Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

Works from African illustrators, designers, artists and photographers are being shown at the exhibition titled “Making Africa” at the Vitra Design Museum, Germany. The exhibition wants to give an insight into contemporary Africa as well as share how the artists envision their Continent in the future. Over 120 artists and designers are being exhibited. I wish I would be in Germany right now – this exhibition just sounds and looks amazing. Great idea and approach to also give the general public an insight into what contemporary Africa is all about.

“The exhibition focuses on a new generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers and designers from and within Africa, who – as digital natives – address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent.”

Omar Victor Diop, Mario Macilau and Olalekan Jeyifous… to name just a few of the artists that are being showcased. The bridge to fashion: Olalekan Jeyifous created the art work titled “Africa 2081 A.D.” for NYC-based Nigerian designer Ikire Jones. Pretty cool how he envisions African cities in the future and how he integrated some of the images/designs from Ikire Jones. Let me know your thoughts – comment below!

If you are in Germany go see ‘Making Africa’:  Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, showing until 13th September 2015.

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