Kossi Aguessy is glad to be featured in the Kunsthal Rotterdam "Making Africa" 's Exhibition.
A 4 Months major exhibition throwing a new light on contemporary African design, ‘Making Africa’ presents work by more than 120 artists and designers.
This young generation of thinkers and makers, with their experimental approach and fluent use of new media, introduces the world to a new vision of Africa.
These creative minds often work at the same time in different disciplines and welcome the opportunity to break with existing conventions. ‘Making Africa’ provides a surprising, amusing and lively picture, with design in the widest sense of the word.
The eyewear designs by the Kenyan Cyrus Kabiru are made from objects he finds in the street, from sponges to screws. His C-stunners show is that our view of the world – including Africa – is blinkered. There are furniture designs, such as the colourful, two-legged Sansa armchairs by Cheick Diallo from Mali, made of knotted nylon fishing line. The exhibition also presents architecture by Francis Kéré, David Adjaye and Kunlé Adeyemi,as well as remarkable cardboard city models by Bodys Isek Kingelez; animation art by the South African Robin Rhode; and urban fashion photography of young people in search of their identity by the Mozambican Mário Macilau