The Salon Talk further explores topics of Knowing Cotton Otherwise: Flipping the Script, challenging established notions of ‘classic’ and ‘basic’ style staples, while also redefining the concept of ‘typically African’ print.
As part of this event, we will screen the fashion documentary, ‘Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History,’ directed by filmmaker, Aiwan Obinyan. This film questions the intricate history and global impact of wax print fabrics.
After the screening, we will engage in a thought-provoking conversation with filmmaker Aiwan Obinyan, AI artist Bouba Dola amongst others. The Salon Talk is moderated by Simone Zeefuik, esteemed writer and program maker.
14.30 – Doors open
15:00 – Introduction to the Salon Talks
15.10 – Documentary Screening
16.45 – Conversation with panellists
17.30 – Talks & Drinks
The Salon Talks event series is part of our current exhibition, Knowing Cotton Otherwise. Cotton is perhaps the world’s most well-known fabric, however, many stories behind cotton are less known. These untold and sometimes unexpected perspectives have been collected and brought together in the exhibition, Knowing Cotton Otherwise. The third chapter of the exhibition, titled Flipping the Script, challenges the Eurocentric narrative around concepts such as ‘classic’ style or ‘basic’ wardrobe staples by flipping the narrative and giving space to voices that have historically been put on the sidelines.