Nekü: Hair is Apolitical #14

Adama Delphine Fawundu

Mission_Female Founded
Adama Delphine Fawundu is a research-based artist who works primarily with photography, video, sound, sculpture, and printmaking to investigate themes of collective memories, notions of history, and storytelling and their impact on both individual and collective identities. She references aspects of her multiple ethnicities (Mende, Bubi, Krim, Bamileke) as a way to see the world, herself, and humanity through an alternative lens, beyond the oppressive remnants of colonialism and Transatlantic slavery
  • 2017

  • Signed

  • 2 available

  • Editions 4/5 + 1

  • Artist Proof Nekü: Hair is Apolitical #14 comes from a larger series of hair portraits titled Nekü. The artist imagines Black Hair beyond the political, but more for its bodily functionality, its beauty, transformative nature and sculptural value, and ability to defy gravity. Nekü is a Mende word that symbolizes God's model of beauty. It is the newly blossomed plant or meadow.

8" x 12", Photograph/Archival Pigment on Cotton Paper

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