Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam

Artefacts and objects that tell a fascinating story 

This year, the Tribal Art Fair (27, 28 and 29 October 2017) is celebrating its 15th edition. In Amsterdam’s De Duif church, twenty galleries from the Netherlands and abroad will be exhibiting tribal objects from Africa, Oceania, North and South America and Asia.

Visitors will not only find spears, shields, masks and sculptures on display. They’ll also find textiles from Southeast Asia, jewellery from Oceania, traditional currencies and unique miniatures from the Inuit people. The objects are often for everyday use, or relate to fertility, initiation or transition rituals. Visitors to the Tribal Art Fair can expect to be amazed by intriguing objects, which the exhibitors will be more than happy to explain.

Organiser Finette Lemaire from Galerie Lemaire is proud of the fact that the fair is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. “For lots of international collectors and dealers, the fair has become a permanent fixture on their calendars”, she explains. Long before the private opening, a big queue of guests forms outside. Everyone wants to be the first through the doors so they can get their hands on the best treasures. According to Lemaire, what makes this fair special is that at least half of the visitors buy something. Lemaire: “The Tribal Art Fair is an event not to be missed by collectors, enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in ethnographic objects.”

During the fair, there will be a programme of readings, films and guided tours.

Tribal Art Fair information 2017

Preview on 26 October 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (invite only)

27, 28 and 29 October 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address: De Duif, Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam

Entrance fee: 5 euros

For more information: Finette Lemaire/ Galerie Lemaire;
Tel.: +31 (0)20-6237027 or +31 (0)6-24905585

Participants for 2017
Adam Prout Tribal Art, UK
Artconcern, Baarn
Astamangala, Amsterdam
Ben Hunter, London
Brant Mackley, Hersey/Santa Fe
Bruno Frey, Arnay-le-duc
Bryan Reeves – Tribal Gathering, London
Dick Meijer – Antiquiteiten, Amsterdam
Ethnographic Art Books, Leiden
Frans Faber – Tribal Arts, Amsterdam
Galerie Dogon, Berlin
Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam
Galerie Punchinello, Paris
Galerie Willem Zwiep, Amsterdam
Handbury Tribal Art, UK
Hermann Sommerhage, Duisburg
Karavanserai, Maastricht
Michael Evans Tribal Art, USA
Sisi Tatu, Gent
Stothert & Trice, London
Tribal Design, Amsterdam
Tribal Magazine