Vitra Design Museum’s ‘Making Africa‘ is now open until the fall when it travels to the Guggenheim Bilbao.
Divided into 4 parts, the show presents a unique perspective on the creative diversity of the continent with the examples drawn from art and design connected by the strand of multidisciplinarity. In the words of curator Amelie Klein, ‘making’ here is presented to “challenge our complacency with mass production,” as well as illustrate the “transformative potential of design” in parallel to socio-political advancements on the continent.
Part 1, The Prologue, explores ways of seeing.
Part 2, I and We, explores identity and belonging.
Part 3 explores the theme of ‘space and object’ in relation to the urban environment, emphasising informality as engine driving the continent.
Part 4 explores the theme of ‘origin and future’.
Enjoy this wonderful video presentation from Vernissage TV.
Video stills by Vernissage TV.