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From the Jordan to the Congo: Connections and Syncretism

The new exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac highlights the circumstances surrounding early contact between Africans and Europeans, the motifs in Kongo art relating to the cross, to Christ, and to the Virgin Mary. The exhibition’s curator, Julien Volper, answers questions from Elena Martínez-Jaquet.

Article starts on page 66 of the spring issue of Tribal Art magazine.


Special Requests: African Art and Patronage at the
Cincinnati Art Museum

Last December the Cincinnati Art Museum unveiled a new permanent gallery dedicated to its surprisingly early collection of African art. Curators Nichole N. Bridges and Cynthia Amnéus reveal its secrets to us.

Article starts on page 74 of the Spring issue of Tribal Art magazine.


Frederick Weygold.
A Rediscovery

His Lakota friends called him Ceji Wanjila, “One Tongue,” an individual lacking the notorious forked tongue of the White Man. The Speed Art Museum is holding a unique exhibition focused on the life and achievements of this unique man. Exhibition curator Christian Feest tells us about his discoveries.

Article starts on page 82 of the Spring issue of the Tribal Art magazine.


The Deferred Discovery of Kuyu Art

Why did it take until the end of the twentieth century for the anthropological and commercial value of Kuyu artworks to be recognized? In a fascinating article, Kuyu specialist Anne-Marie Bénézech analyses the evolution of the ways the West has perceived this art and provides a stylistic breakdown of this underconsidered art tradition.

Article starts on page 92 of the Spring 2017 issue of Tribal Art magazine.

Bone Daggers of New Guinea: An Anatomical Analysis

With only a delicate solid exterior, bones do not easily lend themselves to sculpture. How have New Guinea artists realized so many forms in their bone daggers?

Article starts on page 108 of the Spring issue of Tribal Art magazine.

OBJECT history

The Gifts of PAKOKO

The gifts that the influential Marquesan war chief Pakoko gave to Europeans, Lieutenant Jean Daniel Rohr among them, are fascinating and significant. Marquesas scholar Carole Ivory talks to us about the meaning and history of Pakoko’s artifacts that have survived the centuries.

Article starts on page 122 of the Spring 2017 issue of tribal Art magazine.

TRIBAL people

Pierluigi Peroni
A Colossal Collector of Small Objects

Pierluigi Peroni nurtures a boundless love for miniature African works of art. He talks to Elena Martínez-Jacquet about his collection.

Article starts on page 128 of the Spring issue of Tribal Art magazine.


When a mask is not a mask: The Photograms of Adam Fuss

Discover the secrets behind New York-based artist Adam Fuss’s photograms, one of which appears on our cover. Art dealer Timothy Hunt discusses the process and meaning with the artist.

Article starts on page 144 of the Spring issue of Tribal Art magazine.


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