Exhibition: Design in Africa - At the museum Dapper in Paris
Design in Africa reveals a world primarily concerned with objects that are used as supports for the human body. Their conception bears witness to creativity getting to grips with the attitudes, movements and forms of decoration. A dialogue between form and function results in objects that may be either comfortable or prestigious.
Beyond boundaries of time and geography, objects undergo transformations: stools or headrests that can take several days of labour to produce, because of the different stages involved in carving the wood and inscribing decorative patterns, are now often replaced by contemporary furniture.
Museum Dapper is an artistic and cultural place for Africa, the Caribbean and their diaspora. Date 10 October 2012 - 14 July 2013 at the Museum Dapper in Paris France. Website: www.dapper.fr