Do you like fashion? Did you study politics at SOAS? Were you ever affiliated with any boycott, divestment, or sanctions movement? What do these three topics have in common? Join us for the first time as we explore the answer at the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD) in an exhibit titled "After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art". Following the exhibit join us for lunch at Amawele's South African Kitchen.
The exhibit titled "After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art" features fourteen artists who read the political climate of post-apartheid South Africa through fashion’s embrace of the “new.” Signalling an end to race-based legislation and the often violent, discriminatory practices of apartheid and its colonial antecedents, Nelson Mandela’s victory in the 1994 elections marked the transition toward a new South Africa.
This will be a great opportunity to meet other alumni in the area and hear news from SOAS. We try to host a few events throughout the year. This is a very casual event focused on reaching out to new alumni as well as our wonderful alumni base to make new friendships and renew existing ties.
Please register for this event HERE.