KOIF by LERKA - art and anthropology exhibition at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg
An exploration of hairstyle in the Indian Ocean : Reunion Island - Madagascar - Comoros
Conversation with Emmanuel Souffrin (anthropologist) and walkabout with Soleïman Badat (artist) on Thursday 22 June from 6pm
Beyond the ordinary daily process, hairstyle reveals a language. It talks to us about ourselves. It talks to us about the others, about men and women, their age or social status; or their need to comply with, to show themselves as eccentric or anti-establishment.
KOIF is an artistic and scientific exchange project about hairstyle, in its historical, anthropological and aesthetic dimensions.
KOIF is a project realised by Lerka (Reunion Island) and Vaïka (Madagascar) with the support of Institut de Civilisations - Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie de l’Université d’Antananarivo.
The artists are : Soleïman Badat, Emmanuel Colinet, Dominique Ficot, Kid Kréol et Boogie, Jean-Marc Lacaze, Mounir Allaoui.
Alliance Française 17 Lower Park Drive, cnr Kerry Road, Parkview
Picture credit: Jean-Marc Lacaze