Urban Zen and Donna Karan are excited to collaborate with NOMAD TWO WORLDS, a sweeping, multi-media collaborative art project conceived by acclaimed fashion photographer and director Russell James. Incorporating James’ incredible photography of Australia’s most breathtaking landscapes, some of the world’s most beautiful women and interesting people, and the cultural backdrop of Australia and America’s ancient, Indigenous music and art scenes, the NOMAD TWO WORLDS exhibition takes us on a modern day journey of political importance as the embodiment of an emerging, positive message of Reconciliation that is currently unfolding from the ashes of a tragic collision of cultures.
As conceptualized and created by Western Australia born Russell James, the exhibition focuses on three global themes: Innocence – our indigenous past; Inhibition – our conflicted present; and Discovery – our collaborative future. Indigenous artists from Australia, including key Nomad artist Clifton Bieundurry, have collaborated with James to create a set of unique, hybrid art pieces, many new pieces of which will be premiered at the Los Angeles exhibition as well as the first collaborations between NOMAD TWO WORLDS and the Native American artisan community. Additionally, a special project between NOMAD TWO WORLDS and the artisans of Haiti will be announced. Brought together by President Clinton’s Global Initiative (www.clintonglobalinitiative.org), ONEXONE Foundation (www.onexone.org) and Urban Zen (www.Urbanzen.org), several Haitian pieces will be previewed and the full details of the special project and its supporters unveiled.
Inspired by the beauty of this sweeping multi-media exhibition and the collaboration of Russell James and Clifton Bieundurry, Donna Karan designed a selection of silk and cashmere blanket scarves, dyed with a shibori technique, in collaboration with Indigenous Australian artists featured in the exhibit. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE