Into The Art Of Making #KAFART2023
Celebrating Creative Processes and Craftsmanship In Northern Nigeria And Beyond
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live performances by contemporary groups
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Fashion Exhibition
Experience designs by diverse fashion designers across Northern Nigeria and Sahel Africa.
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The upcoming fourth edition of the Kaduna Fashion and Art Exhibition (KAFART) aims to celebrate the creative processes and craftsmanship that define Northern Nigeria’s fashion and art industry, as well as the wider region. These processes are sacred and exclusive to each artist or artisan, resulting in a unique output that distinguishes their work from others. The exhibition’s theme, “into the art of making”, explores the concept of creation and making of fashion and art works, celebrating the output and techniques employed, as well as the cultural, environmental, and societal elements that contribute to the final product.

Craftsmanship in West Africa has taken various forms over centuries and continues to evolve with modern technology. Despite changes, these practices still hold historical and cultural significance, acting as conduits of knowledge about the past. Textiles, sculptures, embroidery, and tie and dye are some examples of these practices that showcase who we are as a people, and the exhibition will emphasize their relevance and value.

It is crucial to preserve these practices for future generations, particularly in a world where much historical knowledge is disappearing. Encouraging younger generations to adopt these practices will help to prevent their loss and ensure cultural, historical, and environmental significance continues to serve as a source for grounding our values and heritage. Ultimately, the artistic practices showcased in KAFART will be celebrated, highlighted, shared, and conserved for all to appreciate.

 

 

A man dyeing a fabric with indigo dye at Kofar Mata Dye Pit, image by Samuel Tadafe 2021

November 2023

Umaru Musa Yar’adua Hall, Murtala Muhammad Square, Race Course Road, Kaduna, Nigeria.
  • Fashion Runway Show
  • Panel Discussions
  • Exclusive Art Exhibition
  • Special Artist Performance

Highlights

A recap into a performance of contemporary dance by Mud Art Company from Kaduna State during the 3rd edition of KAFART that took place in November 2022

The SIGUI Experience presented by exhibiting designer, Milcos Badji, playing homage to initiation rites in the Dogon Culture.

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