This year the Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam will be online only.

Many visitors from the Netherlands and abroad are looking forward to the Tribal Art Fair in Amsterdam, but the organization has canceled this year the physical fair in “De Duif”. A special online version can be visited instead. The online fair opens on Thursday, October 29 at 3 p.m. and lasts until November 1 at 10 p.m. During these days, the most recent acquisitions of the 21 participating galleries can be found on a special website. Each gallery will show up to fifty objects.
After eighteen years, the Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam has grown into an important international fair for collectors, dealers and museum curators in the field of tribal art from all over the world. Tribal art is so much more than masks and sculptures. It also encompasses textiles, jewellery and utensils. It goes without saying that this diversity will also be on display at the website of the online Tribal Art Fair.
For years now, ethnographic objects have been a source of inspiration for artists, designers and interior designers. The way in which these objects were made by specialised craftsmen is unique. In addition, special materials were often used for the objects.

During the fair days, there are fascinating lectures which you can follow from home. Dr Uli Kozok, professor at the University of Hawaii speaks with visual artist Frans Jozef van Nispen about the drawings in the magical books of the Toba Batak from Sumatra. Canadian dealer Marc Assayag, author of “The stars are eyes”, tells in another lecture how in his opinion the yam masks of the Abelam from Papua New Guinea should be viewed.

Online fair: starts on October 29 at 3 p.m. and lasts until November 1 at 10 p.m.

For more information: Finette Lemaire, +31 (0) 6-24905585 /