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April 3, 2015

 

 

 

 

FEATURE:

‘MAKING AFRICA’

EXHIBITION

– A CONTINENT OF

CONTEMPORARY

DESIGN

 

Check out some of the works featured in the new exhibition, ‘Making Africa’. The six month long exhibition which launched on March 15th at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany – and has taken two years of research – is showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers; and as the museum’s press release states, the show “illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent.” Read more here and see some of the featured pieces below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Malick Sidibé, »Nuit de Noël (Happy Club)«, 1963, Fotografie photograph, © Malick Sidibe, Courtesy CAAC, Courtesy Magnin-A Gallery, Paris

Buki Akib, Fela menswear collection, 2011, Jacke/jacket, © Buki Akib, Foto/photo: Anne Vino- gradoff 

Pierre-Christophe Gam, »The Kingdom of Taali M«, 2012, Website für die französisch-kongolesische Sängerin Taali M./ website for the French-Congolese, © Pierre-Christophe Gam

Justin Plunkett, Skhayascraper, Rendering, Limited Edition of 20, 2013, © Justin Plunkett, Courtesy The Cabinet, Kapstadt/ Cape Town 

Omar Victor Diop, »Mame«, Fotografie aus der Serie/ photograph from the series »The Studio of Vanities«, 2013 © Victor Omar Diop, 2014, Courtesy Magnin-A Gallery, Paris 

Studio Riot, »My Africa Is«, 2012, limited poster edition, © R!OT, Johannesburg 

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, »Onile Gogoro Or Akaba«, Fotografie/photograph, 1975, © Ojeikere Estate Courtesy CAAC Courtesy Magnin-A Gallery, Paris

Omar Victor Diop, »Aminata«, Fotografie aus der Serie/ photograph from the series »The Studio of Vanities«, 2013, © Victor Omar Diop, 2014, Courtesy Magnin-A Gallery, Paris

http://www.design-museum.de/en/exhibitions/detailseiten/making-afri…

 

 

 

 

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  1. April 6, 2015

    BREATHTAKING, “ALWAYS THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX” LOVE IT! MARLINA

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