The opening preview of San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show takes place Thursday 9 February at 6 pm. The opening preview (entrance ticket 150$) benefits the preservation of de Young Museum’s collections of textiles and art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Ordinary show days will be Friday 10 February to Sunday 12 February 2012 at Fort Mason Center (entrance ticket 15$).
More than 100 art dealers will exhibit at this show and among them several antique rug and textile art dealers like Gallery Arabesque, Aydin Oriental Rugs, Gebhart Blazek, Mehmet Cetinkaya Gallery, Cocoon, Collins Gallery, Cathryn Cootner, R. Franklin Hort, Hagop Manoyan, Galerie Smend – just to mention a few of the exhibitors.
The Motel Capri will also be a scene for rug and textile trade during SF Tribal. “We’re going to split up our gallery personnel. Ulrike and Eberhard will be manning the booth inside Fort Mason while I do the informal alternative show at the Capri Motel” said Michael Craycraft, Gallery Arabesque, to Jozan Magazine.
“This goes since 10 years. This is how ARTS was born. Certainly a number of us will be there” said Bertram Frauenknecht. “Yes, I will be in residence at the lovely Capri during the San Francisco Tribal Arts Show” said DeWitt Mallary to Jozan Magazine.
Mini-symposium at the de Young
The de Young Museum will hold a mini-symposium “Museum Fakes, Forgeries, and the Quest for Authenticity” 9 February at 10 am featuring a panel of experts to explore concepts of authenticity within the field of ethnographic art.
Speakers on the panel at this mini-symposium will be Christine Hellmich, FAMSF Curator, Carol Ivory, Professor of Fine Arts, Stefano Ionescu, leading independent scholar of Anatolian carpets in Transylvania, Christine Giuntini, Textile and artifact conservator, Juniator Tulius, PhD student, and Robin Wright, Professor of Art History.
Workshop on Tuduc Rugs
San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society and Peter Pap Oriental Rugs has arranged a workshop with Stefano Ionescu on Tuduc Rugs Saturday 11 February 2012, 11.30 am at 470 Jackson Street in San Francisco.