This publication marks the presentation of the principal 1998 Prince Claus Award to the Art of African Fashion, researching the arts of African fashion design, textile design, hair design and body decoration - in short all arts relating to the decoration of human beings and the expression of the self.
The contributing editors are Aimanata Dramane Traore, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mali; Hudita Nura Mustafa (South Africa); Mounira Khemir (Tunis/France); T.K. Biaya (D.R. Congo/Senegal); Salah M. Hassan (Sudan/USA); Marie-Amy Mbow (Senegal); Renee Mendy (Senegal/France); Anna Getaneh (Ethiopia/USA); Els Van Der Plas and Marlous Willemsen (Prince Clause fund, The Netherlands) are the editors. Among the African fashion designers presented are Abraham Pelham (Liberia/France), Tetteh Adzedu (Ghana), Joel Andrianomearisoa (Madagascar), Alphadi (Niger), Katoucha (Guinea/UK), Martin Kapfumvuti (Botswana), Mickael Kra (Ivory Coast/France), Aya Konan (Ivory Coast), Oumou Sy (Senegal) and Xuly Bet (Mali/France). Among the contributing photographers are Eric Don-Arthur (Ghana), Alan Herman (France), Mamadou Toure Behan (Senegal), Karin Duthie (Botswana) and Bruno De Medeiros (Ivory Coast)
Art & Art Studies, AFRICA