“Beauty and Love know no Age”
Artists Ishola Akpo and Naama Attias with Alice Pawlik and Helene Kiess

How important is beauty in age and youth? Do older people love in a different way?

Curator Alice Pawlik leads a tour through the exhibition and Helena Kiess discusses ideas of love and beauty with artists Ishola Akpo und Naama Attias.  The tour focuses on the works of these two artists and their interpretation of age and ageing. 

ISHOLA AKPO (*1983) is a multimedia artist and photographer from Benin.  In 2015, Ishola Akpo was one of the winners of the Photoquai photography residency at the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris, with his work entering the museum’s collection. Akpo’s photographic works have been shown in museums, galleries and festivals around the world, in France, Morocco, Belgium, Benin, Nigeria, Senegal, Haiti, Cape Verde, Syria, South Africa and Brazil.
His photo series L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux (What is essential is invisible to the eye) explores the story of his grandmother through the objects left from her dowry, their sentimental value and significance for the family.

NAAMA ATTIAS (*1989) is a visual artist and photographer from Israel. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and is currently an MFA student in the Photography and Media programme at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). In her work, she focuses on body images and beauty in different cultures and sub-cultures. Attias’ works have been shown at film and art festivals around the world including, for example, in Poland and Venezuela. Her series Ain’t Nothing Wrong with being Beautiful won the Best of International Experimental award at the FotoFilm Tijuana international cultural festival for emerging audio-visual artists.


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Saturday, 27. October 2018 - 15:00
In German, English and French
7€ / 3,50€. Costs of tour included in admission fee
Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29