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Joost van den Bergh

Asian Art

Based in London since 1988, Joost van den Bergh has dealt in Indian, South East Asian and Japanese 20th century art for over 25 years. Recent exhibitions have included important classical sculpture from India and Cambodia as well as the introduction of Kalu Ram an Indian modern painter from Jaipur.

Aside from the traditional Indian sculpture and works of art Joost van den Bergh specialises in Tantra and Indian ritual art. He has organised several exhibitions and catalogues such as, Tantra (2010), Magic Markings (2016), and Perfect Presence (2019) which include specially commissioned academic as well as literary articles. He has contributed to various highly acclaimed museum exhibitions such as ‘Thinking Tantra’, Drawing Room London 2016, ‘The Emotions of Color’, Castelo Di Rivoli, Turin 2017, and most recently ‘The Botanical Mind’ at The Camden Art Centre, London 2020.

In addition to the Indian and South East Asian Art, Joost van den Bergh has over the past 15 years been actively expanding into dealing in mostly 20th century Japanese art.

Joost van den Bergh has been exhibiting with various TEFAF Maastricht exhibitors for over 20 years, initially for Clemens van der Ven, thereafter for The Oriental Art Gallery and later Ben Janssens. He has exhibited under his own name at numerous fairs such as Olympia London and Asian Art in London for over 15 years and was a director and active board member of Asian Art in London for some 5 years. He has served as an active member on various vetting committee’s including Olympia London, and TEFAF Maastricht.

Institutional clients include: The Metropolitan Museum New York; The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam; The Hammer Museum Los Angeles; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney; Victoria & Albert Museum London; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Queensland Art Gallery (QAGOMA), Brisbane, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, and the Musée Cernuschi, Paris.

Numerous references and recommendations of current and past TEFAF Maastricht exhibitors can be provided.