STANDARD BANK GALLERY
Standard Bank held the Lumières d’Afriques, which is a group exhibition comprising of 54 artists from across the African continent. An internationally-renowned project by African Artists for Development (AAD), Lumières d’Afriques was founded in 2015. It is premised on the idea that the 21st century belongs to Africa, while also reflecting on the challenges facing the development of the continent. The exhibition has been touring globally for the past five years. Following the exhibition’s inauguration in Paris at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, the collection of works has been presented at the Donwahi Foundation for Contemporary Art in Côte d’Ivoire, the Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire in Senegal, the African Union’s headquarters in Ethiopia, the Palace of Nations in Switzerland, EUMESTAT in Germany and, most recently, in the Mohammed VI Museum in Morocco.
To ensure that safety protocols are adhered to, guests had to do the self-guided tour through provided ipads, which then got extended to a permanent Brand Ambassador being placed at the Gallery to help patrons with the Tablets/iPads. COVID 19 restrictions followed by the closing of the Gallery and the lockdown.
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