This Beta Guro Mask from Ivory Coast, which once belonged to Tristan Tzara, a key member of the Dada movement, is one of the works which featured in the landmark 1930 show at the Théâtre Pigalle and is returning for a loan exhibition at this year’s Parcours des Mondes. (Photo: C Vincent Girier Dufournier)

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It is an homage to the pioneering 1930 exhibition of African and Oceanic art put on by Tristan Tzara, Charles Ratton and Pierre Loeb at the Galerie du Théâtre Pigalle. At the time artists and the market had just begun to embrace tribal art.

Dealer duo

Two young dealers, Charles Wesley-Hourdé and Nicolas Rolland, have curated this event in tandem with Tribal Art magazine. It has gathered together from various sources a selection of pieces that featured in the 1930 show along with archival documents and photographs.

The exhibition, which takes place in the Espace Tribal central meeting point located in the heart of the Parcours, is accompanied by a lecture programme and a coincides with the publication of a book on the history of this legendary show.