Vom 29. bis zum 31. Oktober 2021 wird in Amsterdam die Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam (TAF) als Präsenzmesse veranstaltet. Die 21 Teilnehmer decken ein breites Feld der traditionellen außereuropäischen Kunst ab, z.B. Asien (Michael Woerner), Ozeanien (Marcus Raccanello) und natürlich Afrika (Bryan Reeves oder auch Christopher Polley). Leider sind auf der Website der Messe keine Objekte zu sehen, was v.a. für die Sammler schade ist, die wegen der parallel stattfinden Tagung der Vereinigung der Freunde Afrikanischer Kultur nicht teilnehmen können.
After the successful online edition of the Tribal Art Fair (TAF) in 2020, the fair will be back in October in De Duif in Amsterdam. More than 2000 objects offer a great diversity in function, form, region and budget. It is an unmissable event for collectors,art lovers and anyone interested in ethnographic art.
Not only masks and statues but also textiles from Southeast Asia, beautiful jewellery from Africa, shields from Oceania and unique miniatures of the Inuit, will be on display at the TAF. Often these are objects for daily use, as well as objects associated with fertility, initiation or transition rituals. Exhibitors will be happy to explain about their intriguing collections.
Twenty traders from home and abroad will be exhibiting in the Duif. This year there will also be a number of new participants such as the gallery Xquisart from Ghent, specialising in African art, Marcus Raccanello from Vienna mainly offering objects from Oceania. Of course, there will also be dealers from the Netherlands such as Astamangala, Tribal Design, Louis Nierijnck and Galerie Lemaire who have been
participating in the first TAF in 2003. Also present, Michael Woerner, who specialises in Asian art and Brant Mackley Gallery from New Mexico exhibiting objects from North America.
Visitors are invited to attend a number of interesting lectures. Albert van Zonneveld talks about the third part "Swords and knives" from his book sequences "Traditional weapons of Borneo, the equipment of the headhunters". Philip van Kerrebroeck will give the lecture cache-sexe: “from apron to tanga!” and Ron van Doorn will give a presentation about his recently published book Akua'ba Asante, Wednesday child.
The TAF will be back in ‘De Duif” the last weekend of October- we will be happy to welcome anyone with an interest in ethnographic art.