Monday, November 3, 2014

TRIBAL ART DISCUSSION

DAYAK TROPHY SKULL DISCUSSION BY MARK JOHNSON
Posted on the Pierre Nachbaur Art website/blog.  Intelligent comments welcome.
http://www.pierrenachbaurart.com/the-dayak-trophy-skull-discussion-by-mark-johnson/#more-284

ART SHOWS

SAMURAI: JAPANESE ARMOR
October 29, 2014 to February 1, 2015
LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lacma.org/samurai#about-the-exhibition

ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, AND ISLAMIC ART
October 29, 2014 to December 28, 2014
Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
www.laislamarts.org

KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS
October 26, 2014 to January 25, 2015
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/

WOVEN LANGUAGES:
Indonesian Ikat Textiles from the Peter ten Hoopen Collection
Museo do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
http://www.museudooriente.pt/2097/linguagens-tecidas.htm#.VFetbShibgS

CHINA'S LOST CIVILIZATION: THE MYSTERY OF SANXINGDUI
October 19, 2014 to March 15, 2015
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

TEXTILES OF TIMOR, ISLAND IN THE WOVEN SEA
September 7, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/textiles-timor-island-woven-sea

AFRICAN COSMOS: STELLAR ARTS
August 24, 2014 to November 30, 2014
LACMA, Hammer Bldg. Level 3, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/african-cosmos-stellar-arts

EAST OF THE WALLACE LINE:
MONUMENTAL ART FROM INDONESIA AND NEW GUINEA
August 15, 2104 to February 1, 2015
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
http://artgallery.yale.edu/

NOTEWORTHY NEWS ARTICLES

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DISCOVERER OF LUCY SKELETON HOPES TO FIND WHAT MADE US HUMAN
40 years after Lucy find, what next?
By Deborah Netburn.  LA Times, November 1, 2014.
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-lucy-qa-20141101-story.html

SYRIAN OFFICIAL HONORED FOR WORK PROTECTING ANTIQUITIES
By Graham Bowley.  NY Times.  October 25, 2014.
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/syrian-official-honored-for-work-protecting-antiquities/

WHERE MUD IS ARCHAEOLOGICAL GOLD, RUSSIAN HISTORY GREW ON TREES
By David M. Herszenhorn.  NY Times, October 19, 2014.

IN INDONESIA, TOO, ART WAS BORN
Cave illustrations on Sulawesi Island are found to be about as old as Europe's earliest examples.
By Deborah Netburn.  LA Times, October 11, 2014.

ANTIQUITIES LOST, CASUALTIES OF WAR
In Syria and Iraq, trying to protect a heritage at risk.
By Graham Bowley.  NY Times, October 5, 2014.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/arts/design/in-syria-and-iraq-trying-to-protect-a-heritage-at-risk.html?_r=0

TRACKING ART COLLECTION'S FUTURE
An American living in Kenya aims to protect his famous home and gallery from being razed by a rail line.
By Christopher Goffard.  LA Times, September 28, 2014.
http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-kenya-donovan-house-20140928--story.html

STATES EYE TOUGHER IVORY LAWS AMID POACHING SURGE
Environmental groups target California in an effort to stop illegal killing of elephants.
By Marianne LeVine.  LA Times, September 2, 2014.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ivory-bans-20140902-story.html

OLDEST OBJECT IN MIDDLE EAST DISCOVERED IN WOMAN'S GRAVE
By Charles Q. Choi.  Yahoo News, August 22, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/oldest-metal-object-middle-east-discovered-womans-grave-153626759.html

Friday, August 1, 2014

GERMAN PUBLICATION INFO

"KUNST & KONTEXT": A GERMAN PUBLICATION ON ART AND CULTURE
Publishes a German translation of "A Lynching in Paris" in issue #7 (2014).
On line version to follow later this year.

For information on this publication, please go to:
www.kunst-und-kontext.de

SCIENCE NEWS ARTICLE

FIRST PANTS WORN BY HORSE RIDERS 3,000 YEARS AGO
Oldest known trousers found in Central Asia.

By Bruce Bower.  Science News.  May 30th, 2014

For direct link, please go to:
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-pants-worn-horse-riders-3000-years-ago

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

TRIBAL ART BLOG RECOMMENDATION

BRUNO CLAESSENS TRIBAL ART BLOG
African Art- Research. Publications. Exhibitions. Auctions. Discoveries. Opinions. Objects.

Intelligent and timing commentary on the tribal art market.

For the direct link, please go to: http://brunoclaessens.com/

ART STORIES

FISHERMAN NETS 4,000 YEAR OLD PAGAN FIGURINE
Nikolay Tarasov pulls Bronze Age artifact, carved in bone and said to be worth more than its weight in gold, from Siberian river.

By Pete Thomas.  Grind TV.  May 27, 2014.

For the complete article, please go to: