Art Base Africa
Art Base Africa (ABA) is a new online platform dedicated to fostering a critical debate on and about contemporary African art on the Internet and a comprehensive archive and database for the African arts community.
Art Base Africa Edition 2: Designing Africa presents a survey of key contemporary emerging and established African designers, architects and artists who are making bold, definitive changes in their communities, fields and practices. Through interviews and project presentations the second issue of Art Base Africa discusses the life, work and processes of these exceptional Africancreatives who are taking African design in a new, self-defined direction. ABA #2: Designing Africaasserts the vital place of the African designer in the local and global design discourse through exciting and novel models of creation and expression. Panelists, which included Ojoma Ochai (Director Arts, British Council), Yegwa Ukpo (Stranger Lagos), Pwavidon Mathias, Ada Umeofia, Clari Green, and Aisha Angie-Kuta, discussed the various projects they were working on, sourcing for materials and attitudes towards using local materials and suppliers, amongst others.
This edition features projects and contributions from David Adjaye, Duro Olowu, Wanuri Kahiu, Angélique Gakoko Pitteloud, Momodou Ceesay, Ada Umeofia, Gerald Machona, Ifeanyi Oganwu, Doreen Adengo, Pwavidon Mathias, Laduma Ngxokolo, Clari Green, Brian Omolo, Aisha Augie-Kuta, Peter Mabeo, Kunle Adeyemi/NLÉ’s Makoko Floating School project, Stranger Lagos, Godfrey Mwampembwa aka Gado, Victoria Udondian, Fey F Olumuyiwa, Ibiayi Briggs, Orlando Reade, Medina Dugger, Shannon Lawrence, Burcu Yancatarol Yagiz, Alafuro Sikoki-Coleman and Azu Nwagbogu.
Art Base Africa is supported by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.