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.


Woolley & Wallis Tribal Art & Antiquities

51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

December 15, 2021 - December 15, 2021 Auction December 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 Europe/London Woolley & Wallis Tribal Art & Antiquities 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury: Wiltshire, United Kingdom


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.