Design is the Personality of an Idea

105 Close, Lagos, Nigeria
20 Jul 2015 - 03 Aug 2015

Design is the Personality of an Idea

image: Choumali, Adorn

African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) announce the Female Artists’ Platform exhibition “Design is the Personality of an Idea“

We are all deluded. In the most dangerous ways, the most beautiful ways and the most banal and benign ways we all exist in a world of our own design, our own creation, our own filter. Built with our beliefs, our histories, our traumas, our consumption, our interactions, our societies, our habits, our opportunities and dreams, we design our own reality.

Art is an expression of our reality, and design is the personality of our ideas. The artists brought together here use diverse media – film, fashion, paint, photography, digital collage, and sound – to create full worlds with the precision and intentionality inherent in the concept of

Yet all of us, with our unique delusions, perceptions and experiences, exist in the same physical world. The exhibition is an exploration of this kaleidoscopic amalgamation of our

The featured artists show the diversity and complexity of each of our worldviews: complete, distinct, nuanced and fantastical. They design and manifest their own distinct realities.

The intention is to leave the viewer with no one thing to say about female African artists. The more you see, the less you know.

Exhibiting Artists:
Joana Choumali (Côte d’Ivoire), Nkechi Ebubedike (Nigeria/USA), Akwaeke Emezi (Nigeria), Modupeola Fadugba (Nigeria), Selly Raby Kane (Senegal), Nkiruka Oparah (Nigeria), Moonchild Sanelly (South Africa), The Venus Bushfires (Nigeria)


Opening: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 6pm

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