Sunday 29 October (English)
Mini-symposium on authenticity.
Speakers: Bruno Claessens and Andreas Schlothauer
discussion led by: Philip Van Kerrebroeck
Authenticity is an important, but also controversial topic in tribal art. In this mini-symposium two experts will discuss different aspects of authenticity, based on their expertise and experience. Andreas Schlothauer will discuss “Adulteration of tribal objects in European Museum Collections: how much fake is in an original ?”, and Bruno Claessens will give a talk “Beyond Illusions: navigating Authenticity and Fakes in African Art”.
After the presentations there will be ample time for discussion!