Urban Africa

(Wednesday) (Sunday)

Over the course of 10 years, internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye, conducted a photographic survey of buildings in 53 cities across Africa. Concerned that so little is known of African architecture and eager to start a dialogue about it, he produced African Metropolitan Architecture 2000-2011, a five-volume publication featuring photographs, maps, research, and essays. Adjaye embarked on this African journey without guides, simply arriving in each city and asking a taxi driver to show him around.

In connection with David Adjaye’s exhibition we are screening “This Building Will Sing for All of Us” and “Collaborations” by Oliver Hardt in MoAD’s Toni Rembe theatre.



David Adjaye – Collaborations (Trailer) from Signature Films Frankfurt on Vimeo.

The first feature length documentary on the work of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, “Collaborations” features interviews with Adjaye’s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world, and examines a significant number of his architectural projects, including public buildings, residential houses, artist studios and exhibition spaces globally situated and developed over the past fifteen years.



“This building will sing for all of us” shows the making of the landmark building on the National Mall, which opened in September 2016. The film dives into the creative process and reveals details about the design, the construction and the historical background of the $500 million dollar project. The plot of land at the end of the National Mall where the museum is currently built next to the Washington Monument, also plays a central role in the documentary. It is a site where the past, present, and future of American society cross. In 1963 the famous March on Washington began here, ending at the Lincoln memorial with Martin Luther King’s stirring “I have a dream” speech.

THIS BUILDING WILL SING FOR ALL OF US

British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

A Film by Oliver Hardt

Germany 2013, Digital HD video, 28:40 min.

© signature films 2013

DAVID ADJAYE – COLLABORATIONS

A portrait of the architect through the eyes of others

A film by Oliver Hardt, Germany 2015, Digital HD video, 48:00 min.

Museum of the African Diaspora - MoAD
685 Mission Street
CA 94105 San Francisco
United states

http://www.moadsf.org/exhibition/urban_africa/

Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

08.04.2017 - 09.07.2017
The Freer Gallery of Art & The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue SW
Washington

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09.04.2017 - 10.09.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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07.04.2017 - 20.08.2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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19.08.2017 - 09.10.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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27.05.2017 - 16.07.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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04.02.2016 - 13.05.2018
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC

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15.10.2016 - 30.04.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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09.04.2017 - 25.09.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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15.03.2019 - 14.07.2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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31.10.2017 - 01.04.2018
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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29.03.2017 - 02.04.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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21.05.2017 - 17.09.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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28.09.2018 - 17.03.2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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12.05.2017 - 06.08.2017
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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04.11.2016 - 23.04.2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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05.03.2016 - 04.09.2017
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC

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09.04.2017 - 10.09.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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09.04.2017 - 10.09.2017
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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Urban Africa Museum of the African Diaspora - MoAD Main address: Museum of the African Diaspora - MoAD 685 Mission Street CA 94105 San Francisco, United states Museum of the African Diaspora - MoAD 685 Mission Street CA 94105 San Francisco, United states Over the course of 10 years, internationally acclaimed architect David Adjaye, conducted a photographic survey of buildings in 53 cities across Africa. Concerned that so little is known of African architecture and eager to start a dialogue about it, he produced African Metropolitan Architecture 2000-2011, a five-volume publication featuring photographs, maps, research, and essays. Adjaye embarked on this African journey without guides, simply arriving in each city and asking a taxi driver to show him around.

In connection with David Adjaye’s exhibition we are screening “This Building Will Sing for All of Us” and “Collaborations” by Oliver Hardt in MoAD’s Toni Rembe theatre.



David Adjaye – Collaborations (Trailer) from Signature Films Frankfurt on Vimeo.

The first feature length documentary on the work of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, “Collaborations” features interviews with Adjaye’s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world, and examines a significant number of his architectural projects, including public buildings, residential houses, artist studios and exhibition spaces globally situated and developed over the past fifteen years.



“This building will sing for all of us” shows the making of the landmark building on the National Mall, which opened in September 2016. The film dives into the creative process and reveals details about the design, the construction and the historical background of the $500 million dollar project. The plot of land at the end of the National Mall where the museum is currently built next to the Washington Monument, also plays a central role in the documentary. It is a site where the past, present, and future of American society cross. In 1963 the famous March on Washington began here, ending at the Lincoln memorial with Martin Luther King’s stirring “I have a dream” speech.

THIS BUILDING WILL SING FOR ALL OF US

British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

A Film by Oliver Hardt

Germany 2013, Digital HD video, 28:40 min.

© signature films 2013

DAVID ADJAYE – COLLABORATIONS

A portrait of the architect through the eyes of others

A film by Oliver Hardt, Germany 2015, Digital HD video, 48:00 min.
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