The Design Exchange Opens Guy Tillim Exhibition as Part of Scotiabank Photo Festival


TORONTO.-The Design Exchange, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Wedge Curatorial Projects is proud to present Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba from April 20 to June 14, 2011. Avenue Patrice Lumumba by South African artist Guy Tillim, examines modern history and architecture in Africa, set against the backdrop of its colonial and post-colonial roots. These poignant photographs trace Patrice Lumumba’s nationalist legacy across numerous African countries, including Mozambique, Angola and The Democratic Republic of Congo. Patrice Lumumba was one of the first elected African leaders and became the first prime minster of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was assassinated a mere ten weeks after he spoke out against human rights violations, at a time when his country had just earned independence from Belgium in 1960. Today many African cities, streets, avenues and squares are named in his honor, representing