Following the success of the Tribal Art Fair Amsterdams first online fair, held at the end of October 2020, the organiser has decided to hold an online spring edition. Featuring 30 tribal art dealers from nine countries, the Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam Online is taking place from Thursday 29 April at 3pm until Monday 3 May 2021 at 10pm (Dutch time) at www.tribalartfair.nl/onlinefair.
Over the past 18 years, Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam has grown into an internationally acknowledged fair for collectors, dealers, interior decorators and museum curators in the field of tribal art. Usually held at De Duif in Amsterdam, the pandemic meant that it was held online last autumn, with some 9,000 online visitors. In addition to the galleries which participated in the first online fair in 2020, there are nine new galleries signed up to join this spring event. Amongst the first-time exhibitors is Rare Photo Gallery from Toronto specialising in 19th and 20th century Canadian, American and indigenous photographs and will mainly display objects from India and Oceania.
New Dutch exhibitors, some specialising in antique Asiatic weapons, are also joining this online spring fair. A wide and diverse selection of objects will be available at the fair.
An online fair gives new opportunities for the lecture programme with specialists from all over the world involved. Lars Krutak, the American tattoo anthropologist, will give a lecture about Tattooing in the Arctic: An Ancient History. The author Jamey Allen will talk about the recently published book: Wild Beads of Africa: Old Powderglass Beads from the Collection of Billy Steinberg. The full programme will be able to view at www.tribalartfair.nl
from early April 2021.
Objects from Africa, Oceania, various Asian countries and North and South America can be admired at the online Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam. In addition to masks and statues, the visitors will also find textiles, jewellery and utensils for sale on the website with the 30 galleries showing up to 50 objects each.