Cornette de Saint Cyr Africa Unite!

6 Avenue Hoche, 75008: Paris, France

October 28, 2020 - October 28, 2020 Auction October 28, 2020 October 28, 2020 Europe/London Cornette de Saint Cyr Africa Unite! 6 Avenue Hoche, 75008: Paris, France

Pan-African solidarity charity sale in collaboration with La Marocaine des Arts, Casablanca.


Tribal Art Fair

Online: Online

October 29, 2020 - November 01, 2020 Fair October 29, 2020 November 01, 2020 Europe/London Tribal Art Fair Online: Online

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. This year the fair will be only online. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the fair won’t take place in the Duif in Amsterdam. The fair will open on Thursday 29 October at 3.00 pm and will continue until 1 November 10.00 pm. In between these times you can visit the online fair. Every gallery will show their recent acquisitions on a special website. You can contact the gallery owner directly if you are interested in something. During these days there are also lectures which you can follow from home. Let’s meet at this digital platform and next year again in the Duif!


ART X Lagos

The Civic Centre, Victoria Island: Lagos, Nigeria

November 06, 2020 - November 08, 2020 Fair November 06, 2020 November 08, 2020 Europe/London ART X Lagos The Civic Centre, Victoria Island: Lagos, Nigeria

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.


El Anatsui. Triumphant Scale

Bern Art Museum, Hodlerstrasse 8–12, 3011 : Bern, Switzerland

March 13, 2020 - November 11, 2020 Exhibition March 13, 2020 November 11, 2020 Europe/London El Anatsui. Triumphant Scale Bern Art Museum, Hodlerstrasse 8–12, 3011 : Bern, Switzerland

In collaboration with Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Kunstmuseum Bern is mounting a large-scale exhibition of the work of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. He is arguably Africa’s most renowned contemporary artist and famous for his large sculptures of recycled bottle caps that decorate whole walls like magnificent tapestries. At the same time, the former metal bottle caps of liquor bottles reflect the (post-)colonial relationship between Europe, Africa and the New World. The exhibition focuses on the monumentality of El Anatsui's work and reveals how it developed out of his life-long passion for drawing, his wooden sculptures carved with chainsaws, and the ceramics he produced in the early years of his artistic career.


African Arts—Global Conversations

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn: New York, United States

February 14, 2020 - November 15, 2020 Exhibition February 14, 2020 November 15, 2020 Europe/London African Arts—Global Conversations Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn: New York, United States

African Arts—Global Conversations puts African arts where they rightfully belong: within the global art historical canon. It brings those works into greater, meaningful art historical conversations and critiques previous ways that encyclopedic museums and the field of art have or have not included them. African Arts—Global Conversations presents thirty-three works, including twenty by African artists. Highlights include a celebrated eighteenth-century Kuba sculpture, fourteenth- to sixteenth-century Ethiopian Orthodox processional crosses, and a mid-twentieth-century Sierra Leonean Ordehlay or Jollay society mask. Also featured are recent works by Atta Kwami, Ranti Bam, Magdalene Odundo OBE, and Taiye Idahor, which are paired with artworks by Māori, Seminole, Spanish, American, Huastec, and Korean artists.


Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time

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

April 11, 2020 - November 29, 2020 Exhibition April 11, 2020 November 29, 2020 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.