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Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam Online
26 April – 1 May 2023

The Tribal Art Fair online will be from Wednesday 26 April at 3 pm until Monday 1 May 10 pm Saturday 6 may 10 pm (local time). This edition 23 dealers will participate, showing their most recent acquisitions on this website. Every gallery will post up to 50 objects on their gallery page and on Saturday 29 April at 3 pm every gallery will add an extra 10 objects.
There will also be a lecture program which you can follow from home.

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Lecture program during the TAF online

You can follow these lectures during the online Tribal Art Fair by Zoom webinar. All lectures will be in English.
A link to register will be on the page of the lecture from 10 April.

Friday 28 April 2023

Beyond bridge and barrier: Torres Strait and curious artefact distributions between Queensland and New Guinea

For 200 years, Torres Strait has been seen as an important boundary for the distribution of ethnographic object types between Aboriginal Australia and Melanesian New Guinea. If movement of objects did occur, it was generally seen as one-way and associated with the diffusion of Melanesian objects into northeast Australia. But …
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Friday 28 April 2023

Provenance and Pitfalls

The talk is based on my book of the same name: Provenance, where I discuss some ardent collectors over the past two hundred years. What motivates them and how tastes have changed. I will also discuss some of the distortions can that be made about objects. What exactly is is …
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Saturday 29 April 2023

Headrests of Southern Africa – The Architecture of Sleep

Headrests of Southern Africa – The Architecture of Sleep features 438 headrests from the KwaZulu-Natal, Eswatini and Limpopo regions of southern Africa. These objects of symbolic as well as practical value are brought to life with wide-ranging insights into their creation, ownership, use and significance. Detailed historical knowledge specific to …
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Sunday 30 April 2023

Encountering Iban Textiles:
A Personal, Historical, Theoretical, and Current Perspective

I encountered my first Pua Kumbu on December 31, 1976 and it was love at first sight. I was visiting the home of a doctor friend who had walked across Borneo taking care of orangutans.The pattern was compelling, organic, psychedelic. I wanted to know more…He said their motifs were known …
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