Exhibitions | Hair be Still! / Hair Stay! | 2011
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
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Opening and Closing: Wednesday, 22 June 2011 - 7:30pm to Friday, 29 July 2011 - 6:00pm

Hair be Still! / Hair Stay! | 2011

Project of collective construction on the tradition of Afro-Colombian and racial hairstyles.

Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!  is a relational, research and creative project, which aims to recover the oral tradition and practices associated with hairstyling, hair care and hair dressing among the women of African descent in Colombia, and give visibility to the experience of hairstylists in different regions of the country.

The project proposes the action of combing as an afro-cultural heritage that is both an aesthetic process as well as a creative act.

Hair be Still! / Hair Stay! calls hairdressers and others who know the stories of hairstyles in different regions of the country to share their knowledge in a public event whose character is cultural and not competitive. There the hairdressers show their skills and knowledge of different techniques with which exalt the physical qualities of the person, while making an interpretation of the traditional styles of hairstyle and its context.

This work has generated an abundance of photographic and audiovisual record of hairstyles, interviews and other situations, which has been compiled with the intention that be available through diverse mediums, for the hairdressers, the Afro-Colombian population and others interested in the subject.

This set of postcards is a first sample of the hairstyles made ​​by some of the hairdresser participants in the project and its different versions: Quibdo (2008), Buenaventura (2009) and San Andres (2010).

Hair be Still! / Hair Stay! has been undertaken with the support of the Banco de la Republica through the Program Obra Viva.

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Selected works
"Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Installation view
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions
From the series "Hair be Still! / Hair Stay!" | 2011 | Digital photography | Variable dimensions