Parcours des Mondes is widely recognized as the world’s most important tribal art fair due to the quality and diversity of its participants. Since 2002, each year it has brought together some sixty galleries specializing in the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. During the second week of September, German, American, British, Australian, Belgian, Canadian, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Swiss galleries come together in Paris to show alongside their colleagues who have a permanent presence in the fine arts neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des Prés.
This exceptional concentration of experts and artworks is organized as a multiple-venue fair, at which visitors can mingle and interact as they stroll through the streets of this historic district. Each gallery offers an individualized and intimate presentation of often-unknown masterpieces from Africa, Oceania, the Americas, or Asia. These range from easily affordable ethnographic works to rare and coveted artworks much sought after by collectors.
This dynamic fair, which has received a great deal of media coverage and praise, owes its success to the robustness of the healthy state of the tribal art market, an ever increasing interest in the arts it represents, the efforts made by dealers to produce high-quality thematic exhibitions, and those made by the fair’s vigilant management to ensure that the highest standards are upheld.
In celebration of this extraordinary fair, please join us at Le Bar on Thursday 8 September from 7pm for live jazz and cocktails. Entrance is free.