Cherchez la femme
Jewish Museum Berlin
– 2 July 2017
Traditions of female head coverings go back to antiquity – in those times, however, it was a right reserved for privileged women and served to differentiate them visually from slaves. Today, the headscarf is often a controversial issue and viewed by many as a symbol of oppression. However, there are many different views on this subject and women have their own motivations for choosing to cover their hair – or not – as the exhibition clarifies. In line with its subtitle – “Wig, Burqa, Wimple”, the exhibition “Cherchez la femme” [Find the Women] looks at the various forms of coverings that exist, be they cultural, religious or fashionable, while simultaneously taking the visitor on a geographical and historical journey.
A lecture and panel discussion will take place as part of the exhibition on 29 June 2017. Reina Lewis, lecturer in Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, will give a talk on the relationship between religiosity and fashion, followed by fashion designer Meriem Lebdiri and wig maker Daniela Kaner taking part in a discussion about identity, fashion, and self-empowerment.
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