EVENT SPOTLIGHT: I AM ART & FASHION #01 CAMEROON

Hello people..Did I say it was a fashion inspired week? The first edition of an I AM event takes places in Cameroon!!

Following the release of its print version last October, IAM, the first platform dedicated to women in art from Africa and its Diaspora, launches its n° 1 edition of:

AN EVENT DEDICATED TO ART AND FASHION


True to its editorial line, the platform has chosen to celebrate the Cameroonian artistic scene by organizing in Douala, Cameroon, a series of events related to art and fashion with a main focus on the first-time exhibition of works by artists initially featured in its print edition. The contemporary art gallery MAM, located in the heart of Douala, will host the show from October 2 to 9, 2015.

IAM ART & FASHION EXHIBITION – from October 2 to 9 at MAM Gallery: rue Tobie Kuoh, Douala, Bonanjo.

Group and multidisciplinary exhibition: painting, photography and sculpture presenting the works of 11 visual artists born or living in Cameroon. Among them: Kristine Tsala, Aza Mansongi, Ginette Daleu, Sarah Tchouatcha, Ruth Belinga, Justine Gaga, Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Boris Nzebo, Hervé Yamguen, Romuald Dikoumé

Special guest: Barthélémy Toguo – artist and founder of the art center Bandjoun Station. For IAM ART & FASHION, Barthélémy Toguo has created a unique artwork, which will be presented for the first time during the exhibition opening (date and place available soon and by invitation only).

Inside the gallery, a space has been designed to highlight the projects of  young talents of the Cameroonian fashion scene: Florence Amanoga Ouloumou, Yapumfout Pasma, Nakuin, Anrette Ngafor and Yves Tchinda.

These unique projects have been conducted in partnership with local professionals such as Anna Ngann Yonn (founder of the label Kreyann’), Yves Eya’a (director of the Centre des Créateurs de Mode du Cameroun), with the support of the Jean-Félicien Gacha foundation, the Centre des Créateurs de la Mode du Cameroun, and under the highpatronage of the Vlisco Group.

RENCONTRES FASHION – on October 2 at MAM Gallery: talks, round tables and presentations relating to the Cameroonian and African fashion scenes. Detail of the day available in the upcoming program. Participation upon registration within the limit of the number of places available.

RENCONTRES ART – on October 4 and 5 at MAM Gallery : talks, round tables and workshops (portfolio review, etc.) focusing on the contemporary artistic scene in Cameroon and in Africa. Detail of the two days available in the upcoming program. Participation upon registration within the limit of the number of places available.

SPEAKERS – professionals of the art and fashion worlds, the speakers all have in common one same true passion for the artistic creation as well as the wish to share their expertise and experiences. 

Art speakers: 

  • Marilyn Douala Bell – director of the contemporary art center Doual’art, Maréme Malong – founder of MAM Gallery and co-founder of the platform MAD
  • Christine Eyene, curator and Guild Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire (UK)
  • Yves Chatap – independent curator and associate curator of the Rencontres Photographiques of Bamako, Ange Tchetmi – independent curator, Léontine Babeni – director of Fescarhy… 

Fashion speakers: 

  • Anna Ngann Yonn – founder of the label Kreyann’
  • Juliette Ombang – founder of the label Black Giraffe
  •  Carm del Praia – founder of Carm Store
  • Yves Eya’a – director of the Centre des Créateurs de Mode du Cameroun
  • Roger Gerards – artistic director of the Vlisco Group…

NUIT BLANCHE À DOUALA – on October 3, late night at MAM Gallery during the Nuit Blanche program of the Institut français of Douala. On this occasion, the gallery has planned a musical set with singer Adango. The exhibition IAM

ART & FASHION will be open to all from 11.00 AM to 11.00PM.

(*) The program and list of speakers may be subject to changes. Detailed program available soon on www.iam-africa.com.


IAM ART & FASHION CAMEROON
2-9 OCTOBER 2015
Galerie MAM – rue Tobie Kuoh, Douala, Bonanjo
Opening hours: 11h00-18h00

Information and registration : info@iam-africa.com
Website: www.iam-africa.com

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If  you are in Douala from October 2-9th this is an event you do not want to miss! Cameroon will always have the No1 spot for this event…So go and celebrate Art and Fashion from 237 and across the continent. 

Stay tuned…TGIT

Y.M.
IRepCamer

Author: IRepCamer

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