• Grotesques et Baroques

    June,2018

    Grotesques & Baroques : Les têtes et figures sculptées de Patrick Varnier face à l’art Oceanien et Eskimo

    Le regard de Patrick Varnier, connu au quartier de Saint-Germain-des-Prés comme maitre-encadreur et marchand « d’Art Moderne de Tous les Temps » s’est longuement porté sur ses têtes sacrées : les Religieux, les Monstres Sacrés (ou pas), le Bestiaire de l’Humanité, ses amis, mais aussi les Beautés Noires…

    Sculptant entre les commandes derrière son établie d’encadreur depuis plus de trente ans, Varnier a accumulé une petite production de pièces strictement uniques sans cesse en mutation. Le Christ à l’agonie côtoie l’évêque décrépi, l’homme et le cochon se mue en une représentation emmenant directement de Bruegel et des pires cauchemars du Moyen âge. Francis Bacon, l’ami de toujours se présent en triptyque halluciné et pourtant - la beauté douce, sensuel et érotique surgi au regard des magnifiques têtes de femmes Noires intériorisées et contrastant avec la déchéance des Vielles, sculptées en torses, décrépi et torturés.

    Patrick Varnier nous offre une vision de l’enfer au jour le jour - Une inspiration Baroque qui mêle le Ligier Richier aux mendiants écorchés, de la Maria Magdalena de Donatello a la déchéance des gueux et à la peste noire. Sa vision de la noirceur de l’âme humaine est sublimée par ses matériaux soyeux, riches et scintillants que sont l’argent massif et le marbre blanc de Carrare.

    En face - un ensemble de têtes Océaniens & Eskimo liés à la mort et aux cultes des ancêtres – objets sauvages et puissants…
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  • PoP uP exhibition during ART Basel

    June,2018

    A PoP-uP exhibition of Oceanic & Eskimo At in conjunction with Galerie Beck & Eggling from Düsseldorf held at the gallery of Angela Berney Fine Arts & Jean-Francois Heim on the Münsterplatz in the old city of Basel.

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  • 24 - 27 Mai 2018 BOURGOGNE TRIBAL SHOW 24 - 27 May 2018

    May,2018

    Not Available
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  • TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING 2018

    April,2018

    A great selection of Oceanic & Eskimo Art along side 25 early drawings by George Grosz...I hope you enjoy the show !
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  • Bourgogne Tribal Show - SAVE the DATE

    March,2018

    Once again we welcome you to the Bourgogne Tribal Show. It is the first commercial and international tribal-art fair to be held in a countryside location. Set deep in Burgundy, in idyllic rural surroundings, with a relaxed atmosphere that naturally lends itself to discovery, exchange and discussion, the Bourgogne Tribal Show offers a resolutely different experience. I invite you to come and discover in the exhibition rooms of Galerie Bruno Mory, situated in the hamlet of Besanceuil - Bonnay near the Abbey of Cluny. The international exhibitors - specialized in Tribal Art, Asian Art and Ancient Art - all look forward to you visit at the Third Bourgogne Tribal Show...
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  • A new web site / blog for Oceanic Art

    October,2017

    Voici le tout nouveau blog et site web des élèves et anciens élèves de l'Ecole du Louvre - Spécialisés en ART OCEANIEN !!!!

     https://casoar.org/

    Here is the all new blog and web site by the students and former students of the Ecole du Louvre - Specialized in OCEANIC ART !!!! 

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  • Fake Tabua in Fiji

    May,2017

    From the FIJI TIMES ONLINE : A investigation has been launched by the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs on the circulation and sale of fake tabua (whale's tooth) in the country. Being aware of this issue, which it said had been going on for some time, it took a serious twist when one of the fake whale's tooth was presented to the Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama, in one of his official engagements in Tailevu recently. iTaukei Affairs permanent secretary Savenaca Kaunisela said they confiscated more than 40 fake tabua last week. In an exclusive interview with The Fiji Times yesterday, he said the 40 tabua were confiscated from different places, with majority found in villages. "This is not the first time we had come across this issue. It has been going on for quite some time now until it was brought to our attention after we visited one of the villages in Tailevu last week," Mr Kaunisela said. "Fijian communities and villages are the very places where these fake tabua are found and the sad part is the villages are not even aware of this." He said they would conduct an investigation and find out the origin of the fake whale's tooth.
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  • Destruction By Australian Customs of a 200 year old French/Australian "herbier" from Le Have Museum

    May,2017

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  • A gift to the Volkenkunde Museum in Leiden

    May,2017

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  • Kiribati Armour at Cambridge

    March,2017

    The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is proud to present the focused results of an interdisciplinary collaboration.
    This new collaboration between the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Tungaru: the Kiribati Project, focuses on the extraordinary suits of armour made in the small islands of Kiribati throughout the 19th century.
    By looking closely at the armour we will discover how these complex objects were made, worn and used. Other objects on display will explore the contemporary relevance of this armour to I-Kiribati people today. The display will also include a new suit of armour made especially for the Museum by artists Kaetaeta Watson, Lizzy Leckie and Chris Charteris.
    Exhibition curated by Alison Clark and Rachel Howie.
    The research leading to this exhibition has received funding from the European Research Council project Pacific Presences [http://pacificpresences.maa.cam.ac.uk] under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, grant agreement no.324146]11.
    The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is proud to present the focused results of an interdisciplinary collaboration.
    This new collaboration between the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Tungaru: the Kiribati Project, focuses on the extraordinary suits of armour made in the small islands of Kiribati throughout the 19th century.
    By looking closely at the armour we will discover how these complex objects were made, worn and used. Other objects on display will explore the contemporary relevance of this armour to I-Kiribati people today. The display will also include a new suit of armour made especially for the Museum by artists Kaetaeta Watson, Lizzy Leckie and Chris Charteris.
    Exhibition curated by Alison Clark and Rachel Howie.
    The research leading to this exhibition has received funding from the European Research Council project Pacific Presences [http://pacificpresences.maa.cam.ac.uk] under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, grant agreement no.324146]11.
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