DESIGNING AFRICA- APPROPRIATING CULTURE, MEDIUMS, AND MEANINGS

DESIGNING AFRICA- APPROPRIATING CULTURE, MEDIUMS, AND MEANINGS
March 14, 2013 Urbanknit

DESIGNING AFRICA 

APPROPRIATING CULTURE, MEDIUMS, AND MEANINGS 

​8 March – 5 April 2013  (Monday-Saturday, 10-6 PM)

Designing Africa: Appropriating Culture, Mediums, and Meanings presents a survey of the vital yet often under-appreciated emerging tendencies in contemporary design on the African continent. With a particular focus on Nigeria, Designing Africa examines the work of a diverse group of artists in the country who explore avenues of the vast design field, including product design, furniture design, graphic design, typography, and constructed surfaces. While their practices span wide spectrums of art and design, their work shares a commonality in a particular design sensibility, one that can be traced back to a shared interest in process, experimentation, and presentation. Designing Africa investigates the blurred boundaries between the definition of artist and designer in contemporary art and the ways in which design is articulated through both a regional (African) paradigm and a more inclusive global conversation.

Participating Artists:

Native Almaqri

Chinenye Emelogu

Ifeanyi Oganwu

Alafuro Sikoki-Coleman

thanksthanksafrica

 

For more information, please contact African Artists Foundation:

54 Raymond Njoku Street

Ikoyi

Lagos, Nigeria

info@africanartistsfoundation.org

www.africanartists.org

www.aafgallery.com

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