Sotheby’s Art of Africa, Oceania, & the Americas

1334 York Avenue: New York, United States

May 13, 2019 - May 13, 2019 Auction May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019 Europe/London Sotheby’s Art of Africa, Oceania, & the Americas 1334 York Avenue: New York, United States


Contemporary African Art

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

May 15, 2019 - May 15, 2019 Auction May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019 Europe/London Contemporary African Art 118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008: Paris, France

For this 8th sale of contemporary African art at PIASA.


Asen: Forged Memories of Iron in Dahomey Vodun Art

Rue Jean-Calvin, 10: Genève, Switzerland

November 21, 2018 - May 29, 2019 Exhibition November 21, 2018 May 29, 2019 Europe/London Asen: Forged Memories of Iron in Dahomey Vodun Art Rue Jean-Calvin, 10: Genève, Switzerland

From November 21, 2018, the Musée Barbier-Mueller will present an exhibition focused on asen, iron altars specifically those of the former kingdom of Dahomey. It will explore an array of issues important to our understanding of these striking sculptures. Key among these are artist hands, questions of use, the history of these arts, and how asen enhance our understanding of the broader regional history of the southern area of the Republic of Benin where they are found.


Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics

The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, MD, 21218: Baltimore, United States

July 15, 2018 - June 02, 2019 Exhibition July 15, 2018 June 02, 2019 Europe/London Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, MD, 21218: Baltimore, United States

Beauty stops us in our tracks. It makes us pause, look, consider. Sometimes it overwhelms us. We are often told art should aspire to this standard and be proportionate, symmetrical, naturalistic, and orderly. But what of work that is designed to revolt and terrify? Across Sub-Saharan Africa, artists working across a range of states, societies, and cultures deliberately created artwork that violated conceptions of beauty, symmetry, and grace—both ours and theirs. Subverting Beauty features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c.1880-c. 1960) that are accumulative, composite, crude, counterintuitive, and disproportionate. More importantly still, it explores the reasons why artists working during this turbulent period in the continent’s history turned against beauty in order to express the meaning and vitality of their day-to-day existence.


Bourgogne Tribal Show

Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil F-71460: Bonnay, France

May 30, 2019 - June 02, 2019 Fair May 30, 2019 June 02, 2019 Europe/London Bourgogne Tribal Show Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil F-71460: Bonnay, France

The Burgundy Tribal Show is the first international tribal art fair to be held in the countryside. In a rural setting, and a relaxed atmosphere conducive to discovery, the Burgundy Tribal Show offers its audience a distinctly different experience.


CULTURES

Rue Ernest Allard: Brussels, Belgium

June 12, 2019 - June 16, 2019 Fair June 12, 2019 June 16, 2019 Europe/London CULTURES Rue Ernest Allard: Brussels, Belgium

For several years now, the three organisations, AAB, BAAF and BRUNEAF, have instituted a dynamic synergy in relation to the June events to ensure their wide international recognition. With our successful record in this area all three organisations have decided to join forces and organise a single event in June while retaining their own specific mode of operation. CULTURES – The World Arts Fair will soon become a global reference for seasoned collectors as well as amateurs interested in Asian, antique and non-European art. A simple and ingenious colour code will be used to identify exhibitors and their respective specialities. Our enthusiasm is as great as ever and more than ever we will endeavour to turn Brussels into THE venue for the classical arts.