Tribal Art Fair
25, 26 and 27 October
For the 17th time, the Tribal Art Fair is taking place in the wonderful De Duif church in the centre of Amsterdam. Twenty galleries will be exhibiting their most exceptional pieces. There will also be a programme featuring readings and films. For example, unique amateur film images captured in Papua in 1961 will be screened.
The Tribal Art Fair is one of the four most important ethnographic fairs in Europe. This is reflected in the international character of the fair. Participants come from various countries, such as the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Thailand and the USA, and visitors travel to Amsterdam from all over the world to visit the fair too.
The fair is of interest to anyone who wants to find out more about tribal art. Guided tours are organised and you can find out information from the gallery owners. Of course, there’s also plenty for long-standing collectors to see.
Tribal art is about so much more than masks and sculptures. It also encompasses textiles, jewellery and utensils. It goes without saying that this diversity will also be on display at the Tribal Art Fair.
For years now, ethnographic objects have been a source of inspiration for artists, designers and interior designers. The way in which these objects were made by specialised craftsmen is unique. In addition, special materials were often used for the objects.
Orchid fibres, beaten tree bark and beads made from shells are just a few of the many materials that were used to produce these objects.
A visit to the TAF is an inspiring experience.
Preview Thursday 24 October 15.00 – 19.00, invitation only
Date Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October 2019
Opening hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Location De Duif, Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam
Admission € 7.50