Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design is opening on October 30 at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. 

The exhibition will span from the post-colonial to the contemporary era. It won’t only be limited to art: furniture design, fashion and film will also come into play.

‘The show exhibits work from a diverse range of creative fields: object and furniture design graphic arts, illustration, fashion, architecture, urban planning, craft, film, photography, as well as digital and analogue approaches; these works demonstrate the political, economic, social, cultural, and technological transformation of the continent.’

Here’s a selection of work that will be on display:

Nuit de Noël (Happy Club), 1963 © Malick Sidibé


Onile Gogoro Or Akaba, 1975 © Ojeikere Estate

Fauteil Sansa bleu, 2010 © Cheick Diallo

Sansa, 2010 © Cheick Diallo

Étoile Rouge Congolaise, 1990 © Bodys Isek Kingelez

The Kingdom of Taali M, 2013 © Pierre-Christophe Gam

Sunsum, 2015 © David Adjaye Architects

The End of eating Everything, 2013 © Wangechi Mutu

The Madonna, 2014 © Ikire Jones

Lethabo Tsatsinyane photographed for Dazed Magazine, 2010 © Chris Saunders

‘Jungle Jim – African Pulp Fiction, No 11, 2013 © Jenna Bass, Hannes Bernard

Making Africa runs from October 30 to February 21, 2016

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