Parcours Des Mondes 2018
"Faces Of Humanity"
Since the beginning of time men has made images of themselves. At first, they were simple abstract figures, though later on through evolution they became more specified and detailed. The faces of these early artworks were very idealized and they were portraits of the artist’s beliefs, social structures and myth's. Almost every culture has its distinctive approach of representing its own human image. It is very interesting to study these differences, but it's even more fascinating to search for what they have in common.
From Tuesday 11 September till Sunday 16 September, Paris, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés
I'm very proud to present my new book:
Hendrik Elias' Legacy
Hendrik Elias was one of the first individuals to have earned a master’s degree in African art history at Ghent University.
His thesis on the art of the Songye was overseen by Frans Olbrechts.
Soon after he contributed a number of important pieces to the collection of the Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale in Tervuren.
A dealer in top-quality African art, for many he was also an ongoing source of information on the subject. He was an important figure in the early Brussels art scene and works that passed through his hands became part of great and famous collections, such as those of Willy Mestach, Jef Vander Straete, and René and Odette Delenne, among many others.
Available on Wednesday 6 June 2018 for the opening of BRUNEAF-CULTURES 2018