and celebrate the joy of creating art. Yinka Shonibare will be working with a committee of Royal Academicians, chaired by the President of the Royal Academy, Rebecca Salter. The members of the 2021 Summer Exhibition committee will be: Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Bob and Roberta Smith, Emma Stibbon and David Adjaye.


BRAFA

Tour & Taxis: Brussels, Belgium

January 23, 2022 - January 30, 2022 Fair January 23, 2022 January 30, 2022 Europe/London BRAFA Tour & Taxis: Brussels, Belgium

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art...


Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street: Cape Town, South Africa

February 18, 2022 - February 20, 2022 Fair February 18, 2022 February 20, 2022 Europe/London Investec Cape Town Art Fair Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street: Cape Town, South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.


Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue: Washington, D.C., United States

April 11, 2020 - February 27, 2022 Exhibition April 11, 2020 February 27, 2022 Europe/London Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue: Washington, D.C., United States

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and under-recognised global significance. Presenting more than 250 artworks spanning five centuries and a vast geographic expanse, the exhibition features unprecedented loans from partner institutions in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria, many of which will be seen in North America for the first time.


Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks

685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

October 20, 2021 - February 27, 2022 Exhibition October 20, 2021 February 27, 2022 Europe/London Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks 685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks, is the premier museum solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo. The show is a presentation of over 20 works created between 2018-2021. Soul of Black Folks is a timely exploration into the varying strategies that Boafo employs within his practice to capture the essence of the Black figure. Variables such as COVID-19, the constant resistance against systemic oppression, and the commodification of Black bodies in the media are some of the issues that heighten this exhibition’s urgency. These concerns invite the questions – where can Black people find a respite from society’s ills? Furthermore, how can Boafo’s work inspire and teach us about Black life and humanity?


Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun

685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

October 20, 2021 - February 27, 2022 Exhibition October 20, 2021 February 27, 2022 Europe/London Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun 685 Mission St, CA 94105: San Francisco, United States

Thread for a Web Begun, Malawi-born, Johannesburg-based artist, Billie Zangewa’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition will include examples of the artist’s work from the past 15 years, as well as new pieces made specifically for the show. The exhibition comes at an important time for Zangewa, whose career has developed primarily in Europe and South Africa. This exhibition will bring her work to entirely new audiences across the United States.


Samuel Fosso

The European House of Photography, 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004: Paris, France

October 11, 2021 - March 13, 2022 Exhibition October 11, 2021 March 13, 2022 Europe/London Samuel Fosso The European House of Photography, 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004: Paris, France

The MEP presents the first major retrospective dedicated to the Franco-Cameroonian photographer Samuel Fosso. This major exhibition, which spans 50 years of career, looks back on a work that today occupies a central place on the international artistic scene. Emblematic series, more confidential works and unpublished youth photographs complement each other to retrace a journey that oscillates between intimate introspection and collective narratives.


TEFAF Maastricht

Forum 100, 6229 GV: Maastricht, The Netherlands

March 12, 2022 - March 20, 2022 Fair March 12, 2022 March 20, 2022 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.


TEFAF New York Spring

Park Avenue Armory: New York, United States

May 06, 2022 - May 10, 2022 Fair May 06, 2022 May 10, 2022 Europe/London TEFAF New York Spring Park Avenue Armory: New York, United States

As the world's most buoyant art market, New York City provides the ideal context for a TEFAF Fair outside Maastricht. We are proud to present TEFAF New York Spring, with a focus on modern and contemporary art and design. The Fair’s timing in early May is intended to coincide with auctions, exhibitions, and other fairs in New York dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The historic Park Avenue Armory provides the prime Manhattan location and setting for the world’s leading art dealers to meet with curators and collectors.


Wish You Were Here: African Art and Restitution

University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor: Michigan, United States

August 21, 2021 - July 03, 2022 Exhibition August 21, 2021 July 03, 2022 Europe/London Wish You Were Here: African Art and Restitution University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor: Michigan, United States

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.


The Language of Beauty in African Art

3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth: Texas, United States

March 27, 2022 - July 31, 2022 Exhibition March 27, 2022 July 31, 2022 Europe/London The Language of Beauty in African Art 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth: Texas, United States

The Language of Beauty in African Art presents nearly 250 remarkable works from collections around the world—compelling art that scholars, connoisseurs and collectors outside Africa have admired for more than a century. The exhibition features an incredible variety of objects, including a range of impressive and powerful sculptures, captivating costumes and masks made for ceremonial use, and extraordinary decorative arts. Visitors can experience works in a new way as the exhibition explores how this art was evaluated and appreciated by the local artists and audiences who created and experienced it, through the very words that they themselves used to describe their creations—their language of beauty.


Africa Fashion

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL: London, United Kingdom

June 11, 2022 - April 16, 2023 Exhibition June 11, 2022 April 16, 2023 Europe/London Africa Fashion Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL: London, United Kingdom

Africa Fashion will celebrate the irresistible creativity, ingenuity and unstoppable global impact of contemporary African fashion creatives. Over 250 objects spanning iconic mid-twentieth century designers to the present day, complemented by photographs and textiles from the V&A’s collections, will explore the vitality and innovation of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself. The V&A will explore how music and the visual arts also formed a key part of Africa’s cultural renaissance, laying the foundation for today’s fashion revolution. Following a major public call-out, new acquisitions highlighting African diasporic fashion trends of the day, paired with personal testimonies, will go on show for the first time. Alongside, Africa Fashion will highlight the new generation of ground-breaking designers, collectives, stylists and fashion photographers working across the continent today, transforming global fashions as we know them.