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Madagascar’s Contemporary Artist 'Madame Zo', Known for Her Weaving Work, Presents Solo Show In Antananarivo

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Installation view of “Madame Zo: Bientôt Je Vous Tisse Tous” at Foundation H, Antananarivo, 2023. Credit: Foundation H

Located in Madagascar’s capital city of Antananarivo, Foundation H was established in 2017 with the patronage of entrepreneur Hassanein Hiridjee. Since then, as a rare contemporary art museum in the city, Foundation H has been building its collection with a focus on African and African diaspora artists.

Currently, Foundation H is presenting the exhibition “Bientôt je vous tisse tous” (Soon I will weave you all) by Zoarinivo Razakaratrimo (1956-2020), known as Madame Zo. The institution invited curators from Berlin, Germany, and Réunion, France, to organize the exhibition.

Madame Zo is a leading contemporary artist from Madagascar, known for her work with textiles. The traditional fabric ‘lamba’ is still used in Madagascar today for everyday life and rituals. Madame Zo began her career running a large lamba workshop and gradually developed her experimental weaving techniques and tools, turning lamba weaving into an artistic experiment and becoming known as an artist. The exhibition features more than 100 works created by Madame Zo over 20 years and will run until February 29 next year.

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