Every Sunday in July, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., curator Ivana Vojt will present to Museum visitors the latest exhibition „When You‘ve Stopped Combing Me, I’ll Stop Hating You - Photo exhibition by Katarina Radović“. In the series of photographs “When You‘ve Stopped Combing Me, I’ll Stop Hating You“, the author shows women and girls in the moment of perseverance and endurance during the painful and unpleasant processes of making a hairstyle, which would be a response to the ideals of beauty construed in their environment. The clients never abandon their intention to walk out of the salon looking prettier than when they came in, and they patiently endure the hours of sitting, pulling, even sewing and torching the locks of their hair. Young women, future brides, mothers with babies and older women are subject to this treatment, proving that beauty saves no one. By entering Radović’s photographs, transposed in an animated, intimate and compassionate way, the viewer steps into everyday life and women’s spaces, which are linked to the need to be beautified even in modest social conditions.
Also on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Museum, a special program will be organized for kids: the creative workshops “Message in the hair – African hairstyles and headdresses”. At the creative workshops kids will learn about the variety and the meanings of different hairstyles and headdresses in traditional African cultures. By drawing colorful traditional designs and by using materials like paper, cardboard, threads etc., the kids will create: the models of the Masaai and Hehe (Kenya and Tanzania) warriors’ headdresses that used to be made of feathers, the shape of a very important lock of hair – which only a royal messenger of the Yoruba (Nigeria) king was allowed to wear, the models of elegant red hats from the ladies ‘fashion’ of the Zulu people (South Africa), the tassels inspired by hairstyles of women from the Himba people (Namibia and Angola), and of course – the braids made of colorful threads, which are worn not only throughout the African continent but also worldwide! At the end of each creative workshop, kids will ‘walk’ their creations on an improvised ‘fashion runway’. The creative workshops for children will be guided by Ana Knežević i Marija Ličina.
…and much more programs at the Museum of African Art this summer!
Find out what happens on different dates in the Event Calendar or visit the following pages at the MAA web-site:
- “Africa through symbols - graphics workshops for age 14 to 18”