Taking place in the middle of France at the end of May, the Bourgogne Tribal Show is a new take on the traditional tribal art fair. The four organizing dealers (Laurent Dodier, Bruno Frey, Jacques Lebrat and Anthony JP Meyer) wish to get back to the basics of sharing ideas and their love for African and Oceanic art in what they call ‘a convivial environment’. It is their wish to do something different, shake things up a bit and offer a new approach for art fairs. The gathering will take place on the property of Bruno Mory, a Tribal Art collector and Contemporary Art dealer, in the heart of Burgundy, a few miles away form Cluny Abbey. The fair offers:
• Open exhibition spaces, shared by two or three exhibitors;
• Fluid and open alley ways allowing you to double back, take time and interact organically with the art, the exhibitors and fellow visitors;
• An eclectic selection, designed to promote dialogue between specialties and approaches;
• A stroll in the fresh air through beautiful towns and farms. A way to discover Southern Burgundy’s cultural heritage – its castles, Cluny and its Abbey, Romanesque churches – and the Burgundy wines – Mâconnais, Côte chalon- naise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits.
Four days to take the time off, to discover and rediscover in a different and convivial way the traditional arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Four days to exchange and interact with dealers, specialists and institutions on exceptional pieces and their stories. Four days to stroll through ancestral vineyards and visit Romanesque churches in one of France’s most beautiful regions at the crossroads of Europe.
The participating dealers are: Didier Claes, Laurent Dodier, Michael Evans, Bruno Frey, Ben Hunter, Stéphane Jacob, Kapil Jariwala, Olivier Larroque, Jacques Lebrat, Serge Le Guennan, Lemaire Gallery, Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh, Anthony JP Meyer, Ratton Gallery, Bryan Reeves, Alexis Renard, Adrian Schlag and Elisabeth Verhey (Tribal Design). More info here.