ABOVE: A ciwara headdress
from the Bamana of Mali and
an untitled acrylic on canvas
painting by Alan Charlton.
Galerie Didier Claes in collaboration
wtih Galerie Patrick De Brock for the
Brussels Gallery Weekend.
Photo: Bernard de Keyzer.
and paintings. Identités encrées (Inked Identities) will
explore the history of all aspects of the tattoo with
traditional objects and historical documentation, but
it will also delve into the contemporary aspects of
the subject. Well-known artists will be on hand and
working at the gallery, transforming it into a temporary
tattoo parlor. Visitors will have the opportunity to
discover the work of Russian artist Dmitry Babakhin
and of Polynesian artist Po’oino Yrondi, both of whom
specialize in Polynesian tattooing.
ART in motion
LEFT: Didier Claes and Patrick
Photo © Bernard de Keyzer.
BELOW MIDDLE: View of
tattoo by Dmitry Babakhin.
Courtesy of Galerie Meyer.
BOTTOM LEFT: Bryan
Reeves at the door of his
long-time location for Tribal
Gathering Gallery, London.
Courtesy of Tribal Gathering, London.
BRUSSELS—Didier Claes knows that juxtaposing artworks
that, at fi rst glance, do not seem to have anything
in common can give rise to unexpected connections.
He has proven this repeatedly with his eclectic
shows, both in his gallery and in his spaces at major
international art fairs. For the fourth year, he will be
participating in the Brussels Gallery Weekend on September
5–8, 2019, and will take the opportunity to
explore this approach’s potential to the fullest in his
exhibition Untitled. Staged in collaboration with Patrick
De Brock Gallery, which specializes in contemporary
art, the show will be on view through October
12. Built on the idea of a fusion between the past and
the present, classical expressions of traditional West
African art and the contemporary works of fi ve wellknown
artists, the show will investigate the very question
of what makes art art. Is it an artist’s signature?
The concept behind the work? This will be a fi ne and
PARIS—From October 17–31, 2019, Galerie Meyer
will devote an exhibition to the art of tattooing,
a practice in which peoples all over the world have
engaged in order to mark identities and status, as well
as to protect themselves against their adversaries. Particularly
ubiquitous in the Pacifi c and the Great North,
the two areas Galerie Meyer specializes in, the art of
tattooing requires the use of special instruments. The
designs made with them are refl ected in sculptures
and masks, they and can also be seen in photographs
LONDON—After having worked as a center of tribal
art for nearly twenty-two years in the London neighborhood
of Notting Hill, the gallery Tribal Gathering
London run by Bryan Reeves will close this autumn in
order to start a new chapter. The new story will kick
off in a space in west London, close to the old location,
on Ladbroke Grove. There, thematic exhibitions
will be held and guests received by appointment. The
doors will be open to the public every Saturday for
regular clients and anyone else who wants to learn
about African art.