Take root

Mixed Belongings celebrates the influence African crafts culture has on the continent’s inhabitants as well as UK creatives

Ascension by Khalid Ben Slimane

Rather than continue to signify a mythical construction on Africa, Ghadamosi hopes the strength of the work in the show will allow it to stand on its own. And what of African work in design? Ghadamosi says, ‘The world of design seems to be under lock and key.’ Could this exhibition open the doors?

Mixed Belongings: Eight Contemporary African Makers runs from 2 June to 21 August at the Crafts Council, 44 Pentonville Road, London N1. Tel: 020 7278 77001

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