Posted on December 3, 2012 by admin
Do you know all the variety of hairstyles that characterize different cultures? Ancient, modern, contemporary, ethnic, bronze and marble, black or white, multiple combinations.
This is Cheveux Chéris or Beloved Hair an exhibition about the care, the research, the consistencies and vitality that transcends the ordinary banality of hair.
The exhibition is about paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and multimedia objects that express the variety of physical and symbolic forms of hair. Hair care in cultures refers to issues of concern, seduction, ornaments, evoking the memory or power of a person in societies that practice and make trophies or headhunting. The intersection of anthropology, the history of ancient and contemporary art, fashion and manners, the exhibition examines individual issues of intimacy and sociability through the universal theme of hair. Addressing the idea that individuals and social groups display personality through hairstyle, presented first in terms of frivolity: competing blonds, brunettes or redheads, straight or frizzy as seen in a wide range of classical paintings, sculptures and author photographs. Continue Reading →