Exhibit The African Queens, Namsa Leuba
Opening on Wednesday 19th of March 2014
On view: 20 March 2014 – 27 April 2014
Following the success of Native Nostalgia, the museum’s next exhibition, “Fashioning Africa”, is set to bring some of the continent’s most exciting contemporary designers to Johannesburg. The multidisciplinary exhibition explores the history of African fashion and surveys the current landscape of fashion in Africa.
Furthering MOAD’s key objective to become a platform to present pan-African design to South Africa, 12 African countries will be represented in the exhibit, which will feature a 30m functional winding catwalk. The catwalk, a central guide, will feature a series of mannequins, with designer stories and photography. A number of broader stories and histories – waxprint, beadwork, les sapeurs – enable the catwalk experience to become part of a larger narrative in Africa’s history and future. A key intention of the exhibit is not only to celebrate the vibrant range and facets of fashion that Africa has to offer, but to create a contemporary look at the success of African fashion on the global stage.
Participating designers include Mille Collines (Rwanda), Kreyann (Cameroon), Sophie Zinga (Senegal), Intisaar (Zimbabwe), Project Mental (Angola), Ituen Basi (Nigeria), Maki Oh (Nigeria), Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa), Daniele Tamaguni (Congo/Italy), Anna Ngann Yonn (Cameroon/ Paris), Mikuti (Kenya/ USA), Namsa Leuba (Guinea/ Switzerland), Kluk CGDT (South Africa), ChiChia (London/Tanzania), David Tlale (South Africa), Jared Hurwitz (South Africa) and Jim Chuchu (Kenya).
The exhibition runs from 20 March – 27 April.
Admission : R 30
Museum opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm