Expositions Thématiques


Lempertz

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“Ancestral Visions: Papua New Guinea Art from the Sepik Ramu”

Lempertz is delighted to host this exhibition to mark the launch of a new book, Sepik Ramu Art, edited by Kevin Conru with contributions from three eminent scholars, Virginia-Lee Webb, Crispin Howarth and Barry Craig. The book will feature about 200 works, drawn from three renowned European private collections, each superbly photographed by Hughes Dubois. From these objects Lempertz and Kevin Conru have selected 96 which will be exhibited at Lempertz’ gallery on the Rue du Grand Cerf (Grotehertstraat) in Brussels from 24 May - 28 June.

The Sepik River flows largely west to east along its serpentine course of more than 1,000 kilometres and the Ramu River flows 650 kilometres south to north, both emptying into the Bismarck Sea. The vast catchment area of the two rivers is home to numerous groups such as the Iatmul, Boiken, and Abelam, and at one time more that 200 languages were spoken in the region. The exhibition will attempt to reflect the broad diversity of art works from the area, from small body ornaments to a large house post and skull rack; from small masks and figures used as personal charms to large gable masks, shields, malu boards, headrests, food hooks and over-modelled skulls. The exhibition does not set out to be a comprehensive ethnographic survey but rather is a celebration of the very best artistic achievements of the carvers and other artists of this area.

As might be expected with loans from such important collections, many of the works date from the earliest period of contact with the west and the list of provenances features many of the greatest names of museums, dealers, collectors and anthropologists. Some of the artefacts were formerly in the Linden Museum, Stuttgart; the Reiss Museum in Mannheim; the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin; the Rautenstrauch Joest Museum, Cologne; and the Liverpool Museum. Amongst the great dealers whose names feature are Arthur Speyer, Berlin; Leendert Van Lier, Blaricum; Philip Goldman, London; Matthias Lemaire, Amsterdam; Charles Ratton, Paris; and Julius Konietzko, Hamburg. Great collectors from the past include Ernst Heinrich, Bad Cannstatt; Cornelius Meulendijk and Carel Groenevelt, Rotterdam; James Hooper, Arundel; and Walter Bondy, Paris.

Address : Lempertz Auktionshaus - 6 Rue du Grand Cerf - 1000 Brussels


Aboriginal Signature Estrangin

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“Masterpieces des artistes Aborigènes du Spinifex – Australie”

Durant BRUNEAF, la galerie Aboriginal Signature Estrangin ouvre son espace autour d’une collection rare d’art Aborigène, réalisée par les artistes du Spinifex Art Project - nomades d’Australie dont certains quittent le désert le plus éloignée de ce continent en 1986, lors de leur première rencontre avec le monde occidental.

La galerie Aboriginal Signature Estrangin est engagée dans une démarche éthique de défense de l’art Aborigène de haut niveau par des partenariats exclusifs avec les communautés et Aborigènes de ces régions éloignées.

A ce titre, la galerie représente officiellement en Europe les 28 centres d’art disséminés dans les communautés éloignés indigènes. Ces structures à but non lucratif, appartenant aux Aborigènes, permettent à ce peuple de préserver leur territoire sacré et leur autonomie. La galerie représente ainsi près de 100 artistes parmi les plus importants d’Australie.

Installées depuis toujours en ces lieux, les artistes Aborigènes, véritables vigies du territoire, entretiennent et chantent ces lieux signifiants par leurs peintures. Ce mouvement artistique lancé en 1969, prend une amplitude de plus en plus importante dans le monde de l’art auprès des collectionneurs privés et complète les collections prestigieuses des plus grands musées en Australie et au delà comme au British Museum, le MET.

Kungkarangkalpa - Our Country, 230 x 200 cm, Desert du Grand Victoria, Australie © Aboriginal Signature Estrangin gallery, with courtesy of the artists and Spinifex Art Project.


Ambre Congo

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“PILI PILI et Atelier du Hangar”

Exposition proposée par la galerie Ambre Congo

Adresse : SR Gallery, rue Ernest Allard 37

Date : 12-27 Juin 2019

PILI PILI, Kifwebe, oil on paper, c. 1950, 12 x 19 cm (détail)


Ambre Congo

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“Bakongo Calabashes - Tribute to Alain Guisson”

Adresse : Ambre Congo, 17 Impasse Saint-Jacques

Bakongo Calabashes - Democratic Republic of Congo


Guilhem Montagut

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“Forms & matters”

Adresse : 46 Rue aux Laines

Masque Kwele, Sangha Region, Republic of The Congo, 48 x 67 cm, ARMAN Collection, New York


 AAB Workshop

14 Juin - NH Hotel


Paul Bromberg: Thai Silver and Nielloware

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Paul Bromberg is the serving editor of the Journal of the Siam Society, a contributing editor to Arts of Asia magazine and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He writes and lectures regularly about Thai art and antiques. He has been living in Asia since 1985, and resident in Bangkok since 1997. He read Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds, and also studied at Fudan

University, Shanghai, and Xiamen University, Fujian province, China. He was an editorial advisor to Bencharong & Chinaware in the Court of Siam (2011), a contributing author to Royal Porcelain from Siam: Unpacking the Ring Collection (2013) and the author of THAI SILVER and Nielloware (2019) – he will present this book during the Fair.

Paul Bromberg will present a talk on "Thai Silver and Nielloware", which display exquisite craftsmanship and design to rival better-known genres of silver from Asia. However, there has to date been little research undertaken about this fascinating subject. Bromberg will examine the history and scope of specified Thai silver and nielloware production dating from the early 19th century to the present, as well as the various forms and designs utilized.

 

Gilles Béghin : De Kathmandu à Pékin : A propos du sculpteur Anige (1243-1306)

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La personnalité de l’artiste népalais Anige (Aniko), employé par l’empereur mongol Khubilaï Khan (r. 1260-1294), demeure l’une des grandes énigmes de l’art himâlayen et l’objet de nombreuses discussions. Cette conférence tente de cerner le style de ce sculpteur, son origine et son héritage.