This wide-reaching exhibition aims to cast a fresh light on contemporary design in Africa. It showcases the work of over 120 artists and designers who express their ideas through different media, including sculpture, furniture, photography, architecture and animation art, among others. The exhibition focuses on art and design as a medium that both accompanies and drives political and economic change in the continent. It pays particular attention to the widespread use of mobile phones as a tool that has drastically changed both the everyday lives of normal Africans, as well as the work of artists and designers. Such devices create a platform for communication and information exchange that previously didn’t exist, allowing African designers and artists to represent and interpret their continent from a different perspective. Making Africa also casts a glance back at the artists of the postcolonial era; Sixties photographers, such as Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibé, whose work went beyond wars and catastrophes, to reveal a continent that demonstrated growing self-confidence, something that has influenced the younger generation.
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