With Sarah Diouf, Jim Chuchu, Sunny Dolat, Duro Olowu, Maki Oh, Adebayo Oke-lawal, Ikiré Jones…
Date: Friday, February 19th , 2016. From 18:30 to 20:00 h.
Place: Guggenheim Bilbao Museum Auditorium.
A special programme gathering a comprehensive perspective on the fashion film practice made by African audio-visual and fashion authors. It has been produced by Estudio YOX in association with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design’.
The programme is part of the first edition of ‘FASHION AND FILMS,’ an international exhibition dedicated to fashion audio-visuals committed to issues of social interest, such as development; ecology and sustainability; gender, culture, race, sexuality and ethnic identity and equality; non-stereotyped beauty, among others.
The diversity, creativity and quality of the African fashion film, together with its ability to intertwine aesthetics and claims, bear witness to the creative strength of the continent and its relation to a meaningful social and cultural commitment.
Tickets available at the Museum ticket offices and on its website
Most of the films are dialogue-free. Speeches are in English or English subtitled.
‘BEN SHERMAN AUTUMN | WINTER 2015. Featuring The Boys Of Soweto’.
Year and country of production: 2015. South Africa.
Directed by: Meja Shoba. South Africa.
Fashion brand: Ben Sherman. United Kingdom.
Year and country of production: 2014. South Africa.
Directed by: Dylan Culhane. South Africa.
Fashion brands: Tuelo Nguyuza. South Africa. / Rich Mnisi. South Africa. / Jessica Ross and Naazneen Kagee. South Africa.
Year and country of production: 2013. Senegal.
Directed by: Sarah Diouf. Francia / Ivory Coast.
Fashion styling: Sarah Diouf.
Year and country of production: 2015. Nigeria.
Directed by: Adebayo Oke-lawal. Nigeria.
Fashion brand: Orange Culture. Nigeria.
‘TEXTURES IN MOTION 2015’.
Series of three videos: ‘Selfportrait 1’. ‘Selfportrait 2’. ‘Kwame Write’.
Year and country of production: 2015. ‘Selfportrait 1’and ‘Selfportrait 2’ (USA). ‘Kwame Write’ (Ghana).
Directed by: Zohra Opoku. Germany / Ghana.
Clothes: Of the artists Zohra Opoku and Kwame Write. Prints and textiles from Ghana.
‘THE OLEKU DRAPE DRESS STORY’.
Year and country of production: 2012. Nigeria.
Directed by: Olawale Olajide. Nigeria.
Fashion brand: Ejiro Amos Tafiri. Nigeria.
‘TO CATCH A DREAM’.
Year and country of production: 2015. Kenya.
Directed by: Jim Chuchu. Kenya.
Fashion brands: Namnyak Odupoy. Kenya. / Ami Doshi Shah. Kenya. / Kepha Maina. Kenya. / Jamil Walji. Kenya. / Katungulu Nwendwa. Kenya. / Azra Walji. Kenya. / Adèle Dejak. Kenya.
‘YESTERDAY IS ANOTHER DAY TO DO NOTHING’.
Year and country of production 2015. Kenya.
Directed by: Jakub Zahradnicek. Kenya.
Fashion brand: Namnyak Odupoy. Kenya.