Spotlight on Algeria at the Museum of African Design
We've been following the Museum of African Design (MOAD), in Johannesburg, since its inception in 2013. As the first museum on the continent dedicated to contemporary design across Africa, it celebrates the past, present and future of visual understanding...
Desmond & The Tutus: Enjoy Yourself
Home to rich diversity, a troubled yet storied past and the arguable center of African art and design, South Africa is a hotbed for creativity—from experimental electronic production duos to thriving design conferences with a global reach. Though...
Jodi Bieber: Quiet
Despite South Africa's growing reputation as a hub for arts, culture and design (with events like Design Indaba showcasing local talent), a dark cloud of violence looms over the country, which many argue is intensified by shifting gender norms. Acclaimed...
MOAD, Museum of African Design
Across the entire continent, one museum stands as a representation of contemporary African design. The newly opened Museum of African Design (MOAD), located in Johannesburg's Maboneng Precinct has become a hub for not only South African work, but...
Maboneng Precinct
Named World Design Capital 2014, and host to the influential annual Design Indaba conference, Cape Town has left Johannesburg out of the spotlight. Most recently Adidas and Michel Gondry have both made their mark in "Jo'burg" with projects that may...
William Kentridge
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa's contemporary art emblem William Kentridge has played an important role in the artistic revival that has taken place in the post-industrial city in recent years. With the launch of his edition in the Tate Modern...