“On the Thread”, an exhibition celebrating the range of embroidery and weaving, will launch on Thursday (Jan. 12) in Dakar.
It’s positioned in an area devoted to crafts and trend launched by Chanel in 2021. The luxurious model unveiled in Senegal that very same 12 months, a specialty craft-focused assortment.
“We needed to go a little bit additional, get away of the mould of the Maison Chanel, and open this exhibition creativity,” Bruno Pavlovsky, the chairman of Chanel SAS and Chairman of 19M house mentioned.
“This dialogue brings in artists from all walks of life and particularly some primarily based right here in Dakar. We needed to make clear these ancestral crafts, across the hand, round weaving and embroidery. “
Not removed from the 19M gallery, Alassane Koné. a younger Malian artist is busy working. 2 of his works are showcased within the exhibiton.
The needle painter is among the twentyish artists, largely West African, who’re exhibited in one of many two buildings of the Théodore-Monod Museum in Dakar.
“My inspiration comes from my setting. “Each time I see somebody doing one thing on the street, I take an image of them after which I come again to the studio after which I reproduce it on my board to attract. There are bonds that unite us, individuals, like threads. For me to work on my portray, I pull hyperlinks between threads too as a result of I combine colors.”
The thematic tour maps sure Senegalese abilities, together with a piece on indigo dye, and a deal with Casamance, a area in Senegal’s south which is the cradle of the mandjak woven loincloth custom.
The Institut fondamental d’Afrique noire (IFAN), will host a sequence of workshops, discussions and debates on crafts all through the exhibition.
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