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The Authenticity of African Sculptures

by Henri Kamer

The issue of authenticity of African art has been central to collectors for decades.  Henri Kamer, who was president of the International Arts Experts Association at the time, published an outstanding account of the state of the matter in Artes d'Afrique Noire, No. 12 (1974).  The text  that follows is extracted from an English translation of that article, and has been edited further.  The original includes a number of illustrations.  They are not included here because I believe the text suffices without them. 

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African Art on the Internet
 
 
 
15th Triennial Symposium on African Art, Arts Council of the African Studies Association, 2011, Wednesday, March 23 - Saturday, March 26, 2011, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
http://www.acasaonline.org/conf_next.htm
Addis Art - Ethiopian Art and Artists Page
Contemporary Ethiopian art and artists - paintings, sculptures and digital art work by students and professionals from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. University instructor, Getahun Assefa's paintings, drawings, sculpture, digital art. Also work by his brother, Tesfaye Assefa. Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [KF] http://www.addisart.com/
Addis Art - Nouveau Art from Ethiopia
Artists include Shiferaw Girma and Lulseged Retta. Photographs of each artist's work, a biography, and video. Founded by Mesai Haileleul. [KF] http://www.addis-art.com/
Adire African Textiles - Duncan Clarke
History, background, and photographs of adire, adinkra, kente, bogolan, Yoruba aso-oke, akwete, ewe, kuba, and nupe textiles. The symbolism of images is often provided. One can purchase textiles as well. Clarke's Ph.D. dissertation (School of Oriental and African Studies) is on Yoruba men's weaving. See also the Adire African Textiles blog. Based in London. http://www.adireafricantextiles.com/
Afewerk Tekle
"Ethiopia’s leading artist." Biography, his paintings, sculptures, mosaics, murals, art in the artist's home. Afewerk created the stained-glass windows at the entrance of Africa Hall, headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. "In 1964, he became the first winner of the Haile Selassie I prize for Fine Arts." "In 2000, he was one of the few chosen World Laureates by the council of the ABI on the occasion of the 27th
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Image Masks of Black Africa
SEGY Ladislas
Masks of Black Africa
 
Détails sur le produit: - Broché: 248 pages - Editeur: Dover Publications Inc. (6 septembre 1976) - Langue: Anglais - ISBN-10: 048623181X - ISBN-13: 978-0486231815
 
Descrizione libro: Dover Publications, NY, 1976. First Edition; 4to, 248 pages. Comprehensive study of Arican masks, profusely illustrated with 264 b&w photographs of masks from all parts of Africa, each identified by tribe, place of origin, and ritual use. Includes masks of the Dogon, Bambara, Senufo, Guere (Ngere)-Wobe, Baule, Kuyu, Yoruba, Baga, Bapende, Bwa, Bobo-Fing, Ibo, and many other tribes. Lengthy introductory essay discussing the psychology of the masks, roles of the dancer, naturalism vs. abstraction, carving styles, the place of the carver in tribal society, and much other background material. Extensive tribal location map at the front. A Dover original first edtion. Fine, in illustrated
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Image Masques bobo: Vie, formes et couleurs
LE MOAL Guy, Anne-Marie Bouttiaux
Masques bobo: Vie, formes et couleurs
Détails sur le produit: Relié: 126 pages - Editeur: Biro (20 novembre 2008) - Langue: Français 
ISBN-10: 2351190505 - ISBN-13: 978-2351190500
Descriptions du produit: Présentation de l'éditeur
Les magnifiques photographies de Guy Le Moal présentées ici sont totalement inédites. Elles ont été prises durant la célébration de cérémonies religieuses bobo auxquelles participent exclusivement les initiés. Elles permettent de restituer la part sensible de "la vie" des masques faits de feuilles et de fibres les plus sacrés, dont la nature éphémère ne permettra jamais de figurer sur les murs des musées. Recruté par Théodore Monod, directeur général de l'Institut français d'Afrique noire basé à Dakar, pour fonder un centre IFAN à Ouagadougou en Haute-Volta (aujourd'hui Burkina Faso) qu'il dirigera jusqu'à l'indépendance en 196o, Guy Le Moal découvre dès son arrivée en Afrique le peuple bobo et ses masques qui le captivent. Sa thèse consacrée aux Bobo a été publiée en 1980 par l'ORSTOM. Parallèlement, il a été détaché au CNRS en 1963 où il a poursuivi son activité jusqu'en 2004 dans le cadre du laboratoire "Systèmes de pensée en Afrique
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Image Sculptures des Trois Volta
MASSA Gabriel, LAURET Jean-Claude
 
Sculptures des Trois Volta (ISBN-10: 2842800656 - ISBN-13: 978-2842800659) - Broché: 175 pages - Editeur : Sepia (1 janvier 2001) 
Langue : Français 
 
Présentation de l'éditeur
 
Représentatives des statuaires lobi, bobo, bwa, gurunsi et mossi, ethnies du Burkina Faso, riveraines des Trois Volta, les 135 pièces présentées dans cet ouvrage soigné n'avaient, pour la plupart, jamais été montrées au public. Statues, cannes, sièges, portes, étriers de poulie de métier à tisser... donnent un large aperçu de cet art
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Musées

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parcours 2008 d e s m o n d e s
LE SALON INTERNATIONAL DES ARTS PREMIERS
Saint Germain des Prés
PARIS du 10 au 14 Septembre
info@parcours-des-mondes. comwww.parcours-des-mondes. com
Du 10 au 14 septembre, l’art tribal sera au coeur de Saint-Germain-des-Prés : pour sa septième édition, un
Parcours des mondes nouvelle formule, porté par de nouvelles ambitions et animé par une nouvelle équipe
réunira 63 des plus grandes galeries spécialisées à travers le monde, en provenance de 10 pays (France,
Belgique, Etats-Unis, Italie, Suisse, Canada, Espagne, Grande-Bretagne, Australie et Pays-Bas).
Une quarantaine de galeries internationales se mêleront ainsi à leurs homologues parisiens au long des
rues des Beaux-arts, de Seine, Jacques Callot, Visconti, Jacob, Guénégaud et Mazarine.
C’est dans ce périmètre de 25 000 m2 que seront présentées durant ces 5 jours les plus belles pièces d’art
d’Afrique, d’Océanie, d’Asie et des Amériques à un public de collectionneurs et d’amateurs d’art tribal venu
du monde entier. Les croisements entre art tribal et art contemporain seront également à l’honneur, à travers
diverses expositions et accrochages.
Dans un contexte très favorable au marché de l’art tribal, secteur en plein essor dont Paris est la première
place mondiale, ce sont plus de 50% de galeries étrangères qui participeront cette année à cet événement
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SOMMAIRE
-Parcours des Mondes 6 ème Édition, Édito p.4
- Quelques mots sur le Marché de l’art p.6
-Liste des galeries participantes : p.8
-Présentation des Participants p.9
www.parcours-des-mondes. com
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Parcours des Mondes, l’incontournable rendez-vous des
arts d’Afrique, des Amériques, d’Asie et d’Océanie, se tiendra à Paris
du 12 au 16 septembre 2007.
Vernissage le 11 septembre de 14 à 21 heures
Parcours des Mondes a sélectionné pour sa 6ème édition 53 marchands parmi les plus grands spécialistes
internationaux, tous réunis au coeur du quartier de Saint-Germain-des-Prés à Paris, du 12 au 16
septembre 2007. Ce rendez-vous parisien est désormais l’un des temps forts incontournables du
calendrier international du marché des arts d’Afrique, des Amériques, d’Asie et d’Océanie. Année
après année, les collectionneurs, les connaisseurs, les amateurs et les professionnels du monde entier (des
États-Unis, du Canada, d’Australie, mais aussi des pays européens comme l’Allemagne, l’Autriche,
l’Italie, la Suisse ou le Royaume-Uni) font le déplacement pour l’événement, enthousiasmés par la
richesse, la diversité et la qualité des oeuvres proposées, qui font la réputation du Parcours des Mondes
depuis sa création.
Pour cette nouvelle édition, le Parcours des Mondes s’enrichit de nouveaux venus : il accueille pour
l’art africain Charles-Wesley Hourdé (Art d’Afrique et d’Océanie) ; Sam Fogg (art d’Éthiopie et

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Mali

Le Mali est un pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant des frontières communes avec la Mauritanie et l'Algérie au nord, le Niger à l'est, le Burkina Faso et la Côte d'Ivoire au sud, la Guinée au sud-ouest et le Sénégal à l'ouest. Le point le plus haut est le Hombori Tondo (1 155 m) situé dans la partie centrale du pays.

Ancienne colonie française, le Mali (alors République soudanaise) devient indépendant en 1960. Sa capitale est Bamako, forte d'une population de 1 430 000 d'habitants en 2006.

Histoire

Le Mali possède une histoire très riche et relativement bien connue. Cinq empires ou royaumes importants s’y sont succédé : l’empire du Ghana, l’empire du Mali, l’empire songhaï, le royaume bambara de Ségou et l'empire peul du Macina.

Suite à l'invasion de la France en 1883, le Mali devient une colonie française sous le nom de Soudan français. Le 4 avril 1959, le Sénégal et le Soudan se regroupent pour former la Fédération du Mali, qui accède à l'indépendance le 20 juin 1960. Deux mois plus tard, le Sénégal se retire de la fédération et proclame son indépendance. Le 22
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Ethnic group

An ethnic group is a group of human beings whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage that is real or presumed.

Ethnic identity is further marked by the recognition from others of a group's distinctiveness and the recognition of common cultural, linguistic, religious, behavioural ,, as indicators of contrast to other groups.

Ethnicity is an important means through which people can identify themselves. According to "Challenges of Measuring an Ethnic World: Science, politics, and reality", a conference organised by Statistics Canada and the United States Census Bureau (April 1–3, 1992), "Ethnicity is a fundamental factor in human life: it is a phenomenon inherent in human experience." However, many social scientists, like anthropologists Fredrik Barth and Eric Wolf, do not consider ethnic identity to be universal. They regard ethnicity as a product of specific kinds of inter-group interactions, rather than an essential quality inherent to human groups.Processes that result in the emergence of such identification are called ethnogenesis. Members of an ethnic group, on the whole, claim cultural continuities over time. Historians and cultural anthropologists have documented, however, that often many of the values, practices, and norms that imply continuity with the past are of relatively recent invention.

According to Thomas Hylland Eriksen, until recently the study of ethnicity was dominated by two distinct debates. One is between "primordialism" and
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African traditional masks

There are an enormous variety of masks used in Africa. In West Africa, masks are used in masquerades that form part of religious ceremonies enacted to contact with spirits and ancestors.

The Yoruba, Igbo and Edo cultures, including Egungun Masquerades and Northern Edo Masquerades. The masks are usually carved with an extraordinary skill and variety by artists who will usually have received their training as an apprentice to a master carver - frequently it is a tradition that has been passed down within a family through many generations. Such an artist holds a respected position in tribal society because of the work that he/she creates, embodying not only complex craft techniques but also spiritual/social and symbolic knowledge. African masks are also used in the Mas or Masquerade of the Caribbean Carnival.

African masks are made from different materials: wood, bronze, brass, copper, ivory, terra cotta and glazed pottery, raffia and textiles. Some African masks are colourful. Many African masks represent animals. Some African tribes believe that the animal masks can help them communicate with the spirits who live in forests or open savannas. People of Burkina Faso known as the Bwa and Nuna call to the spirit to stop destruction. The Dogon of Mali have complex religions that also have animal masks. Their beliefs are in three main cults - the Awa, cult of the dead, Bini, cult of communication with spirits and Lebe, cult of earth and nature. These three main cults nevertheless use seventy-eight different types of masks. Most of the ceremonies of the Dogon culture are secret, although the antelope dance is shown to non-Dogons. The antelope masks are rough rectangular boxes with several horns coming out of the top. The Dogons are expert agriculturists and the antelope symbolizes a hard working farmer.

Another culture that has a very rich agricultural tradition is the
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Les collections d'art africain dans les musées du monde

L'Amérique

Bermudes

Hamilton
 Bermuda National Gallery
 City Hall, Church Street
 lu-sa 10-16
 Arts d'Afrique occidentale: Bamana, Bwa, Bete, Guro, Yaoure, Senufo, Ashanti, Yoruba, Ibo, Bamileke...
 
Brésil

Bahia
 Museu Afro-Brasileiro. Universidade Federal da Bahia
 Terreiro de Jesus
 ma-sa 9-17
 Arts et objets cultuels d'Afrique Noire: Yoruba...

Sao Paulo
 Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia. Universidade de Sao Paulo
 Cidade Universitaria. Av. Prof Almeida Prado
 ma-ve 9-17; sa 10-14
 Ethnographie de l'Afrique noire. Exposition permanente "Culturas e Sociedades"
 
Canada

Calgary
 Glenbow Museum
 130 9th Avenue S.E.
 ma-di 9-17
 Arts d'Afrique occidentale: Baga, Senufo, Ashanti, Yoruba, Ibo, Yaunde, Bamileke... (non exposés en permanence)
 
Kingston (Ontario)
 Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Queens University
 Queens University Campus
 ma-ve 10-17; sa-di 13-17
 Arts d'Afrique occidentale: Bidyogo, Dogon, Bamana, Bankoni, Mossi, Dan, Senufo, Baule, Yaure, Anyi, Ashanti, Fanti...
 Arts du Nigeria: Yoruba, Ibo, Urhobo, Koro, Mama, Kaka...
 Arts du Gabon et du Congo: Fang, Kota, Bembe, Kongo, Yombe, Pende, Luba, Hemba, Lega, Songye, Tshokwe... (Coll. Lang)
 
Montréal
 Musée des beaux-arts
 1379-1380 rue

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Africa since 1935

Research Director
Professor A. A. Mazrui (Kenya)

Co-Director
C. Wondji (Ivory Coast)

Arts and society since 1935
J. VANSINA

Across Africa today the arts give the show an amazing cauldron of creativity emerged with a dizzying diversity of all layers of society. Many new artistic trends date from the second half of the colonial period. Besides, some pioneers are still working today. After all, it is past two generations since 1935. But in that short time, the artistic activity was a richness and diversity as this chapter may at most trace the main lines of its evolution (1).

Initially, we must enumerate a few general features of social and cultural matrix that is all. These are: the growing impact but unevenly distributed in Europe, the growth of cities, social stratification more trenches that lead to the formation of new classes, the industrial division of time has reached the beaches of leisure may be devoted to the practice and enjoyment of the arts, the prestige associated with the technical and technical training, changing the place and role of the artist in society, past status of artisan to that of cultural soothsayer The change in attitude toward art and their use, alteration of values in general and more specifically the changing religious values. The multiplication of objects of artistic production offers new opportunities, these are just

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Africa under colonial rule, 1880-1935

Research Director
Professor A. A. Boahen (Ghana)

In February 1976, in Nigeria, a man was arrested at a police checkpoint between Ibadan and Lagos. He was carrying two bags full of bronze sculptures and wood on suspicion of having stolen it affirmât well as the owner. Upon inquiry, the man telling the truth. Recently converted to Islam, he lived and worked in Ibadan at a community center. The effigies of deities carved Yoruba he was carrying had been brought in Ibadan, like many others, by migrant workers to satisfy the spiritual aspirations of these artisans, shopkeepers, civil servants and other migrant workers in their temporary residence. But the leader of the community, having converted to Islam, began in turn to convert their neighbors. Converted in his turn, the suspect heard himself served as symbols of their ancient faith were to disappear to allow the community center to become a dwelling worthy of the spiritual presence of Allah. Unable to consider destroying these objects, he resolved to return to his village, place of origin, where they have since been resettled.

This incident is a perfect example of the evolution of cultural forms and their concrete manifestation and at the same time, the survival or the renewal of cultural values from specific forms of domination, whether of a religious or more clearly social. What remained true in 1976 was even more common during this period particularly dramatic external domination of Africa, which saw the submission of an entire people, its social

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  • The exhibition «  Africa Remix » in the Centre Pompidou from 25th of May until the 15th of August 2005, raised a panorama of African contemporary art.

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Achi - Adangmé - Adio - Afar - Afo - Aka - Akan - Akyem - Akwaim - Alagya - Aman - Amhara - Amba - Ambo - Angoni - Anga - Ankwé - Ano - Anyi

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