Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA from 10/14/17 to 01/07/18|
Duro Olowu (Nigerian, born 1965)
Look 12. Birds of Paradise, autumn/winter 2013/ 2014 collection
Cape, embroidered pure silk. Pants, silk and viscose. Top, viscose, georgette, silk
© Photo by Luis Monteiro. Image courtesy of Duro Olowu
The High Museum of Art will be the first venue in the United States to present this major touring exhibition, which offers a fresh look at African design through a myriad of diverse works by more than 120 artists. Ranging from playful to provocative to political, the works include sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more.
The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Making Africa focuses on a generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and designers from and within Africa who address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent. The exhibition also illustrates how the artists use their work to effect significant economic, social, and political change.
Link to the exhibition site
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