THE TRAVELLING CALABASH at the National Museum Kikinda
Visiting exhibition of African gourds from the collections of the Museum of African Art in Belgrade
October 6-30th 2016
The African gourd is omnipresent! In its humble nature, it has an enduring appeal and has been used across the continent of Africa, penetrating into the imagination of both locals and travellers. Locals built a web of metaphors and myths around it, while travellers saw it as an inevitable part of the experienced and notional „African landscape“.
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DAYS OF EUROPEAN HERITAGE
from September 23 until October 2
The “Days of European Heritage” event take place each September in Belgrade.
Through educational and art programs, European heritage is presented as the culture, tradition and customs of all citizens of Europe. This year’s theme of the Days of European Heritage is: “Cultural heritage and community: living with legacy”.
During 10 days (September 23 - October 2) the Museum of African Art will present student guided tours through the permanent display, guided tour trough the current exhibition, creative workshops for kids and happyning by Serbian poet Kolja Mićević.
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Autumn Programs at the MAA in the light of African Hairstyles
Every Sunday in September and October, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
THROUGH THE LATEST MAA EXHIBITION
“When You‘ve Stopped Combing Me,
I’ll Stop Hating You“
CREATIVE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
“Message in the hair – African hairstyles
(for children age 4 to 12)
Every Sunday in September and October, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., curator Ivana Vojt / Dragan Mišković, will guide Museum visitors through 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 moments 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.
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