Project Overview

The Evolution of the Head-Tie

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FROM MOUSSOR TO TIGNON: THE EVOLUTION OF THE HEAD-TIE

Featured Artist: Juliana Kasumu

Medium: Film-Based Photography

Number of Works: 16

Exhibition Summary: By tracing the origins of the headwrap, Juliana Kasumu presents influential connections between Creoles of color in New Orleans, LA and signares in Senegal, West Africa as iconic leaders of the head wrap movement. ‘From Moussor to Tignon’ offers a unique perspective of the head-tie, not only as a means of re-appropriating customs, but also as an emblem of re-appreciation for one’s African heritage. As a continuation of Kasumu’s Irun Kiko series, this collection further exemplifies the interconnectivity between contemporary fashion and traditional culture.

Exhibition Prospectus: The Evolution of the Head-Tie: Photographs by Juliana Kasumu

For more information, contact: exhibitions@olajuartgroup.org