HIFA 1-6 May

FROM NEW YORK TO HARARE – “BIRDS OF FREEDOM” AN EXHIBITION BY VICKIE FRÉMONT

4 May 2018

 

The art work takes you on a journey using traditional textiles and techniques of the various people’s of the African continent, into a spiritual world that touches your imagination. The amount of history and texture in this art work runs deep into the mountains and rivers of this vastly rich and complex continent. 

Throughout the exhibition there are African Guardians who travel the length and breadth of this land. At each interval the African Guardians change clothes and take you to a map of Africa with 54 independent counties. The map itself seems not to follow the boundaries drawn at the Berlin Conference’s ‘Scramble for Africa’ but rather instead follow the natural boundaries of rivers and mountains which speak of a different type of Africa in this era. 

The story of the African Guardians is told by the griot through the eyes of the birds of Freedom who see no boundaries. All the artwork is thought-provoking, highly engaging yet so simple. 

Art lovers, fashion lovers, culture lovers and lovers of Africa must definitely see this exhibition being held at the National Art Gallery above the Sanctuary Café. Feel free to make your way to see this fantastic art daily between 9:00-15:00. 

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