Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain

Group show entitled 'Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design', runs through to 28 August 2016. Includes work by Jack Bell Gallery artists Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Gonçalo Mabunda and Vincent Michea.

 

The exhibition showcases the work of over 120 African artists and creators and illustrates how design fuels economic and political changes. "Making Africa" speaks, from Africa, of a new continent “under construction” and places emphasis on its possibilities over its problems.

 

"Thinking about the future means thinking about our possibilities in the world. The future belongs to Africa, because it seems to have happened everywhere else already."

 

Okwui Enwezor, Consulting Curator of "Making Africa"

 

The exhibition offers a new tale of Africa, an invitation to value the continent from a brand new perspective. Many of the major African capitals are seeing the consolidation of a generation that, around culture and through creation and design, is defending its right to build itself in freedom, without foreign tutelage and contradicting the stereotypes projected from the West.

 

Text courtesy of Making Africa & Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona

April 22, 2016