International Tribal Art Fair – Amsterdam 2021


Following the success of the first online Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam at the end of October 2020, the organizer decided to host an online spring exhibition. The Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam Online, featuring 30 art dealers from nine countries, will run from Thursday, April 29, from 15:00 to Monday, May 3, 2021, at 22:00 (Dutch time) on www .tribalartfair.NL / online fair.

Now, Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam is an internationally recognized art fair not only for collectors, but also for dealers, interior decorators, and museum curators in the field of tribal art. The fair is usually held at De Duif in Amsterdam. But due to the pandemic, it was held online last fall and had about 9,000 visitors.

In addition to galleries that participated in the first online exhibition in 2020, nine new galleries have signed up for this spring event. Early exhibitors include Rare Photo Gallery in Toronto, which specializes in 19th and 20th century Canadian, American and indigenous photography. It will feature mainly items from India and Oceania.

New Dutch exhibitors, some of whom specialize in antique Asian weapons, are also joining this spring online fair. The Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam will feature a wide and varied selection of objects.

Burkina Faso, Lobi, chair, 98 x 30 cm. Photo: Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam.

The Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam Online

29 April – 3 May 2021

Visit TAF from home

The online Tribal Art Fair Netherlands opens up new opportunities for a lecture program with the involvement of specialists from all over the world. American tattoo anthropologist Lars Krutak will give a lecture “Tattooing in the Arctic: An Ancient History”. Author Jamie Allen will talk about the recently published book Wild Beads of Africa: Old Powdered Glass Beads from the Billy Steinberg Collection.

Tribal Art Fair

28 – 31 October 2021

The Duif in Amsterdam

Items from Africa, Oceania, various countries in Asia, North and South America can be seen at the Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam online fair. In addition to the masks and statues, visitors will also find textiles, jewelry, and tableware for sale on the website. The 30 galleries display up to 50 items each.

Twenty renowned art dealers from Holland and abroad will present their best works at Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam. Collectors, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in tribal art can join us this year online this year.

Uli rituals

By Jean-Philippe Beaulieu

Ulis are iconic art objects of oceanic origin. These powerful ancestors were represented at Malagan ceremonies in central New Ireland. Already at the turn of the twentieth century, they were very rare, and we identified over 220 in museums and private collections.

For almost 150 of them, we identified field collectors, and for the most part, the village of collectors and the village from where they came from. The visitors of Tribal Art Fair Netherlands will be taken on a journey through old diaries forgotten in libraries, letters, and old photographs. They will visit museums, private collections, on the hills where the abandoned village of Konombin is hidden, one of the most important ritual places.




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