Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.
Kunsthal Rotterdam is housed in a striking building designed by Rotterdam s OMA/Rem Koolhaas architectural practice and was opened in 1992. Since then, the Kunsthal has put culture in the widest sense of the word on show, from elitist to popular.
In the Netherlands and Belgium, pigeon racing is in decline and pigeon fanciers are an ageing community. In the United Kingdom the sport is still practiced enthusiastically and in Asia it is positively booming. The English photographer Zak Waters followed several clubs of enthusiastic participants and aficionados, also known as ‘colombophiles’.
Conny Janssen Dances is exactly the same age as the Kunsthal! Therefore, its 25th anniversary is reason for an inspiring, 'extra-large' cross-fertilization between the Kunsthal building, the art, the dancers and the public.