The Antenna Gallery is an “institution” in Dakar. The high selectivity of the objects presented, combined with the expertise of its animators, make reference.
Its situation is atypical: it evolves off the trail of approved experts, auctioneers and membership of a renowned collection. Claude Everlé favors a large periodicity of inter-African travel, to the acquisition of objects in auction rooms.
Are not the criteria born of the object-acquiring communion and a refined taste of aesthetics? Credo validated by a success of four decades …
The history of the Antenna Gallery merges with that of its founder Marthe EVERLE, who, in 1964, year of her arrival in Senegal, brings her stone to the edification of the country.
In 1972, she left the Lycée “Van Vo” to borrow with Claude EVERLE, her husband, the path of primitive and contemporary African art. Thirty years ago, it was to be a pioneer in Senegal, a Muslim country, to translate the rituals of the animist ethnic groups of the countries of West and Central Africa.
From her tireless research, Marthe creates a database where each object of art is listed, with its formal specificities, its function … thus revealing its secret. Work for all: intellectuals, tourists or simple curious. Many Africans thus discover their cultural origins, their roots.
The ANTENNA gallery attracts a crowd of enthusiasts: personalities from the worlds of politics, theater and literature, collectors …
The many travels undertaken with her husband across the Continent and the different acquired ethnographic knowledge, strengthen her vocation of intercultural dialogue.
On January 5, 2004, Marthe died, leaving the world of gallerists and artists, of which she was the patron.
To perpetuate this wonderful and unique showcase of Premier Art, Claude Everlé presents:
the collection of the late Marthe Everle, particularly selective some of the objects exhibited in the antenna gallery
ADDRESS: 9 rue Felix Faure Dakar, Senegal