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Title:Games of seduction and games of history: Alioum Moussa's 'Fashion Victims' in Niamey, Niger
Author:Gilvin, Amanda
Year:2015
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:58
Issue:1
Pages:55-89
Language:English
Geographic term:Niger
Subjects:exhibitions
visual arts
clothing
used goods
artists
Cameroonians
About person:Alioum Moussa (1977-)
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2015.4
Abstract:In his November 2011 solo art exhibition, 'Fashion Victims', held in Niamey, Niger, the Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa launched a critique of global participation in the industrial fashion system by employing secondhand garments as his primary medium. The show had special resonance in a city attempting to cultivate both industrial and artisanal production of dress and fashion for global markets. Moussa demanded that viewers reckon with their own consumerist dress practices and potential fashion victimization in what he described as 'global games of seduction,' and he offered tributes to the different 'fashion victims' by inviting others to play in shared games of history. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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