23 March-28 Aug. Exhibition showcasing the work of over 120 African artists and designers, part of a wide-ranging research project steered by German curator Amelie Klein, assisted by the influential Nigerian art critic Okwui Enwezor who curated the Venice Biennale 2015.
The exhibition examines how African design has been used to challenge Western prejudices and represent the rapid social, political and economic changes transforming the continent. The show features traditional media such as graphic arts, illustration, fashion and architecture, but also tests the boundaries of the conventional concepts of design.
Highlights include the eyewear sculpture of Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, furniture by Malian designer Cheick Diallo, photography by Mozambican Mário Macilau, animation by South African Robin Rhode, and the architecture of Nigeria's Kunle Adeyemi.
Tues-Sun 11.00-20.00 Thur 11.00-22.00.
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Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Montalegre 5, 08001 Barcelona, tel. +34933064100.