From Tuesday 8 to Sunday 13th September, the charming Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter again welcomes the crème de la crème of the international tribal art scene for the fourteenth edition of Parcours des Mondes. While last year the organization increased the representation of the arts of the antiquity and archaeological material, they keep expanding the scope of this event by now also including dealers specialized in Asian art. They hope to attract an even wider public to the fair and takes into consideration the already existing interest among the regular visitors. Twenty renowned dealers with specialties in Chinese, Japanese, Himalayan, Indian, and, Southeast Asian art will be exhibiting. Parcours des Mondes (which means ‘Journeys through Worlds’) this year will be truer to its name than ever before. Kudos for the organization! One thing is sure, and that is now definitely impossible to see everything in one day. I hope three will be enough, but I’m afraid not. For me it will be the eight time I visit Parcours, it’s really a not to miss event. If you haven’t visited it yet, you definitely should consider; you’ll regret not having done it earlier.
You can browse the catalogue here. Under the banner L’Espace Tribal there is also a wide variety of side activities. I’ve already written about the Hughes Dubois retrospective (here). There’s also an exhibition with a small selection of masterpieces at 22 Rue Visconti and several opportunities to meet authors and experts, see the whole program below.
ps Sotheby’s and Christie’s both also will be showing a preview of their December sales.