The exhibition “Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design” sheds new light on contemporary African design. This exhibition illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political change on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.
Vincent Michéa’s portraits play an important role in his work. They often show people who would like to conceal or enhance certain aspects of their identity, which Michéa accomplishes by adding graphic and photographic elements to the compositions, which he finds in his hometown of Dakar or in his immediate surroundings.
The exhibtion’s locations & dates are the following:
Vitra Design Museum
14 March – 13 September 2015
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
30 October 2015 – 21 February 2016
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
22 March – 31 July 2016