Thursday, December 30, 2010

An Installation View of The Global Africa Project @ MAD

~Africa & It's Legacy ~

An Installation view of "The Global Africa Project" at The Museum of Arts & Design or MAD Museum Showcases African Aesthetic

PLuSH Embassy takes you on an installation view of "The Global Africa Project" at the Museum of Arts & Design...

"Africa is everywhere, so pervasive in our lives that we barely see it. Since it is in all likelihood the continent where human evolution began, it is literally in the bloodstream of everyone. DNA aside, huge portions of everyday life and cultural achievement are unthinkable without Africa!

What would Modern art be like? > If Matisse had never gone to Morocco or if he, Picasso and the German Expressionists had never set eyes on the sculptural innovations of sub-Saharan Africa? Very hard to say. And popular music? Around the world, it incorporates sounds and rhythms that originated in Africa! “The Global Africa Project” at the Museum of Arts & Design tries to survey this pervasiveness, in terms of contemporary visual endeavors of all kinds: jewelry, fashion, architecture, basketry, ceramics, painting, utilitarian design and more."


Wahala Temi’s "Afrikea" chair is made from Ikea stools...

"Quilts" (left) by Kairumbi Karimsahib and ^ (right) by Ramijabi Madarsahib

(above) "Black Coffee" by Jacques VanDerWatt and Danica Lepen

(above) Senegalese furniture designer Ousmane M'Baye's cabinet made from recycled metal oil drums

(above) painting by Mickalene Thomas

Textile Design by Duro Olowu

Roberta Smith: "The Global Africa Project presents 200 works by nearly 120 people, teams and collectives. It represents artists, designers, artisans, D.I.Y. improvisers and people engaged in various combinations of those already fuzzy job descriptions, toiling in ways that blur aesthetics, sociology and philosophy."

Esther Mahlangu’s hand-painted BMW 525i famed Art Car sporting bright colors and bold forms of the Ndebele houses

(above) painting by Kehinde Wiley from Annansi Chronicles

If you are a fan of African Art CLICK HERE to view over 50 African Artists' portfolios from around the Continent

PE Approved!!!

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