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Making Africa @ Vitra Design Museum

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From March 2015, a major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century. 

»Making Africa« features a plethora of work cutting across a wide variety of media, such as the eyewear sculptures by Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, the furniture of Cheick Diallo from Mali and the photography of Mozambican Mário Macilau and Nigerian J.D. ’Okhai Ojeikere. 

A brand new website dedicated to the exhibition has just been launched and will be constantly updated with news and events taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition. There will be film screenings, workshops, lectures and symposia, so stay tuned!

// Da Marzo 2015, una grande esposizione organizzata dal Vitra Design Museum getta luce sulla scena progettuale africana contemporanea. Mettendo in scena il lavoro di più di 120 tra artisti e designers, »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustra come il design influenzi e alimenti cambiamenti economici e politici nel continente. L’ Africa è presentata come un centro di sperimentazione capace di generare nuovi approcci e soluzioni di rilevanza internazionale – e come forza trainante per un nuovo dibattito sul potenziale del design del ventunesimo secolo. 

»Making Africa« espone una pletora di opere che prevedono l’utilizzo di un’ampia varietà di media, come le sculture di Cyrus Kabiru, gli arredi di Cheick Diallo originario del Mali, e la fotografia di Màrio Macilau (Mozambico) e J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere (Nigeria).

Un sito web dedicato alla nuova esposizione è stato appena lanciato e verrà costantemente aggiornato con news ed eventi che si susseguiranno durante il periodo dell’esposizione. Saranno infatti organizzati proiezioni di film, workshop, conferenze e dibattiti, quindi rimanete aggiornati!

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Making Africa // A Continent of Contemporary Design

March 15 – September 15, 2015
Vitra Design Museum
Charles Eames Strasse 2
D -79576 Weil am Rhein
T +49.7621.702.3200
info@design-museum.de

Daily opening: 10 am – 6 pm

For further infos please refer to the museum website.


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