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

From 20 June to 10 July.

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** Opening on Tuesday 20 June from 7pm **

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.

Free entrance

Venue:
Alliance Française 17 Lower Park Drive, cnr Kerry Road, Parkview

Picture credit: Jean-Marc Lacaze

Source: Alliance Française of Johannesburg

publie le 20/06/2017

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