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‘Making Africa’ on View Now With 120+ Artists & Designers

Tamerra Griffin | Okayafrica.com   in  · ·
March 26, 2015

Two years of research and interviews with more than 70 designers, artists, and curators culminate in Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. The six-month-long exhibition made its debut on March 15 at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, and will be on view until September. According to the museum’s press release, the show “illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent.”

Making Africa showcases over 120 artists and designers, many of whom practice across disciplines. Collectively, they are photographers, architects, designers, artists, and filmmakers, and their work is as vastly divergent as their nations of origin. Notable among them are Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru; Malian architect and designer Cheick Diallo; and Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau…

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