African Crafts in the Spotlight at Decorative Arts

African creators, artisans and designers will present, from August 31 to September 5, a selection of design pieces, decorative objects, and fashion creations in the nave of the Decorative Arts museum. Entitled “Good Arrival”, this exhibition-event is offered as part of the Africa2020 season.

Initiated by the association Les Oiseaux Migrateurs, this exhibition-event will showcase the know-how and craft techniques of African crafts, in several fields such as art, design, and even fashion. In the nave of the Decorative Arts Museum, visitors will be able to discover techniques relating to weaving fibers, dyeing, ceramics, or even basketry, as well as the finished products which will be unveiled in particular in their daily environment. via witness pieces.

Winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize, the South African designer, founder of the women’s ready-to-wear brand of the same name, quickly made a name for himself in the fashion world. Known for his many commitments – he works in particular to break stereotypes around South Africa – he will be in the spotlight during this Parisian event with the highlighting of his most emblematic pieces, witnesses of the know-how.

In addition to fashion, pottery, ceramics, and decorative objects will be at the heart of this exhibition, which will also focus on the creative processes put in place, the raw materials and the manufacturing techniques used by craftsmen and women.

Round tables will also be organized during the six days dedicated to these African arts professions, as well as series of conferences, recreational workshops reserved for the youngest, discussion sessions, and podcast recordings. The association Les Oiseaux Migrateurs, with Maison Chateau Rouge, also wishes to put the spotlight on “the peculiarities of the African continent”, and even more “to make them dialogue with those of the visitors” in the perspective “of fetching the universal common “.