tribal / theme
Pure forms, anthropological relevance, and ceremonial significance. Masks. Fire circles. Drumming. Ink. Tribal art forms are not limited to nonwestern, non-industrialized cultures, but also include urban forms like Rave and modern primitivism that draw upon symbolic vocabularies to connect with traditional, clan, or ritual-based expression.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.