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Tribal Perspectives 2011 - Galleries 27 and 28

Tribal Perspectives 2011

Exhibition preview

TRIBAL Perspectives, London’s only exhibition to focus on works of art from rapidly diminishing cultures, opens to the public for four days from September 29 to October 1, 2011 at the neighbouring Galleries 27 and 28 in Cork Street, Mayfair.

This well-established group show has an international following, and was first launched in 2007. Tribal Perspectives features eight leading galleries from around the globe, each a specialist in the art and cultural artefacts of peoples from Africa to Oceania.

This multi-cultural event offers a unique selling exhibition of precious objects from rapidly diminishing cultures, combined with lectures by leading authorities.

Tribal Perspectives seeks to offer an insight into and an understanding of the rituals and historic customs of tribal peoples, many of whose way of life is rapidly coming under threat, if not already subsumed into a homogenized world of ‘development’.

Tribal influences are never far from mainstream fashion and contemporary art. Artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Modigliani were inspired by these cultures, whilst today they are appreciated and their artefacts collected by the likes of David Attenborough, the designer John Rocha and the well-travelled TV presenter and author Griff Rhys Jones.

Exhibitors at Tribal Perspectives will include:

Alex Arthur (Belgium) – Tribal art.
Bryan Reeves (UK) – African tribal art.
Charles Vernon-Hunt Books (UK) – Art books.
Chris Boylan (Australia) – Tribal art from PNG and Oceanic.
Adam Prout (UK) – Tribal art and objects from around the world.
Louis Nierijnck (Holland)- Asian, Oceanic and African tribal art.
Clive Loveless (UK) – Abstract tribal artefacts from Africa and Oceania.

Tribal Perspectives is supported by Tribal Arts Magazine and HALI, the specialist magazine that writes about the textile arts of all cultures and periods.

Admission: Free.

Time: 11am to 7pm.

Gallery 27 and 28, Cork Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3NG