Cyrus Kabiru’s work deals with imagination of the future and transformation of the present.
Which is why we chose his images of eyewear as a perfect metaphor for the new tangent we are about to launch …
Seek with New Eyes is a webinar series that takes you on a voyage of discovery around South Africa.
You’ll get an insider’s perspective on the country’s cultural and creative landscape.
You’ll see why South Africa is captivating as a travel destination.
You’ll find out about its vibrant creativity, diversity, heritage, history and cuisines.
Best of all you’ll get to interact with tantalizing storytellers in virtual conversations – all from the comfort of home.
Find out all about the crackerjack personalities you’ll meet
Kick off is Wednesday September 23. Join us!
Like a number of other creatives whom you’ll be introduced to in our webinar series, Kabiru‘s intricate sculptural works push the boundaries of craftsmanship, sculpture, photography, design and fashion.
Making reference to both his home in Kenya and countries he visits, his work has been included in the seminal travelling exhibition Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein with Okwui Enwezor, first shown at the Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein, Germany: 2015), and later at The Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain) and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Spain: 2016).
His work is also included in prominent collections such as the Saatchi & Abel Collection, and The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, US).
Images are courtesy of Zeitz MOCAA where Kabiru exhibited his collection of eyewear: C – Stunners.