The Citizen | Michelle Loewenstein:
Braided or boldly beautiful, coiffed or curled, natural or neon – hair can take on many different forms.
However, its cultural significance is often downplayed and, without realising it, we bring a bit of our own heritage into the choices we make when choosing a style for our locks.
Professor Anitra Nettleton, curator of Doing Hair: Hair and art in Africa, speaks to The Citizen at the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg, 21 August 2014. Picture: Michel Bega
“Hair has been enormously topical since the colonists first made the distinction between their hair and the hair of the locals,” says Professor Anitra Nettleton, curator of the Doing Hair: Hair and Art in Africa exhibition at the Wits Art Museum. The political, social, cultural and economic implications of hair and hairdressing are explored in detail at the exhibit, with sculptures, paintings and thought-provoking interactive displays…
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