WOLFPop-Up Shop

Wynwood Art Fair Primer

The Wolfsonian-FIU has joined forces with innovative design company Mr. Somebody & Mr. Nobody to present the company’s signature Afro pop-up shop at Wynwood Art Fair 2011.

Part commercial endeavor, part art installation, and part design exhibition, the pop-up shop showcases  Mr Somebody & Mr Nobodys, a playful yet nostalgic brand of designed objects inspired by Africa and United States. The collection invokes a fictional world that explores the immigrant experience of the company’s South African founders, artists Heidi Chisholm and Sharon Lombard. The items in this contemporary version of a market stall include highly crafted wooden chickens and multi-purpose “khanga” clothes like those used in East Africa for sarongs, carrying cloths, political propaganda and more.

Proceeds from sales benefit The Wolfsonian – FIU