SONSBEEK'16 ~ If the Sea Could Talk ~ On Friday 26 August, CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics) from Copenhagen will present a refugee political fashion show by the Rwandan artist and designer, Dady de Maximo.

19.08.16 | tag: Arnhem

For SONSBEEK ’16, Dady de Maximo creates a 45 minute fashion show which illuminates that behind the dramatic headlines and choking pictures of human migration, published by the media, we find stories about individual courage and tragedy. If the Sea Could Talk pays tribute to the thousands of migrants and refugees going missing and dying fleeing. Dady de Maximo uses fashion as a universal language to address why they are displaced, what happens to them during flight, and how the survivors are received in countries such as Holland.

To show this, he is working with professional as well as volunteer models from model agencies and asylum centers. The audiences in Arnhem will get to see lavish dresses upcycling old UNHCR rice bags, fancy satin suits and accessories made out of barbed wire and papyrus.

Dady de Maximo (b. 1982) is a Rwandan activist, artist, fashion designer and journalist and a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda. He fuses art and fashion to talk about disaster management such as in the 2010 collections Haiti Earthquake and Benghazi Coalition, and the collection If the Sea Could Talk from 2014. Dady de Maximo has shown his work in numerous countries throughout Africa and Europe.

CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics) is a unique exhibition venue for art discussing questions of displacement, migration, immigration, and asylum. The center is located in Trampoline House, an independent community center in Copenhagen’s Northwest district that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support, community, and purpose. CAMP produces exhibitions on displacement and migration with renowned international artists as well as less established practitioners, prioritizing artists with refugee or migrant experience.

CAMP: If the Sea Could Talk
When: Vrijdag 26 August, start: 20:00 hrs, free entrance
Where: Park Sonsbeek, VVestlife