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January 9th, 2014

Ituen Basi showcases at Minneapolis Museum for Africa Now: Fashioning Personhood Exhibition

Africa Now: Fashioning Personhood

Through the eyes of nine talented artists, this exhibition explores notions of personal style and cultural identity in contemporary Africa. Organized to mark the opening of the newly redesigned African galleries, it invites visitors to make connections between past and present perspectives found in the art of the African continent and the diaspora.

“Africa Now: Fashioning Personhood” challenges conventional ideas of African aesthetics and identity and also celebrates the wide circulation of ideas and influences that characterize the work of young African artists and designers. Their innovative contemporary work highlights the international reach of the African continent, featuring the rich exchange of African creativity with global cultures, periods, and styles.

Nigerian Fashion Designer Ituen Basi’s presents her “Nkoyo” dress from her “Ankara and Beads” collection which she had first debuted in 2009. This is featured as part of a collection of amazing original contemporary works that “highlights the international reach of the African Continent and the rich exchange of African creativity with global cultures, periods and styles”.

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If you are based in the USA and interested in seeing this then head over to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. One not to miss!

Exhibition Dates: November 29, 2013 – August 3, 2014

Held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(888) MIA ARTS (642-2787)

For more information see link:

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One Comment

  1. What a great initiative, I would love to be able to see this, but will be in Berlin sadly.

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