Making Africa: A Continent Of Contemporary Design

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA , United States
14 Oct 2017 - 07 Jan 2018



Having made its debut at the Vitra Design Museum and having traveled to Bilbao and Rotterdam the exhibition ‘Making Africa: A Continent Of Contemporary Design‘ is now on view in Atlanta until January 2018.

The High Museum of Art is the first venue in the United States to present this major touring exhibition, which offers a fresh look at African design through a myriad of diverse works by more than 120 artists. Ranging from playful to provocative to political, the works include sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more.

The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Making Africa focuses on a generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and designers from and within Africa who address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent. They often work across several disciplines simultaneously and break with conventional definitions of design, art, photography, architecture and film. The exhibition also illustrates how the artists use their work to effect significant economic, social, and political change.

For more information about this exhibition, please visit the Making Africa website.

After Atlanta the exhibition will be on view at :

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, USA
03 February 2018 – 06 May 2018

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, USA
14 October 2018 – 13 January 2019

Further venues are in planning.