E X H I B I T I O N S
Original story-telling and artistic expression are of the highest importance to our work.
We have been fortunate to have our pieces featured in a number of international museum exhibitions.
"AFRICAN-PRINT FASHION NOW!" at Fowler Museum UCLA
African-Print Fashion Now introduces visitors to a dynamic and diverse African dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits: “popular” African-print styles created by local seamstresses and tailors across the continent; international runway fashions designed by Africa’s newest generation of couturiers; and boundary-breaking, transnational, and youth styles favored in Africa’s urban centers.
March 26-July 30, 2017.
Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa.
Vibrant, bold, and enigmatic. Africa Rising showcases the work of Africa’s young creatives alongside more established artists from the voluptuous continent’s vibrant metropolises.
Published by Gestalten. September 2016.
"Dey Your Lane!" at BOZAR (Brussels Center for Fine Arts).
‘Dey your Lane!’ is a typical Lagos expression for ‘mind your own business’. When you realise that Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, with a population of over 18 million, you can imagine this phrase comes in handy. With photography, video and soundscapes, the exhibition depicts the individualistic and creative dynamic generated by the huge city. See how the inhabitants of this megalopolis appropriate the public space and make their personal and collective ambitions come true. This exhibition is accompanied by a great selection of Nigerian cinema, literature and contemporary dance.
June 17, 2016 - September 4, 2016
"Vlisco: African Fashion On a Global Stage" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Discover how the Dutch company Vlisco became one of the most influential textile brands in West and Central African fashion and a design inspiration around the world. Known for its bold and colorful patterns, Vlisco creates fabrics that marry tradition with luxury. This exhibition explores the company’s most enduring designs, follows the creation of a new textile, and showcases a selection of contemporary fashions by African and European makers as well as Vlisco’s in-house design team.
Joan Spain Gallery, Perelman Building
April 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017
"Sub-Sahara: Accelerated urbanism in Africa" at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
"Sub-Saharan Africa—a multitude of nations, cultures and geographic expanses—is gripped nowadays between preserving communal traditions and accelerated economic liberalism. A massive Chinese presence is translated into developing infrastructures and new cities; however, most "African urbanism" is manifested in survivalist solutions for informal towns. The exhibition presents projects by architects, cinematographers and artists from Africa, Europe and Asia, representing the dramatic change processes of the public sphere in this region."
March 17, 2016 - August 27, 2016
At Vitra Design Museum in Germany / Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain / Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) in Spain / Kunsthal Rotterdam in the Netherlands
Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes 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.