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African Culture and Design Festival 2017 - The Pavilions

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Balmoral - Federal Palace Hotel

Victoria Island, Lagos

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ABOUT THE 28TH IFI GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND WORLD DESIGN CONGRESS

IDAN won the bid to host the 28th IFI General Assembly and World Design Congress. This global meeting is held every 2 years in different countries around the world. This year’s meeting will kick off with the African Culture & Design Festival. The meeting will run from Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 November 2017. The theme for the African Culture & Design Festival is: THIS IS AFRICA.

The meetings and associated events will be held at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel whilst the African Culture & Design Festival will take place at Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel. There will be representatives from 110 nations in attendance during this 4-day period. The African Culture & Design Festival theme ‘THIS IS AFRICA’, is aimed at showcasing and telling the African story from, within and by Africans.

The Design Pavilion will showcase the very best of contemporary designs from Africa by up and coming to more respected designers and architects. The pavilion will include original pieces of furniture, installations, design objects lighting and textile.

The Modern & Contemporary African Arts Pavilion will bring together paintings, photographs, video art, installations and sculpture from some of Africa’s leading modern and contemporary artists.

The Traditional African Art Pavilion will showcase bronze works, headdress, beaded bags, sculpture, masks, doors sourced from the National Museum and the celebrated Femi Akinsanya Collection.

The Video Installation, with vivid video content, would showcase our nations progress in celebrating arts and culture 40 years after FESTAC 77

GUIDE curated exhibitions whereas IDAN members, furniture and product designers will get a chance to exhibit their products in a series of curated spaces. We will be constructing the perception of what African design is and should be. The aim is to surprise visitors to the festival and give them something different from what they were expecting. The main and sub themes will be interpreted sometimes loosely, sometimes literally, throughout the pavilion spaces.

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