Photographer Zanele Muholi and curator Amelie Klein will discuss High Museum of Art's exhibit Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design at Lamar Dodd School of Art Friday, October 13, 2017 in room S151. The Willson Center will partner with the High Museum to host this free, public conversation. The event - part of the Willson Center’s 30th anniversary celebration - is in conjunction with Making Africa, an exhibit on display beginning October 15 at the High Museum in Atlanta.
The High Museum of Art will be 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. The exhibition also illustrates how the artists use their work to effect significant economic, social, and political change.