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Burque Noir: Making Africa
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Burque Noir is delighted to produce the 2018 Black History Month edition of Albuquerque Museum's Third Thursday, in conjunction with their stunning Spring Exhibition "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design". Free admission from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Live music and performances Hands-on art activities for kids and adults Select gallery exhibits open for viewing Food and adult drink specials at the cafe, Slate at the Museum Extended hours for evening shopping at the Museum Store Feb. 3 to May 6, 2018 Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, "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. The exhibition focuses on a new generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers and designers from and within Africa, who – as »digital natives« – address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent. »Making Africa« features a plethora of work cutting across a wide variety of media, such as the eyewear sculptures by Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, the furniture of Cheick Diallo from Mali and the photography of Mozambican Mário Macilau and Nigerian J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere. Following its premiere at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exhibition was presented at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain from autumn 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a 352-page publication, which offers a first-ever comprehensive overview of African contemporary design. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation Education programming for this exhibition is provide through the generous support of The Links, Incorporated IMAGE: Ikiré Jones, Nairobi 2081 A.D., 2014