Contemporary African Art Collection by Jean Pigozzi
MAKING AFRICA Continent of Contemporary Design, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
from 10/01/16 to 01/15/17
image from the »C-Stunners« photography series, © Carl de Souza
This autumn the Kunsthal Rotterdam throws new light on contemporary African design. Making Africa presents work by more than 120 artists and designers. This young generation of thinkers and makers, with their experimental approach and fluent use of new media, introduces the world to a new vision of Africa. These creative minds often work at the same time in different disciplines and welcome the opportunity to break with existing conventions. Making Africa provides a surprising, amusing and lively picture, with design in the widest sense of the word.
MAKING AFRICA FESTIVAL
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
from 03/23/16 to 08/28/16
Cyrus Kabiru, C-Stunners 2012. Caribbean Sun.
© Cyrus Kabiru. Foto: Miguel Luciano.
Making Africa has been co-produced by the Vitra Design Museum (where it was shown from 14 March to 13 September 2015) and the Guggenheim Bilbao (presented from 30 October to 21 February 2016), with the collaboration of Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.
The exhibition showcases the work of over 120 African artists and creators and illustrates how design fuels economic and political changes. Making Africa speaks, from Africa, of a new continent under construction and places emphasis on its possibilities over its problems.
Thinking about the future means thinking about our possibilities in the world. The future belongs to Africa, because it seems to have happened everywhere else already.
Okwui Enwezor, Consulting Curator of Making Africa
The exhibition offers a new tale of Africa, an invitation to value the continent from a brand new perspective. Many of the major African capitals are seeing the consolidation of a generation that, around culture and through creation and design, is defending its right to build itself in freedom, without foreign tutelage and contradicting the stereotypes projected from the West.
A new generation of creators
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Africa Pop! : «Tear my Bra» | «Swinging Bamako» - Les Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, France
from 07/04/16 to 08/15/16
LA FABULEUSE HISTOIRE DES MARAVILLAS DE MALI
1960 : le Mali accède à lindépendance. En pleine guerre froide, il choisit dintégrer le bloc socialiste et de
Commissaires de l'exposition : Richard Minier, Thomas Mondo et Madé Taounza
Abdourahmane Sakaly (1926-1988), Malick Sidibé (1936), Sadio Diakité (1929),
Karen Paulina Biswell (1983)
TEAR MY BRA*
DRAMES ET FANTAISIES DANS LE CINÉMA DE NOLLYWOOD... ET SON INFLUENCE SUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE AFRICAINE CONTEMPORAINE
*Déchire mon soutien-gorge !
Commissaire de l'exposition : Azu Nwagbogu, assisté de Maria Pia Bernardoni.
Artistes: Antoine Tempé (1960), Iké Udé (1964), Akintunde Akinleye (1971), Uche Okpa Iroha (1972),
Joana Choumali (1974), Zina Saro-Wiwa (1976), François Beaurain (1976), Andrew Esiebo
(1978), Nicolas Henry (1980), Omar Victor Diop (1980), Kudzanai Chiurai (1981), Karl Ohiri
(1983), Adeola Olagunju (1987)
Cette année, les Rencontres dArles ouvrent un nouveau lieu, une nouvelle friche à la gare SNCF : Ground Control. Expositions tout lété, bar, soirées, transats, concerts Une envie des Rencontres dArles et de
Ground Control bar éphémère, libre et curieux.
Plan des expositions / Exhibitions map
Dossier de presse / Presskit
Ground Control à la Gare SNCF dArles pendant les Rencontres de la Photographie
Making Africa Un continent du design contemporain, Guggenheim Bilbao, Espagne
from 10/30/15 to 02/21/16
Lexposition Making Africa Un continent du design contemporain présente des travaux appartenant à un large éventail de domaines créatifs : design dobjets et de mobilier, arts graphiques, illustration, mode, architecture, urbanisme, art, artisanat, cinéma, photographie, sans compter lapproche numérique et analogique. Ces uvres occupent, délibérément, cette zone grise existant entre les différentes disciplines et pourtant, elles nous fournissent des réponses concrètes à la question de ce que peut et doit apporter le design au XXIe siècle. Par exemple, ils découvrent de nouvelles possibilités dans lusage des matériaux, mettent davantage laccent sur le processus que sur le résultat et réalisent des déclarations audacieuses sur lavenir.
Making Africa : A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
from 03/14/15 to 09/13/15
This major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum sheds new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, «Making Africa» shows how design is accompanying and even promoting economic and political change on the continent and engaging in a close dialogue with related disciplines, such as the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, film, photography, architecture and urban planning.
Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
from 10/21/14 to 01/08/15
"We are pleased to announce that the Ethelbert Cooper Gallerys inaugural exhibition will comprise selections from the Jean Pigozzi Collection of Contemporary African Art (CAAC). David Adjaye, the renowned British-Ghanaian architect and the designer of the Cooper Gallery and the Hutchins Center façade, also serves as co-curator of this first exhibit, along with Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt. Adjaye heads a curatorial team that offers a unique dialogue between art and space that we think will set the tone for exhibitions to come. Luminós/City.Ordinary Joy will feature 69 works by 21 artists. It illuminates the everyday, ordinary, and ubiquitous world of the city characteristic of so many of the works in Pigozzis collection, evoking a sense of place and facilitating a dialogue between body, home, transit, and dynamic urban dwellings. The models, sculptures, photographs, paintings, and videographies of vital city life will convey a vibrant urgency to the Gallerys visitors."
Opening in fall 2014, the newly established Ethelbert Cooper Gallery is one of eight flagships of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. It will feature both contemporary and historical exhibitions and installations of African and African American art of a global diaspora. The innovative and distinctively designed gallery exhibit spaces will house shows organized by curators, faculty, artists, students, and distinguished guests. The gallery will host a wide range of dynamic workshops, artist talks, symposia, lectures and performances to engage audiences with diverse art archives and cultural traditions from all over the world.
Kudzanai Chiurai, Front Page, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain
from 05/24/13 to 07/28/13
"In a similar style to previous bodies of work (such as his Dying to be Men series of 2009), Chiurais constructed environments are enticing and seductive but explore very real casualties of African independence and democracy and the effects of globalisation on war. Chiurais nation asks, If we could write our history and chart our futures as we please, who would we be?...
ARS 11 - Changes your perception of Africa and contemporary art, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
from 04/15/11 to 11/27/11
The premise of the ARS 11 exhibition is Africa in contemporary art. The themes are global, issues that affect us all. Memory, recollection and the simultaneous presence of different histories and layers of time, these are some of the common starting points of the work of many artists featured in ARS 11.
About 30 artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition, some of whom will produce new work for the show. The following artists have already started work for the exhibition: Georges Adéagbo (1942 Benin), Samba Fall (1977 Senegal), Laura Horelli (1976 Finland), Alfredo Jaar (1956 Chile), Otobong Nkanga (1974 Nigeria), Nandipha Mntambo (1982 Swaziland), Odili Odita (1966 Nigeria) and Barthélémy Toguo (1967 Cameroon). The Center for Contemporary Art Lagos CCA will produce an exhibition of work by the Nigerian photographer J. D. Okhai Ojeikere (b. 1930), to be mounted on the second floor in Kiasma.
ARS 11 will extend across Finland and also to one venue in Sweden. The satellite exhibitions will be curated and produced by the partner museums and will showcase the themes of ARS 11.
ARS 11 will be part of the programme of the Capital of Culture year 2011 in Turku. The contribution of Kiasma will include two video installations from its collections: Where is Where? (2008) by Eija-Liisa Ahtila and WESTERN UNION: Small Boats (2007) by Isaac Julien. Both works will be on show for the first time in Finland. This part of the ARS 11 exhibition will be produced in cooperation with the Kiasma Foundation.
The ARS 11 curator team are Pirkko Siitari, Director of Kiasma, Arja Miller, Chief Curator, and Jari-Pekka Vanhala, Curator. The ARS 11 programme for Kiasma Theatre will be compiled by Riitta Aarniokoski. The African theme for ARS 11 was chosen by the former director of Kiasma, Berndt Arell.
The ARS 11 exhibition celebrates the 50-year history of the most important exhibition institution in Finland. Organised since 1961, the ARS exhibitions have played a crucial role in shaping ideas about art and giving a face to contemporary art in Finland. The history of the ARS exhibitions will be showcased during ARS 11 by two publications produced by the Central Art Archives of the Finnish National Gallery as well as by documentary material.