The Tribal Art Fair Online
Wednesday 26 April – Monday 1 May 2023
For the fourth year, Tribal Art Fair is holding an online edition, which is free to view and can be found at www.tribalartfair.nl/onlinefair. Following the successful previous online Tribal Art Fairs (TAF) this Spring’s edition is scheduled to take place from Wednesday 26 April at 3p.m. until Monday 1 May 2023 at 10 p.m. (Dutch CEST time).
An established and important international event for tribal art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas, the physical TAF (www.tribalartfair.nl) is held in Amsterdam at the end of October each year and has amassed an impressive following of collectors, dealers, museum curators, interior designers and discerning members of the public. The online edition opens up the fair and its exhibitors to a worldwide audience.
This Spring 2023, some 20 galleries are showing up to 50 of their latest acquisitions. As items sell, each dealer will refresh their stock for sale online by adding up to another 10 pieces on Saturday 29 April. The six Dutch galleries participating are joined by experts from the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Thailand, Austria and Belgium.
As well as selling authentic masks, shields, statues, textiles, jewellery and utensils, TAF is renowned for hosting an inspiring lecture programme, which can of course also be followed online.
This year’s speakers include the collector/ dealer Thomas Murray from America, a textile specialist whose subject is Iban textiles from Sarawak. Bruce Goodall is talking about his book published last year “Headrests from Southern Africa – The Architecture of Sleep”. Ian McNiven, Professor at Monash University Australia, is presenting “Beyond bridge and barrier: Torres Strait and curious artefact distributions between Queensland and New Guinea”. The full lecture programme and timings can be found on the website from the beginning of April and are free to view.
Tel: +31 (0) 6-24905585 / +31 (0) 20-6237-027
Gail McGuffie PR
Tel: +44 (0)7885 10 33 53
Notes to editors: Timings are all Dutch times (CEST). Free to view.
Exhibitors at TAF Online 2023:
Adam Prout Ethnographic Art, UK
Arte Primitivo Fernando Pujol, Spain
Astamangala, The Netherlands
Bryan Reeves – Tribal Gathering, UK
Christophe Rolley, France
Ethnic Adornment, Spain
Frans Faber – Tribal Arts, The Netherlands
Galerie Dogon, Germany
Galerie Grégory Chesne, France
Galerie Lemaire, The Netherlands
Handbury Tribal Art, UK
Hermann Sommerhage, Germany
Jack Nelis – Asian & Tribal Art, The Netherlands
Kenn Mackay – Tribal Art Antiques, UK
Louis Nierijnck, The Netherlands
Michael Woerner Oriental Art, Thailand, & Hongkong
Marcus Raccanello, Austria
Rob Temple, Belgium
Shango on ArtTrak, USA
Stothert & Trice, UK
Sisi Tatu, Belgium
Tribal Design, The Netherlands
Xquisart Tribal Art, Belgium