Café Tribal
Espace Tribal _ 22 rue Visconti (from 10h to 11h)

 Once again this year, the organizers of Parcours des Mondes will offer a pleasant wake-up call with Café Tribal, a series of three morning sessions running from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. featuring specialists, museum curators, and collectors in a roundtable discussion and debate on a variety of subjects. This year, Café Tribal discussions will focus on the 1930 exhibition at the Galerie du Théâtre Pigalle, to which the exhibition at Espace Tribal will also be devoted.

Wednesday 12 September: 

10.00-11.00: Café Tribal, “From the Théâtre Pigalle exhibition (1930) to the Maison des Artistes (1911): a genealogy in reverse”, presented by Yaëlle Biro, associate curator for the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (FR).

Thursday 13 September: 

10.00-11.00: Café Tribal, “The Théâtre Pigalle exhibition in Paris in 1930 and the African Negro Art exhibition at the MoMA in 1935”, presented by Virginia-Lee Webb, art historian and guest curator for the Menil Collection. (EN)

Friday 14 September: 

10.00-11.00: Café Tribal, Aurélien Gaborit, the head of the Africa collections at the Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac and the curator of the exhibition “Madagascar, l’art de la grande île”, talks about the presence of a piece from Madagascar at the Théâtre Pigalle exhibition in 1930 and links it with the “Madagascar” exhibition that will open at the Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac on 18 September. (FR)

Tribune & Guests
Espace Tribal _ 22 rue Visconti


In the late afternoons, Tribal Art magazine will present further programming featuring special guests.

Tuesday 11 September: 

14.30-15.30: opening and a gathering with Adam Lindeman, the honorary president of Parcours des Mondes 2018. The author of Collecting Contemporaryand the director of the New York gallery Venus Over Manhattan, Adam is also a primitive art connoisseur.

Wednesday 12 September: 

16.00-19.00: Rencontres livresques(Bookish Encounters): “Paris, 1930s” (FR)

Three fascinating works are presented in the presence of authors, publishers, and researchers.

Thursday 13 September: 

16.00- 19.00: The latest publishing news, in the presence of a group of authors. (FR & EN)

Friday 14 September: 

15.00-17.30: Symposium:“What does the future hold for the ancient art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas?”

In the first part of the symposium, the USA’s Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association(ATADA) talks about how industry professionals and enthusiasts on the other side of the Atlantic go about organising themselves. (EN & FR)

In the second part, Yves-Bernard Debbie – joined by a number of speakers – discusses the situation in France and the industry’s reactions to the aims of French president Emmanuel Macron. (FR).

The symposium will end with a Q&A session with the audience.


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