Welcome to the vernissage of Ndiakhass Thursday 22nd August. The vernissage begins outside at Grønland Torg at 6 PM, featuring a fashion show with WOWO and Cheikha Sigil, before we proceed inside the museum. The vernissage is free and open to all.

Created by French-American designer Elizabeth Relin, WOWO embodies a deep love for prints and colors. Her eclectic silhouettes, imbued with a pop spirit, draw inspiration from a repertoire of traditional clothing. Honoring the fusion of cultures, WOWO uses fabrics crafted by artisans that Elizabeth Relin discovers during her travels across India, Africa, and France. One of the brand's signature pieces is the kimono, reflecting its unique blend of influences. WOWO’s unisex collections are meticulously crafted in a Parisian workshop.

In the exhibition, the audience encounters six artists based in Senegal and Norway, each with a connection to the art scene in Dakar. Together, they create something new – not unlike patchwork. 

Artists: Torunn Skjelland, Samba Fall, Ibrahima Thiam, Fatim Soumaré, Cheikha Sigil, and Alioune Badara Diop.

Time: Thursday, August 22 at 6 PM
Place: Intercultural Museum, Tøyenbekken 5
Fee: Free entrance

Address: Tøyenbekken 5
Take any subway line to Grønland

What if the Global did not exist but the local?
Intercultural Museum

Author Yacoba Cisse in conversation with several artists from the exhibition Ndiakhass on topics of global stories and perspectives, identities, language, and southern narratives.

Sunday, August 25 at 1 PM

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6 illustrerte portretter på blårutete bakgrunn i ring rundt plakat der det står Ndiakhass
Exhibition: Ndiakhass

Ndiakhass means patchwork in Wolof, and is a technique used to create festive attire in West Africa. It's a hybrid of tradition and modernity, where each piece has its own uniqueness, but together they form something new.

About the exhibition

Fasaden til Interkulturelt Museum på en solfylt dag.
Intercultural Museum

The Intercultural Museum is located on the former premises of the old Grønland police station. Today, the former cells are used as unique exhibition spaces.

Through engaging exhibitions, you gain insight into current social topics, arts, and culture. Explore your own prejudices, challenge your ideas, and expand your understanding of other cultures.

Intercultural Museum